Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Did you ever feel like something is keeping you from moving before in your business, but you can not determine exactly what it is? When I look back on conversations I've had clients in the past year, I look at four common obstacles that tend to hold people back. Is there any of this ring true for you? 1. You move from theory to action. Previously may have seemed to know it all before you make your plans happen. I was a coach mentor, someone who helps people start their own coaching business. I saw that the people who succeed in this business are the ones who jump right when they are still in the midst of their course. Do not wait until they are proficient. They recognize that to be an expert, they have to start working. That way they can bring their experiences back to the classroom to leave a comment. You will also gain insight as you go along - so do not put off.2. Do everything at the last minute. Sam is the kind of leader who created an agenda in his head as he walked into the meeting. As president of the company, he had a full plate and a lot of business goals, and he surrounded himself with smart, competent people that he likes to bring together for frequent discussions. However, his crack team are constantly frustrated because Sam would call a meeting of a sudden without giving anyone time to prepare. Such as Sam coach, I help to show how his team could be a better resource for him if he gave them a agenda.3. React instead of respond. Carl night owls who like to stay late at the office after everyone went home - he did the best job during quiet time. But lately, manager Carl, Sally, began sticking to the head office of Carl before he headed home. Then he sat down and started talking, sometimes about work, sometimes not. He may stay for 10 minutes. He could stay for one hour. Arrgh! Needless to say, Carl began to get angry. What used to be time no longer. Carl helped me by showing that he had no choice when Sally appears for evening conversation. Instead of feeling like a hostage, he began to use the conversation as an opportunity for one-on-one time with his manager. He became privy to information that he did not have access to previously.4. You blame others. Lee continues to project start delayed through no fault of their own. Meanwhile, at home, their children behave and make mad. It seems as if no one takes their weight, but he is. Lee has reached a point where he could not see a way out of the situation, but to leave his job and start all over again. Fortunately, before that happened, I could sit down with him and examine what that might have played a part in the delay of the project. We discuss a way for him to begin to build relationships and to overcome the feeling of the deck stacked against him. As things improved his work, home life easier, too. Her family responded to the negative attitude that brought home. (Do not you love how your kids capture your emotions so easily?) We all spend a lot of time in our heads, we study the situation, traveling the same path over and over again. We did our story so powerful that we can not see the situation in any other way.If you feel annoyed, consider having a conversation with a coach, mentor, or trusted advisor. He may be able to offer new perspectives, expand your awareness, and help you overcome obstacles get in the way of your success.