There are a lot of people who would like to have personal coaching, but can’t or aren’t in the position to pay for it with today’s strained economy. The good news… you don’t have to have a personal coach to get things in order. In case that’s your situation, I’m going to show you how simple it is to “coach” yourself!
Here are some steps you’ll want to follow:
1. Find some clarity in your goal
This is one of the main reasons many people don’t move forward. We haven’t yet discovered a goal that inspires us. What do I mean specifically? How much money do you want to make in the next 30 days? Stretch yourself on this, but be realistic. Did you come up with a definite answer? If not… that’s a problem. Take a few minutes and toss some ideas around until you have an answer. Don’t get hung up on it, just pick something that’s real, true, then move forward to step 2.
2. What’s the plan to make it happen?
Now that you have a goal, you need a strategy to meet it. If it’s to make an exra $1,000 every month, will you go for a promotion on your current job? Will you look for a new job? Do you need to learn more skills? Will you start a new business? If you want to make changes in your income, you’ll have to make some changes in your life. The same system goes for whatever you goal may be. Switch some things up… maybe get rid of some things and add on others.
3. It’s Time To Take Action
Now that you have a goal and you know what the plan is, you need to have specific action steps in place. A good place to start would be to list out everything that would need to be done to carry out the plan you’ve come up with. And be very, very specific. What needs to be done within the next 3 days… 7 days… 30 days. Once you know what actions need to happen, DO IT! Then step back and evaluate the outcome. Take a minute to breathe, then come up with the next action steps.
So, do you have a good idea yet? Having the idea is one thing, but achieving it is yet another. Unfortunately, quite often these goals are never accomplished because the steps toward them are never performed. So you know… what makes change really happen is “structure”. And… it’s next to impossible to accomplish change without having some form of structure in place.
Let’s use another example here. Do you want a career in public speaking? Then you should surround yourself with other public speakers. Do you want to breed dogs? Find a great dog breeder, pick their brain and learn about it. Another great option is getting involved with a master-mind, or accountability group for support. You’d be amazed at the difference this can make.
There’s a lot more to “self-coaching”, but it’s always good to have a place to start. Now that you’ve got your four main steps in place, simply continue the process. Using visuals, displays, and writing it out can be helpful, as well. And lastly… tell somebody! When you make an announcement, even if its on your Facebook wall, you’ve now made a commitment to the process. Everybody knows and there’s something about human nature that makes us not want to disappoint.
Now let’s get back to where we started. If you’re really serious about your goal, finding a good coach can never be bad. You simply speak to them at regularly scheduled times which will help you stay focused. Believe me, it does help, so if you can afford it, and you know of a good one… go for it!