You can narrow down my work, as a time management coach and professional organizer, to three defined areas:
Paper/information management. Time management. Decision management.
Sometimes clients I work with donít know what to do. But they are at a loss about the specific system, process or task needed to improve their situation.
Sometimes the client knows what to do, but not how to do it. It seems that traditional methods just donít work for this person.
And sometimes the client knows what to do and how to do it, but they decide not to do it. This, as you might imagine, is a challenge. For the client--and others impacted by the clientís decision.
Of course as a teacher and a coach Iím there to provide, information and support. But itís clear to me that discipline of thought precedes discipline of action. My work in this area is directed at helping my clients reach inside themselves to change their situation and make a difference.
We make choices all day, every day. Sometimes the results arenít exactly what we had hoped for. But to quote the title of a popular bookÖíhope is not a strategyí. Especially if the decision is based on a purely emotional reaction or an old recording of internal chatter.
Internal chatter sounds something like this:
I donít feel like doing that right nowÖIíll do it next week.
I donít need to get organized, I can wing it.
I really donít like all these rules and systemsÖthey donít apply to me anyway.
This chatter, or thought, represents someone delaying decisions...and making the choice to continue that habit.
But many of us arenít trained to hear out own thoughts. Or we might not know what they really sound like because they have become so much a part of us. Thoughts are the core issue. The root cause.
You can learn to recognize which thoughts are supporting you and which are sabotaging you in becoming more productive and less stressed. Then you can master decision (choice) management. You can turn dreams into reality. You can keep commitments to yourself. Remember what Yoda, the famous Star Wars character, said, ďDo or not do. There is no try.í Thatís what decisions are all about.
So start listening. Start making choices to be successful. If you need help, give me a call.
Copyright 2006 Cynthia Kyriazis
Cynthia Kyriazis offers multiple learning formats to meet every need. These include one-on-one coaching, on-site training, on-line webinars and teleclasses.
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