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This page includes specific definitions to distinguish language uniqueness used by Choice Awareness.
We chose our language carefully with the purpose of imparting clear understanding: using only the English language, where words usually have multiple meanings.
To eliminate confusion, CAM will identity the exact meaning intended.
We will support the usages with appropriate footnotes, photos, illustrations, etc. to expand your awareness and our intentions.
(Note) In our blogs, we make extensive use of imagery and embed further background, intention and historical context for each - you may click on a blog image and be taken to a detailed page with the image and detailed description.
Since pictures can be a source of many words, we make use of them throughout our website and all our materials.
We take great care in selecting photographs, which either bring instant recognition for you or make you think a little bit and become curious enough to want to learn more about what we intend.
Take for instance this photograph of the movie reels - each of us would have an instant "Ah Ha" without much interpretation.
We have some greater flexiblity in our blogs than we do here on our website for labeling the photos but for the most part you will gain an awareness our intention.
We use a combination of photographs and imagery from many different sources: 1) Fotolia; 2) Choice Awareness Management Publishing (i.e. we take some of our own photographs); 3) Friends and Colleagues; and 4) other paid and free sources.
The use of the "Word Cloud" has become popular over the past few years, and we offer a few of our own designs to capture that which will help stimulate your ideas generation.
We use an inventive word cloud generator for the creation of our "Word Cloud" images.
The first word cloud is a sample of some of the services and products we have created for our customers and clients.
Not all of them are represented here but enough of them to give you a sense of possibility and opportunity for you.
See the ones that you can spot, which spark interest for you then look over our website to inspect the items.
The second word cloud has the similar data yet organized in a different fashion and created using a different free generator (e.g. we are currently staying with the first generator because of its features and benefits).
However, as we routinely suggest, we are experiementing with all kinds of different formats to see which ones have greater appeal for you and encourage your feedback.
We think the first "Word Cloud" is easler to percieve, especially considering the color usage, which tracks to our CAM Color Standards. But, we want you to select the one that will resonate best for you.
This term has been used in different contexts. We see it used generally in politics with someone aspiring to a particular position of authority.
It was first introduced to us by our Marketing Consultant, Kelly Conway of Strike Marketing when he began doing research into the coaching industry for us, some years ago.
Kelly offered the term, identified an author where he heard it (i.e. we don't recall whom now - hopefully they will identify themselves so we can give them credit like Kelly). We liked the term immediately and realized that it could accurately identify our audience for our products and services.
Consequently, we decided to put our own unique meaning to the word aspirant as follows:
"This is about a life worth living: aspirants are people who aspire, remain engaged in discovery and experiences which expand themselves, while committed to beliefs, choices, and actions, which forward living"
CAM Definition 2006
During our own discovery process, we also liked the concept of the creed, since we perceived its creation as a way to keep us motivated and inspired. During our writing of our aspirant definition, the aspirants creed came to us: we decided to create a short book about our personal insights and the related development expedition.
An individual or teams of people that create future plan(s) with specific outcomes, operates from a set of foundational beliefs designed to support the outcomes, makes appropriate choices of activities toward the outcomes, then consistently engages in actions to make the future happen. The individual(s) usually includes processes which involve discovery, discernment, practice and measuring to produce effective activities.
This activity involves having a live conversation with Bob which could be completed via the Internet with VOIP, cellular or land-line telephone, or in a face-to-face meeting, usually in a prescheduled date and time. Direct coaching is a desirable activity designed to support the clients' development, have possibility come present, while leaving the client complete and whole, and in the next right action for them.
Our belief system holds that direct-coaching is an effective way to get things started and tuned-up occasionally, but not as a long-term solution because the individual can and will become dependent upon the coaching person. We see this occurring in all kinds of professional practices, especially in the healing arts and psychology fields (i.e. check-out two cautions to gain a greater understanding of what we mean).
Two other significant points of helpful insight: 1) be very specific when you deal with any coach by making clear definitions of what to expect and what will be delivered - shorten the time-frame to not more than 90 day periods and read our coaching standard page for basics; 2) after using coaching to get you started and/or tuned-up, you should be able to create your own support team to help you solve any problem, personal or business, if you have selected the right people. See accountability as a sound starting point.
Life Time Members
We want our products and services to produce effectiveness for you. We want you to become life time members (i.e. see Members definition) when our products and services produce for you a CAM Awareness Scale rating of at least an 8 consistently. If we have effectively shared with you what we have learned, such that you experience systemic awareness, your experiences will likely fall around and close to this scale point; that's what we have designed to produce. While we do not want you to have dependence upon us (i.e. see Two Cautions), we want you continue to build your own relationships which will sustain supporting your personal, professional and business growth. If you need us, our goal is to be part of your support system. Being a life time member provides us feedback that we are accomplishing this objective.
This activity involves having accessibility to CAM coaching materials (i.e. videos, forms, PDF's, visual displays, etc. ) via the internet or other mobile connections based upon when you want to engage yourself for learning, practicing and doing things that forward your life.
You work at your own pace, when you want. If you need our help, simply ask us questions along the way for specific support.
Our belief systems holds that any form of education, training, seminars, and workshops designed specifically to deliver self-sufficiency are healthy pursuits for you. We suggest that you inspect and understand your underlying beliefs, current choices and actions practices to make maximum use of what you've been exposed to and apply the learning consistently in your life. Otherwise, you are missing your investment possibility and opportunity in yourself.
We place ideas, concepts, suggestions, empirical and anecdotal knowledge throughout our website and products, highlighting these sidebars (e.., usually in red to be easily seen). A few examples follow:
- Choice Awareness does not desire, wish, and/or otherwise plan on creating a dependent relationship with you. We want to be viewed as being part of your support system, available and there when you need us: only then.
- We have created and designed products and services that assist and help you to create your own communication model for yourself that concentrates upon your developing your own beliefs, choices, actions and results, which are healthy, instructive, directive and productive for you and your teams.
- We want you to share what you have learned for yourself with others: all your important relationships. If it happens that you are doing this for your business, you learn to share what you have learned with all your colleagues and your important relationships.
BEST REGARDS and Thanks for considering us.
If you find anything particularly compelling or insightful, or you are left with a sense of high energy, please feel free to send us your impressions and any comments you wish to make about these statements. We look forward to getting your feedback, and please Contact Us with what you experienced from our services and products.