I was listening to Capital Radio as I drove to work this morning.  I was giggling at Lisa and Greg (what happened to the legend that is Johnny Vaughan?) talking about what people search for most on Google.  I was laughing out loud at lovely one liners like:

  • Why is my girlfriend in a mood with me?
  • Why is my gas bill so high?
  • Is it impossible to lick your own elbow?
  • How does birth control work?
  • Why is my eye twitching?
  • Where does Robert Patterson live?
  • Can Jesus heal me?

To be honest, if you were to look at my Google search history, it would reveal an awful lot about me and what is going on in my life *blush*!!

I wonder what we’d see if we looked at your Google search history?

As well as using my trusted friend Google to search for every day stuff like special offers at Tesco or or maps of how to get to meetings, I also use it as my own personal shopper.  Mmmm it seems to start off with a lot of ‘where can I buy…’. I never realised how much of a Shopaholic I am. (OK well I did, but I’m in denial)  Plus there’s the odd ‘what would happen if…?’ or ‘what shall I do about…..?’

Google seems to have grown into more than just a search engine

Getting clarity or understanding is what drives a lot of us.  We are inquisitive by our very nature.  If we can make sense of the world and the people in it, then we are growing and learning.  I was quite disturbed that I had been unknowingly using my computer to search for answers.  If you had said that to me 5 years ago, I would have probably told you that you were mad.

Where did we go for answers before Google?

When I was growing up, my parents were the font of all knowledge for me and then after that I would learn from the media, my friends, watching movies, reading books and just generally observing life.  What about you?

Are some questions too difficult to ask out loud?

I’m guessing that more people are failing to talk to each other about what’s troubling them or to ask questions because they are embarrassed or scared of looking silly.  Perhaps you don’t want to jeopardize your relationship with somebody, or worse still you don’t want them to change their opinion of you?

There’s nothing like human contact or face-to-face chit chat to brighten your day.  I know this as working for myself, I can spend a lot of time alone and get sucked into a virtual reality.  The bottom line is, would you want your kids googling their troubles away instead of talking to you about them?  On the plus side, they have somebody to ask if they feel they cannot talk to you.

What do me and Google have in common?

It’s roles reversed between a client and life coach.  I ask the questions and you provide your own answers.  Clever?!  If you have any burning questions about your life or you want to share your troubles with me, give me a call on 07810 540242

If you book before 31st January 2012, your Discovery Session (worth £80) is completely FREE and there is no obligation whatsoever to sign up.  Try it.  It’s much better than talking to your computer.


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