Reason 1. It’s A Real Measure of How People are Dealing With Life
The normal reaction for people in a funk (low scores below 5 in any area of life) is to focus solely on one or two of these areas of life. For example, if you are down in career, you might turn to a coach. Down in health, you might end up at a gym or personal trainer. Mentally down you might start meditating, and so on.
Reason #2. It Prevents People from Going Around in Circles Fire Fighting Problems – Getting Angry …
The problem with this is that as one aspect grows, another shrinks. You’re unfulfilled at work so you decide to drive harder but as a result, your family and love-life suffers. Or if your finances are struggling you might start worrying about money and ignore your health. Your overall score of [VIP score] doesn’t change, it simply changes shape. Old problems may go away, new ones appear.
Reason #3. It’s an honest measure of how we see ourselves in a balanced way.
Score yourself on a 1 – 10 against each of the 7 areas of life (see diagram ) (where 10 is blissfully happy and content and 1 is suicidally depressed) how would this look? (form below to send to me or bring it along please)
So your ‘VIP’ score would be the total of all the seven individual scores?
Reason #4. It’s presents a week to week evaluation of progress … positive feedback on life balance
Reason #5. It defines “The GAP” Between our Motivation and our Inspiration… an important key in self-improvement
Reason #6. It brilliantly separated your innerwealth from your outer. Inner stillness from outer noise.
Given that you know your score… you also know what would make a 10/10… That GAP between where you are and 10/10 is the job of coaching. Advice must be directed toward this gap. Any other advice just serves to distract.
Reason 7. It is an awesome weekly coaching benchmark to focus individual sessions on real time practical growth rather than theory.
Arrive at a coaching session knowing your individual scores, your gap, what your 10/10 looks like and what you believe you need to do to fill the gap. Coaching helps you put those ideas through a check (will they fill the GAP?) and checks that your 10/10 is expanding. (called evolving)
Reason 8. It’s a an awesome process from staying one step ahead and concentrating focus on Vision, Inspiration and Purpose.
The process of coaching is vision driven. We’re not interested so much in how you feel but as to whether you are on track to your visions or off. We also want to check your goals and remedies to ensure you’re on the right path and not banging your head on a brick wall.