I meant to unclog the drain in the laundry room sink when it was just a little slow. I kept putting it off.
My epic procrastination ended with a flood, a plumber, a power drain snake and a giant invoice for repair services rendered.
I have many more examples. Maybe you do too.
Goals, plans, intentions that never quite got off the ground because you just avoided getting started. Didn’t take a step. Filed it away for someday.
What if you started? What if you took just one small step to move in the direction of a goal that is important to you? What if you stopped waiting for the planets to align and the situation to be perfect?
You can, you know. You can, as the folks at Nike would implore you, Just Do It. Napoleon Hill spoke the truth when he said,
“Don’t wait, the time will never be just right”
Coaches, this one’s for you…
You can become an ICF Credentialed coach if that’s what you want. But, you have to start. The sooner you start, the sooner you finish (I think my Mom used to say that when I was putting off homework. Or was it flossing?)
Mentor coaching is one of the ICF requirements for earning and renewing various credentials. I wrote about that in more detail in my blog posts on Mentor Coaching and the Credential Renewal Checklist.
So, as you may have guessed, this little pep talk is the lead-in for my event announcement.
I am running a program called Mentor Groups that begins Wednesday May 16th, 2018.
In only 5 consecutive Wednesdays, you can knock 7 mentor coaching hours off your list. You will be able to put a big giant checkmark on that To Do by June 13th!
Presto. Done! Imagine that! Somebody’s gonna do that. Why not you?
That’s exactly the mindset I used when I set my sights on an ICF MCC designation. I really did take at least one action (often more) every day that moved me closer to that goal. In time, I had earned each of the three ICF designations, ACC, PCC and eventually MCC.
Take a step. Join us for the Spring Group Mentor Coaching Program. Registration is limited to 10 participants. 10 coaches who will get this thing DONE!
It’s a tele-seminar, so you can dial in from wherever you are.
We’ll be meeting on five Wednesdays from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST.
The scheduled Spring 2018 dates are May 16th, May 23rd, May 30th, June 6th and June 13th.
You can find out more registration details here.
And hey, if you’d like to participate with your coaching colleagues, why not convince them to join you? Spread the word! Forward this post!
Go Register. Now. Seize the day my coach friends!
Next year at this time, you will wish you would have. Honest.
Author: Cathy Shaughnessy
Cathy Shaughnessy is a PRISM award winning ICF Master Certified Coach and author of the book series The Really Competent Coach. Cathy coaches senior leaders, mentors credentialed coaches, trains fledgling coaches and helps organizations build strong coaching cultures.
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