TOTW: Just ask!!
It is nearly Christmas!! Remember when we were younger, and we used to ask Father Christmas for what we wanted? Why is it as adults we have stopped asking?
Here is a quote I love to cite when I talk to my clients; I always express a version of this to aid their commitment level.
“If you're not actively involved in getting what you want, you don't really want it.”
Whether you are in education, a parent, an employee, or the owner of a business, the above will always be true.
This week’s tip is about you making progress swiftly and efficiently as possible. You know that life, career, or executive coaching is about maximizing your potential, and this is most definitely a good start to doing that.
The tip of the week I would like to see you try for this week.:
Ask for what you want (and how to get there)
I’m sure there are people out there who’ve been successful in many things without asking for it, but a much more certain approach is to tell your manager, parent, headteacher, or CEO exactly what you want and if you can’t have it now, how to get there.
Look at it from a different angle.
Try: “I’m not sure I’ve shared this before, but I’d really like to make manager level, and I feel I’m more or less ready for the challenge. What can I do to get there?”
Or, as a student, try: “Sir, I’m not sure I’ve shared this before, but I’d really like to move up a set in this subject, and I feel I’m more or less ready for the challenge. What can I do to get there?”
However, you choose to let people know your ambition; it is sure to let people know what you really want. Then go for it, and once you know how to get there (if you need further support in making it), get some coaching to help you get there quicker and more efficiently than if you were doing it alone.
Visit www.edgebarabados.com to see what coaching can do to support you. But in the meantime, let people know what it is you want.
I would love to hear what you asked for this week.
Be brave, have a successful week, and follow your dreams.
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Richie Forde, Performance Coach and the Founder of Edge Coaching Services.