Accomplishing any goal or getting anything you want requires two very simple sounding, yet immensely complex, steps: You know what to do and you are doing it. The inverse is also true. If you don’t have what you want it is because you either don’t know what to do, or you’re not doing it. This is one of those simple, but not easy concepts.
Both of these points take thoughtful work and reflection that only you can do for yourself. This is why self coaching is the key. We will call these two points Self Coaching Zones. The first is how you think and the second is how you act. This self coaching system incorporates both of these zones as equally critical elements. The most elusive part of this work that holds back many successful people from breaking out to higher performance is “You know what to do but you’re not doing it.”
Iron Mike’s Self Coach System
Life events/Circumstances ==>create==>Thoughts/Beliefs==> drive==> Feelings/Emotions ==> influence==> Actions/Plans/Habits==> create==> Results
What we think affects how we feel. How we feel affects how we act. How we act creates our results. If you don’t have what you want, it is because of one of these two reasons.
Self Coaching Zone I – Thinking:
You know what to do, but you’re not doing it. Change your thoughts and self coach yourself with this system. Your thoughts create your emotions. When your beliefs and emotions align with your goal, you’ll find yourself automatically “doing it”. Are your thoughts serving you? Do you feel it?
Self Coaching Zone II – Actions:
You don’t know what to do. Learn what to do and get a good plan. Study, ask, get a mentor, seek out those who are doing it and do the same. Take MASSIVE Action. Implement a plan using S.M.A.R.T. goals. Defined as specific, measurable, achievable, results focused, and time bound. Look for more articles on doing the work with both of these zones.