15 Coaching Questions to Create Your Brilliant Year! January 23, 2014 Reading Time: 2 min Share44TweetShare9Pin659 Shares These 15 Goal-Setting Questions will help you create your best year ever. Set aside 30 minutes, settle in somewhere snug and warm with a cuppa (or glass of wine) and relax. Answer the questions below - and then all you need to do is take action! First, REFLECT and Take Your Learnings Forwards: What worked WELL for you last year? - What do you WANT to keep doing, or do more of, next year? - So, what WILL you keep doing, or do more of, next year? What did NOT work for you last year? - What do you WANT to change next year? - If you could change just ONE thing, what would it be? What do you need to "Just let go!" of? Where do you just need to stop procrastinating and "Just do it!"? Then, LOOK AHEAD and UNDERSTAND What You Truly Want & Why: What do you YEARN for? What, more than anything, do you want next year? What goals would really put a SMILE on your face? What would have happened by the end of the year to leave you FEELING MAGNIFICENT about yourself? If you were to write a list of JUST 10 GOALS and Aims for next year, what would they be? - WHY do you want these Goals? What do they GIVE you? - How will your life be different once you've achieved these goals? - How will you FEEL when you've completed these goals? If you did nothing else, what THREE things would make next year a SUCCESS for you? (This last question identifies your Top 3 Goals to focus on) Next, PREPARATION & SUPPORT: What could get in the way? If you were going to sabotage yourself HOW would you do it? What THREE things are you doing regularly that don’t serve or support you? What ONE habit could you introduce that would make a huge improvement in your life? How can you bring more FUN and PLAY into your life next year? (When we have fun and feel playful, everything feels - and is - easier, we're happier too. TIP: Think not only about things you can do, but also who you can hang out with.) Finally, WRAPPING it up: What is your THEME for the upcoming year? _____________________ Who will you have to BECOME to have all that you want? What is the DIFFERENCE that will MAKE the DIFFERENCE to your success? (This last question may sound a bit odd, but stick with it, it's a favourite NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) question) If you liked this article about Annual Goal-Setting, you may also like: My Top 3 Tips to Help People Achieve Goals (especially for exercise) AND Have Fun Doing it! The 5 Simplest Coaching Questions to Brainstorm Actions and Move Your Clients Forwards! To use with your Clients: Annual Goal-Setting Worksheet and our Extraordinary Goal-Setting Toolkit! Categories: Clarifying, Coaching, Coaching Questions, Coaching Tips, Gaining Commitment, Goal-Setting, Maximising Effectiveness, Raising Awareness 4 Comments Jo Robinson January 28, 2014 Fab article - so generous to share it. I think I can use this with some of my contacts to help give them food for thought. Of course will reference you. Thanks Reply Emma-Louise January 28, 2014 So glad you like it Jo! Thanks for taking the time to comment - and have a FABULOUS year. Warmly, Emma-Louise Reply alexander February 10, 2014 Thx for these questions These questions stimulate the brain to get clear answers Reply Emma-Louise February 10, 2014 Glad you like them Alexander! Thanks for taking the time to comment. Warmly, Emma-Louise Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.