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If I Wanted a Life Coach, I Would’ve Asked For One: the Post-It Note Challenge


Today’s Challenge:

Identify one of your biggest challenges at the moment (ie I don’t feel passionate about my work) and turn it into a question (ie How can I do work I’m passionate about?) Write it on a post-it and put it up on your bathroom mirror or the back of your front door. After 48-hours, journal what answers came up for you and be sure to evaluate them.

Bonus: tweet or blog a photo of your post-it. (Author: Jenny Blake

Seriously? This is like Life Coaching 101 and I’m at least at the 200-level. Well, if you must know, the biggest challenge I face now is a lack of motivation about EVERYTHING. You could say I’m in a bit of a funk. I need to: get in shape, organize my closet, pack up my son’s clothes that no longer fit, rewrite my company website, start a new site for my mobile app business, spend more quality time with my husband, TAKE CARE OF A MILLION THINGS FOR MY CURRENT CLIENTS, write some proposals, plan meals for the week, DUST, water plants, pick up the weekly produce from the co-op, go to the grocery, PACK UP MY OLD OFFICE AND MOVE IT TO THE NEW ONE, schedule a much-overdue mammogram, make some food for the neighbor who just had a baby . . . just for starters.

I could have picked any one of those items for this irritating post-it note challenge but truthfully, the “problem” underlying all of them is a lack of motivation. And I’m smart enough to know there is a common denominator in all my problems. Maybe I’m a tad bit depressed. Wouldn’t be the first time, nor, I suspect, the last. Once I crack the code and get moving, I tend to be very productive and balanced. So the question for the stupid sticky note is simply:

Here’s more on the 30-day challenge.


6 Comments to

“If I Wanted a Life Coach, I Would’ve Asked For One: the Post-It Note Challenge”

  1. On June 3rd, 2011 at 4:54 pm Alicia Says:

    Are you going to revisit your question on your stupid sticky note on Sunday?

  2. On June 3rd, 2011 at 7:46 pm Sherean Says:

    Not likely! But you’ll certainly be one of the first to know if I do. 😉

  3. On June 3rd, 2011 at 8:03 pm Brenda Says:

    Sounds like you need a personal assistant!

  4. On June 3rd, 2011 at 9:47 pm Sherean Says:

    LOL Brenda!

  5. On June 4th, 2011 at 12:45 am Brad Says:

    @sherean “If I wanted a life coach…” I hear ya; challenge is based on Emerson’s ‘Self-Reliance’ = directed self-coaching. Sigh. 

  6. On June 5th, 2011 at 11:28 pm Brad Says:

    Thanks for your comment. Interestingly enough my “Post-it Note” challenge was to “find more time”… I could think of a few other things that may be a better use of time.


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