Hi The coach zone,
Welcome to this weeks Get COACHd on Friday.
This Friday, we are going to extend our thinking about moving our dreams forward. Last week, I spoke about a method to capture your dreams. So what next?
Before that, a few notices for this week.
- WBECS (World Business Executive Coaching Summit) is starting with the complimentary live-free sessions next week. This is an awesome way of getting some free learning from World Class coaching thinkers such as Susan David, Ray Dalio, and Michael Bungay Stanier. Check out more about this 3-week intensive opportunity involving over 40 sessions – Check out the free WBECS summit here. One of the many benefits includes instant access to the Marshall Goldsmith Coaching Collection.
- Co Coaching is back next month. Running from 19:30 to 21:00 on 9th June, this is a great opportunity for you to check in with your coaching, get coached and receive feedback in a friendly and progressive online space – Check out Co Coaching here.
- Benchmark your current marketing impact to help identify opportunities. This benchmarking tool creates a quick report from your responses in a few minutes – Check out the Marketing Benchmarketing Tool here.
And now to today’s thinking.
You should have a list of dreams from the activity that you completed last week. Follow these simple steps to pick one and develop this into something of a plan.
- Reread the dreams that you captured on your sheet of paper. Which one(s) are you drawn to as something that is ‘top of the agenda’ for you? If you selected more than once, then perhaps complete this activity a few times to understand where you are going.
- Using open questions (How, what, when what-if and why?) explore the dream. It could be that this is an easy exercise for you, but similarly, it could be too difficult to imagine liberating that dream. Consider breaking this into a smaller achievement – Eg. If running a marathon was your dream, then perhaps running 5km might be something that is within your imagination.
- Ask yourself, if I was now breaking the steps to achieve my dream into smaller achievements, how would I describe them? What could be the first step toward this smaller achievement? Who do I need help from? What resources do I need?
- If you are still harbouring a doubt, break this step down still further – and redo the previous step. How have you found that? Easier?
- Continue with this thought pattern and process until you are satisfied with the outcome – which will be a list of steps that you can now timeline to help the achievement and small steps to achieving your dream.
Some find it worthwhile working with an accountability buddy. This helps in keeping you on track. It helps you explore some of your inner thinking and explore some of the derailers.
Have fun with this.
Enjoy the curated reads below. I do enjoy picking these for you – so it would be great to hear about which ones have resonated with you.