The underlying principles of strategy are enduring, regardless of technology or the pace of change._ Michael Porter (2)

The Power of Choice

We all have choices in our lives – day-to-day choices, life choices, choices about our friends (we can’t choose our families – although we can choose how to behave/react with them!), choices about how we show up at work, our attitudes, our thoughts even our beliefs.  And the more coaching I do, the more I see how much we limit our choices to staying in the ‘safe’ zone.  We often become blind to a myriad of options available to us and that can be followed through.

Is this the time that you will choose to take steps to create the life you want?

If you’re looking for a new direction or making those goals that seem so elusive, become reality do this quick checklist. Yes, it’s simple, but take your time – maybe over your next cup of coffee. 

A quick checklist to start afresh – list five key items for each question:

  • What am I proud of accomplishing over the past year?
  • What didn’t I do that is still outstanding?
  • What am I most pleased with?
  • What am I most disappointed with? (don’t dwell on this – just note it down, it’s essential to face our ‘failures’ and deal with them)
  • What would I truly like to achieve going forward in my:
    • work-life
    • personal-life
    • health & physical goals

These aspects of your life are intertwined and will each impact on the other. To help you look at all of these aspects of your life, download our Wheel of Life.

  • How will I make these become a reality and am I ready to do this?

If you don’t start now, then when will you create the life you want?

Moving forward, make sure you are clear on your goals or the outcomes you want to achieve.  Break them down into smaller goals or steps if you feel they are too big or if you want a champion on your side as you work through them, talk them through with a coach.

Taking the first step is the hardest, but it is your choice whether you take that first step and the next one.

If you identify with the above, then I invite you to chat with me over a coffee, by phone, or Skype/ Zoom, and let’s see if you are ready to make your goals become a reality!  

As a dear friend once told me when I started my business over 25 years ago – It is your attitude, not your aptitude that will determine your altitude.  

Let me know how I can support you – you can contact me here.  

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