It is all too easy to push personal development programmes/coaching and the things that will help you to grow your business/career to the bottom of your to do list.
However, by developing a relationship with a coach/trainer you will begin to implement changes.You’ll not only benefit from on-going support and advice, you’ll also greatly reduce the chances of setbacks inhibiting progress. What’s more, you’ll be much more likely to take the positive steps necessary to achieve your goals, as you will have someone holding you accountable if you don’t!
Let’s look at an example of how this whole process works by considering a case study…
I recently worked with a client who runs a successful recruitment company. The problem he was experiencing was simple (and extremely common), he hated public speaking. If he had to speak to more than five people at a time, he would find it an extremely uncomfortable experience. Unsurprisingly, given his position at the head of the company, this was no small issue, and he was very keen to solve it.
During stage two of my four step process, we discovered that this was closely linked to his early experiences, when he used to get performance anxiety associated with playing cricket. The unconscious mind can’t tell the difference between performance anxiety associated with going out to bat and public speaking, and over time the negative emotions that accompany performance anxiety become intertwined with memories in what is known as a gestalt.
In order to combat the problem, we used a technique called Time Line Therapy®, which allowed us to help him let go of the negative emotions associated with his past experiences. In business, being able to view the past free from negative emotion is an extremely useful skill, as it puts you in a far stronger position moving forward. Rather than dwelling on past mistakes and reliving poor decisions, you will be able to learn from them and deal with the situation at hand, free from unhelpful emotions such as fear!
When it came to implementation, it was simple – he was able to talk to large groups of people. He now speaks comfortably in front of an audience and has recently completed a best man’s speech, which he had previously felt unable to go through with…