Tag Archives: Awareness
Posted by Rich Fettke.
"You are free to choose, but the choices you make today will determine what you will have, be, and do in the tomorrow of your life." — Zig Ziglar
When I first meet with a client to begin our coaching, I always ask them for the three main areas they would like to focus on during the first three months of our partnership. You can do the same thing with your most important goals. For each focus area write a simple heading, and underneath, a description of how to achieve it.
Here is a sample of how this might look:
1. Be Financially Responsible Have a system to track my spending and my income. Reconcile my bank accounts each month. Create and follow a spending plan.
2. Improve My Fitness Design and follow a workout program that will help me lower my body fat and improve my stamina. Eat nutritious, healthy meals on a regular schedule.
3. Have a More Romantic Relationship with My Husband Plan a "date night" each week. Surprise him with loving things to let him know how much I care. Acknowledge him for all that he does and all that he is.
This simple, yet important, exercise can help you take action and stay focused on what is most important to you. Keep your list to no more than three major outcomes or goals. Trying to remember more than three can put the mind into overload. This is a proven way to help you stay clear on what you are currently working towards.
ACTION IDEA: Write out your three primary focus areas and put the note (or several of them) somewhere where you will see it throughout the day. Then notice the difference in your focus and effectiveness. To get the most out of this strategy, ask a friend or a coach to support you by holding you accountable to your plan.
Posted by RichFettke.
What Will This Next Year Be For You?
Below are a few more questions that I ask my clients (and myself) each year. They help clarify how you want to learn, grow and succeed over the next twelve months. Give yourself permission to take some time over the next week to reflect and record your thoughts. Here we go…
Looking forward at the year 2011, what do you want the overall theme to be for you? (Here’s another way to look at this: One year from today, if they were to make a movie about your life in the year 2011, what would you want the title to be?)
What are your top three personal goals for the year 2011?
What are your top three professional goals for the year 2011?
What one personal quality do you most want to develop in the year 2011? (For example: patience, boldness, courage, calmness, integrity, humor,etc.)
What daily rituals can you practice to improve your health, wealth and wisdom in 2011?
I recommend that you keep your answers in a place you can read them on a daily basis. That will help you stay aware of the opportunities that can help you move toward your intentions. I wish you the best as you move into 2011 with clarity, action and focus.