Written by Jon Jacob
| 19th December 2018
Guest post by Jon Jacob
I'm a big fan of New Year. A few days away for Christmas will help me unwind and, as the end of the year approaches, my newly acquired near-Zen-like outlook makes thinking about the next twelve months not only an easier prospect, but also something to actively look forward to.
It's worth being clear. Planning isn't making New Year Resolutions. I don't do resolutions. Resolutions suck. They are usually bold, broad, and un-achievable.
But doing a bit of planning is always a bit of a treat. It provides the opportunity to explore different possibilities, to focus in on goals, and importantly develop a plan to realise them. And the blissful outcome from all of this is that its incredibly motivating too.
That process has helped me find new work opportunities, develop my business as a leadership coach, and embark on worldwide travels that fuel my writing. And I've also helped other people too with their goals. Some have found new jobs, developed new ways of working more effectively, and in one case even set up their own business.
I've captured some of that process and am offering it as part of a one-to-one coaching session for people in the New Year. A way of capturing all of the hopes, expectations, and dreams, and articulating them as an achievable personal goal. The 90 minute session will uncover why a particular goal is important to you (vital for sticking to the plan you develop to reach it!) and identify what the blocks might be that stop you from achieving it.
The 90-minute one-to-one confidential session is good for anyone who's got a personal or professional project to get off the ground. Maybe you've got a vague idea that you'd like to develop your career in 2019 or you need to make some kind of important change, but you're not sure what that is or how to go about it. Or maybe you feel you need to gain a bit of clarity on something - how to improve a work relationship. Any challenge you're facing (or you've been putting off to date) will almost certainly benefit from a Game Plan.
I'm offering members of the YPIA a Thoroughly Good Game Plan session for the discounted rate of Â£80 (it's usually Â£120). Just sign-up with the coupon code YPIADEC2018
on the Thoroughly Good Coaching website.
Jon Jacob is an accredited executive and leadership coach working with higher education, PR, government, media and arts organisations. He writes about classical music and the arts at thoroughlygood.me and coaching at coaching.thoroughlygood.me