Self-coaching: Problem Solving


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In one of the previous posts, we presented the application of the GROW model for self-coaching. Today I propose a very specific exercise, which is a simplified version of the described model.

Please try it, and if it works, start practicing regularly. After all, as someone wisely said, "man is the sum of habits" 😉


And before you start, think about what you really want to achieve or what problem you want to solve. Then follow the step-by-step process below and write down your answers to each of the questions presented. Jotting down your answers really makes a big difference.


Goal

  1. What would I like to work on?

  2. What would I like to get from answering this set of questions (e.g. first step/strategy/solution)?

  3. What is my purpose with this problem?

  4. When am I going to achieve this?

  5. What will be the benefits for me of achieving this goal?

  6. Who else will benefit and how?

  7. What will it be like if I reach my goal?

  8. What will I see/hear/feel?


Reality

  1. What actions have I taken so far?

  2. What brings me to my goal?

  3. What's bothering me?


Options

  1. What are the different options to achieve the goal?

  2. What else can I do? (it's worth repeating this question!)

  3. What are the main advantages and disadvantages of each option?


Will

  1. What action option do I choose?

  2. When am I going to start each action?

  3. How committed am I, on a scale of 1 to 10, to each of these actions?

  4. If it's not a 10, what would make it a 10?

  5. What do I commit to?


See also:

Self-coaching: Sense of Agency

Self-coaching: Life Values and free Guidebook

Self-coaching: thinking either-or

Self-coaching: difficult situations and NVC method

Self-coaching: GROW method

Assertiveness coaching

Why do we need Life Values? - ep. 1

How often do you have to and how often do you choose?