I woke up this morning with a sudden urge to come clean with you.
I’m a procrastinator.
I have a difficult time making decisions.
Ask my sister. She’ll tell you.
And I’m a work in process.
I’m working on it.
It’s never too late to decide.
It’s never too late to decide to do things. Differently.
As a business owner, I must make decisions every day, difficult ones and sometimes easy ones. I like the easy ones, of course. Whether or not to have 1 bite of chocolate after lunch, for example. Easy. Yes. Thank you.
To be completely honest, I have to have helpers who hold me accountable, who ask me the right questions, and who challenge me to get out of my stuckness and keep things moving forward.
That’s why I’ve always worked with a coach. Someone I pay. Someone who let’s me bounce ideas around as part of the process of decision-making. My coach(es) – yes, it takes a village to raise me – and I have created amazing results together. I give them a lot of the credit because they deserve it.
Without coaches, procrastination, stuckness and failure to decide would always stand in the way of my successes. I’m totally convinced of that. So there’s the confession part.
Let’s face it: we all have great intentions. But of course, life gets in the way if we don’t have a structure and a plan. I know this is true because of how I’ve struggled.
I don’t know about you, but when it comes to writing, and getting it done, it’s always helped me to have a safe, supportive environment, accompanied with fellow-writers, writing alongside, sharing the ins and outs of the writing life. I’ve always appreciated having a mentor, a coach or other ally to be my guide along the way too.
My greatest achievements have been accomplished when these things were in place:
- I had a plan.
- I had a support system.
- I had a level of accountability I felt comfortable with.
- I had a coach, a mentor, or other creative cohorts to spur me on.
I’ve created a mentoring program that fits all those pieces together. And I invite you into this inner circle to join me and others as we create something extra spectacular together this summer.
It’s never too late to decide to do things differently.