As a working professional today, I get it. There’s a lot of pressure on all of us to get it done, and get it done really well. And sometimes you feel stuck! Sometimes you are frustrated. Sometimes you can’t take that step forward and believe me, I’ve been there. I have been coaching now for quite a while, and these five steps are very simple things that you can put into play that have gotten my clients unstuck.
1. Take a step back.
What does that mean? It’s being able to observe the situation that you’re in, simple as that often in life, we’re on a rollercoaster and we can’t get off of it. Stepping back, get off your rollercoaster and observe your situation. And something that comes to mind is as simple as us running around like crazy at a hundred miles per hour, we don’t realize that we’re running at a hundred miles per hour. So stepping back allows us to see that.
2. Let it go!
Surrender. One of the hardest things I get it, the ego won’t let it go. But I’m telling you if you can let it go and surrender, you’ve moved another step forward. Now, when I say surrender, I don’t mean that you get to quit or that you’re giving up. It’s about quit forcing it. Quit fighting. Quit going against the grain. Allow your energy to flow so that you are able to move forward.
3. Say yes to yourself.
Make yourself the priority. There’s nothing selfish about that. If anything, it’s healthy, it’s allowing you to now put into place the things that will allow you to keep moving forward. A great example of saying yes to yourself is allowing yourself to refill your cup. So rather than doing things for people over and over and over stop and do something for yourself, that way you’ll have the energy to come back, keep moving forward and do it.
4. Take action.
I know, I know. I know. I know that’s probably what you’re saying, right? Because taking action, you know, but are you really taking action? And what does that mean? Rather than just knowing, let me give you an example. So, let’s say you don’t know how to swim and you want to learn how. You go out and hire the best swimming coach ever: Michael Phelps. He sits down with you for the next three weeks and he talks to you about how to stroke in the water, and how to breathe. He shows you video of himself. He gives you diaries that he did. And for the next three weeks, you know how to swim. But do you? No, you don’t, because you never got in the pool to take the action of actually swimming.
And last but not least, set up accountability. Let me tell you what accountability means to me. It is holding myself to my word on what I’ve set out to do. However, as life has it, it will derail you. Accountability brings you back and centers you, and aligns you to getting that done. And let me tell you a little something. I love holding people accountable. Why? Because I get a front seat to every step to watching them win. And I love it! So here’s my invitation. If you find yourself feeling stuck and on the sidelines, I am your girl to get you back in the game, I will hold you accountable and help you take that empowered action!