“More than anything I want to see you take a glorious bite out of the whole world.” ~ Snow Patrol from “You could be happy”
This is your year to shine! I’ve been talking to various clients who all have some really great ideas as to what they want to accomplish this year. So many in fact that it can be overwhelming. And when we are overwhelmed, you know what happens?? Yes, you guessed it — nothing!
Some people want to change jobs, become a more effective manager, make themselves a priority, train for their first marathon, strengthen their relationship with a spouse, learn a new language, or start a side business. There are three things that are helpful to get things rolling:
1. Identify Core Priorities: Decide what needs to be on your plate
2. Prioritize: Decide what’s the best way you can spend the next hour of your day
3. Take a Small Step: Do one small thing this week that helps you move toward your goal. Yes, just do it!
It’s important to note that your priorities will shift so you need to continually re-assess them. And just because something is important doesn’t mean you need to make it a priority right now. Stay true to yourself when you prioritize and think about what resonates with you and makes you happy. If you’re going to Be the CEO of YOU INC. you will need to become a master at the game of prioritizing.
This is the ideal time to make 2012 your best year. Start off by practicing one key word: PRIORITIZE!
Alissa Finerman is an Executive Coach and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, speaker and author of Living in YOUR Top 1%. She works with managers, C-suite executives and teams to leverage strengths, shift beliefs and achieve meaningful goals. Alissa has an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. She has worked with Ross Stores, Petco, BNP Paribas, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Brookfield Property Partners, Neutrogena, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Dress for Success. To learn more about coaching with Alissa, please visit her website and follow her on Facebook