Hello again, and my very best wishes for a healthy, happy and successful 2017.
I don’t know about you, but over the last month, my inbox has been bombarded with offers of help and advice on setting my goals for 2017.
I love reading these tips and techniques from my fellow coaches, because there’s always something new or different for me to learn; and add to my coaching tool box and then share with my clients. For example, this info-graphic created by the Coaching Tools Company “10 Smart & Unusual Goal Setting Tips”. Just follow the link to download your copy.
Helping people to set meaningful, empowering goals and establish the action steps necessary to turn those goals into reality, is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable parts of my job.
In my experience two things are often overlooked when it comes to goal setting and achievement .....
Firstly, alignment is vital to successful goal achievement. When we align our goals with our innate needs, core values and beliefs, goal achievement becomes so much easier and faster! Unfortunately, this vital alignment is often missing with the result that our goals are never fully realised. If you'd like to learn more about the importance of alignment click here for an article that appeared in my December 2016 newsletter.
And here's a simple exercise to help you to determine whether the goals you’ve selected to work on in 2017 align with your values and, if they do, to determine their priority. Click here for the exercise.
Secondly, addressing limiting beliefs and irrational fears is vital to successful goal achievement. If for example a person's beliefs include; that they are not good enough, or they lack the necessary skills and capabilities, or they are not deserving of success, or life is too uncertain to take risks etc, then these beliefs are likely to derail goal achievement.
The three main fears that stop people in their tracks are: the fear of failure, the fear of success and the fear of being judged.
Because these beliefs and fears operate at a subconscious level a person may not understand why they are not making as much, if any, progress towards their goal(s). They become confused and/or frustrated by the fact that others seem to be able to 'Just Do It' so why can't they?
It's often difficult to change these limiting beliefs and irrational fears using conscious thought and willpower alone, because they operate mostly at a subconscious level. With the help of a good coach, a person can relatively quickly overcome these obstacles and go on to achieve their goals and dreams.
I know from personal experience just how important and valuable a coach can be in setting meaningful, rewarding, empowering goals. I'm currently working with my coach - Adam Eason, to develop and prioritise my business and personal goals for 2017.
Here are some of the many benefits it's possible to experience when you invest in a coach to help you to set, and achieve your goal(s) and overcome the barriers to success.
- A coach will help you:
- set and prioritise powerful, meaningful goals.
- break through your limiting beliefs and self-doubt.
- overcome irrational fears.
- focus you on positive action.
- stimulate, motivate and empower you.
- unlock your full potential.
- The coaching relationship provides support, guidance and accountability.
Ultimately your coach will help you accomplish much more than you could ever achieve alone.
“Everyone needs a coach.” ~ Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google
If you would like to explore some of the ways in which you can benefit from working with a coach, call me now on 021 056 8389 or email me at email@example.com
Until next week
Tony Yuile is a well-being and success coach based in Wellington NZ. He is hired by people who want to be healthy, happy and successful. Tony's particular area of expertise is in helping people perform under pressure, reduce anxiety and manage stress. Tony’s solution focused approach to coaching uses a range of techniques drawn from the fields of co-active coaching, hypnosis, positive psychology and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).
Contact Tony today to discuss how he can help you, or if you think Tony could help someone you know, you might like to encourage them to get in touch with him.