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Thinking time: the rest of your life?
In these strange and unsure times, what might be the single most important challenge for all of us, is to (continue to) set the right goals and to keep the focus (and our energy) on our (read your!) priorities. Don’t know where to begin?
Here are 4 questions to support your growth!
What are the issues you (yourself) face today?
These can be personal or professional or a combination of both. Make a list. Write down everything you think about. Just write down the ugly truth. Be honest with yourself. Straight-forward. Tell it how it is, not how you’d want it to be.
What is the most important issue for you to tackle right now?
Looking at your list of challenges, is there an underlying pattern? Does in fact the same thing happen over and over again? What is your share in all of it? Are you unintentionally maintaining the challenge yourself?
What will your life look like if you are able to solve this issue?
Describe and write down the benefits of change. For yourself, your family, your business, your finances, your health, etc. Think in terms of end results as much as possible (e.g. more time = more time to do what?)
What can help you find a new perspective?
Write down some actionable ideas and … act on them! Read a book, talk to someone, make necessary decisions, change the story you tell yourself, tackle your limiting beliefs, … Need support? Go and find it!
Started the exercise?
You are now taking full responsibility for your own actions and wellbeing. Don’t lose momentum. Grab your phone, order that book, make that call, schedule time in your calendar.
Do you know what this is? I do!
It is personal leadership at its best!
Good luck! And don’t forget about the benefits :)
About me – Being a certified executive and personal coach, I am associated to the Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching team and owner of the global executive coaching practice BigFish4.me where I am working on an ambitious scale-up plan now that I’ve learned to ‘not having to do it all on my own’. Next to that I’ve co-founded thehouseofgrowth.org in December 2018 and started working some hours a month for my old love, the Adecco Group (LHH) as well as for one of the biggest Dutch coaching practices in Amsterdam. My passions include playing my quarter grand piano and messing around with acrylic paint on large sized linen canvas. When I’m not catching some proverbial Big Fish, for now I’ve replaced the gym for my 29-er bike and I am loving it. But then again, I am still luckiest doing what I do best, challenging others and myself to perform at ‘our’ best