Future focused

Growing up there were things we looked forward to. Things like your first kiss, graduating college, and your first job. But as adults, we tend to stop looking forward to the future and by default look towards our past.

But your past is the wrong place to be looking. If your past knew how to reach your goal, you would have already achieved it.

This week, we are diving into how to focus more on the future and not feel like you have to drag yourself to reaching your goal. The trick is knowing what you think you will feel when you reach your goal and learning to feel that way now.

Tune in this week and learn how to focus more on your future to reach your goals.  

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Why we focus on our past by default
  • Why focusing on the future increases your chances of reaching your goals
  • How to be more future focused
  • What to do when you get off track of your goal

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The 3 critical mechanisms to actually reach your goals this year

What goals did you set last January? Are you on track to reach them? If you’re like most people, you’ve given up on some or all of them.

That’s because we set goals for things we want to start or stop doing. And it requires consistent daily changes. But most of us go about reaching our goals all wrong. And in this episode, you’re going to learn 3 things you can do right now to significantly increase your chances of reaching your goals.

We are great at coming up with excuses to why we can’t reach the goal or why it’s going to be hard. But let’s start admitting those excuses and coming up with a plan to overcome them.

Tune in this week and learn how to make a few small tweaks around how you start going after you goals. It’s going to make all the difference.

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Why most of us don’t end up reaching our goals
  • How to make reaching hard goals easier
  • The 3 critical elements to increase your chances of reaching your goals.
  • How to have fun along the way

Mentioned on the show:

    • Ready to get some free 1:1 help? I offer a limited number of free coaching calls each week. Grab time on my calendar and let’s get you feeling more confident today.
    • Get the How to confidently speak up in meetings free online course. In this 10 minute video training, you’re going to learn 3 ways to start speaking up today.

The 2 biggest mistakes people make when setting goals

There are a million resources about how to write better goals. This episode is not one of them. What you are going to learn in this episode you have not heard before. But there are 2 mistakes people continue to make that make reaching their goals so much harder.

First you have to have a bunch of whys that are empowering, selfish, and within your control. To reach you goal you will need to push yourself and do some hard things. If you have multiple compelling reasons why, changes are greater that you will reach them.

Next you have to make sure that you know how to measure that that goal was reached. If not, goals become another thing we beat ourselves up about. This does not mean you have to know how to reach the goal, but you have to know how you will evaluate that you did reach it.

Tune in this week and learn how to easily shift these two parts of your goals and set yourself up for success. These small changes over time can make all the difference. 

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Why focusing on the smaller parts of goals is more important than the big things
  • How to create compelling reasons why that will help get you through the hard part of reaching goals
  • How to make sure you can measure reaching the goal

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FAQ’s

Listen in this week and find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. We cover topics like how to deal with burnout to and how to stop feeling like you are letting people down. If you have a question you want answered, send me an email at lindsay@lindsaybuchancoaching.com Listen and learn answers to some common FAQ’s.

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • What to do if you are feeling burnt out.
  • What is coaching and what things do people get help with
  • How to stop waking up feeling anxious
  • When’s the right time to rotate

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Strengths and weaknesses

It’s that time of year where we start doing evaluations. We review how we performed against our goals, give peer feedback, and do our self-evaluation. A key part of self evaluations at work is identifying your strengths and weaknesses. But there are a few pitfalls I see people continue to get into around this.

Your strengths are not principles or guidelines your company has in place. Your strengths are what make you, you when you do your work. Your weaknesses are just your strengths overused. So the more you understand your strengths, the easier it is to identify your true areas of improvement.

Tune in this week and learn how to better identify your strengths and weaknesses. Start doing your self-evaluation for your own benefit, not just to tick a box at work. 

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • What your strengths really are and why it’s important to start by identifying them
  • Common pitfalls people face when trying to identify their strengths
  • What your weaknesses are and what they are telling you
  • Good examples of true strengths and weaknesses

Mentioned on the show:

  • Ready to get some free 1:1 help? I offer a limited number of free coaching calls each week. Grab time on my calendar and let’s get you feeling more confident today.
  • Get the How to confidently speak up in meetings free online course. In this 10 minute video training, you’re going to learn 3 ways to start speaking up today.