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" 😉
Self-coaching for problem-solving
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.
What would I like to work on?
What would I like to get from answering this set of questions (e.g. first step/strategy/solution)?
What is my purpose with this problem?
When am I going to achieve this?
What will be the benefits for me of achieving this goal?
Who else will benefit and how?
What will it be like if I reach my goal?
What will I see/hear/feel?
What actions have I taken so far?
What brings me to my goal?
What's bothering me?
What are the different options to achieve the goal?
What else can I do? (it's worth repeating this question!)
What are the main advantages and disadvantages of each option?
What action option do I choose?
When am I going to start each action?
How committed am I, on a scale of 1 to 10, to each of these actions?
If it's not a 10, what would make it a 10?
What do I commit to?