Not every woman knows how to clearly define what it is they want… let alone how to go about getting it. Setting goals is a lot like going on holiday – if you don’t know your specific destination you won’t know whether to pack a bikini or snow shoes, let alone finding the right plane, train or boat to travel on.
Once you know what you want you might think the next step is to take action. You can do that – but your path will be a lot smoother if you take the time to clear the rubble away first.
Generally speaking women aren’t very good at investing in themselves. We seem to be much more content to spend time and money on other people and making sure their needs are met, yet are uncomfortable treating ourselves with the same respect. I think it’s because we don’t want to be seen as selfish.
Whenever I’m coaching, whether corporate or personal clients, the one thing I hear from everyone is that ‘they don’t have time’… to which I respond with one of my favourite sayings:
If you’ve followed steps 1-4 you may be wondering why there is a 5th. We know where we’re going (step 1), we’ve cleared the path to get there (step 2), we’re devoted resources to the journey (step 3) and we’re getting stuff done (step 4).