Seek Out Mentors, Coaches and Partners – Step 20 of 21 Days of Focus
Knowing our strengths is super important for focus, but sometimes we get stuck. The reasons we get stuck are (1) it’s easy to get overwhelmed and (2) because many times we need help. Our strengths can only carry us so far and our knowledge base can only carry us so far. That’s why it’s important to seek out mentors, coaches and partners to keep us focused and moving in the right direction.
Someone has most likely done what you are trying to do and has short-cuts that they can teach you. It’s important to be a part of a community too where you can be nurtured and encouraged.
Just like I talked about balance in step 14 and balancing your physical and emotional/spiritual life, seek out people or organizations that can help you to stay focused, help you grow and keep you accountable in your business, personal and spiritual life. For business, seek out a coach or group that can help and teach you new skills. For my online business, for me that was Terry. I continue to learn from him every week and increase my online skills.
If you enjoy a hobby or you are pursuing a certain dream or goal, check out groups where you can connect with like-minded individuals. Since I want to hang out and be encouraged by other writers, I’ve joined the St. Louis Publishers Association.
From a spiritual perspective, there is nothing like belonging to a loving church family. I love, love, love my church First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood. I sing in the choir and love getting my spiritual sustenance for the week. Since I sit in front of a computer most of the day, I love getting around people!
If you are looking for encouragement spiritually online, I offer an ezine called The Guided Life where I share my journey. You can sign up here.
There is nothing worse than feeling isolated and overwhelmed. Make sure you get connected and seek the help that you need.
Step 1 – You Have to Have a Plan
Step 4 – Focus on Your Strengths
Step 5 – Meditate or Think on your Plan
Step 6 – Get rid of Distractions
Step 8 – Lock Out Doubts and Fears
Step 9 – Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
Step 10 – Listen to what Expands You
Step 11- How to Deal with Overwhelm
Step 13 – Where do You Spend Your Time
Step 14 – Balance Life and Work
Step 15 – Review and Track Your Progress
Step 18 – Practice Awareness in All Things
Step 19 – Live Your Life from Values and Purpose
Step 20 – Seek Mentors, Coaches and Partners
That brings us to Step 21 – Celebrate Progress and Success!