In my practice I find that I attract a lot of clients that want to take the plunge to become entrepreneurs and make a living out of their passion.
People want to get out of the rat race and have more time to enjoy the life style that suits them. They want to work smarter, not harder and have more free hours to dedicate to other life areas.
The first thing I ask clients that want to make such a transition, is what will make their vocational life area a 10 or 9.5 out of 10? I will then brainstorm with them until they can create concrete goals that will get them where they want to be.
When they are satisfied that they have set challenging enough goals that is sufficient for the desired transitions, we will make sure that their goals are very clear and detailed and specific. Next we will determine if their goals are written in a way that only they are responsible for reaching it, although they can make use of resources available. We will also want their goals to have definite time lines and when it should be reached and milestones that can be measured along the way.
Their goals should also contain evidence that they have been successful in what were attempted to be achieved.
Their goals should be inspiring and evoke the emotions necessary to drive them to take action, because it is our emotions that move us to do things.
They should be able to to envisage the goal and write it down as though they have already reached them, starting with the end dates in site and writing the goals down in the present tense.
After we have determined all the necessary mile stones that the clients should meet to reach the desired goals and transformation that will enable the life styles and job changes, we will check on the progress that the clients have made. In all the follow up sessions new action steps will be determined that will bring the clients closer to the mile stones necessary to reach and ultimately fulfill the goals that will enable the transformation.
It is of paramount importance that the clients goals should be realistic, although challenging so that it can help them to grow out of their comfort zone at a pace that is reasonable for them, otherwise failure will be inevitable.
An example of an unrealistic goal is a jobless client that wants to earn R100 000 in two months time.
A realistic goal is for instance starting up an e-commerce business over at least six months, gradually expanding and growing it until it can replace and exceed the income of a client’s day job.
Of course we should also take into account that what is realistic and not will greatly vary from individual to individual. The jobless genius who just invented something that will change the world might very well become a billionaire in a day but I would say for a normal person it will take much longer to reach their goal.
I hope that this blog will inspire you to take that step and turn your dream job into a reality.
If it still seems overwhelming, I strongly advice you to find a life coach that can guide and inspire you and hold you accountable during this exciting transitional journey. Contact me for further information and a free telephonic assessment session and take a positive step in the direction of loving what you do and doing what you love!Phone me today on 082 968 9605 or subscribe to my website at: www.michellebloem.co.za