Self-Coaching is a powerful skill set of tools and techniques that anyone can
use and apply to create instant and sustainable life and work changes. Drawing
from a range of simple to apply techniques that have roots in the best of
psychology, psychotherapy and management and leadership theories these tried
and tested tools work. So here, without having to wade through pages of text,
books or online websites are our top ten tips for self-coaching guaranteed to
make a difference.
TIP ONE: WRITE IT DOWN! CAPTURE YOUR THOUGHTS, FEELINGS AND PLANS IN WRITING
Numerous research has shown that depressed people have much better rates of success when they keep track of their feelings and thoughts in a journal. Writing down your thoughts, feelings, ideas and plans not only increases your levels of motivation but also significantly increases the likelihood of your success. Very often writing things down crystallizes your own thoughts, gets the creative juices flowing and activates new ideas, solutions and possibilities. Keep a dedicated notebook where you’ll record your thoughts and ideas for your Self Coaching journey.
TIP TWO: ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS AND WAIT FOR THE ANSWER
Asking questions is a significant coaching tool that all coaches use. The key lies in making sure that you are asking the right questions. When it comes to Self Coaching ask questions that move you towards a solution rather than in the direction of the problem. Becoming Solutions focused is one of the quickest ways of self-coaching yourself to success. One common method is to always be on the lookout for when there has been an exception to the problem occurring even in the tiniest of ways.
A typical Solutions Focused question might be:
What’s the easiest thing I could do right now?
What’s the one thing that would get me started in the direction of the solution?
If I wasn’t afraid what’s the first thing I would do to solve this issue?
If I knew I couldn’t fail what’s the first thing I would do.
What’s the bravest thing I could do right now?
What’s the oddest thing I could do right now?
What could I do in the next five minute that would get me going?
Have fun creating questions that motivate you towards