A new year means fresh beginnings—an opportunity to start over or plot a new course. Chances are you have some goals or resolutions at the forefront of your mind. You feel energized and motivated. Perhaps you have a solid plan in place to ensure your success. Right now, the momentum is with you. However, in a few short weeks, it will become easy to lose sight of these goals. Life will get in the way and you may become preoccupied with everyday distractions. You will run low on time and energy. Before you know it, six months will have passed and you will be wondering what happened. What happened to your motivation? What happened to that drive to succeed? What happened to all of the steps you were going to take to ensure this year would be different?
Don’t fall into the same trap in 2018. Make this year different than all the others. If you want to maintain your momentum long after the excitement of the new...
One might assume that a coach would have all the answers—that a person who coaches others to a level of peak performance has it all figured out. However, coaches are not perfect. We’re human beings who operate exactly like our clients. We have fears, insecurities, stories, and limiting beliefs. Consider professional athletes. Though they are at the top of their game and may be the best in the world at their sport, they continue to rely on a coach to guide and advise them.
Truthfully, as coaches, we benefit from coaching just like everyone else. In fact, we know the value of coaching even more so because we have experienced first-hand what it is like to transform people’s lives. We know what is possible through working with a coach and just like our clients, we too want to get to that next level as a result of such a partnership.
The bottom line is that if you’re a coach, you absolutely must have a coach of your own. Here’s why:
A SECOND SET OF EYES
For both the new and seasoned coach, bringing on a new client is an exciting experience. It’s a fresh start—a new opportunity to impact lives and incite real change. While exciting, there is also a level of unfamiliarity that comes with working with a new client. Both parties are trying to get a good feel for the other and determine whether this is a working relationship that can be sustained over time.
In setting yourself up for success, there are three keys to starting a successful coaching relationship.
The first key is to set the expectations of accountability. We all know that accountability is so important in coaching, not just for the client, but also the coach. The client needs to understand that part of your role is to ensure that they follow through with the actions they resolve to take. Make this crystal clear from the beginning. Do not be shy about your ability and responsibility to call them out when they have not delivered on their...
A new year means fresh beginnings—an opportunity to start over or plot a new course. Believe it or not, we're almost halfway through 2017, and chances are you may have lost sight of some of these goals that were previously at the forefront of your mind. Life gets in the way and you may have become preoccupied with everyday distractions. You may be running low on time and energy. Here we are five months later and you're wondering what happened. What happened to your motivation? What happened to that drive to succeed? What happened to all of the steps you were going to take to ensure this year would be different?
Don’t worry--it's not too late to turn things around. You can still make this year different than all the others. If you want to revive your excitement to succeed, adopt these three keys to maintaining your momentum.
REMEMBER YOUR WHY
We know we need to stay close to our “why,”...