No matter who you coach, what your major is, or why you got into the industry, one thing always comes to mind for people in the coaching industry this time of year: resolutions. As a coach, you are no stranger to holding yourself to a high standard of accountability. Therefore, taking a strategic approach to achieving your goals will likely come more naturally to others. The setting goal for your professional outreach efforts and strategies to achieve those goals is a great way to ensure the success of your coaching practice. The following steps can increase your confidence in achieving your goals.
Step 1: Set a Realistic Goal
Even if the ambition is to aim high and reach for the stars, too much expectation almost always ends in failure. Start small and work your way up to some of your long-term or larger goals. Start by thinking about creating a social media presence for your brand, securing your first media interview or perfecting your brand voice. All of this is eminently more achievable than, say, tripling the size of your client base.
Step 2: Create a plan for success
Once you’ve determined your goals for the year, it’s time to create a strategy to achieve them. Similar to a coaching plan, your strategy should lay out the exact road map needed to reach the finish line. Start by thinking about what it takes to make your goal a reality. If you’re hoping to create a social media presence for your brand, start by writing down everything you need to do to create a successful social media profile. Whether it takes five steps or 50, arm your business with the work plan needed to achieve success.
Step 3: Take it One Step at a Time
It’s easy to become overly focused on the end goal and lose track of the steps needed to reach it. Often people get ahead of themselves in fulfilling their New Year’s resolutions and end up rushing to the finish line. This can result in disappointment when they are unable to achieve their goals immediately. Instead, trust the work you’ve put into step two and follow the plan you’ve carefully laid out for yourself. Thanks to this, you will achieve your goals much more efficiently. After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day. That is use time to your advantage. Explore key data that is relevant to your business goals and incorporate it into your social content.