I know going for your goals in life and chasing your dreams can be extremely tiring at times. Believe me – I am with you here!
You’ve got to get yourself a good strategy in place for when the going gets tough. Working on your “go to” strategy upfront will prepare you for those harder times – because we all know, those days will come.
The best way to stay on top of your game, is to prepare for the game, not when you’re winning but when you’re losing.
So start planning right now for those challenging times and be prepared to kickstart your “go to” strategy when it is urgently needed.
Stay strong, stay resilient and stay focussed my friend.
Everyday you must be brave, battle the barriers and become the greatest version of yourself.
I was a Professional Executive Coach for many years and really did do very well in it. I met the most AMAZING leaders, whom I learned so much from. I found similar qualities in the leaders who made the BEST progress and I share below some of these:-
An incredibly ambitious growth mindset;
Deep listeners with a real eagerness to become more self-aware;
A true drive and enthusiasm for positive self-change;
Powerful and fast acting on the implementation of new ideas and learning;
A desire to become a better leader and to empower others to see their own leadership capabilities;
An unbelieveable ability to turn things around where needed;
Internally honest and seekers of truth to help them get out of their own way;
An energetic passion for meaningful results within themselves and others;
A first class ability to know what needs done and the onboard accountability for doing it;
Aspirational in their thinking and inspirational in their doing;
BIG THINKERS with a purposeful VISION;
And, let me tell you, this impressive list of leadership qualities goes on and on!
I am proud to say, I worked with the GREATEST in their field and I will never forget how ELATED and ENERGISED we both would feel after a truly progressive coaching session.
If you are in a leadership position and are currently struggling with your current set up or difficult strategic decisions – seek out a recommended professional executive coach or business mentor, who will ignite your inner drive, deeply question your current position and open up your own strategic thinking to achieve the necessary results.
There are an abundance of leadership coaching tools out there, that a highly skilled coach or mentor can share with you, in order to help you progress FAST!
Leaders have a lot of heavy plates spinning, whilst under a tremendous amount of work and personal stress – maybe it’s time to seek out the expertise you need.
Don’t stay stuck and never stay stagnant!
Be THEE Leader!
By Clarabelle, London, UK Created on 5 August 2022 Posted to blog on 22 August 2022
Behind every strategy is another strategy – let me explain.
So let’s say you want to change something for the better in your life. Let’s say for example, you want to change your career and go in a completely different direction. Let’s say you want to move away from your Management Consultancy Business and progress with a new career in property development. So first of all, I would say, “Hey you, that’s truly amazing, I admire your spirit, drive and determination to change your future. Congratulations! You’ve taken your very first step. Well done!” Now the next part for you is likely to be exciting, crazy, liberating, fulfilling, challenging and possibly frightening – all at once!! You’ve gained the knowledge, you’ve got the outer strategy and you are damn well ready to execute – oh yes, you definitely know where you’re going with this one. However, I also want you to think about your inner strategy– what do I mean by that?
Your inner strategy is that vitally important checklist, the inner compass guiding and strengthening you on the unknown path ahead. This inner strategy is the imperative foundations that you will build your outer strategy upon – you’ve got to get the inner strategy right…...first and foremost. On your inner strategy checklist you will be clear on the following areas:
I clearly know my core values and what each value means to mean.
I specifically know what is personally important to me going forward in life – I know my non-negotiables.
I fully believe in my capabilities, unlimited potential and I have faith in myself, even when there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel.
I am fully supportive of me, as much as I want solid support from the people closest to me, this is not necessary, as it is my responsibility to support myself with every choice, decision and commitment I make.
I have a contingency plan containing critical action points that serve my inner wellbeing, if and when difficult stresses arise – I know what’s in my combat toolbox to strengthen my mind, body and help me regain any lost focus.
I am confident, resilient and have an abundance of energy that is absolutely necessary to the success of my new vision.
I am not afraid to ask for help when I need it. I believe that asking for help is a necessary part of the process.
I am clear on my standards and expectations and I will not deviate from these in challenging times.
I will regularly take quiet time out, to reflect, review and refresh my thinking.
I am totally committed to the end goal, however I will remain present in the process and give everything my best shot.
I promise to value my self-worth and continue to grow and contribute to my purpose at every opportunity.
Your inner strategy is more important than the outer strategy. You’ve got to be clear on this stuff at the very beginning because if you are unclear on any of these statements, any slight failure along the way, may crumble your progress.
What I am saying is, go to work on yourself, know your inner strategy, have clarity and self awareness about you, for this will be the BEST start you can ever give yourself before any major life change. This is the sure start that will inevitably lead you to success.
Thank you for being here.
It’s Your Life, Go Get It!!
Article originally posted 7 April 2016
Updated and reposted 06.08.22 – London, UK