As the old saying goes…practice makes perfect. Nahhhh. I don’t actually believe that.
But I do strongly believe in PRACTICE.
Let me explain.
The 8 PRACTICEs Coaching Model
One of the coaching models I adhere to and use with some of my clients is the 8 PRACTICEs Model. Each of the 8 PRACTICEs is a different factor impacting our ability to create change and success:
The model wasn’t designed to provide a one-size-fits-all solution. Rather it has tons of flexibility to be customized to each individual or group. One intent of the model is to increase our baseline awareness as a checklist, and identify factors that help or hinder the pursuit of our goals.
Many of our goals are rightfully ambitious. We’re bright, driven, and accomplished. However, these same successful traits can also lead to blind spots that stall our progress or throw us off track entirely.
By increasing awareness of our strengths and limiting factors, we improve our ability to move forward with less stress and frustration. When we succeed in achieving incremental goals, we gain the energy to repeat the cycle and keep improving.
PRACTICE-ing Our Best
Why do you want to get better, and how passionate are you about it?
How will you inspire all of the stakeholders to buy in?
How will you create a rhythm in your life to manage everything else, while finding time and energy to be successful in this endeavor?
While PRACTICE won’t make perfect, it will make us better.
And deliberate PRACTICE will keep us practicing our best.