by Gail Lennox
Looking for some new ideas to motivate and inspire you in the New Year? This is typically the time of year when we reflect on where we have been and where we want to go. The good news is, there are many options to consider and select from!
Sometimes you are completely satisfied with where you are, and feel no action needs to be taken. Then other days there is an inkling that you want something more. You may wrestle with this for a while, until it comes to you. You want a change! The change you are seeking can come in many different forms, as each one of us is different. It may be a promotion, a new job, a new career, a reinvention, starting your own business, or just somehow making your current work more creative or interesting.
There are many things to consider when embarking on a self-discovery journey and creating an action plan. Where do you start? Start by taking stock and asking yourself a few key coaching questions. Here are a few questions I have my clients answer, and a few to get you started:
- Who are you?
- What do you want?
- Make a list of some of your accomplishments and/or things you are proud of – for example: earning a college degree, achieving a goal, promotions, creating something, learning or mastering something, developing something, implementing something, teaching something, etc..
- What are your greatest strengths?
- What are your favorite tasks to do in a job?
- What do you like helping people with?
- What do you love to do?
For more great tips to help get you motivated, I invite you to review my chapter in Coaching Perspectives IX and gain insights for your next steps.