How are you this week? Did you use the tips to build your personal resilience last week? I urge you to introduce as many as you can to get YOU into a good emotional state to move forwards into your personal COMEBACK.
In the UK the economy has been reopening, and, from the 4th July the majority of the things we all love and enjoy will reopen. I personally cannot wait to get into my hairdresser! Yes, life will be different, and it is time to move forwards. So, this week I decided to write about our COMEBACK and ask if you are ready regardless of whether you have been furloughed, still working, wherever you are right now. At Team NLP we have been using the time to build our online business and we are feeling very proud and rather emotional of how far we have come with the focus we have given this huge challenge! We will be launching our new Team NLP Community Learning Platform in the very near future. More about that very soon!
This week I want to share our ‘Principles for Success’ to help you shape up for the future. Taking even baby steps will mean you are taking your future seriously and taking action to get the absolute most out of your life.
Principle No. 1- Get Clear on What You Want
As we go into the COMEBACK phase what are going to do differently? What have you learnt during this unprecedented time? Is it to:
- Get your finances in shape so next time something like this happens again you are better prepared – even if you start investing a small amount every month
- Continue to improve your levels of fitness that you started during lockdown
- Improve your intimate relationship as it is the most important relationship in your life
- If you have been made redundant, use the opportunity to start that business you have dreamed about for years
- Move out of the city to a quieter, safer location
What is most important that you want to achieve over the next twelve months? What really motivates you? Now check that goal is SMART i.e. specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timed. For example, I want to have more savings is not clear enough. I will invest £25 each week this year is clear. Focus on your goal. Whatever you put your attention on in your life will grow stronger. Write down your goal and check that it is SMART.
Principle No. 2 – Know Why it is a Must
What are your reasons for wanting to achieve this goal? List all the positive things that will happen when you achieve your goal. Now ask yourself ‘If I don’t do this now what will it ultimately cost me?’ Notice that when you have enough compelling reasons for your goal you will be more motivated to go for it.
Principle No. 3 – Take Massive Action
Are you prepared to do whatever it takes to achieve your goal including things you do not want to do? Think right now of one small step you can take today to begin to move towards your goal. Challenge yourself by asking if you are taking personal and 100% responsibility for your goal. Because, to the extent that you do not, you are giving your personal power away.
Principle No. 4 – Know What you are Getting
Be very aware of what works and what doesn’t. Ask for feedback, and constantly evaluate your approach. Think of feedback as a gift and remember to learn from any action that doesn’t go quite to plan.
Principle No. 5 – Be Prepared to Change Your Approach
There is a saying ‘if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got! You must be prepared to be flexible and to move into the unknown. Security is an attachment to the known and the known is our past. No evolution in that. When you experience uncertainty, you know you are on the right track – keep going because this is the moment when lots of women will give up.
Principle No. 6 – Ask for Help from Those who are Already Successful
When making changes, the most successful people in life model those who have already ‘done it’. They do this by mixing with like-minded people, going on courses, being coached or simply asking for advice. You will find that with the appropriate support you the process of change becomes less scary and more enjoyable and your chances of success will be greatly increased.
Let me know how you get on.
To your success…
Lindsey and Team NLP
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