Be your own Life Coach
Are you waiting to be happier, more fulfilled, less busy? Did you set yourself some personal and professional goals in 2015, perhaps some new resolutions have firmly been made this coming year? Before you berate yourself for last years no show on achieved goals, take some time out to remember what you have achieved. The year has gone by so quickly, the blink of an eye doesn’t even cut it, so take the time out to complete this worthwhile exercise.
Grab a sheet of paper or even better a private note book where you can be your own life coach and write down a list of all that you achieved in 2015. From the small stuff through to the bigger stuff. Use a diary or a calendar from last year to do this task, if your memory is anything like mine, lots of great stuff gets forgotten. The list can often be longer than you think and wallowing in the good memories is an enjoyable and uplifting exercise. So, be your own life coach and start your ‘lovely-stuff-i’ve-done-this-year’ list.
We can often put off the really important tasks; like looking for a better career, moving house, leaving an untenable relationship, until it’s… less busy at work, the kids are a little bit older, the market improves, got more money…the list of excuses can go on and can get pretty crazy. But you know from experience there is never a good time for a major life change. Life changes rarely slap you in the face and say ‘do it now’! They require you to make bold decisions and be your own life coach. Life changing moments can often be simple, but never easy, i.e. the actual change you need to make becomes obvious once you think about it and discuss it with objectivity. However, the implementation of it takes and involves you challenging yourself to approach a change, differently. So, ready to be your own life coach and put this thinking into practice? Think about the change you want to make. Write down the 1st three small steps your life change will need. Then follow through with them.
Finally, for 2016, across the 7 main areas of your life: 1) Health & Fitness 2) Leisure Activities 3) Personal Growth 4) Career/Business 5) Family 6) Relationships 7) Finance write down 1 small achievement you’d love to make and one big achievement you’d love to make in each area and place somewhere prominent in your everyday life. Move it around, so you keep seeing it.
Being your own life coach takes planning and it also takes commitment to your own cause, so come on, what are you waiting for!?
Clare Whalley celebrated 10 years in business in 2017. A great milestone to achieve. She graduated with an International degree in English and Education and went into corporate life to pursue a career outside of teaching. Successfully passing a rigorous graduate scheme into a blue chip company; working in several positions across team management, customer service and sales roles. A working trip to India helped her decide to resign, retrain and set up her own coaching and training business.
Clare now lives in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham with her two young children, Isabelle and James and her husband Rob.
Clare works with fellow business owners to help them create a business they love too. She uses strategies and tools which will help business owners get to the clients they love to work with, with more consistency and ease.
To find out more about my small business coaching programs click to download here or to have a chat with Clare to find out more about how coaching can help you and your business book in for a free one hour business strategy session.