Kim was excited to give self-coaching a try but she wasn’t sure about how to get started. A life coach recommended that Kim study coaching techniques.
“Once you educate yourself about how to coach others, you’ll understand how to coach yourself,” her friend shared. If you’re like Kim and you need self-coaching ideas, try using one of these techniques to motivate and encourage yourself…
The 4 Whys:
This is a great coaching method to use when you encounter a problem or setback. It involves stating the problem then asking yourself why several times in order to get to the root of the issue so you can correct it. For example, the 4 Whys might look like this for you:
Problem: I can’t start my side hustle.
- Why? – Because I don’t have a website.
- Why? – Well, I don’t know how to run a website.
- Why? – I don’t know how to use WordPress.
- Why? – I have not taken a WordPress course.
As you can see, this helps you establish the cause (a lack of knowledge) and come up with a plan to overcome it (take a WordPress course). Of course, keep in mind that some problems require ask “why” more than 4-5 times. So you may have to experiment with this technique before you get to the root of your specific problem.
Affirmations can be a useful self-coaching strategy if you struggle with negative thoughts about yourself. For example, you might regularly think things like:
- I’m dumb.
- I’m ugly.
- I’m useless.
- I’m a failure.
- I’m worthless.
These thoughts do not serve you in a positive way. They’re not helping you reach your goals and what’s more, they’re limiting you back from stepping into your full potential. In order to overcome these thoughts, you will need to replace them with positive affirmations. A few good ones to start with are:
- I can create what I want.
- I am a beautiful masterpiece.
- My life has value and meaning.
- I am worthy of love and respect.
- My feelings matter.
The next time you hear a negative thought, try repeating a positive affirmation.
You can’t always change a situation you find yourself in. But you can always change how you react and your perspective of that situation. For example, you might be in a difficult spot financially and unable to change it for one reason or another.
But you can alter your thought pattern. You might say, “I don’t make enough money!” This thought creates stress and invites lack into your life. Instead, try re-framing your verbal reaction by saying, “I make enough money to keep the lights on and I choose to embrace abundance!”
Coaching yourself can be easy once you know the techniques to use. At first, it may seem odd to practice these tips. But as you begin to rely on them more often, you’ll open your mind (and your heart) to the beautiful truth of who you are.
Remember, it’s hard to get started but it will get easier the more you practice the techniques.
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