There are so many coaches these days and each coach will have their specialisms.
A growth coach should be:
A collaborator, let’s be honest sometimes in business and working on your own it can get frustrating and difficult.
An advisor, helping with new ideas and projects.
A motivator, helping you move forward and not giving up.
They can help you to decide what is important, expand your options and get a fresh perspective. Help you get more focused, have more balance, time, energy and money through setting and achieving realistic goals.
When setting up a business many people spend some time thinking about targets, putting a plan in place and then setting off with all the good intentions and motivation of a new business owner. What about the action and the checks to see if it is working? I speak to a number of people who have big stumbling blocks to their success by having great ambitious goals but no follow through and therefore left feeling that they are not achieving. So a few tips on keeping calm and achieving those goals whilst keeping motivated and getting that direction that you need to be successful.
- Use a simple method that works for you to achieve those goals. Vision board, written lists, talking to a friend/mentor etc. For me a tried and tested method is the GROW model. It is a fantastic and simple way of discovering what your goals are and putting them into action. As a reminder this is the GROW model:
Goal-how will you know when you have reached the goal
Reality - What is happening now (what, who, when, and how often)? What is the effect or result of this? What is stopping me from achieving this goal?
Options – explore obstacles in each option
Will - How can you keep yourself motivated? When do you need to review progress? Daily, weekly, monthly?
- Communicate the goal and monitor your progress.
Accountability and monitoring tend to go hand in hand — it is not unusual to be more mindful of completing a task when we know someone is going to ask you how you are getting on, so speak to a trusted friend or mentor or come along to one of my business groups (shameless plug)!!
- Start taking action today.
It is what it says on the tin, why spend time on writing down your goals and talking about them if you don’t start putting them into action so take those small steps towards the big reward. Remember to be kind to yourself along the way and celebrate those small wins!