Your Intentions for Coaching in 2009

We’re half-way through January 2009 already!  Have you set your intentions for this year for the various areas of your life? If you haven’t, make sure you set some time aside to set your year up right!

Given that you’re reading this blog, I’m assuming that you’re interested in coaching and likely fall into one of three groups:
1.  You’re thinking about becoming a coach.
2.  You’re training to become a coach or to add coaching to your current business or job.
3.  You’re already a coach.

Regardless of what group you fall into, what is your intention this year with regards to coaching?

For those of you thinking about becoming a coach: Is this the year you finish your research of the coaching profession so you can decide whether coaching is the right career for you?

If you’re training to become a coach, is this the year you start your coaching business whether as a full-time venture or a part-time venture after work?

For those who are already a coach, what are your intentions for your coaching business in 2009? Will you create a product or two? Will you get crystal clear about who your ideal client is and how you can best serve them?

Once you know your intention, what action could you take this week?  You don’t need to know all the steps you need to take to reach your goal, you just need to figure out the first one and write it down…. in detail.

Peter Gollwitzer found that participants who wrote out in detail exactly how, when and where they would complete a task “were about three times more likely to actually act on their goals.” (The Origins of Willpower)

So… write it down in detail!

Feel free to post your intention about coaching in the comments section below. When we publicly declare an intention or action step it can sometimes put a fire under our butt to get it done.