Well, 2019 has kicked off with a bang here at Life Path Career Coaching. I have had an influx of clients, excited and motivated to progress or change their career, apply for new roles and more importantly achieve their goals. What are your plans for this year?
I thought it might be helpful to talk about goal setting for the next 12 months. The following questions are designed to elicit key areas of importance that you want to focus on. Start by setting aside 30 minutes and find somewhere you can relax and sink into these questions. Perhaps you are in a local coffee shop with air conditioning and with your favourite latte, or at home with a cup of tea or glass of wine.
Answer these eight coaching questions to consider your actions for the year ahead.
- What is missing in your life right now?
- What 3 changes would make the biggest difference in your life right now?
- Where do you need to make a positive difference in your life (health, finances, relationships, career, environment?)
- If you were to FULLY live your life, what is the first change you would start to make?
- What would you try if you knew you could not fail?
- If you dared to say it aloud, what would you make happen in your career/life?
- If there was an outcome you were secretly looking for, what would it be?
- When do you want to achieve this by?
The next step is to identify five items for the other list of questions, answering them intuitively from the heart. This isn’t about what “looks good” to others, instead think about what YOU are ready to achieve this year.
What do you want to create in your life this year?
- Think broadly – it could be anything at all that has your unique stamp on it! Now write down five items.
How specifically will you make a difference in your life?
- Big or small, how will you help your family, wider community, friends, colleagues, what could you do to improve or change your situation. Again, write down five action items that are realistic.
Where will have fun?
- We all need fun and happiness in our life. Write out five things that you can do during the year that you consider as fun. It can inexpensive, an indulgence, birthday treats or going to the beach.
After you have listed out all your responses, go back and choose the most important. Next rank them in order or priority. I suggest writing a list of up 10 action items. Finally transfer this to a clean piece of paper and place it on a wall or mirror where you can visualise it and read it every day. It also helps to draw pictures associated with the activities – your right brain will become more engaged each time you see it. Enjoy the process and I trust it will set you up for a wonderful 12 months.