People who set goals experience higher self esteem and as Bill Copeland says, when you don’t set goals, you can spend your whole life running up and down and not achieve anything. The reality is you’re fulfilling goals of others, not yours.
I have wanted to write this particular blog for some time, especially as I am spending more time walking around the city of Sydney to see clients. Now this isn’t a rant about cyclists however I am going to use them as an example as they are the most obvious candidate to me for this topic.
We all know when we are 'on fire' for what we are doing - when nothing and no one will stop us from doing our best work. When we gladly put in the extra hours because we believe in what we're doing and it makes us feel good. Equally we know we've lost our 'mojo' when tasks fill us with exhaustion just at the thought of them, and we whinge at every opportunity, missing the bigger picture.
When you are indispensable, I mean that your contribution significantly increases productivity of your team because you are efficient, know how to get things done and people can count on you. Your presence and contribution on the matter brings energy that lifts the team.
Martine Barclay is the founder of Interconnected Development, a specialised coaching and mindfulness training practice, that supports working professionals throughout the career lifecycle. With deep professional services experience and over twenty years in talent development, particularly with lawyers, Martine adopts a development approach to her coaching.
Clients work with Martine on a range of career related issues. They include increasing leadership capacity, managing time and stress, positioning themselves for promotion, and, when they are in career crisis looking for direction.
Martine specialises in stress reduction as it is always a factor when things aren’t working as well as they could. It affects how you intepret situations, respond to them and manage your energy amongst other things. Martine's gentle, direct approach coupled with her curious nature has earned her a reputation of truly getting to know what matters most to her coaching clients and how to skillfully move them forward.
Martine has worked in a number of leading professional services firms like Goldman Sachs JBWere, King & Wood Mallesons, Norton Rose, KPMG and Credit Suisse and developed their practitioners and future leaders. Her coaching clients come from a range of professional services and have gone on to run successful practices. Some now hold leadership positions in their firm.
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