Be S.M.A.R.T when it comes to setting goals in your coaching practice. We all have dreams and goals we would like to accomplish one day. In order for these dreams and goals to become a reality, we must be smart about how we go about producing them. No, I’m not referring to intellect or savviest approach, I’m simply implying to follow the acronym S.M.A.R.T. By using this method your coach will be able to help you to overcome the many challenges and troubles you’ll encounter in making steady progress.
Why Your Coaching Practice Needs A System!
Simply stated, Coaching is the fastest possible path to growth and change. Let’s take a look at this method and you compare it to yours. In your coaching practice, by practicing the S.M.A.R.T approach you’ll enhance your goal setting by ensuring they are Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Realistic and of course Time is always a factor. In order to hit your target goal you must Practice taking specific action steps. Coaching helps you to avoid vague or unclear goals. Instead of saying you want to be fit, make a declaration that you will walk or run for 15 minutes 3 times per week.
In order to verify your progress, your goals must be measurable. Let’s say your goal is to make $15k per month and you’re currently making $5k per month. Knowing where you are and where you want to go gives you a measurable and quantifiable target to move towards. Therefore, practicing your coach’s advice and watching your momentum build, supercharges your chances of success.
How Practicing This Coaching Method Clears Your Thoughts:
In the coaching process we work alongside you to ensure your goals are attainable. No matter how badly you want to be a world class horse race jockey, if you’re 6 feet tall and weigh 280 pounds the possibility of your attaining this goal is pretty unlikely. Whether it’s for yourself or in your coaching practice, set yourself and your clients up for success by being practical with your goal setting practices.
Now in order achieve your goal it must be realistic. Through your coaching practice you’ll start managing your expectations that you actually set up for yourself. For example: It may not be possible to run a marathon in 8 weeks if you have been sedentary for any length of time. A more realistic approach might be to start a run/walk protocol and progress to being able to run for 30 minutes nonstop before you embark upon such a lofty goal. This may take 3-6 months, but you are surely well on your way to the marathon or any other deserving feat you may want to conquer.
Lastly, time! This could be the time you plan to accomplish a particular task or it could be the time you have available in a day, week, or more importantly the time you have left in your life. Now, is the time to take the actions in your coaching practice to accomplish those goals that are worthy of you life’s endeavors.
It’s your life, so why not create a master piece.
JTS Advisors Accountability Coach