If you have read the last two articles then you will have realised that a sensation of feeling stuck and not happy with your current situation or being faced with a crossroads position in either your professional and or personal life are just two triggers that can cause us to take stock and change things for the better.
So, let’s assume that in some way you have decided you need to make some changes what next? This step is vital for your success and it is often skimmed over. Having decided in what areas you want to make some changes this step ensures you get crystal clear in your own mind what you are aiming for and what good looks like. If there is a measurable outcome or way of confirming you have reached your ideal place then write this down, take a photograph, share with someone close anything that commits this goal in your mind. If we get this clarity early in the change process then any future decision making becomes a lot easier when we reference our final clear destination.
Here is an example of how clear this needs to be:
Current situation is a freelance language teacher is currently feeling burnt out with juggling working part time at a school, private clients, motherhood and looking after herself. When working on getting a crystal-clear picture of what she wants her future week to look like it looked like this
Monday – work at school 9.30-1pm
Tuesday – private clients 10-12 and 1-3
Wed – day off for exercise/social catchups
Thursday – work at school 9.30-1pm Evening private clients 6-8
Friday – morning lesson prep afternoon exercise/ social
Saturday – family time
Sunday – morning exercise / afternoon family time
When looking at this picture the client agreed this would tick all the boxes and meet the financial requirements of her life and get her back feeling good again with time for her own wellbeing.
It also helped when asked by private clients when she gave lessons the answer was clear either Tuesday daytime or Thursday evenings and if full would keep a wait list.
Having done the work of getting crystal clear on what she wanted the next challenge is having the personal discipline to keep to the plan.
So are you crystal clear in what you want the future to look like whether it be work, leisure, wellbeing the process is the same.
Sandra Webber works as a coach to both business and private clients who want to achieve more. To find out more visit www.sandrawebbercoaching.com