Gary Mitchell's Biz/Dev Coaching Blog
Although this might be self-serving, I didn’t write it or speak to it. If you’ve ever thought about getting a coach to help you grow and manage your business, I highly recommend you watch this TED Talk. Warning! There are some graphic images. And it gets a little emotional at the end. It’s inspiring, uplifting and real life proof of what coaching can do. Enjoy.
Happy New Year! With so many people around the world saying goodbye to a very tough year, and beginning a new one with renewed hope for a better future, the concept of time comes to mind. On the treadmill the other day and watching the clock count down, I couldn’t help but remember a conversation I had with my Grandmother when I was younger. By the age of 25, I had already noticed how fast time was going by. She laughed and said, “Gary, wait till you get to my age”. She was 82 at the time. She said, “the more of life you have behind you, and the less you have in front of you, the faster it goes.”
Back to the treadmill. As the time was getting closer to my goal, it hit me. She was right. The more time I had already completed, the faster it went by.
So with this Year New Year, what are you going to do with your time today? What are you going to do with your time this year?
I have a lot of clients who identify procrastination as one of the things they would like to improve on. It’s very common. What is also common is that most of my clients also suffer from perfectionism syndrome. So, are they related? A fear of being judged? A fear of being wrong? Or even a fear of judging yourself?
The next time you find yourself procrastinating, ask yourself those questions.
I just finished a work out with my fitness trainer. A great reminder of why I like coaching lawyers so much. I’ve been working out and running for over 20 years, and today was a great reminder that you can never learn too much.
In the beginning it might be more about learning. But then it quickly becomes about discipline and endurance. And then it’s all about accountability.
Are you ready to build your business development muscle?
Working with lawyers one of the common traits I have witnessed is that when they get bored, they tend to loose motivation. On a call with a client yesterday who is going through this, I suggested a couple of things. First, go out and see your favorite clients and catch up. Second, walk around the office and check in with some of your partners to see what they are working on. And third, take a stab at that next article you have been meaning to write. All three of these things have potential to bring in new files or work and might just give you that little pick up or boost you need.