- Of or concerned with the actual doing or use of something rather than with theory or ideas.
- (of an idea, plan, or method) likely to succeed or be effective in real circumstances; feasible.
Whenever I presented seminars or workshops in the past, I was always complimented on how “practical” my methods were. As a matter of fact, “practical” is the one word everyone who has ever worked with me uses when they are describing me. Even strangers who take part in my workshops or read my articles use that word to describe me: practical. For a while, I wasn’t sure how I felt about the word. It was okay, but that was about it. No flare. No razzle dazzle. Just, practical. Fortunately, my view has changed.
I realized years ago that being practical was a gift of mine. It has always come naturally to me. I know how to take high-level, theoretical concepts/challenges, and make them work in everyday situations. I offer practical, action-based solutions to complex problems. That’s me. That’s my gift, and that’s why people achieve their results with me. Over a decade ago, my dissertation chair was working with me on finding a research topic. She saw that I was struggling because I wanted that award-winning dissertation idea (that never happened). She looked at me and said “Go with what you know. You don’t need all that extra stuff,” and that was it. I’ve done that ever since. So allow me to reintroduce myself:
My name is Dr. Sydney Richardson, owner of R.o.K. Coaching Services, and I provide practical solutions to everyday challenges. Have may I be of service?