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We Are Like Babe

“Babe chewed the bit and began backing away from the stream. Holding the reins firmly, Brian urged her back to the crossing two different times. Each time she edged away and refused to enter the water. Brian could feel his temper rising. If he had a switch, he’d make her go! Then he thought, “‘This isn’t the way to manage a horse!’”

“Brian dismounted. Holding the reins in one hand, he walked up to Babe’s head and rubbed her nose. Talking quietly, he led her to the water’s edge. He scooped up some muddy water in his hand and he let her sniff it. Then he climbed into the saddle and patted her neck. ‘Go on, Babe.’ he coaxed. ‘You can make it.’”

“He tapped the horse gently. She pointed her ears forward, shook her head, then placed a foot in the water. Brian let her take her time. His hands were firm and his voice steady as he urged her on. Soon Babe was in the stream, reaching for a footing as the water swirled above her knees.” — Top Hand at Palouse, Seletha A. Brown

People are sometimes like Babe. With steady, gentle and firm coaxing (coaching), they can be well on their way. — Professional Mentors International

How Do Colors Affect Us?

According to October issue of The Watchtower Magazine, “Red has very high visibility.  Red has often been associated with energy, …  .  It is an emotionally intense color and can enhance human metabolism, …  .   Green prompts a reaction opposite to that of red, for it slows metabolism and produces a calming effect. … White is often associated with light, safety, and cleanness.  …  Color can help us remember important concepts. …”

Good things to remember when teaching/mentoring/coaching.