March into Action!
March is an ideal time to reflect on your year so far. January and February have gone in the blink of an eye. So, those goals you set for your personal and your professional life, back in January; how are you achieving against them?
If you find yourself constantly setting goals, thinking about things you want, could, should be achieving, but never actually do; then here are 3 simple tips to get you coaching yourself.
1) Purchase a Notebook. One you can carry around or have in your car. Jot down a list of your achievements in the last month, either as you go or at the end of every month. This simple coaching technique will act as a great motivator – you will not want an empty list! It will focus your mind, give you momentum and keep you thinking about and taking action on what’s next to achieve.
2) Use positive affirmations. If it’s good enough for Lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Jay-Z, Michael Phelps etc, it’s good enough for you! Visualising the end result of you achieving your goal alongside powerful positive thinking and personal coaching techniques make it possible for you to achieve what you want. Create 3 affirmations, write them down, say them out loud and share them with like-minded trusted people. Coach yourself to positive success. Here’s an example from one of my current clients: ‘I am running an extremely successful business that brings me £3k per month, whilst also providing high degrees of flexibility, personal satisfaction and personal freedom’.
3) Be open to all opportunities…That come your way. If it sounds scary and exciting, looks scary and exciting, feels scary and exciting – it’s worth getting involved in! Great things are achieved when you step outside your comfort zone. As I’ve been writing this, I received a call from the YMCA, Sutton Coldfield. I shall now be getting involved in their Sleep Easy Campaign (sleeping rough!) in Sutton Coldfield town centre on Friday 28th March, 7pm to 7am to raise money for youth homelessness. Outside of my comfort zone – absolutely! Coach yourself to more positive success.
Good luck. If you want help setting your goals and you know having a coach on your side would help you achieve, get in touch to find out more.