Procrastination is often an issue during life success coaching. A client may come into coaching because she is unhappy with the level of success she is achieving. Or maybe, her life isn’t as fulfilling as she would like. Perhaps she has a plan for a business she wants to start or a weight loss goal that she just can’t seem to get off the ground. Procrastination is often to blame and may be the “presenting complaint”, as they say in the medical profession.
Procrastination Can Be Related To Limiting Beliefs
Life success coaching won’t move your client where she wants to go if you don’t tackle her issues about procrastination. You have to look underneath the surface to see what’s really going on. Does your client believe she “isn’t good enough” or “isn’t smart enough” or something similar? If so, she may procrastinate because on some deep unconscious level, she fears that she will fail in her business. That would be painful proof that her belief about not being good enough is true. Or perhaps she believes that a man will never love a woman who is more successful than he is. That could be the unconscious rationale for procrastinating to avoid building a successful business. Look deep and see what limiting beliefs your life success coaching needs to address.
Your Client Needs A High Value Goal
A big value of working with a life success coach is getting totally clear on goals. Part of this process is making sure that the goals are real and important. And this is extremely relevant to the issue of procrastination. It isn’t necessarily a limiting belief that causes procrastination. It could just be that your client’s doesn’t have sufficient motivation. An important part of life success coaching is helping your client get emotionally attached to the benefits of attaining her goal.
A Practical Solution From Life Success Coaching
The last key to mastering procrastination is very straightforward. Sometimes the reason your client isn’t making progress toward her goal is simply that she doesn’t know where to start. If that is the case, remind her of the old joke “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!” Help her set out small manageable steps and figure out what needs to come first. Provide accountability, and that might be all she needs.
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Dorine G. Kramer
JTS Advisors Strategy and Accountability Coach