Invenio: Coaching and Mentoring January 2016 - Page 37

too short a time.

So, choose the one resolution that will make the biggest difference to you (either it is the most fun to do, will make the biggest impact on your life, is the easiest to accomplish, or any other criterion that works for you).

Spread out your resolutions over the year

Schedule in your other resolutions throughout the year. Be clear as to when you will start on each one, and when you will have accomplished it by. Consider using a vision board as a fun reminder and as a way to keep track of your progress.

If you would rather wait with scheduling in the other resolutions or you decided on one resolution for 2012, consider reviewing your resolutions each month and doing monthly resolutions, which are also very effective and keep motivation up.

Taking the first step increases motivation

Motivation is not just a feeling of energy towards a goal, it is also about using that energy to take the first step! This first step is crucial. So be really clear, what your first step is towards your New Year’s resolution, and take it in the first week of January. No matter how small the step, you will find it is worthwhile.

The trick is to schedule the next step, as soon as the first step is completed and get into the habit to diarise the next step as soon as you have completed the previous step.

Share your resolution with others

Get friends and colleagues to support you in achieving your resolution. Most people around you want you to succeed. When you lose motivation or feel that it is not worth it anymore, those are the people who will root for you and help you get motivated again. And more often than not, sharing our resolutions with others opens up new, quicker and easier ways of getting what we want.

So be brave and go public with your resolutions!

resolution for 2015, consider reviewing your resolutions each month and doing monthly resolutions, which are also very effective and keep motivation up.

Taking the first step increases motivation

Motivation is not just a feeling of energy towards a goal, it is also about using that energy to take the first step! This first step is crucial. So be really clear, what your first step is towards your New Year’s resolution, and take it in the first week of January. No matter how small the step, you will find it is worthwhile.

The trick is to schedule the next step, as soon as the first step is completed and get into the habit to diarise the next step as soon as you have completed the previous step.

Share your resolution with others

Get friends and colleagues to support you in achieving your resolution. Most people around you want you to succeed. When you lose motivation or feel that it is not worth it anymore, those are the people who will root for you and help you get motivated again. And more often than not, sharing our resolutions with others opens up new, quicker and easier ways of getting what we want.

So be brave and go public

with your resolutions!

Bettina Pickering is an executive leadership coach, behavioural change trainer, entrepreneur mentor, business transformation consultant, author and speaker.

She works with business leaders, entrepreneurs and people with a bigger purpose who wish to get out of their own way and rid themselves of hard-to-shift internal blocks so they can make the impact they know they can make. Bettina is a multifaceted change specialist who works with the whole human being, in particular the body and emotions.

Bettina is the founder of Aronagh, a leadership and behavioural change consultancy working with SMEs and Corporates. She recently founded BettinaPickering where she focuses on helping individuals achieve emotion mastery, increase their emotional intelligence, release trauma and transform chromic emotions.

Before stepping into entrepreneurship, Bettina enjoyed a 13-year international management consulting career leading and delivering over 50 change and transformation programmes for her blue chip clients in complex, culturally diverse, and fast changing environments. She has worked in most industries giving her an unparalleled breadth of experience across different business contexts, business models and cultures.

Bettina is an Accredited Master Coach (IIC&M) and Master Mentor (IIC&M). She holds Masters degrees in Applied Coaching (Emotions), Business Administration and Production Engineering. She is a certified NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer, a practitioner of Psychosensory Techniques (including tapping and other somatic trauma release techniques), and a Hypnosis mastery practitioner. She is a Qi Gong (internal martial art) teacher for numerous Qi Gong systems, a Fitness instructor to Music and has certificates in Hand Massage, Acupressure and Acupuncture.

Bettina is one of the co-authors of the Dial-A-Guru, www.dialaguru.eu, self-help book series. The first book: Awaken your True Potential is available on Amazon. More books in the series are on the way.