20 Aug How to Move From Stuck to Unstoppable in Your Career and Life
Back in 2007, I felt stuck in my career as a public-school teacher.
As much as I loved the students and aspects of teaching in the public model, I found myself burnt out and dreading the workday.
Fast forward 6 years later to 2012 and I had hit rock bottom. I was still working as a teacher, but struggling both physically and mentally.
I just knew deep within me that there had to be more.
Today, I’ll be sharing one of the most important steps I took to move from stuck to unstoppable in my career and step into work I love.
So here it is:
The number one thing that you absolutely must do is TAKE ACTION.
And this action MUST be consistent and more than what you’re currently doing.
What happens to many of us (myself included), is that we go throughout our day, tackling the same routine, and very rarely add in new action steps to take our lives to the next level.
And the result is that we stay stuck.
So, a couple of years ago, I started using something I call the WISER goal action plan formula.
It was something I created to set goals and make sure that I got them done.
Today, I’m going to break it down for you into five easy steps so you can walk away with a goal and a plan to move forward.
STEP 1 – W – WRITE OUT YOUR GOAL.
Think about something that you’ve wanted to do, but you haven’t gotten it done (YET).
STEP 2 – I – IS IT ACHIEVABLE?
Ask yourself if you believe your goal is achievable. Yes/No
If your goal feels too big, then go back and rework it until it’s something you feel you can achieve.
Then ask yourself, could anything prevent you from reaching your goal? If so, what?
Lay it out for yourself and see any blocks that could come up and find solutions to them.
STEP 3 – S – STATE THE EXACT STEPS NEEDED TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL.
Breakdown every single baby step that you’re going to need to take to make your goal a reality.
Doing this will allow you to prevent anything from getting in your way of actually getting it done.
STEP 4 – E – ENTER A GOAL DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR.
You’ve got to enter each step that you’re going to have to take into your calendar.
Here’s the thing. When you enter something into your calendar, you’re setting a date for yourself.
And just like you wouldn’t blow off a really important meeting or doctor, you’ve got to schedule yourself in and stay accountable to you.
When you are working on moving from stuck to unstoppable in your life, this is SO important!!
STEP 5 – R – RECRUIT SOMEONE TO HOLD YOU ACCOUNTABLE.
Accountability can be an absolute game-changer!!
When I invested in my first coach, I couldn’t believe how much I got done because I had (1) serious accountability and (2) made an investment that I wasn’t about to lose out on.
So, it’s key to hold yourself accountable to what you say you’re going to do.
This could be a friend, a group, a partner…
If you set your WISER action goals and take action, trust me, you’re going to be well on your way to having a fulfilling and joyful life.
Momentum is going to build within you that’s going to be packed with power and here’s where your dreams are going to manifest.
And I truly, truly believe that.
With much love and belief in you,