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It’s About You: New Year Resolutions


Have you started thinking about what you might be putting on your New Year’s Resolutions List for yourself in 2018?

What is it that you want to develop for yourself this year?  What are your targets and goals for your development that you want to put in place?

Are you planning on investing time on you in 2018?

We spend all our lives using certain skills and behaviours, but something can then make us realise that some of those may no longer be working for us (or those around us).  If someone was to ask you, would you be able to fully identify your strengths, struggles and stressors?

We all have complex lives.  We’re unique individuals juggling our own set of important priorities.  And it takes another person, like a coach, to help us to get real clarity on the next right steps we need to take.  We’re often too much in our own heads to truly discover them for ourselves. When we get a coach who understands us, they can really help us select our priorities and find the path of action that will specifically work for us.

Change isn’t easy, and it’s rarely fast.  But the initial decision to change can be fast – can be overnight.  Something happens, someone says something – and we decide that enough is enough.  It could be a comment from a colleague or friend, it could be that some feedback that’s caused confusion, it could be a concern that communication or motivation skills aren’t working well enough.  Whatever the reason, the decision can be instant.

So, what is your decision?  What is it that you want to work on?  Knowing that is the first step.  And then there’s the plan to keep that decision alive and achievable.

The plan and the following actions are longer term.  Learning new skills are going to be part of that plan.  So is unlearning the behaviours that hinder us so that the new ones can really help us progress.

Make your plans your “project” for 2018.  We call it Project ME!  And every day is part of your plan, part of your project.

The skills and techniques that can be learnt from coaching from Assiem Ltd are worth practising every day, as part of your unique project plan.   It’s not about short term information, but long term change and lifetime skills.  A long-term Project Me.

The small steps, if we keep doing them, will become the new habits of a successful future.  Our brains are capable of significant change, thanks to the ability to learn new information (neuroplasticity).  To keep this new learning, however, it’s best to keep practising.

These new ways of thinking and new habits will help get us through the tougher times.

Learning about yourself can make a big difference to your career.  And then this can lead on to an ability to better understand others we are working with. Leadership and management roles can be so fulfilling, but also challenging.  So learning new communication, motivation and leadership skills can make a big difference.

What habits and beliefs are helping or hindering your progress, and how can you change what you want to change?  This is where ongoing coaching comes in, helping you plan and action Project Me.

Sometimes things will be difficult, sometimes easier, but the determination to keep going and keep working through these times will be key.  A coach can be your sounding board when you need it, a driving force to help you move forward, and a source of new techniques and skills to learn.

Are you ready to go full steam ahead with Project ME, maybe part of your 2018 New Years Resolution?

Once you’ve decided that you’d like to find out about your specific strengths, struggles and stressors, please contact Karen at Assiem.  We can offer you a free half hour Strengths, Struggles and Stressors Strategy session over the phone, in which we can identify your priorities and the best approach to help you.

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