Working with clients is what I really enjoy. The opportunity to use my creativity, experience and knowledge to help other people excel, solve problems and achieve their career and business objectives motivates me. There is nothing that can force a good coach to look at her own life than standing in the spotlight with her client.
Sometimes I think it was easier when I worked within the corporate world. You could leave so much to other departments, but in my shoes, as Director of two businesses, I must split myself between these and all of their respective parts.
Making the best use of my time is a constant priority. I know you’ll understand if you run your own business. I’m a good planner. I use lists, diaries, mind maps and pretty visuals to keep me interested. The area I can sometimes miss is creating time for review. It’s easy to do because we can become so busy moving on to the next important thing. I’m still learning that it’s all in the scheduling of things and planning time for review, reflection and re-planning is as much part of running the programme as starting it.
So, this week, as you look at the list of things to do, the meetings in your diary and everything else, make sure you have booked some time in your diary for the three ‘Rs’ – Review, Reflection and Re-planning.
Learn from your past, even if it’s only yesterday so that you can ensure you’re present prepares you for your future in the best possible way. Sandra Pollock