Have you ever felt that way? You worked so hard on a project or an event, only to have some aspect of your preparations- fail. Or seem too.
That’s what happened to me. And just when I told you that I was going to finish the year EXQUISITELY.
In last week’s blog post (posted above), I started to tell you the story about a woman, a champion, in my life by the name of Jenn. We talked about our value in that post- yours and mine. The three questions Jenn asked me on our very first meeting were…
Do you know your value?
Do you offer value to those in your world?
Are you getting paid what you are worth?
(If you want to know what we said about that, check the link above to that blog post.)
But I also said that when I hemmed and hawed with my answers to those questions, the next thing she said to me was,
“When you are done making excuses, you can get down to your business.”
Yep! That was the bottom line! I was making excuses about why I wasn’t being successful or seeing the kind of difference I wanted to see.
Are you doing that- making excuses instead of doing the things you really want to do?
Isn’t that true of most of us though? We don’t know our value because we don’t realize who we are. I thought I did. I had spent a great deal of time and money going to workshops, reading and researching personalities and strengths seeking to understand, and to help others understand who they were made to be.
Yet here I was…
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The Fall season is not officially here, but with the start of school, and football games and the cooler temps we’ve been having (at least in Ohio), it feels like fall all over.
But that also reminds me that we are nearing the end of 2017. Can you believe this year is on the wind down? Doesn’t it seem like we were just setting our goals for the new year?
If you are a goal setter, you might strategically set goals
- the month,
- or the quarter or for 90 days at a time
- or 100 days at a time.
- or maybe just a wing and a prayer moving through each day as it comes.
I like to look at 100 days at a time (though the ‘wing and a prayer’ has been known to happen on many occasions. ) I especially look at the last 100 days of the year which, if I counted right, actually starts September 23rd.
Or if you save the last week of the year for time with family and friends, or reflection of the old year and planning the new, then the last 100 days of the year start September 16th.
But here’s the thing.
I can spend a lot of time making goals, creating plans, strategizing about next steps and get to the end of the year and wonder…
Is this where I wanted to end up this year?
Or am I trying to do what I think I should do to be who I think I’m supposed to be?
Have I made the kind of difference that I really value most in my own life?
What questions do you have in your own experience?
Well, that’s why every year about this time Continue reading S.N.A.P to Finish
Have you ever had a dream of doing something significant?
Have you ever made a plan for doing that significant something, but it just lays on the pages of your notebook or in the files on your computer?
Me too! I’ve had a lot of ideas that have never come to fruition. I’ve had notebooks filled with plans and dreams that are still great ideas, but I haven’t yet followed through on them.
But not this time!
As a coach, I know the value of coaching. So I consider it essential that I utilize coaches for different aspects of my own journey (life, business, finances, etc.)
Sometimes Rennie, my husband becomes my coach. We enjoy (well I enjoy) our times of asking the hard questions to prompt thought. Other times it may be a close friend or a perfect stranger that asks a question, or challenges a thought that moves me to my next best step.
But there is something about having a coach that is not family nor friend, but curious, objective guide to help me find the truth of my problem or challenge.
I’m sure it has to something to do with the fact that they are more detached from and not part of the problem or challenge we are facing.
Maybe it’s because it is harder to be accountable to a family member than to a coach that you are paying to help you ‘get ‘er done’.
The point is, the simple art of coaching can bring about powerful transformation. That’s what I’m after for my own life!
So I am working with my long-time coaching mentor, Coach Cheryl Thacker and her Successful Coaches Mastermind to get clear on my next steps, largely in my business, but also as a coach.
At our last mastermind session, Coach Cheryl issued a challenge. I tweaked it a bit to combine two of my goals at the same time.
- To develop a coaching technique called Laser coaching.
- To use this laser coaching skill with 28 new clients in 28 days.
That’s a win-win! I get to practice my skill, my client gets clear on their next best step and creates an action plan to get ‘er done!
My typical coaching session is face2face and lasts 45 minutes to an hour. That is ideal for some topics that demand the extra attention. Plus I do enjoy the in-person connections. However, as my client base has grown, my available time alloted for coaching has not.
Though the laser sessions are shorter in length (15- 30 minutes), they are often much more effective and cutting away the clutter of our thoughts and stories and lasering in on the most significant issues at hand.
In an effort to be available for more clients and still offer tremendous value, I will offer a laser phone session that is
- 15-30 minutes in length
- over the phone
- designed to get to the heart of the problem or challenge the client in facing.
Because I can’t really practice my laser coaching without a client, I am passing a challenge and an offer on to you! I’m calling it the 28 DAYS Challenge!
What is the ONE THING you want done in February?
Let’s Do it!
For the next 28 DAYS I am offering
28 Laser Coaching Phone Sessions
Each 28 minutes long
That’s a super low price considering what I will be charging for them when the challenge is complete.
TO REGISTER or to get more information, click here.
I’d love to help you get your ONE THING done! Will you help me with mine? Together we can do this.
Hi! This is Kathy Burrus from Green Hope Coaching!
I, like many of you, have been pondering the images of the past weekend of the inauguration and the women’s marches. Now I’m not here to use my platform to make a statement one way or the other. There may be a time I do that, but this is not that time.
I’m here today because I was struck by one thing: WOMAN. Not one particular woman, but woman like you and me.
Group sessions hosted virtually designed to help women look at their own story and glean from it the significant, defining moments that influence how they live and behave.
Embrace the wonderful story of you and live MAD-ly! (Make-A-Difference)
More details will be coming out soon. Click this link to sign up to receive upcoming emails regarding these groups. Whether you live nearby or far away, you can be part of this interactive session.
GREEN GRIEF GATHERING: Green Grief is designed to help us find the slivers of green – the Lovely Traces of Hope in our losses. As we begin to see the hope in our story, many times we are able to take our next step toward the difference we want to make through it.
Again, click this link to get updates on this event- which for the time being will be local. If you are interested in a virtual group- send me an email and we will find a way to make that happen.
Here’s to you making the difference you were meant to make.
Green Hope Coaching
I am quite excited about this word. Over the last 10 years my words have been Hope- Hope & More HOPE! I had that word for several years. It’s a great word, but it was a desperate time for me.
One year the word was TRUST, another year it was BE STILL. (I know technically two words, right?) Last year my word was FINISH which was appropriate since my goal was to complete the Lovely Traces of Hope book.
These were all great words and they were significant to me at the time, but they all had a urgency to them, desperation is still the better word. Even being still was a challenge word at the time.
But this year, the word that keeps coming to me Continue reading New WORD for a New Year
I would never be celebrating FIVE years in business with out the help of some significant people in my life. This has been a bigger adventure than I ever dreamed. I didn’t know what an entrepreneur was, let alone how to spell it. I for sure didn’t know what it would take to make this work.
I’ve never been a ‘lone ranger’. I need people to brainstorm with, challenge my thinking, encourage my emotional outbursts, and keep me going when I feel like stopping.
FIVE people I am grateful for: