When I’m coaching various folks I’m often reminded of some points that you may find useful.
- Where do you see yourself in 3, 5, and 10 years?
- Do you have a plan to reach your vision / goals?
- Are you doing things that will help you achieve your plan?
- The plan you have today – doesn’t last forever. You can change your plan as you discover new things.
- You can do it – believe in yourself!
Sometimes people have a dream – something they wish they could do but either they are stuck or think they should have a plan but they are really settled and OK with where they are today.
If you are stuck, consider these things:
- What are the things you like to do?
- Are there people doing these things today?
- Can you talk to them and find out how you can do something similar?
- Can you try just one action / one thing that will let you sample something new without risk?
What actions can you take today?
- What one thing can you do today to help you get started on your plan / your goals?
- Can you read blogs of thought leaders who are involved in the area you want to be in? Can you start a blog?
- Are there books you can read? Magazines? Websites? Where can you learn about your dream?
- Can you volunteer? To gain experience in the area you want to be in / To meet others you can learn from / To develop your knowledge and contacts in your goal area / To learn if the goal is really what you want to do.
- Are there classes you can take – adult weekend learning courses? Community College courses?
- What strengths do you have that you can offer in exchange for learning / participating in areas that help you move in the direction of your plan / goal?
- What will your life be like if you could achieve your plan / goal?
- Instead of watching a TV Show – invest 30 mins a day in yourself.
- Consider what your life would be like if you could achieve your goals.
- We invest roughly 2,050 hours a year (probably a lot more) working … to improve the cash position of someone else. That’s approximately 92,250 years during a 45 year career. And in the end – you can be downsized.
- Why not? What’s really holding you back?
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