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What Footprints Have You Left in the Sand?

OnYourMark300Whether or not you are going to commit to turn your ideas into actions this year, I want to share some tips to help you reflect on your footprints along the way in five steps:

1. Start by reflecting on what you did last year what you did well and what you enjoyed. Even though you might have found some aspects challenging, ultimately it is likely that you found it to be an overall positive experience. Remember, sometimes the most difficult things we have to do brings out our strengths.

Download and use my complimentary gift to you, Anchoring Your Aspirations and Achievements, to keep a record your footprints, and celebrate your achievements. When we are caught up in the moment, we don’t always look at what we do well, but can sometimes find it easier to focus on what we do wrong. Celebrating positive things will give you a greater sense of achievement and motivation to overcome what didn’t go as well as we expect. Don’t let mistakes hold you back – instead learn from them. Stay positive and gain the ‘can do’ attitude, but not in one big leap – just one step at a time. Once you gain confidence the momentum will follow, and then you can move forward in leaps and bounds!

2. After reflecting on last year, I suggest now is the time to start thinking about the things you want to work on and achieve this year. Keep it simple – it could be something you have been putting off for a long while, or a new idea that you thought of very recently. Most importantly it should be reachable for you to achieve over a period of time. Don’t make your expectations too high – remember small steps forward will keep a realistic view on reaching your end goal.

3. Once you have laid the foundations for your ideas, it’s time to track your progress by using the Anchoring Your Aspirations and Achievements free download to record some further substance to YOUR commitments. Start by asking yourself:

  • How will I achieve this? What steps do I need to take to reach my goal, what hurdles do I expect to meet, and how will I overcome them to get to the finish line?
  • How will I know when I have achieved each step? When I reach my end goal, what is the reward?
  • How long do I anticipate it will take to reach my goal? What deadline should I set?
  • Who will I ask for help, support and guidance?

4. Then think about the support and guidance you need to grow and learn. How committed are you to finally making your aspirations a reality? Sometimes we put off or delay what we really want to do for a variety of reasons. For instance, it could be that you have been working for the same company for a number of years and feel your current role is no longer giving you the career satisfaction you enjoy; to start a family of your own; to support a family member; or maybe you didn’t feel ready. Whatever your reasons for not pursuing that support maybe now is the time to consider working with someone like a coach who can offer unbiased support to help you move forward. Take advantage of my complimentary Coaching Clarity call to find out how we might be able to work together. Click here to get started.

5. Then after achieving some or all of the things you wanted to do, it’s time to celebrate all your hard work, and reap the benefits. Then share your success and new-found confidence (and possibly wealth) with friends, family and colleagues!

Getting to the Finishing Line!!

I hope you felt inspired last week and took the time to create a goal plan, to help you track your key priorities for this year. So assuming you have your plan populated with all your key goals, you are ready to start working toward the deadlines you assigned each goal, so here are some… Continue Reading

Setting your Goals and Objectives

  This week I wanted to share with you how to set your goals for the things you would like to achieve for this year.   Firstly you need to identify and write down the things you want to achieve. When doing this try not to make it complicate keep it S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic… Continue Reading

How Transparent Are You?

  “It’s better to have tried and failed than to live life wondering what would’ve happened if I had tried” – Alfred Lord Tennyson How transparent are you about the things you would like to do for your profession or career? Or are you already in your preferred career and feel you should have achieved… Continue Reading

Your 12 Highlights This Year!!

“We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals”. Stephen Covey So how did 2013 pan out for you? Did you do all the things you planned to do on your 2013 New Year’s… Continue Reading

Receiving Feedback with Poise

In my last newsletter I shared with you how to Give Constructive Feedback, and thought I would follow-up this week with how to Receive Feedback with Poise. You can receive positive and negative feedback and sometimes both can be a surprise so how do you prepare yourself for this. When receiving feedback is linked to… Continue Reading

Giving Constructive Feedback

  When giving performance feedback we have to ensure it is done fairly and sincerely to avoid mixed messages or confusion to the receiver. Here are some points to bear in mind: Place – Find a space where you will not be easily interrupted, distracted by others or by your phone ringing. Be Sincere –… Continue Reading

Priorities – Urgent and Important!!

With all the different demands on our time these days, we have to recognise and decide what’s urgent, important, or not important at all as things occur. A smart way to decide urgent versus important is that urgent matters are short-term and important matters are related to long-term results. I use the A, B, C,… Continue Reading

Reflect and Review It!!

It doesn’t seem that long ago since we were celebrating the New Year and now we are in the final quarter of the year, and Christmas seems like it’s just around the corner. Before you know it, we will be celebrating the New Year and setting our New Year’s goals or resolutions. “It’s a waste… Continue Reading

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