New Year resolutions are easily made and easily discarded; it is difficult for parents, let alone working parents, to find the time to commit to lofty resolutions like losing fifty pounds or volunteering one day a week. If you can find a resolution that you can follow through with at work or during a time that does not interfere with your family, you are more likely to keep it; one such resolution is life-long learning.
Learning can be done anywhere, at any time; sure not everyone has the money to invest in online training or during work-hour conferences but these are not the only ways to learn. Consider checking out personal or career development books from the Pikes Peak Library, make it even easier by downloading them to a mobile device, tablet, or eReader; consider how you want to grow and in what ways.
Growth, personal and professional, is phenomenal and life-altering; it is hard to grow at light speed by attending classes where information you want and need is tossed to you in ways that may or may not stick. Rather than just participating in various training courses, try coaching.
The first question a coach asks is, “What is the most important thing you want to get out of our time together today?” Such an amazing and difficult question to answer, and yet so simple; the time you spend with a coach is directed to what you need and want to grow.
I recently had an opportunity to work with a meta-coach, and as a working mother I have very little time in the evening; my coach was willing to work around my schedule and meet via Skype to make it more convenient for us both. My coaching experience allowed me to expand my horizons and step out of the box in which I had so willingly stepped years ago; it has liberated my thinking and freed me to explore the boundless horizons before me.
Janice Madariaga of High Performance Training and Coaching notes that: “Meta-coaching is an investment in yourself.” And that a meta-coaching relationship might be right for you, “if you are ready to:
- Discover and tap into your potential
- Develop a clearer vision
- Step up to leadership opportunities
- Improve your professional image
- Strengthen your relationships
- Take action”
As a parent, your personal and professional growth impacts both you and your family in qualitative ways allowing you to pass on brilliant bits of wisdom whose kernels of truth blossom in the fertile foundation of youth.
If you would like to contact Janice Madariaga to learn more about meta-coaching, you can email her at Janice@HighPerformanceTrainingandCoaching.com or call her at 970-527-5519.
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