“Our coaching calls definitely take on one of two forms,” Jackie said to me after we finished our meeting tonight. ”The first kind,” she continued, ” is the big thinking, big breakthrough kind. The second type is more of what we had tonight. Task oriented.”
Sounds thrilling, right? Task oriented. Barf. I even dislike opening Numbers (the Apple version of Excel) sometimes because I know there’s a list of tasks in that program.
Jackie elaborated further, “Your voice even sounds different on these types of calls. You really plow through it.”
As she said it, I realized there was even a crick in my neck from literally having my head down. I was going through every task on the Big List, giving Jackie a status update and talking about the due date. After we were done reviewing all my goals, Jackie gave me her input and I made some notes.
For all my ill will towards “task orientation” I feel great after these calls. Having a coach as a sounding board keeps me focused, accountable and moving forward. It makes me organized. It makes me good at being detailed person when its not a natural strength.
I also feel a great sense of accomplishment knowing exactly where I am in every part of my business. Its like the feeling you have when you dread getting off the couch to workout, but when you’re sweating and finished you feel awesome for doing it.
Who’s the person keeping you accountable? How do you get the things done you don’t like to do? And what’s the reward? Please share any tactics you find valuable – I’m sure they will be for others as well.