I write this newsletter only when I feel I have something worthwhile to talk about. And today I have something to say. Or rather: To ask.
Your personal progress towards your goals depends little on my advice, but way more on the insights that you gain for yourself and the decisions you are able to make, because you better understand your true motivation.
That’s what my writing and coaching is for: To help you make better decisions for yourself.
So, here is a little coaching session that you can do on your own. It doesn’t cost money, it just costs a little bit of time (maybe 5-10 minutes) and your full attention. Interested?
If yes: Then close the door for a moment. Switch of all distractions. And focus 100% – not on me, but on yourself and your own needs. The benefit you will gain from this excercise will depend on how close you pay attention to your own needs.
You will need a pen and a paper – or a way to take notes on your computer/phone.
Do you have something to write? Is is quiet around you?
Take a breath. Now: Think of all the problems in your life. The problems that are on the surface and the problems that are hidden under the surface. Write them down as fast as you can. Give yourself 60 seconds for this task.
Finished? Now, have a look at your list: Which of these problems are worth solving? In every life there are things that are suboptimal. Things we would like to change if we could. But if you fix a problem, there is usually a cost involved. Time, Energy, Money.
When you look at your list: Which of these problems are not worth to invest time, energy or money in solving?
Strike them out!
Simply accept that in your current situation, you won’t solve them. Because they are simply not worth the effort.
Now let’s look at the remaining list. Which of these problems have an easy fix and what exactly is this fix? (Sometimes the fix is: “I don’t care.”)
Write down the three problems that are easiest to fix – and the exact way how you will fix them today. Because good things happen only if you actually do them: Set yourself an alarm for the time when you actually will fix them today. So that you don’t forget.
After you fixed these three problems today: Feel free to write me and share your experience with me. You can simply reply to this email. I would love to hear how this excercise played out in your real life.
Now – the last step for today:
1. From the remaining problems on your list: Which one is the most important one to solve? Write it down.
2. Why is this problem so important to solve? Write the reason down and be specific! Feel free to elaborate.
3. What will be one way in which your life will be better after you solved this problem? Again: Write it down and be as specific as you can.
4. What will it cost you to solve this problem? In terms of time, energy and money. Or to phrase it more appropriately: What is it worth to you to solve this problem?
You solved three easy problems today and you identified the most important problem that you need to solve in order to improve your life.
If you like:
Feel free to reply to this post and share your experience with the three easy problems.
In regards to your biggest problem: If you like send me the answers to the 4 questions in “the last step”. I can have a look and offer advice for your next step.
I wish you success.
PS: If you don’t have the time to do this excercise right now – why don’t you set yourself an alarm? Because let’s face it: If you don’t, then you never do this excercise and you miss out. 😉 😉