tips from a goal coach
posted: February 15, 2012
We’re all about turning our can’ts into cans and dreams into plans (ahem, goals). We got Jenna, our superstar goal coach, to host a live goal-coaching session with our socialsphere. Missed the event? NBD. Here’s a recap and Jenna’s own recipe for creating a life you love.
what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?
… I’d move across the ocean.
To make it happen, ensure that you always include a ‘by-when’ date. For example, ‘I move across the ocean by September 2020′. It gives you the commitment and puts a stake in the ground. Without it, it’s not actually a goal.
…I’d get back to my goal weight. I am always so tired after a long day of work. What can I do to get that motivation and energy to work out?
You want to get back to something that you were before. I recommend letting go of the past and creating a brand new future that serves you for all that you are. Start with a commitment for next week and let that be enough.
…I’d have my own show on the travel channel but I’m afraid of starting the process… finding connections… putting myself/my idea out there for criticism… and being “TV” ready.
You’ve just written all your goals! Set some by-whens. “I’ll start the process by X.” “I’ll make five connections by X.” “I’ve completed classes or coaching by X to be TV ready.” As for criticism, we don’t reach our goals without criticism. Share your goals with people who love you and support you and listen to them.
…I’d move to Manitoba with my boyfriend. What’s stopping me? Possibly school and what if it doesn’t work out and I’m alone in Manitoba?
“If you don’t like where you are, change it – you’re not a tree.” You can set a new goal for a new location. Change is constant.
no time? no money? no more excuses.
I’m struggling to find balance in my life between yoga, work, school, kids, friends, husband, etc…
Writing vision and goals are designed to create balance in your life. It’s the framework that ensures all areas that are important to us are fulfilled and manifested.
I would love to go to yoga teacher training but money is a constraint.
Determine the teacher training program you want to do, figure out how much it’s going to cost and give yourself the time and space to make that money and save it for what you know is most important – your teacher training.
I want to create a routine where I work out 3 times a week. I used to do yoga 3 times per week and I loved it; now I am not making myself a priority because I am so drained with my job. Sometimes, I would just rather do art but when I do my yoga I feel more balanced. I guess I just would like to feel more motivated when I don’t feel like doing what I know to be good for me. A kick in the pants is what I need sometimes!
Put your three classes in your schedule for next week before you go to bed tonight. And then don’t make anything more important than going to those classes. Consider this your kick in the pants!
I need to pass my calculus class but it’s too hard to focus. I work full time, try to work out and I also have to find time to have a life. It’s just hard to focus on that class especially because I’m not very good at math.
Is your calculus test soon? It may require you to work out less, work less or sleep less for the time being – whatever it takes to pass. Then you can get back to doing the things you love… and maybe don’t take calculus anymore!
I’d love to make a career change. What’s holding me back is money. I’m used to making a certain amount and my bills won’t pay themselves.
Did you know that you’d probably end up making more if you were in a job you loved? Set some goals to map it out. You’ve only got one life.
I’d love to be a social work officer and help my troops with PTSD. Fear of rejection is a powerful enemy in applying to schools. Have any tips?
The fear doesn’t go away by not doing it, the fear goes away by facing it.
I want to return to softball with a fully strengthened knee from a surgery I had a year ago. Holding me back? Time, there’s just too little of it.
Lack of time is an illusion; every human has the same amount of it in a day. Our power is in how we choose to use our time.
get going on goals
Here are a few resources to get your goals going!
• get down to the nitty gritty – how to create a vision and set your goals
• do it now! do it now! – our goal setting sheet
Goal setting is all about creating a life you love. It’s not about being better or more. Create a vision of your ideal life and set goals to get you there. We dare you to be great.