Friday, August 8, 2014

A place for accountability

Do you make to-do lists for yourself? Are you good at the follow-through? Some people take one thing at a time, complete it, cross it off the list and move through till everything is finished. Others do one thing and get lost in that project and don't move on to the other things on the list. Or they ignore the list altogether. Just remember: You're not good or bad no matter what your style is. Your style is your style. It doesn't make you better or worse than anyone else. However, it's good to know your style—and good to do whatever works best for you.

What is helpful for many people—or so nearly all of my coaching clients have told me at one time or another—is to be accountable to someone else. If you really want to get a project done, tell someone else that you're going to do it and when. That's really motivating!

At the end of each session I have with a client, I'll ask them to set one or two goals for themselves that they'll work on before the next coaching session. What I hear from clients is that often when that next session gets close, they think: "Whoa, I'm going to talk to Sonia in a couple days, I'd better get going here" or "I'd better complete it soon." All of us can use accountability at times in our lives. If you are at a point where you could use some, please contact me. Let's see what we can do for you. 

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