Have you ever used a business or life coach? Do you know what it might entail? Are you aware of what the value of benefits might be? Often, I hear people have an assumption they will be told what to do or perhaps had a bad experience from a coach at some point putting them off engaging a coach again. Business Coaching If you have bought, started up or are running a business, there are three key specialists or experts you most definitely need. AccountantLawyerCoach You might feel the first two are obvious, as all businesses need an accountant and perhaps a lawyer at one stage or another, however for some having a coach is often felt unnecessary and more of a luxury than a necessity. Personal / Life Coaching If you feel you need help personally and are struggling with direction, focus or feel you have gotten stuck in
We work as a team in many different circumstances, at work and at home, personally and professionally. We know teamwork is imperative to ensure success. Geese can teach us a great deal about teamwork. I remember when I came across the ‘Goose Story’, many years ago and have been intrigued ever since. They can teach us a great deal. Below are five things we can learn about teamwork from geese: Working Together Their iconic V shape isn’t just aesthetics but a way of them working together as a team. When each bird flaps its wings, it creates a lift for the other birds so they can fly together with less effort. Flying in formation means they use less energy, perform better, reach their destination quicker. Lesson Learned: Having a common goal means they are more efficient and effective; working as a team creates success; using the strengths of team members.
Do you want to improve your chances of achieving success?Why not design your own Personal Plan for Success (PPS) What is a PPS? A Personal Plan for Success or PPS is about finding out what you need to do to enable you to reach your goals. You can do this by identifying and implementing your behaviours, actions and plans. Our behaviour is the way in which we act or conduct ourselves, and it’s often our behaviour that lets us down and causes us to fail. Repeated (not good) behaviour can often be the cause of self-sabotage. Developing your PPS means you design a simple system that starts with a risk assessment. Identifying where you are likely to go wrong, or off the rails, or not start, or not continue. Developing a risk assessment is the best place to start, as we can then work out how to minimise the risks,
How did you perform last year? Did you achieve your goals? If you did, a huge well done! Keep doing what you’re doing and keep up the great work! If you didn't, now is the time to reflect on what happened last year. Perhaps you could consider the following questions: What were my goals? Why didn't I reach them? How can I adapt them to achieve them this year? When did it all start going wrong? Where are the weakest links? Typically, there are three key reasons why people don't achieve their goals: Not setting goalsNot having a planNot sticking to the plan We know this is common sense, but it isn’t common practice – AND we know it’s easier said than done, otherwise everyone would be achieving their goals. We all probably know the SMART goals (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timebound), so they are clear rather than a