How to Self: Coach, Direct and Lead To Achieve Your Dreams and Goals

Drawing on Insightful Self-Questions and Effective Self-Feedback

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Bridget is a poet, a writer and an author. She works with a publishing company when putting her books out into the world. The rest of the time, she works alone, writing her poems and stories. She is continuously striving to establish herself in her work as a literary artist. Her body of works conveys emotion, as well as aspects of art and culture. Her goal is for her work to be financially sustainable.

Bridget has adopted a strategy to self-coach, self-direct, and self-lead herself in pursuing her goal, which is in effect her dream – To be an established and recognised literary artist who is respected for her work, through which she makes a living.

She defines her strategy as: 

Self-Coaching: The process of guiding your growth and development, particularly through periods of transition, in both the professional and personal realms. 

Self-Directing: A series of independent actions and judgements free from external control and constraint. Individualism from an independent mind, without intervening factors or intermediaries. 

Self-Leadership: Having a developed sense of who you are, what you can do, where you are going coupled with the ability to influence your communication, emotions and behaviours on the way to getting there. 

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Every week I write three stories about a topic relevant to helping people live their WorkLife in the best way for them. The topics primarily focus on soft skills. I think soft skills are as important as hard skills in being our best. I believe that soft skills are the unsung heroes that drive fulfilled WorkLives.

The stories I bring you are created from questions and answers drawn from WorkLife lessons. What I’m trying to do is to highlight different solutions, to provide you with a pathway so that even if a particular story doesn’t apply to you, you understand there is a path to follow. 

Whatever you want to do, there is a path to it, and once you understand those steps, it becomes much more intuitive, and hopefully, it motivates you to do what you need to do at each step of your WorkLife journey. Because that’s what you need most, the motivation to take that next step. The motivation to follow your WorkLife path.

Two of these three stories are available to everyone. They are free and always will be. I publish them every Thursday and Friday.

The third story is available to members only. The membership cost is £3.00 p.m. I publish this additional story every Wednesday – so members get four/five additional stories p.m. These stories are not better. They’re just extra.

This approach allows me to honour my Purpose: To help people pursue their WorkLives with greater clarity, purpose, passion and pride, by creating continuous WorkLife learning programmes and resources that are accessible to everyone. 

If you find my work helpful, please consider subscribing to my member’s publication.

As an independent writer and WorkLife practitioner, I love to create resources to help people manage their learning as they strive to live their best WorkLife. Your contribution allows me to do that and is really appreciated.  

Published by Carmel O' Reilly

Carmel O’ Reilly: WorkLife Learning Practitioner & Writer Author of School Of WorkLife Books & Your WorkLife Your Way: Created to help you manage your WorkLife Learning Blogger & Podcaster: Telling people’s powerful stories about WorkLife challenges & successes Founder of My guiding statement is to help people pursue their WorkLives with greater clarity, passion, purpose and pride by creating continuous WorkLife learning programmes that are accessible to everyone.

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