Coaching – Goals don’t work (yet)| Ingenius Series

Coaching – Goals don’t work (yet)

Coaching - why goals don't work

In coaching and in life, Goals fail. Not because they’re not well thought out or that they weren’t created using a tried and true system (SMART for example) – they fail predominantly due to how we see, feel and perceive ourselves. This may be in the mirror, in our minds or in emotions. Do you think Tiger Woods failed in the golfing world because he hadn’t set great goals or is it because his perception of self was no longer as high?

With goals, I like to re-frame and call them instead ‘dreams’ at the beginning of coaching. Dreams can be fluffy and outrageous, as long as you create a desire, but not necessarily accountability at this stage. Change happens when we can tap into an emotion and align understand the specific goal we are aiming for.


Be brave and set just one challenge for yourself  right now – to define and appreciate who you truly are in the world. Invest time, energy and money (if you need to) in this pursuit. It will be your best investment ever – I guarantee it. It’s the absolute core for every other change you will incrementally make over your journey in this life, so making sure the foundations are right is paramount.  I will be sharing with you over the next few episodes of my coaching series, my humble thoughts on this as well as many other thoughts, encounters and feedback from my executive coaching clients, some of which I have had the pleasure of working with for many a number of years.  It’s time to get real. Or, if you want it all now, go to Born Genius and purchase my book Born Genius – the Journey Back to the Source of True Success.


Ask yourself the question (no matter your self perception) “If I had one dream that would make me truly happy, what would it be?”


What is the one dream that would make you happy? Share with me below and I can fill in some gaps on “how to”.


Live true until next time.

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