Just because you’ve become a life coach doesn’t make it more likely that you will follow through on your New Years’ Resolutions. In fact, most people can’t remember when they resolved to do by March. And unless you want to follow the masses, you need to figure out how to become a life coach who goes beyond what most people do and set powerful goals.
How to Become a Life Coach who thinks “SMART”
For a goal to be powerful it needs to be SMART.
How to Become a Life Coach Who Writes ‘Specific’ Goals:
The ‘S’ in this acronym stands for Specific. Goals need to be clear enough so another person can understand and grasp what the goal is about. For example: A goal to become a life coach who has a thriving business is vague.
How to Become a Life Coach Who Writes ‘Measurable’ Goals:
The ‘M’ stands for Measurable. If you want to become a life coach who writes SMART goals you need to have a clear picture of victory. For example: A goal to enroll 5 new clients is measurable. You know when you’ve achieved the goal, and you can keep measure your progress along the way.
How to Become a Life Coach Who Writes ‘Ambitious’ Goals:
The ‘A’ stands for Ambitious. My favorite example of this is when a client who was almost 70 told me his goal was to complete a century bicycle ride. That sounded ambitious to me. But it wasn’t for him. He had completed the same ride 7 years in a row. Don’t become a life coach who settles for less than ambitious goals.
How to Become a Life Coach Who Writes Down the ‘Reason’ the Goals are Important:
The clearer you are about why you want to achieve a goal, the more likely you will be motivated to persevere when challenges arise. Make sure you become a life coach who understands what you are really trying to achieve in terms of getting your needs met. Will you get more Certainty/ Security in your life as a result of accomplishing your goals? More Significance? More Love & Connection? More Variety?
How to Become a Life Coach Who Creates a ‘Time’ the Goals Will be Completed by:
Don’t let yourself become a life coach who says, “Someday.” For some people it might be a bit daunting to commit to a date, but at least you will feel enough pressure to get into action.
Become a Life Coach Who Doesn’t Need the New Year to Have Resolve
Are you ready to become a life coach who reflects on this past year and makes goals? Goals like “How to become a life coach who gets better results?” sound like a good idea, but are really only a few steps away from being a powerful and compelling goal.
JTS Advisors Bi-Designated Strategy and Accountability Coach