YOUR VIP SCORE
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?
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
See you soon.