by Linden | Feb 19, 2020 | Goal Setting, Life Coaching Resources, Life Purpose
Knowing how to get promoted is key if you are wanting more job responsibility. It may take some time to establish yourself as a top performer in your workplace, and there are some effective ways to increase your chances.
You won’t get a promotion for the length of time you have been in the job, nor if you engage in office politics and gossip regularly. That will get you noticed, but not in the best way.
Your career growth is your responsibility and there are many ways to show your work ethic and enthusiasm. It is an area that I work in and can help you with your career growth.
Here are my top tips to put into practice:
1 Give your company great value for the time you are there. Know your job and do it well. Discuss the priorities for your responsibilities and tasks with your boss so you are working towards the organisation’s goals.
2 Be a team player and collaborate with your co-workers. Your boss needs people who are committed to their job, but also committed to the team objectives and take up responsibilities on projects.
3 Ask how you can help. Make yourself irreplaceable as the known ‘go-to’ for a particular office function such as ensuring customer contact is met within a short timeframe, or conversations in difficult situations remain calm and resolved quickly. Keep cool under pressure.
4 Learn new skills. By knowing the promotional job you are targeting you can research the role and the higher-level skills required. Learn online or through the company, building soft skills such as self-discipline, focus, creativity, work ethic and problem-solving skills. Note down any specific improvements that you contribute to for the company to add to your resume.
5 Get noticed for the right reasons by being engaged in the organisation’s activities. Contribute your ideas at staff meetings, put you hand up for projects and committees to expand your skills base, and dress for the job you want, not the job you have.
Remember to smile and enjoy your job, even though you may be wishing you already had that promotion. Think leadership and cultivate a good working relationship with your boss as well as your colleagues. Allow your boss to know you and the great value that you bring to your role.
Know that preparation is key to planning for a new role, and that is where I can help you. With many years engaged in roles at all levels of organisations I am in a good position to provide valuable advice.
Know your ‘why’. Knowing why you want to succeed and build a lasting career for yourself should be your guide. And I can help you to determine this.
by Linden | Jan 4, 2020 | Goal Setting
Motivation is what drives you towards a goal, gets you up in the morning, and keeps you working through a task, determined to succeed when things get tough. But motivation can be both positive and negative: Positive motivations focus on the positive things that will happen when you take action
How to become (and stay) motivated
- Direction Goals give you a direction to focus on – one that’s measurable and has an endpoint. When you set a goal, you also need to write down actions to take to achieve it. This can help you to stay motivated.
- Choose goals that interest you. You’re much more likely to stay motivated if you’re working towards something that you genuinely want to do or achieve, rather than what other people want for you.
- Find things that interest you within goals that don’t. Sometimes other people set goals or tas
ks for us that we don’t find interesting or want to do. So, try and find something within that task that does motivate you. For example: ‘I hate maths, but it’s going to help me become a builder, which I want more than anything.’
- Make your goal public. If you tell someone – or write down – your goal, you’ve essentially made a promise to keep your word.
- Plot your progress. When you’re working towards something, it can be really motivating if you can see evidence that you’re making progress. Draw or create a visual representation of how you’re coming closer to achieving the goal you’ve set yourself.
- Break up your goal. Start with easier tasks and work your way up to bigger challenges. Breaking up a task in your mind into achievable chunks helps build confidence.
- Celebrate. Promise yourself some sort of reward each time you complete a step/task.
- Don’t do it alone. Get a coach. Join a class or find someone you can share the experience with. Other people’s encouragement to keep going can be a big boost to your motivation, particularly when you’re doing it tough.
What motivates you?
To find out, connect with Linden: wwwessentialyoulifecoaching.com/connect/
by Linden | Dec 8, 2019 | Goal Setting, Life Coaching Resources, Life Purpose
Wow, December already.
And with that comes another birthday for me. This one is a remember and reflect birthday because for me it is a significant number in years.
December is also the time that begins decorations for the festive season, reflecting on family and friends and what to buy as gifts that they will love, and a time to consider holidays and good times ahead. Joy! My word of 2019.
What does December mean to you?
Do you look forward to celebrations with friends and family, or start to dread the hustle of shopping in overcrowded stores trying to find that something just right for your significant purchases? Or just a parking spot?
As 2019 nears drawing to a close I seem to reflect more on the highlights and not so highs of the past year and think about what I can take forward into the new year, and this time new decade.
Undertaking study as a life coach and taking on coaching for myself as a self-discovery and self-reflection program has been so very rewarding personally and spiritually and given me the chance to meet so many incredible and wonderful people who have expanded my world and my perspective on my life and my influence in this world.
I have valued the opportunity to reflect on and appreciate all my many complex life experiences and gain lessons that I know passing on to others through coaching will enrich their personal perspective. Living life so fully focused on the best I can be for myself has brought the highs and also the not so highs, as perfectionism and hyper- achievement are huge saboteurs for me.
How will you reflect on yourself and your impact in the world in 2019?
Will you take the best of your learnings and plan for even better for 2020?
Time is running out quickly as December starts it’s race to the finish, so take some time to reflect.
What is your dream for 2020? What does the reflection of you look like in the mirror? Make that reflection a happy one, one that looks back at you proud of what you have achieved, and purposeful for what you know you can achieve in 2020.
If you want to uncover what that purpose is, book my Complimentary Discovery Call and we can start your discovery today. www.essentialyoulifecoaching.com/connect/
by Linden | Oct 4, 2019 | Goal Setting
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a goal that you set and forget and a really great goal that inspires you?
Over the last six months, I have trained as a life coach and I’ve learnt that goal setting is a major factor in productively working with a life coach.
Why? You need to relate to and feel your goals, being inspired by your vision for success and happiness.
There are many different reasons for setting goals and I know that if you want to succeed in realising the outcomes of your goals you need to own them.
Here are my 5Cs for setting goals that get you there:
Get clear on what you want, why you are deciding on setting goals. Clarity of purpose is essential to gain the best intentions for your goals. For example you may want to save the deposit for your first home. Considering how much you need to save and what else you need to think about to reach your savings goal will add depth to creating actions as well as having an outcome that can be measured.
Have the confidence to create actions that can reward you as you tick them off. Planting a sustainable garden can produce benefits at each stage by creating a use for household scraps, redirecting grey water to save money and irrigate your plant beds and involving family or community in planning and carrying out construction.
Once you commence setting goals you will also need to create actions to take you step by step towards the outcomes that you have envisioned. The way that you write your goals and how they challenge you will excite you to take ownership of your goals. How will my life be better when I have saved the deposit for my first home, or, be the fittest that I have ever been? Goals with actions that stretch your imagination, align with your core values and deep emotions are much more likely to be achieved.
As you tick off your first actions towards each goal, revisit those goals and create new actions that continue to motivate you, being the consistent achiever that you want to be. Creating positive actions, then focusing consistently on achieving the strategies and actions to reach your outcomes.
We can let too many conflicting needs cram into our lives so to ensure that you can maintain your initial connection, your goals and actions need deep feeling and meaning to bring your heart and desire into the achievement of what you truly wish for.
Get there, then Celebrate!
Do you want to be celebrating the goals you’ve achieved three months from now? Book in a Complimentary Chat by clicking here and let’s discuss how I can support you in bringing your goals to life.
by Linden | Sep 18, 2019 | Goal Setting, Life Coaching Resources
Are you searching for clarity? The ultimate potential of looking at who you are as a unique individual and who is the essential you?
Begin your search for clarity.
Life coaching can develop your confidence and strength to set realistic goals to fulfil your potential.
The basic fundamental of life coaching is to determine the goals you can set that lead to your desired outcome in your personal and working life. The goals that you set with your coach are determined by the need you have to reach a higher level of being, creating a plan for your journey towards self-actualisation.
Abraham Maslow used the term ‘self-actualisation’ to describe the state that a person reaches when they achieve their goals and realise their dreams at the highest level of his 1943 hierarchy of needs.
Fuelling your desire to lead a rich and fulfilling life is the human response to reaching self-actualisation, or a vision for yourself that illustrates your inner calling to find meaning and purpose in your life.
The plan comprises the actions and strategies that map how you, ‘the client,‘ can achieve your heart and soul’s desires based on your discussion sessions with your coach and the resulting goals determined together. This is what your life coach’s role is, to assist you to build stepping-stones, maintain momentum and bring accountability to yourself to follow through with intended actions.
Goal setting is a critical aspect of life coaching. Goals should be inspiring and positive to move you into action and be willing to complete the actions needed to achieve them. You will feel positive, proactive, inspired, happy and proud when you complete your goals showing who you are as that unique individual and who is the essential you.
The next blog post will focus on the topic of Goal Setting and the difference between Beautiful You Coaches goal setting expectations and other coaches.
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