The day after Thanksgiving gets a lot attention for what has been termed “Black Friday” due to all the “deals” that are available. Black Friday also has come to be known as the day that many folks begin to start planning what they want to improve on for the upcoming New Year, otherwise known as New Year resolutions. Most of this is brought on by the incessant amount of eating that takes place on Thanksgiving. For a bunch of people, self-improvement centers around weight because it is easy to identify and usually it is pretty clear on what needs to be managed. Ah, herein lies the rub. If it is easy or straight forward, why is it so hard for people? If weight loss is easy to identify as a resolution yet hard to center on, then how difficult will it be to stay focused and motivated to achieve those things that are not straightforward?
Some will tell you if you really want to do it you can, and if you don’t do it then you didn’t want it enough. I agree with the first thought that if you want to do something, lose weight, get more education, get a better job or whatever dream and goal you have, you can do it. However, I don’t agree with the thought that if you don’t do it, then you just didn’t want it bad enough. If I can use a sports analogy, think about the ball player who wants to improve his or her batting, free throw percentage, etc.… They work on it practice, after practice, but don’t get the results they want. Does that mean they did not want it? Most of the athletes who are in this situation will improve in the area they are working on because they have a coach, whether it is the quarterback coach that helps the young star quarterback with his throwing motion or the swing coach who helps the 17-year-old Phenom perfect her short game. The coach is instrumental in helping them figure out how to get the desired results.
As I listen closely to people around me, I hear them wanting, wishing, hoping for new, better results for their future, but it comes down to taking action to make it happen, and many of them do not know what to do or how to begin. I have 10 coaching tips that I use to assist my clients become successful. I will share 5 this week and 5 next week:
- If you feel that what you are doing isn’t the thing you really want for your life, but don’t have a clear vision of what you do want. I will help you clarify your dreams and goals so that you have a clear vision for 2016.
- Sometimes we just need someone to talk to who isn’t busy, too distracted or too involved to be objective to support us when times are tough. I will support you through difficult times even if you just need someone to talk to who understands and doesn’t judge.
- How many times have you started something, felt good about it, but then lost interest, never to return to it again? I will help you sustain that momentum and keep focus on the prize.
- Have you ever let the little unimportant things take control of your day and by the time the day ends you realize you have not accomplished anything you were hoping to accomplish? I can help you stay on track and remain focused on the important things while supporting you to delegate or dump the unimportant things.
- I can help you take an objective look at exactly what you have been doing. I will support you to take a close, and sometimes painful, look at what you say you want compared to the things you are actually doing to get you on the right track to where you truly want to go.
A “personal coach is one of the best-kept secrets of a successful person” – Jack Canfield
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