Sure, running a business is about maximizing the bottom line, but few entrepreneurs care only about the dollars and cents. For most, going into work every day is also about making the world a slightly better place and helping your team get better at what they do.
In other words, most business owners aspire to be not just managers but coaches.
What is journaling? Journaling is a way of expressing oneself, getting to know oneself, and becoming aware of one’s thoughts, moods, emotions, and desires. You can have 1 or 2 journals. One journal can be used for personal matters, expressing thoughts or other everyday stuff. The second journal can be related to goals and things you want to achieve. Or you can use one journal for everything.
At Accelerated Success we work with talented leaders in global ICT companies. We’ve developed a 7 step approach that measures the impact of our coaching on the coaching participants, those around them and the companies they work for. This approach involves the coaching participant and their line manager, meaning that the resulting report has credibility with them and with others in their company.
The process we follow to measure the ROI of coaching can be used by both external and internal coaches.
Recently there has been a lot of talk about the therapeutic powers of journaling. Professionals are encouraging people to journal their goals, thoughts, problems, and everything! It appears that sharing thoughts and emotions on paper has the similar remedial effect to speaking about them out loud.
Given how effective journaling is in other areas of life, I frequently encourage the parents I work with to keep a journal regarding daily parenting. There are a lot of bumps and bruises parents experience along the way to raising their kids. While your family may not need professional assistance, it is healthier for you to have an outlet for your thoughts regarding your family concerns and questions.
Perhaps the two most challenging things about goals is 1) staying motivated to complete them 2) remembering that we set them after a period of time passes. This holds true for adults as well as teens.
For those teens who take time to think regularly (daily) about their goals and who take regular action to complete them, it can get challenging to stay motivated. This is a normal part of life and goal setting. To overcome this, however, teens can create reminders for themselves.
The best method is to have visual reminders of the end product they hope to achieve and reminders of what it’ll feel like when they achieve the end product. My suggestion is a vision book (the same as a vision board except in book format).
In my work as a mediator and conflict coach, what touches my heart the most is the way so many of us want a deeper connection with others, but can’t seem to find it.
Bronnie Ware, a palliative care nurse in Australia, wrote a book entitled, “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying” based on her experiences listening to people in their last stages of life. One key theme that repeatedly showed up was the importance of connection with others – our relationships. Dr. Kelli Stajduhar, an end-of-life specialist and researcher, found that a key regret was letting anger get in the way of maintaining quality family relationships.
But what else gets in the way of keeping relationships intimate, vibrant, and connected in a conflict situation?