With the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays fast approaching, the new year will soon be knocking at our doorsteps. What I love about a New Year’s Eve Toast is that it represents a new beginning—a fresh start to new possibilities. Whether a formal declaration is made in the form of a New Year’s resolution or not, I believe the ball drop in New York Times Square causes each of us to reflect on some change we want to make in the coming year that would improve our lives.
Other pressing priorities, diminished willpower, and “good” excuses typically result in us not following through with our good intentions. The lack of a detailed plan, poor definition of measurable milestones, and no accountability partner reduce the chance that you will meet your stated goals. Most people benefit from a coach—a partner—someone who helps you develop a plan and set milestone targets, who challenges you, and who holds you accountable. Coaches also help you strategize on ways to overcome obstacles that are standing in the way of achieving your goal.
You may be suffering in your job, struggling to have influence at work and in personal relationships, or needing an overhaul with your personal finances. Making measurable changes in behavior is a doable yet difficult task. You may be successful in making these changes through your own education and determination; however, I’d suggest you might improve your success by choosing to engage a coach as your partner.
Is 2018 the year you’ll commit to make a positive permanent change in your life? If so, I’d like to suggest you consider hiring a coach. If you’d like to give the gift of coaching to yourself or a friend, you can take me up on a special offer I would love to discuss with you. Reach out for a conversation so we can understand what you want to achieve. You have nothing to lose. The conversation is free!
You can reach me at 281.793.3741 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Author: Sandra Dillon is a professional coach and consultant with an extensive background in leadership, business development, and personal growth. She coaches individuals as well as designs and facilitates workshops. She has a passion to help organizations engage all their employees. You can learn more about Sandra by visiting her website at www.shinecrossings.com.