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Learn to Ask Yourself Tough Questions

Have you heard of ‘self-coaching’? A previous coaching client sent me this article and said “Thank you so much for helping me ask the tough questions”. 

If you don’t have a coach who can ask you the tough questions, you might like to take a look at this list of 50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should and give self-coaching a go.

Take the Time to Reflect

Narrative is a way of making sense of our experiences. Through the insights in your writing, it can also help you find purpose and meaning, or gain perspective and clarity.

A commitment to ongoing reflection and introspection (whether this is with a coach, on your own, or ideally a combination of both) is what creates deeper level insights that can lead you to make meaningful change in your life.

If you have a coach, it is extremely useful to spend some time reflecting on the issues that arise in each session and capture any key insights or learnings. You might also consider journaling your reflections so you can review your growth over time.

This Reflection Calendar, created by David Peterson, provides some great prompts that can help you with your reflections daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly/annually/etc. 

Develop an Action Plan

As a coach, I can help you develop an action plan. 

If you want to get started on your own, here are 10 things to think about when developing an action plan:

  1. What do you want to achieve?
  2. What is it you intend to do?
  3. What do you expect to gain from this?
  4. What are forces for and against your plan?
  5. Who are the key people in your plan? Why?
  6. Are there costs associated with your plan?
  7. What are the key dates of your plan?
  8. What would you need to see half way through your plan to be sure of reaching your target?
  9. How and when can you measure results?
  10. How will you evaluate your learnings from this plan?