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How To Become Your Highest Self

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How do we transcend our everyday limitations and challenges to truly embrace and become our highest self?

In our previous article on CUI, we shared a bracelet technology that you can place on your pipe that scans for outside corrosion underneath up to just over 2 inches of insulation.

Today, I want to share two more bracelets – one that lets you detect internal corrosion on bare or near-bare pipe, and another that lets you scan concrete pressure pipe for compromised structural integrity.



Bracelet 2 – Detecting Internal Corrosion

A second version of the bracelet uses its electromagnetic frequency to penetrate the pipe wall, providing you insight on the internOne of the great values that a coaching culture brings is the ability to transform yourself into something new and better by embracing the teaching and experience of whoever coaches you. In a coaching culture there are always two parties and two distinct roles:

The Coach and the Coachee.

The coach’s job is to teach, fast track learning through experience and to uncover the gaps in understanding.

The coachee needs to have a mindset of learning and growth and a motivation to apply the value being given as a catalyst to transform themselves.

For me – I pay a lot of money for my coaches to help me grow and to transform.

One of my coaches, Joe Polish says “no one places personal commitment and value into coaching if it’s free”.

How do you spot if you are ready to transform yourself?



The Transforming Self

When you develop a coaching collaboration, particularly with world-class talent, projects and businesses can quickly expand far beyond the initial concept.

Harvard psychologist Dr. Robert Kegan has a term for this—The Transforming Self—and he considers it the highest form of psychological and emotional evolution.

According to Kegan, the basest form of psychological development is the Socializing Self, which is when a person operates out of fear, anxiety, and dependence.

You don’t make your own decisions. You don’t have your own goals.

Instead, you are simply trying to be accepted by your peers and will do anything you can to conform with them.

Above the Socializing Self is the Authoring Self, which is when you’ve gone from unhealthily dependent to a much more healthy independence.

You’ve developed your own sense of self. You have a worldview, goals, and an agenda.

However, you have a perceptual filter that you cannot see beyond. Everything you do is to confirm your bias and achieve your narrow goals. This is where most people stop in their development, highly convinced of their own perspectives and unwilling to alter those views.

The Transforming Self is different from the Authoring Self in that rather than being individualistic and competitive, it is more relational and collaborative. When at this higher level, you engage in collaborative relationships for the sake of transformation.

All parties have their own perspectives, beliefs, and agendas. Yet they come together for the purpose of having their own views, and even their own identities and sense of self expand.

The whole becomes new and greater than the sum of all parts.



Highest Self: Change and Growth

Through coaching collaboration, striving, growth, and connection, people can and do change. They can evolve in ways far beyond what is possible through individualistic pursuits.

In order to engage in Transformational Relationships, each of the involved parties must be psychologically evolved to the Transforming Self level.

Kegan posits that this psychological level is achieved by less than 10 percent of all individuals and organizations. Transformational Relationships, as opposed to Transactional ones, are entered into for the purpose of change and growth.

In Transformational Relationships, all parties give more than they take. There is an abundance mind-set, and an openness to novelty and change.

Rather than viewing people or services as a “cost,” as in the transactional mind-set, everything is viewed as an investment, with the possibility of 10X (10 times), 100X, or even bigger returns and change.

Before I started my coach journey in 2017 – I was at an authoring self level but I was looking for transformation – which is where I find my mindset grounded today.

Where are you today?

Coaching can only create value for you when you are looking for a transformation.

As my other coach, Dan Sullivan says, “the eyes only see and the ears only hear what the mind is looking for”.

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al condition of your pipe. The bracelet is fitted with sensors that measure the alterations in the field caused by the internal corrosion.

Below is a sample scan of a pipe section, with the color indicating the pipe condition. The yellow and red areas indicate corrosion.

This uses the same process and software as the first bracelet, providing you data on your pipe in near real time.

Individual pits, graphitization and erosion are all immediately visible.

Trends in wall thickness reductions are easily seen and understood.

You can get an accurate reading on your internal corrosion in much less time than traditional methods, and will know exactly the condition of your piping.

Depending on the thickness of your pipe, you can scan up to 12 feet per minute on horizontal or vertical piping while only needing a few scans to cover the whole pipe with the 10 inch wide scanning ability.


Bracelet 3 – Concrete Pressure Pipe

A less common version of pipe known as concrete pressure pipe is used most often to carry water or wastewater, and these pipes have an intricate construction that makes detection of internal defects very valuable.

The way these concrete pipes are made is by applying grout or concrete on the inside and outside of a very thin steel cylinder, then wrapping a high tension wire around the outside, and covering that with more grout or concrete.

The wall thickness might be around 7 inches thick.

This modified version of the bracelet can scan one of these pipes and find one individual broken piece of wire within the concrete.

The high tension wire is what gives the pipe structural stability, so being able to detect one piece of broken wire on these pipes is a useful application that gives facilities the ability to scan their concrete pipe and know if the structure is compromised.


Cost Efficiency

The three bracelets I have shared with you will help you drive cost efficiency by speeding up your scans while requiring very little crew to do so.

With this technology, you can detect corrosion under insulation on insulated pipe, internal corrosion on bare or near bare pipe, and internal structural integrity on concrete pressure pipe…

All with as little as a 2 man crew.

The instant data reporting gives you the ability to act instantly and take any necessary actions without waiting for data analysis.

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