Although a lot of the world may not completely understand what Danny Boyle was doing concerning the great representation of our honourable history, the visual effects were outstanding in their own right but, nonetheless, he did something quite risky and away from the safer normality of how the Olympics are opened and IT WORKED!

This is by way of a tenuous link to what has been mentioned before in as much as that if you stay on the same path that you’re on now, you will inevitably end up at the same location. Sometimes you need to break the mould and do something a bit drastic. In other words, if you’re not satisfied with the way your current life is going, the lack of impetus in getting new clients, business is reducing rather than increasing, your team are simply not working together etc, the likelihood is that you need to change the way you currently do things.

You could argue that it’s outside situations or events that are influencing your outcome, to a degree we wouldn’t argue but if you just accept that without stepping out of your comfort zone to try something different or new… things WILL NOT improve.

Quite a harsh statement made there and this now leads on how you can look to where you are now and where you’re heading. A great tool for this is the ‘Cartesian Quadrant’ and although simplistic in its nature, it has quite powerful outcome with regards the way it gets you to take a step back and assess where you are.

As a coach, we would delve into some of the areas with incisive questions, digging deeper than the obvious, thus getting you to really think and that’s an area we can discuss should you so wish, in the meantime, play around with it yourself and once you get the buzz for where this could lead you, give us a call then… here it is:

Draw a large square box and then divide this in half first horizontally then vertically so you now have a block 2×2 squares. Along the top, on the left write “If I DO make a change” and above the squares to it’s right, write “If I DON’T make a change”. Moving to the left and adjacent to the top square, write “What WOULD happen” and next to the bottom row “What WON’T happen”. So in the top left square you can write your answers to the question “What WOULD happen If I DO make a change”… you’ll get the idea from here.

If there is an area that you wish to change but are unsure of how to get there… do not hesitate in picking up the phone to call us to arrange a free consultation on how we can help, contact Neil (07761 187238) or throw us an email at info@coachingtosuccess.co.uk… We’re here to help.