I often send out short questionnaires to help me help my clients. I’ve chosen to post a few of the questionnaires here for your use should you desire some guidance before we connect or for your use if you are not yet ready to commit time, effort or finances at this point in time. It’s my way of being of supportive of your needs and goals with the anticipation that when you are ready, you would consider benefiting from Personal Truth Coaching.
“The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.”
– Cecil B. DeMille
CHOOSING A GOAL: A goal is an end result you wish to achieve. By imagining, planning and making a commitment to achieving your desires, you feel less stress and more happiness in your life. Setting goals with deadlines in place puts you in a proactive mode. Deadlines can be altered if needed but are more often used to keep you motivated to attain your goal in a finite period of time.
Goal-setting ideally involves establishing Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Relevant, Timely, Inspired, Empowering and Satisfying (S.M.A.R.R.T.I.E.S.) objectives. Having most of these in place gives you a greater chance of successful achievement. It serves as an effective tool for making progress by having a clear awareness of what you must do to achieve your end result. Goal-setting can play a major part of your successful personal development.
Having personal goals gives you a sense of purpose. If you find yourself wondering if there is more to life? or asking if is this all there is? then often the challenge of conquering a new goal helps dispel those depressing feelings.
Managing goals can give you huge returns in many areas of your personal life. It gives you something to sink your teeth into as you identify on what to concentrate and improve upon. Long term vision and bursts of lasered motivation put you in the driver’s seat – at the cause of your future – at the cause of some happiness in your life.
Guilt, inner conflict and limiting beliefs can be dealt with head on and laid to rest when you stay focused and determined to meet your mark. A sense of pride and knowledge that you have achieved your goals sets you apart from those who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk.
Why do people succeed? Is it because they’re smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slide-show on the real secrets of success.
A self-described average guy who found success doing what he loved, Richard St. John spent more than a decade researching the lessons of success — and distilling them into 8 words, 3 minutes and one successful book.
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.
Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions.
QUESTIONS USED TO EXPLORE YOUR GOALS:
1. List 3 things you would like to experience in the next 90 days.
2. List 2-3 goals you’d like to achieve.
Use the S.M.A.R.R.T.I.E.S. tool to flush out your goals to the max.
2. Tell why are these goals important to you?
The stronger your reasons, the more you are apt to achieve them.
3. Where would you like to be in a year from now?
Ignore for now “how” you could achieve that; simply list your big idea. Include money, professional, personal activities, time off, and the like.
4. Where would you like to be 5 years from now?
Ignore “how” you’ll achieve that; simply list your ideal life. Consider money, professional achievements, personal activities, down time, and the like.
5. What are your top 5 “things to do before I die” list – your “bucket list”?
PRE-CALL STRATEGY: Gather your thoughts to prepare for a coaching session.
1. Name some of your celebrations and successes achieved over the last few years. 2. What are a few things you’ve been meaning to get to?
3. Name some roadblocks that have been lately in your way.
4. What’s been keeping you up at night?
5. What are your top two pressing problems?
6. How are these problems impacting your life?
7. What benefits would you gain utilizing a coach?
8. What do you want to get out of our call today?
DISCOVERY: These questions are intended to create clarity and serve as a foundation for your optimal coaching experience.
1. What would you be do or have if money or time were not a factor?
2. Describe your ideal life.
3. What do wish to contribute or gift to the world?
4. What would you most regret not having done for yourself?
5. What is your commitment level to making your life a success?
6. Name two goals you most want to achieve in life – a true breakthrough.
7. What do you enjoy doing? What brings joy into your life?
The Chinese Bamboo: A story of triumph.