There are going to be many times throughout this journey of becoming Men’s Coach that you feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the task.
When you find yourself feeling like this is just too much, work through these steps.
1. Remind yourself of why you’re here and the future you want to create
Sit down, take some time you, take a breath, have a cup of tea, and then take 15 minutes to remind yourself why you’re doing this and the future you want to create.
Imagine yourself as a successful coach. Visualise the people you’re helping. Create a detailed vision of the world you live in and how it feels to be there.
Put together a detailed map of everything you’re working towards to remind yourself why this is important.
2. Write down the milestones you need to achieve to create this future
Working toward such a big goal can make you feel more and more overwhelmed so it’s important to break that goal into smaller, bite-sized chunks.
What milestones do you need to achieve to create this vision?
- Do you need to complete this course?
- Do you need to register a business name?
- Do you need to sign your first client?
What other milestones do you need to hit to create the your vision?
3. Create a list of every task you need to complete to achieve the first milestone
Writing down the milestones can be helpful but even they can seem overwhelming sometimes. To make them more achievable, break each of those milestones down into specific tasks you can take to achieve each milestone.
If that seems like to much, just break down the first milestone into actions.
- Read section x
- Complete written exercise x
- Do x activity 3 times
Take 5 minutes to list every action you need to take to achieve each milestone.
4. Work out how long each action will take you and then create a plan to complete each task
Now you know what you need to do, it’s time to put it into a plan.
Work out how long each action is going to take and allocate time for that action in your day.
- Is it going to take you 10 minutes to read section x? Good. How soon can you get that done? When will you have a spare 10 minutes in your day?
- Is it going to take you 15 minutes to do written exercise x? Good. How soon can you get that done? When will you have 15 minutes spare in your day?
Go through every task on your list and allocate time to make sure it gets done.
5. Sit and look at your plan for 10 minutes, noting how you have time for everything if you take it step by step
I know you’re tempted to rush off and get into the first task but before you do, take 10 minutes to look at your plan and fully comprehend just how simple things are when you have a plan.
Notice how everything you need to do fits easily into the time frame you’ve got to get them done in, when you plan things out.
Take a minute to breath, relax, stop stressing about what you have to get done and trust that your plan will work.
6. Complete the first task
Now that you’re more comfortable that you’re going to be able to get everything done, start taking action. Do something. Just one thing. Get it crossed off your list.
Sit down now, complete it, and then cross it off your list with a big, fat marker.
Trust me, you’ll feel 100 times better.
7. Later, rinse, repeat
This isn’t the only time you’re going to feel overwhelmed in the next 9 months so make sure you come back to this every time you feel panicked and stressed out. It’ll help you every single time you go through it.