This post is going to look at probably the most important barrier in both the teaching and learning process and is probably one of the most important but yet least used skills ( effectively ).
So what is this skill and what can we do about it? . Well putting it simply it's called shut up and listen.
Possibly In my experienced opinion the biggest barrier to learning taking place.
So why is it so important, we all do it, don't we?
Well the answer to that is no we don't.
In order to be effectively client Centred we have to actively listen to our learners and what they are telling us.
Ok so let's go into this in a bit more detail, the most effective way we deal with each other is by communicating, there are of course many ways to communicate , but think about the environment inside a car, there are just a few communication methods we can employ.
Speaking, listening and body language.
So we can see by the diagram that what we actually say only accounts for approx 7% of what we communicate, the rest seems to be made up of non verbal communication skills of which listening and body language are key.
Body language takes into account the following.
Nothing Is More Important: 4 Steps For Banishing 'Procrastination'“Every minute you spend in planning, saves 10 minutes in execution.” – Brian TracyWhen delivering our courses we recognise at Tri-Coaching Partnership that it is not what happens on the training day but what happens when you go away and put it into action this applies to so many things in life.
Whether it’s a training you just went through, an event you attended, or a webinar or a Google video you watched, if you are like most people, you feel motivated immediately afterwards to put the new ideas you have gained into action.
But far too often people get distracted. You forget, get “too busy” or opt for a different strategy because the freshness and the excitement subside as the days go by. So you continue running around—stressed out, wondering where your next customer will come from, working a ton of hours, and responding to stuff as it comes up.
Amazingly, that idea or strategy you put off and you continue doing business the same way you always have that one thing could be the thing that could completely changes your business and life.
So to help you change this, here is what you need to do. ACTION PLAN
Step 1: Take 5 to 10 minutes to write down the top ideas or strategies you want to put in place. Don’t spend hours thinking about this. Just write down what comes to the top of your mind. It is also helpful to include a quick thought about how this one thing will change your business and/or life. In some cases this may only take you a minute to do. The point is to do it quickly and not drag the process out.
Step 2: Pick 1 or 2 things you will execute in the next week (or month depending on complexity.) Make a plan for when and how you will get these done. If you need to, get out of your office and away from distractions to make your plan.
Once you have implemented these one or two strategies, you can move on to the next items on your list, but until then make these one or two items your sole focus. When other things come up, simply add them to your list to do later so you won’t forget.
Step 3: Have a set, fixed schedule when you will spend time completing these strategies. Write it on your calendar. Take this scheduled time seriously. Think of this appointment with yourself to be as important (if not more so) as if you were meeting with your number one, most valuable, most influential client, customer, or patient.
It’s easy to put it off and push this to the back seat priority-wise. However, you should neverwaiver on this. Should a true emergency arise, reschedule your time to work on your business IMMEDIATELY.
Step 4: Move swiftly by using a proven model for success. You need to move swiftly and implement things fast. Preferably without spending a ton of money trying to figure out how to make things work. It may be tempting to try and figure things out on your own, but it is almost always much faster and cheaper in the long run to use a proven system or tool or find help so you can virtually guarantee success. You can always get creative and test your ideas to tweak a system later.
Nothing is more important than making time to work on your business. Rather than getting overwhelmed and doing nothing. Pick just one thing to focus on and see it through. Keep on schedule and don’t let anything derail you. Then let me know how great your business is going as a result –and repeat the process again.
If you have trouble carrying things through to completion, then a good option is to consider is a coach or mentor to help you get things done and give you that spark and motivation to keep going. A coach can not only help you with a plan and the right steps, but hold you accountable so that you can work things through to completion. Call Tri-Coaching Partnership now and we could help you put your words into action.
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Adapted from an email written by Dave Dee an american entrepeneur
“Why do you want to succeed?
A probable answer is FREEDOM
So what does having freedom mean to you?
Identifying the reasons why you want to succeed is a critically important activity. Because as American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker the late Jim Rohn often said the only real reason more people don’t succeed is because they don’t have enough reasons why.
But is having a good list all it takes?
I have observed that sometimes people do indeed have a good list of reasons, yet they still struggle to succeed. So why is this?
It certainly can’t be attributed to lack of opportunity. Look around and you’ll see and read about people reaching extraordinary wealth and success with ordinary ideas and every type of profession.
It’s not because there aren’t tools to help. There are proven resources out there
And it’s not because there is no one to show the way. Coaches, mentors and training providers who are readily available to help with that.
So what’s the answer to this riddle? Before I tell you, there are a couple of things you need to have in place.
First of all, you must define exactly what success is to you. Because if you don’t know what success looks like then how can you expect to achieve it?
So take out your notepad or get in front of your computer and begin to write a detailed picture of what success looks like to you.
And I’m not just talking about how much you’ll earn. Get detailed about how many hours you want to work each day and how many days you want to work each year.
Then go into detail describing what exactly success looks like to you.
For example, if giving back is part of your vision, how do you see your role? What charity or organisation will you donate your time and money to? How many hours a week and how much money? And so on.
If you want to travel more, how many days a year will you travel? Will you work while traveling or will you step away from your business with no communication for days at a time? Will you stay in five diamond resorts or is camping more your style?
You must define exactly what these things look like so that you know what you need to do to get there.
Second you must reach peak personal productivity. To do this you must define what peak personal productivity looks like and have enough reasons why achieving it is important to you.
You could use this definition productivity is “the deliberate, strategic investment of your time, talent, intelligence, energy, resources, and opportunities in a manner calculated to move you measurably closer to meaningful goals.”
Once you have those in place, you are ready for the real trick and that is to link “your reasons why” to your goals.
To achieve your goals, you have to maximize your productivity. And to do this “You have to fight to link everything you do (and choose not to do) to your goals.”
In other words, you must measure everything you do against your goals.
Is the time you are spending doing something (or not doing something) moving you closer to your goals or further away?
For example, if you choose to check email, Facebook, and phone messages multiple times throughout the day, will that move you closer to your goal or could it be that the multiple distractions are making you less productive and keeping you from reaching your goals?
Linking “your reasons why” to your goals will give you clarity, help you make better decisions and accelerate your progress.
Sometimes we have to make the decision to say “no” to certain types of projects with clients that are requiring an enormous amount of attention yet the pay is much smaller than other projects. Realising that this is not moving you closer to your goals, you could decide to move your focus towards projects that are more in align with your expectations.
By clearly defining your reasons why and your goals and linking everything you do to them, you will have a very simple formula for determining if you are; a) being productive and b) consistently moving closer to your goals.
Tri-Coaching Partnership Ltd help ADIs with their goal setting and achieving contact us on 0800 058 8009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or just visit our website www.tri-coachingpartnership.co.uk and register with us for information, advice and when and where our courses are.
This has been adapted by Graham Hooper from an email received from Dave Dee an american entrepreneur.
A great time was had by all at the MSA Scotland Conference at the Westerwood Hotel yesterday afternoon with a talk on choice, consequence, responsibility and the fact that thoughts cause feelings, not events.
We started with a crash simulation with cardboard boxes and then went onto discuss how the way we think about something produces an emotional response. I used a horn blast as an example. Imagine someone blasts their horn in your vicinity when you are driving. How does it make you feel? Some people will feel anger; others might feel embarrassment or denial or any number of emotions based on the thoughts that go through your head at that precise moment. However you feel will have an impact on how you behave. Someone, who is quick to anger may feel a rush of rage, which will narrow down their vision and prevent them from making safe decisions for the next few moments whilst they are driving. What if this is your pupil once they have passed their test? Do you ask your pupil to consider how they feel when someone has just sounded their horn? Or do you tell them not to worry because it has nothing to do with them? Do you feel protective towards your pupil? Encouraging your pupil to explore their emotional response to a situation like this helps develop their self-evaluation skills and therefore helps them to make safer decisions when something similar happens when they are driving on their own.
Our next Scotland BTEC Level 4 course starts on Wednesday 21st January in Larkhall. Follow this link for further information: http://www.tri-coachingpartnership.com/btec-4-overview.html