When you coach yourself, you get a different perspective.
I’m going through a bit of a business dilemma right now.
This has been compounded with the fact that my whole family has been sick for the past few days, which means no sleep for Daddy (or Mommy for that matter). Of course, things look a lot worse when you haven’t slept and start thinking about them at 3 AM lying on the couch listening for signs of a crying toddler.
I decided to do something different this morning though.
I decided to ask better questions.
With better questions comes better clarity.
Here are the questions I asked:
Can this work the way it is now?
How can this work?
Am I getting out of this what I want, or am I just being nice to make others happy?
Will this work if ___________? (fill in the option)
If I were to step out of the situation and were to serve as a coach, to someone else, what advice would I give?
In the end, the answers to these questions provided me with the insight I wouldn’t have had otherwise. The best part about it… it was easy.
You can apply this flow to your business, your relationships, or just about any other situation you’re in.
Birds of a feather flock together
So chose your friends wisely.
This was on the wall of my 6th-grade classroom and I feel it’s just as important today as it was then.
Who do you find yourself spending time with that you should let go of?
Where do you go to have conversations that matter?
Who do you want more of in your life?
What groups do you visit regularly online to provide you stimulus and growth?
These are important questions to ask yourself.
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I used to stay up late grinding it out for work…
I used to stay up late grinding it out to look good…
I used to stay up late to show that I was the best…
Now, I stay up late to hold my son when he’s sick.
I had my priorities out of whack.
I followed the wrong path.
Luckily I figured that out before my son came into this world.
What are your priorities?
Not sure? Then just look at your calendar. Every minute gets a vote.
What does your calendar say about your priorities?