We are entering the second quarter of the year – where did the first quarter go?
Time to share a couple of self-coaching exercises.
This is an excellent exercise promoted by the clever folks at Strategic Coach in Toronto.
Take a few minutes for yourself and answer the following questions:
- Morale: “what were my 5 best achievements from the last quarter?”
- Momentum: “what are the 5 areas of focus and progress making me the most confident right now?”
- Motivation: “what new things are giving me the greatest sense of excitement going forward?”
- Multipliers: “If I could just focus on 5 things that would be the multipliers during the next quarter, what would they be?”
I completed this exercise for myself at the start of January and it’s been interesting to see how much of my desired future was achieved in Q1 – and how much fell by the wayside. I would estimate that I managed to get about 50% of my list done – such is life.
Equally revealing is how much of that first list I am motivated to take forward and try again – not everything, which illustrates that ideas and goals can and will change. That’s human nature.
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My second exercise is an old favourite, to plan goals for the next quarter, both Professionally and Personally.
I’m attaching here the goal-setting sheets I have used for many years and will be completing my own before the end of this week.
Again, you may want to give that a go – and, thus, provide yourself with a focus for the next 3 months.
Time passes quickly. It can be an enemy or a friend, depending on how well you plan.
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