At the end of the day if, as a coach, I can help them untangle some of their issues and Help them create their own solutions then that is great.However, if I do just that, then I don’t feel that I am making the contribution I should be to them. I know that what deeply affects all of us is getting caught up in the tangle weeds of our businesses and lives.
And, of course there is huge value in getting these issues sorted. I don’t underestimate the value of doing that
However, just doing that is simply about helping them become a better version of their current selves.
That, is not enough. I also want to challenge them to be on the “future” version of themselves. If we are all committed to creating significant growth in all aspects of our lives, then simply a slightly better version of the current self is not going to cut it!
“But”, I hear you cry, “I will get around to that when I have sorted out these issues that are causing me a problem right now.”
The truth? There will always be tangle weeds to resolve. And, also the truth is – some of those weeds, you should not be giving your time to, at the expense of investing time in your future you!
Let’s face it, if I am not challenging you to invest time – and I mean on a consistent basis! – in creating and developing your future you, then I am not doing my job properly.
So, my challenge to you is this – in the next 7 days I want you to block off a minimum of 2 hours to start creating the picture of the future you.
Let the non-critical emails build up, don’t rush to return every phone call immediately, step off that merry-go-round that makes you feel you have to be going at a 100 mph all the time! Stop feeling guilty about taking time out for yourself – because no one else will.
Start picturing your future you, and then create a path toward achieving it.