I’m a big believer in coaching and mentoring. I have had a number of great coaches and mentors in my day. Some were people who simply helped me as a friend. Other times I hired professional coaches to help me with specific areas of life or business.
If you have never looked into or thought about coaching, it is definitely something you should at least consider. Having a coach can give you a brand new perspective on your life that you may never have had before.
Right now, I would like to share a little “self assessment” questionnaire that you can use to think about some of the most critical aspects of your life. You can use these questions to ponder some of the most important things you want to work on. To start, you can simply use the answers to provide guidance for your own self coaching. You can use the answers to help you decide which books to read, courses to take and so on.
If you get value from the assessment, you may want to take it a step further with a real coach or mentor. But start by answering these questions with as much detail as possible.
Self Assessment Questions:
What are your top 5-10 accomplishments in your life so far? Things you feel most proud of?
What are some future objectives you want to make sure you achieve over the course of your life. Be as big picture and/or specific as you like.
What are 3 goals you are working on right now? If you don’t have them specifically defined, now is the time to determine what your 3 short term objectives are.
How much money do you WANT (no limits or limiting beliefs) to earn in the next 12 months?
List all of your bankable skills that you possess already (this can be anything from communication skills to “I can build a website”). Please make this list as long as possible.
What major shifts/leaps/changes do you believe you need to make to accomplish what is important to you?
What habits/activities/thought processes do you believe you need to change, simplify or let go of, in order to truly move forward, quickly?
What causes you to not procrastinate or abandon your big ideas/goals/objectives?
What motivates you? What really excites you?
Who are your role models in life? List both people you know as well as authors, speakers, etc… who have had an impact on you. WHY are they your role models?
Being as honest as you possibly can, please provide an audit as to how you spend your time in one week (Monday-Sunday). Include work, sleep, social time, family time, recreation/fitness, TV/entertainment, etc…
What To Do:
The answers to these questions will give you a detailed look at your current results which is really a result of your thoughts and behaviors. It will also give you some insight into where you intend to go.
Based on both sets of data you can look at where you are now and where you want to go and start mapping a self coaching plan to get you there. What books do you need to read? What courses can you take? What new habits do you want to create?
Take this seriously and this exercise can be a powerful catalyst for personal change!