That one thing we have to be careful of in business and in life, is where we are going!
Simple uh! But it continues to surprise me how many people in business and in their lives don’t really know where they are heading. They are kind of wandering with a hope and a prayer. It’s doesn’t have to be this way…. Oh no! Not at all!
Fortunately none of my clients have this issue :-)
Thats where we start in all coaching topics.
- What is it that they want?
- What’s the goal?
- What’s the end point!
An example of this was today. I’ve just been working with yet another ace business client. We are working on what his goal is. He’s working on another business idea that’s going to solve a huge problem in his industry. So we’ve been coaching together to get really crisp on what that solution is.
The quote below says it nicely:
“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going,
because you might not get there”
If you don’t know clearly where you are going, how do you know you will get there. After all, most of us are heading to some sort of goal. Before you start (or as you get started) get clear on what the end point is.
- What are you trying to achieve?
- Who is going to benefit from it?
- Is there a better way of doing it?
- When will I know we have achieved your goal?
Get someone to make sure you are clear on what you are trying to achieve. Don’t waste time wandering the wilderness in the hope of any result you can find. Find the result you want.
Coaching is powerful tool to achieve this. It gets the goal(s) clear, it gets you into productive action (quickly), and keeps you going when the time gets tough (and they will).
It’s a sensible business and personal investment.