I coach a lot of people in different areas of life, everything form healthy, weight-loss, career shifts, business and customer focus to work-life balance.
My definition of coaching is
- A powerful way of moving from THOUGHT to ACTION no matter the topic at hand.
- The process of coaching is through thought provoking questions and free uninterrupted answers to those questions.
- A space is created where the Coachee is allowed to be authentic, thoughtful and resourceful.
- The Coach is a listening, encouraging and engaged partner on the journey.
What is self-coaching?
For most of us there are thoughts stopping us form moving forward or from feeling happy and in flow.
By taking a moment every day, maybe in any one of the below situations, you can start training your mind and gaining clarity on your goals, your priorities and what’s possibly stopping you from achieving them.
I coach myself when there isn’t a colleague around to help me out.
Here are my three hottest self-coaching situations.
Remember, that the coaching questions are KEY to unlocking a stuck mind. Read more about them in my post: My Top 5 Life Hack Questions
In the car
Or in any transportation mode you’re in. You’re going to sit/stand there anyway, so might just go ahead and use the time wisely.
To me, there’s no better time for self-coaching then when I’m in my car. Alone.
And if you’re on the bus, train or plain that’s great to. Take the opportunity to go internal and have the conversation with yourself.
When waiting for the above bus, or when walking to the office. Or maybe just during a short break. Go outside!
Taking a moment in your day outside no matter the weather, should allow you some time to think, feel and reflect.
With a cup of something really good
I do the cup of coffee. Always my go-to-beverage when it’s time to think. Again – alone time is the best time for self-coaching, no doubt.
Taking those minutes to quite down your mind and really just asking yourself those relieving questions. Smelling the coffee, feeling the heat form the cup on my hands, really sets me in the right mode to help myself move forward.
Some final words
So there they are, my top 3 self-coaching situations.
When could YOU try self-coaching to gain clarity and move yourself forward? Today? At the latest tomorrow I hope.
Try it. Take the time. Get clarity. Move forward.
Good Luck and talk soon!
Links to the two biggest coaching communities: