How is your personal productivity? Are you satisfied with what you are accomplishing? Do you wish you could do more? Is doing more possible? Those are some of the questions a coach would ask. We use the phrase best life coach in the title to accentuate the concept of living one’s best life.
When people are happy with how productive they are on a daily basis, they have a sense of satisfaction at the end of every day. They may suffer setbacks. But they realize that setbacks are inevitable.
If they are constantly ending the day with a feeling of disappointment, something is wrong. They might have set goals that are too high, impossible to achieve on a daily basis. Often though, the problem is that they failed to set any short-term goals at all.
Setting realistic goals is important, but not as important as defining personal productivity goals in the first place. If you have yet to define your goals, take some time to sit down and put them on paper.
In a quiet, unstressed setting, think about where you want to be in 10 years. Then move backwards in time. Think of it as if you were planning a car trip. What are the paths you will take to reach your ten-year goal?
A business coach would tell a company owner to do the same thing. 10 years is not the longest period of time that can be chosen. It is just an arbitrary number.
An individual might want to think in terms of retirement. “I want to be able to retire in 20 years with ample income from my investments to support me for the rest of my life.” That’s an example of an individual long-term goal.
Companies have different goals. There are profits to be made. Sales goals need to be defined. Plans for expanding may be a consideration.
There are many different things to consider. A business coach might talk to owners about their own personal productivity. The owners may want their employees to be more productive. While we often talk about looking at the big picture, it is important to look at the smaller parts. Those smaller parts combine to make up the big picture.
A business coach is helpful because of the unbiased viewpoint. A person inside of an organization has preconceived notions. He or she might think that it is the person down the hall who needs to be more productive.
An unbiased person can look at the scene and see something completely different. Think your personal productivity is good? Ask someone else to take a look.