(Read Part 1 of this series here.)
In an episode of the popular television series The Office, workers are encouraged to post their new year’s resolution for all to see, and for the purposes of accountability. In one cameo, the perky and mildly naive receptionist, Erin Hannon reports on her progress: “My new year’s resolution is to learn one new word each day, and so far it’s going immensely!”
Erin is enthusiastic about her new year, but she could use some help.
Could you use some help?
Let’s get some help. I’m dropping in with some thoughts about self-coaching. All of us do better with coaching. We go further faster when others are around us who can give us perspective and encouragement. I receive coaching, and I deliver a lot of it, especially through my organization, GiANT Worldwide. Our coaches include our friends, colleagues, and professionals. And our coaches include ourselves.
On your journey, don’t ignore the coach in your head. Your coach in your head can be your greatest ally or your darkest foe. Your inner coach will open doors for breakthrough, or it will slam gates shut and keep you in your place.
In the coming weeks we’ll evaluate our inner coach, make decisions on what we let inside, and we’ll cover proven strategies to unlock potential by getting serious about self-care. You’ll see. This will be a good journey inward, and it will ultimately affect your outward journey as well.
For now, dwell on this. What if the coach inside you was really for you? What might that look like.
And if you’re a person of faith, here’s one more:
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14
Part 3: Overcoming Self-Preservation
Part 5: Get Out of Your Mind
Part 6: Eight Minute Victories
Part 7: Increasingly Say “No”