If you can make a dying child laugh,
you can conquer the world
From 1998 until 2008 I was a hospital clown.
For those who don't know the concept, hospital clowns visit children in hospitals.
They bring laughter where there is sadness, pain, and sorrow. I am convinced there is nothing more heartbreaking than seeing your child in pain. I believe that the ultimate pain is losing your child. I can’t imagine anything that is more devastating.
Most of the children leave the hospital soon. They have a broken arm, or need a minor operation and will heal in a matter of weeks or months. Some children however have only a few months, weeks, or even days left to live.
I started wondering what kind of person you needed to be to do this work? You needed to be a clown, for sure but there was more to it.
I reflected upon these rather SERIOUS issues and used them as a metaphor for life in general. How could these insights lead to a happier life or success?
Being happy and successful is the goal of all people. It is a search, a path that every human being has to take. Could the use of the principles of a hospital clown result in a happier life?
Turns out it can!
Model C was the turning point in my life. It gave me a way to achieve my goals and dreams.
It became the foundation for my coaching and the coaching program S.E.R.I.O.U.S