As a long time guest blogger here on Meylah, I am excited to share in my venture as a certified life coach. This transition in my work has come with many new perspectives on fulfilling our life purpose in our work, living with balance and intention, and certainly accomplishing goals we set for ourselves.
Before I write on today’s topic I want to introduce you to the world of life coaching. As a life coach, I partner with my clients and together we get them where they want to go. Most of us have experienced a crossroad in life, a time when we felt stuck, a toxic work environment that did not support our strengths...and, even a desire to discover our purpose in all areas of our life. As a life coach I work with individuals who are experiencing these very things or who are ready for whatever might be next.
Who doesn’t want to live a more fulfilled life? One way to create fulfillment in our lives is accomplishing our goals. Since moving from a consultant role to a coach, my view of goal setting has shifted. Goals are often a never ending list of “should do”, “need to do”, and “want to do” things, especially when it comes to being successful in our business.
Here are 3 ways to think about goal setting...
1. Get Rid of Your Drainers First
We all carry energy drainers in our life. These are things that take away from our general enjoyment every day. There are small drainers (i.e. doing our taxes, cleaning our the garage, updating our website, etc.) and there are big drainers (i.e. toxic work environment, lack of financial security, unhealthy relationship). Before outlining your goal list, reflect on which goals are really drainers you want to alleviate and then give your goals your best energy...not the 'resentful, I have to complete' energy.
2. Take the Path of Least Resistance
Accomplishing our goals is challenging...in order to accomplish them we have to step outside of our comfort zone and try something we never have before. Don’t make this more difficult than it already is. Start with what you know and use it as confidence building for what’s to come.
For example, your goal could be to sell your work in stores all over your city. What part of that goal can you make happen today? You likely can do research about stores or make appointments with owners.
3. Imagine That Place, Then Create It
My favorite way to think about goal accomplishing is to imagine the other side. What will it look like and feel like when you have accomplished your goal? If your goal is to sell in stores all over your city what stores are you in? Where is your product displayed? How much are you making? How does it feel everyday?
Then ask yourself, “how did I get here?” Create the vision for your future, it will always show you a path you didn’t know you needed to take. Sometimes the best way to get unstuck is to go into a future you can only imagine and bring that awareness back to what you can do next to get there.
Good luck...here’s to accomplishing your next goal!
As a Certified Life Coach Andrea is a qualified active listener. It is her role to hear the things that are not so obvious, clarify their meaning, and support you through your endeavor. Meet Andrea at Aleda Fitness.