Friday, time to take stock of my progress. Every Monday we set deliverables for ourselves at the office. They live on a board across from my desk, so I see them every single time I look up from my keyboard.
This week was a 60% week for me. While 60% might not seem like a successful week, I can assure you that had I not set my deliverables I would have no idea how productive I was. The other thing that you would not know is that the 2 weeks before were both 30% weeks. So by having my Friday check-in I can assess my progress and work towards closing off any outstanding tasks that were prioritized for the week. This helps me set tasks for next week which are achievable, yet outside my comfort zone. I can reassess some of the commitments that I have made and fallen a little short on, and check to see if they are still aligned with our companies Vision and if they are projects that I might potentially need assistance on. We consistently plan, implement, measure, adapt and learn in this office. We set our sights very high, and commit to achieving the grandest versions of ourselves. Yes, we fall short of the target, but falling short is still a long way ahead of those that are not aiming at anything. We will never reach the perfection that we aiming at because in order to do so we would have to stop learning and growing, and it is in our nature to learn and grow.
One of my coaching clients is nearing the end of their coaching engagement with me. We did a check in to track the progress and I am happy to say that by week 10 of 12 we are ahead of schedule and have accomplished a breakthrough in areas that were not even the original focus point of the coaching. We know this because we have been tracking the progress every week and monitoring the improvement on a consistent basis. Early on in the coaching engagement, the weekly scores were often sitting at 20 – 30%, we are now consistently seeing 80% weeks and the weekly goals have become far more onerous and challenging.
How do you monitor your progress? Do you know exactly what needs to be done in order to accomplish that which you have set out to achieve? Or are you too busy being busy to know how effective you are from one day to the next?
Just as a high-performance athlete has a coach that monitors his progress and designs specific programs to capitalize on his strengths so to do the high-performance individuals that choose to work with me. One of my greatest joys is getting feedback from my clients letting me know that the work I do makes a profound difference in their lives.
We are now approaching the final quarter of 2018. Are you on track to achieve everything you wanted to this year? If not, I invite you to get in touch with me and let us work together to make it happen.