#201 Who is the Master and Who is the Student?
#201 Who is the Master and Who is the Student?

This question goes to the heart of how we define ourselves.

In short, how do labels help?

In many such relationships, the Student may well have much to offer to the Master, so then the Master is also a Student.

The labels we use can impact how we turn up and how we engage with the other people in relationships.

Why not then just turn up as yourself, embodying not only Master and Student but everything in between?

Questions in the Image:

  • Who is the master and who is the student?
  • Does it matter?
  • How do the titles help?

Want to Read More Around This Topic?

Mastery by Robert Greene (link to Amazon.co.uk). Mastery provides a deep dive into the process of attaining mastery and shows how the journey to mastery is one of continual learning. While it does not explicitly focus on the student-master relationship, it implicitly underscores the idea that even masters are perpetual students, always open to learning and evolving.

Nurturing Curiosity – Daily Practice: This is part of the Nurturing Curiosity series of tools, insights and questions designed to help nurture curiosity as part of our daily practice. In point of fact, every interaction we have is an opportunity to question what we are observing and how we and others are seeing the world. Also remember that questions come in many forms throughout our day – a new connection on LinkedIn raises the question of How might I serve this person? Followed immediately by: And what about my existing network? How am I serving them? Where might I do a better job?

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