If you have landed here, first of all, I’d like to say welcome! Nice to have you stop by. My name is Karen and this is my web presence as The Logical Sage. This site will constantly change, so please drop by again.
If someone recommended me and you want to learn more about my coaching or consulting services; please see the Business page. Or just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can chat further.
What’s the purpose of this web presence?
The simple answer is that I like to write. I process information by writing. I decided to share what I write in the hope that others might find it thought-provoking and /or helpful.
And what else?
My blog will help you get to know me which reflects how I approach my business. I work as a coach (but I actually hate the word ‘coach’ because it has a mess of meanings) and as a business consultant.
Because my approach to coaching is somewhat unique and there is no one word that seems to fit, I am going to say that I steer clients as they talk through an issue and reach their own conclusions. I do this by listening and asking questions. A good friend suggested ‘navigator’ and in thinking about that word, I think of myself as a ‘solution navigator’.
I love to help others by having the deep conversations. Conversations about success including defining it and measuring it. Conversations about life problems where people find their own solutions. If you read something here and think “I’d like to talk to this person. Maybe they could help me with …”, take a look at the Business page or email me at the address above.
What is the blog about?
Mainly what could generically be called ‘self-help’ but I prefer to think of it as life musings. Quick observations about life in short posts. The post length is generally 400 to 450 words which should mean you can read it in under four minutes. I want you to be able to read it quickly and then you can forget about it, or reflect.
I will be deep diving into some topics either through a series of posts or with a summary post that links to a longer read.
The theme of what I write about could be loosely referred to as achieving success. Achieving success personally, in your career, or in your business requires defining what success means to you, and then figuring out how to get there. In general terms, that’s the theme but it might not always be apparent.
Where do I get my ideas?
A variety of places. My posts might be spurred by something I have read (books and blogs), something I have heard in conversation or on a podcast, or most often just from observing humans. Often it is a meshing of various things that I have heard, read, or observed. Where possible, I will reference the source.
Why is this site called The Logical Sage?
Coming up with an online identity that you can live with is an interesting process. One of the constraints is that the website or blog name that you have in mind needs to be available. At the same time, the name is key because it is your identity. I like The Logical Sage because it represents who I am.
“Logical” is easy to explain because I am extremely logical. I always identified with Spock in the original Star Trek. I am not emotionless, but I have always placed a high value on logic. My default setting is ‘logic’ and I process first with the mind. If you find that statement curious, I’ll eventually be delving into that on the blog.
Why “Sage” is a tougher answer. There was no one word that really jumped out to fit but after some thinking and searching, I landed on sage. I don’t feel the need to define ‘logical’ but I do want to discuss ‘sage’. From Dictionary.com we find that it is a noun with two meanings:
– a profoundly wise person; a person famed for wisdom
– someone venerated for the possession of wisdom, judgment, and experience
Do I identify with the first definition? No! I don’t consider myself wise, but I do identify partly with the second definition. I think we all accumulate wisdom as we go through life. Not sure about the ‘venerated’!
What else do I want to say?
Having said that I am logical, I also highly value my intuitive side, although I did hide it for many years. Society has not been all that accepting of things that can’t be explained by logic. I have recently decided that it is time to be more balanced. To live from logic and intuition in balance, and to write from that place.
I have explored many ways we can learn to tune into our intuition. I will be sharing some of those as well.
What do I mean by intuition?
Intuition is another word that has a myriad of meanings, some of which can trigger extreme reactions. Again, let’s look at definitions. Intuition is:
– the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning
– a thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning
I am not sure if that covers what I mean by intuition, but those are a start. A knowing. Not everything we know seems to come from a logical source. For now, let’s leave it at that.