Coaching is the ultimate in accountability. We hear about coaching a lot as it pertains to sports but it is also a great tool to use in any profession that you are in. If you are having trouble managing your time and being as productive as you want to be, it may be time to get a professional involved to help get you over the hump. That professional is a productivity or time management coach.
I am going to talk more about workshops and seminars that you can go to tomorrow to get help with time management. Workshops are great and give you great tools but once the seminar is done your training is over and you are on your own. This is where most of us get into trouble. Once life starts happening again, it's easy for us to revert back to our bad habits. That's when we need someone to give us that extra push to focus on the things that are most important which is exactly what a coach does.
A coach typically doesn't tell you anything that you don't already know, they just give you the blueprint and encouragement to do it. There are several life coaches and business coaches who also work within the realm of time management and personal productivity. My suggestion on finding one is to first ask people you know. I would particularly start with people who are in higher level positions or who are currently successful as they have possibly worked with someone in that capacity or know of people who do. If you can't find one word through people you know, try Facebook or Twitter and if for some crazy reason that doesn't work, you can always use the old stand by Google to search for someone.
Having coaching will help you break bad habits or even help you recognize bad habits that you weren't aware of. If you find yourself always scrambling to get things done or constantly in crisis mode, it's time to make some changes. Who holds you accountable? If you have never used a coach, why not? If you have, how did it work out?
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