I remember studying Latin at school. My teacher, Mrs Summerhayes, was kind and gentle. As nice as she was I didn’t take a lot in.

I’d sit there wondering why I was being taught an ancient language and, more often than not, end up playing in class with my friends or doodling on my notepad.

Then, a few years ago, I met Clarence and Latin made sense.

Clarence is an inspiration to me in so many ways. He’s 83, still teaching people all over the world, and clearly loves what he does. I find that just magnificent. I want to be just like him when I grow up.

Clarence taught me a lot about the Enneagram. The Enneagram is a model of the human psyche which is principally understood and taught as a typology of nine interconnected personality types and a powerful tool for personal and collective transformation.

Like Latin, the Enneagram has been around for thousands of years.

I’d always been fascinated by human behaviour and I’d heard whispers about an ancient model that knocked any personality profiling model out of the park. My curiosity was spiked because at that time things in my life weren’t going as I hoped, so I started a quest to find out ‘why?’.

The Enneagram, along with some powerful coaching, really helped me join my own dots together to explain how I’d created the situation I found myself in where everything around me seemed to be falling down and not going to plan.

When I started studying it, I felt like I’d been given a set of ancient scrolls that helped me understand a lot about how I ‘ticked’, how I viewed the world, and why I did what I did. It was brilliant. I highly recommend reading up on it.

I still use it today for clients to help them ‘see’ what their driving habits and behaviours are because, once you ‘see’ something, you have the ability to raise your level of personal awareness to start making different choices to break out of habits that are keeping you ‘stuck’. It’s great for that because we’re habit-forming beings who tend to stick to certain behaviours. Some serve us, some don’t.

And, better awareness creates better choices … And better choices create better results.

One of the ‘gems’ to come out of my work with Clarence was a Latin phrase he coined to me when we were discussing the generic habits of my ‘type’.

The phrase he shared was, ‘Solvitur Ambulando’, which translates to, ‘it is solved by walking’.

For me, this covers each and every problem us humans encounter. Everything can be solved by walking.

If your sales are not as you wish, open your calendar and take a look at how much time and attention you’re putting on creating relationships and sales for your business. Then, add more time and attention on sales and get moving.

Solve it by walking. Take action.

If you have frustration with members of your team who are not doing things the way you want them done, you could sit there and moan, play victim, and blame others, as most people do. Or, slow down and think about how you could change your management style and explore what agreements you could co-create with them to help get the results you want at the same time as having their needs met.

This is another example of walking to solve the problem.

If you’re not as healthy as you’d like to be, which you notice it when looking down at your waste paper bin and realise that half of the contents in there are wrappers of confectionery and sugary treats … You can solve it by walking. Literally and metaphorically.

If you never seem to have time and space to do everything on your list and always feel like you’re behind you have two choices:

1). Do nothing and get the same results, because nothing changes if nothing changes.

Or,

2). Get walking, start to delegate, learn to say no gracefully, use your calendar to schedule time with yourself for key projects and get clarity around what your goals are for the year and focus time and attention on them being proactive rather than reacting to life around you and blaming others for your workload and mindset.

If your relationship with your partner is not as intimate as you’d like it to be you can sit back and wait for things to change and reminisce about how things ‘used to be’ … Or you can take the lead and start being more present, loving, and caring for them now with tiny actions and language that come from your heart.

You’ll be surprised how the dynamics change if you try this experiment out. I speak from personal experience.

It is solved by walking.

It helps if you know where you’re going once you start walking.

Clarity about what you want to create in your life is invaluable and often dismissed until yet another year goes by when things don’t work out as you hoped.

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Solvitur Ambulando … two words that now make sense to me and I can now see why Latin is important.

Thank you, Clarence.

Love and wellness,

David.

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“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”
Steve Jobs