You are glorious, do you know that? I just thought we should get that right out in the open. You are beautiful, creative, resourceful and whole and there’s not a thing wrong with you. No truer words have ever been spoken. For real.
So, given that we know the above to be the truth, why do you figure that you aren't achieving the results in your life that you seek (and results here can mean bucks, acknowledgment, mojo, enlightenment, peace, flow, joy, a grammy, tranquility or whatever your guiding force may be)?
Upon completion of all of my Board of Your Life programs and at the end of a coaching relationship (when the birds fly from my loving nest to soar…sniff), I ask for feedback. Why? Quite simply, I like to hear what rocked my clients (so I can continue to do the same for others...AND because it sounds so nice). I also *want* to learn what wasn’t so impactful. And that part is hard…no matter how “non-attached” and zen-like I intend to be.
I was introduced some time ago to the simple method of gleaning feedback: "Start, continue and stop". What should I start doing? What should I continue doing? What should I (…inhale deeply…) stop doing?
Peter Drucker once said, "Half the leaders I have met do not need to learn what to do. They need to learn what to stop." Yup.
Starting’s easy when you have a good reason to get going. Continuing is dead simple if you’ve got momentum working for you. It’s the stopping that is terrifying. What happens when you stop doing something? The fear of having to start something new to replace the stopped something can be brutally scary. Few people like change...and fewer still like to change.
To get where you know you want to go, what do you need to start doing, to continue doing and to STOP doing? (And, here's the trick..you can do it all and still be your glorious you.)