It is a fairly common phrase these days. One that I have even used as a title to one of my books!
A quick Google search reveals:
The Art and Science of Cooking, The Art and Science of Leadership and my personal favorite, The Art and Science of S’mores.
Looking for the definitions, I found that:
- “Art” means something intuitive, imprecise, and subjective, a skill cultivated through practice and imagination
- “Science” means something researched, measured, and objective, a hard statistic
Though these are at the opposite ends of a spectrum, my experience has been that bringing these two concepts together is where all the magic happens.
I brought this up on one of my Mastermind calls a few weeks ago. I made the contention that, in our current world, we usually put the Science part first. The objective, measured and solid comes before the Art.
The Art, which is the reason behind anything we would need science for.
On that call, one of the participants challenged me. She told the story of becoming a beekeeper and how she was lost as to what to do until she took a course ... I do believe it was called The Art and Science of Beekeeping.
Once she learned the Science, beekeeping became much easier!
I totally agreed with her. When we are learning anything new, it is super important to learn the proven strategies. I teach this to all my clients who are working on their coaching businesses.
These strategies make all the difference, believe me!
But I still stand by my belief that it is essential to put the ART first. The meaning. The purpose. The passion. With Art in your heart first, the science part will make sense to both your head and your heart.
The beekeeping woman considered this for a moment and then broke out into a smile.
“Of course!” she said. “My reason for becoming a beekeeper began when I envisioned myself sitting out in my yard in the morning watching the bees with a cup of coffee in my hand. It was that experience that drove me to get bees and learn how to properly care for them.”
The Art and Science of everything.
For me, my passion for having a coaching business myself and helping coaches succeed in their businesses ... all comes from my ART.
My passion for making a change on this planet.
My purpose of showing how combining the Art qualities of intuition, passion, guidance and loving energy with the Science of proven business strategies brings about a loving change on our planet along with prosperity to those who love the Art and Science of a coaching business!
I find there are days when running a business seems hard. That’s when I know it’s time to reset my ART button.
I invite you to take time this week to engage with the ART of your business.
Here are a few suggestions:
- Do some visioning to re engage with your purpose
- Read an inspiring book
- Take a walk in nature
- Look at all the people you have helped make positive changes in their lives
- Get Creative ... Make literal ART ... Draw a picture ... Write a story ... Dance ...