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Moving Forward with Confidence

The runners are in their blocks. They have trained and practiced. They are smart and determined – focused on the finish line. The starter pulls the trigger, and the runners explode out of their blocks.

A loud buzzer sounds. An indication of a false start. All forward motion comes to a sudden stop.  All that training, knowledge, focus, and explosive energy is halted.

It is painful. It is disappointing. In the running world – one’s physical body hurts from a false start.

A false start can also cause a runner to hesitate. These races are won by tenths of a second – a hesitation no longer than a blink of an eye can lose the race.

In your world, a false start can make you feel frustrated, hesitant about your future, and worn out – especially if you are a leader. Your team, your company, your consumer, your donors, and your investors are counting on you.

 

What are the Causes of False Starts in Your Professional and/or Personal Life?

A false start can be attributed to not having the right goals, not being strong in your core, or having priorities that impede your ability to reach your dream and goals.

A false start can be attributed to forces outside of our control.  One can feel like a victim and immobilized by “what just happened?”.

What is in Your Control - is How You Respond and Move Forward.

Leaders can be profoundly affected by false starts.

No one really gets the demands and pressures of those in the C-Suite. So much depends on you. The weight of the job can leave you feeling that you are not moving forward, second-guessing, and not thinking clearly.  You can find yourself being harsh on yourself and others. You can have many bad feelings and thoughts.

You will have the feeling that you have failed to achieve the life you wanted. You experienced a false start.

Words like stuck, overwhelmed, unsure, and worn out – can rattle around in your head and heart.

Your body may feel unhealthy or out of sync.  Your important relationships may have drifted.

Let’s make a fresh strong start . You can get it right.

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You Can Refresh and Restore Your Confidence.

Three Steps to Your Fresh Start:

Onerefocus on your strengths and competencies.  It is too easy to get sidetracked when life is not going as planned. A false start is unsettling.  Your confidence can suffer.  You can hesitate and stumble forward without confidence.

Being confident is essential to a fresh start. 

Confidence is grounded in strengths and competencies.  Reviewing your strengths and competencies will rebuild confidence.  

Exercise: Divide a sheet into two columns. One column is titled Strengths and the other Competencies. 

Strengths are your personal traits that build success. These are “I am” statements e.g., a people person, a detail person, organized, friendly, engaging, focused, etc.

Competencies are what you have learned by skilled building.   I am an excellent executive, administrator, revenue generator, marketer, analyzer, etc.

Listing five of each will provide you with a good grounding for your focus.

Tworenew your energy. A bad start can feel like your energy went up into smoke. The grand feeling of accomplishment dissipates with the frustration of a bad start and the lack of a finish line celebration.

Some will try to work harder or longer to succeed, which only burns more energy. Take a moment to stop and breathe. Ensure your physical system is nourished with healthy food you enjoy eating.  Do physical movement that suits you, building endurance and muscle. Feel good and strong.

Three gather data and get feedback. Ensure you know what created the false start.  Look at the numbers. Try to be as objective as possible.  Conduct research on those numbers so you know what went wrong, when, and the factors that caused a false start.

Get feedback from others involved and show them the numbers. Get feedback from professionals who were not involved. Be open to what you see and hear.

You will Enhance Your Vision, Restore Your Confidence, and Know You are Taking Steps that are Under Your Control.

Coaching is a way to explore your options in a private space with a professional. You will be heard and understood. You will analyze the numbers objectively, develop strategies that produce positive results for you and have someone on your side. You will facilitate the development of your vision, goals, and moving forward steps.

Let’s make sure you are focused on what will make you the kind of person and leader you are proud to be.

Book your FREE 30-minute Discovery Session to ask your questions about coaching and what you would like to gain. Email me at Steve@CoachSteveHorton.com

My Clients Experience Transformation.

No one gets what it is like in the C-Suite. It is a unique experience in which few understand or appreciate your role.  I do. I care about you. Being an exceptional leader and person is not a dream.

Leaders and individuals who work with me move forward in their personal and professional lives.  My clients report more satisfaction with themselves and the results they are experiencing.

My Professional Coaching empowers you to excel as a person and leader. You can prosper, have success, and experience achievement.  You will explore and conquer attitudes or events that are holding you back from your potential.

Emerging leaders will benefit. Enjoy a strong start.

Let’s start with a Discovery Session to determine how we can collaborate to get the best results for you. The 30-minute Discover Session is worth your time, and it is free.  Ask your questions and decide what coaching package works for you.  

Do not miss out on the rich outcomes you can experience.

Let us connect at Steve@CoachSteveHorton.com to set up your Discovery Session into the life you want.

Steve Horton

Steve Horton

My life's work has been in executive leadership.

My coaching and consulting work is focused on people in the C-Suite.

It is a privilege to coach people. Being part of their desire to feel confident and grounded.

I know coaching. As a Master Coach, I have worked with many men and women who are looking to excel in life and business. I have trained others to become Certified Coaches.

The Consulting work I do provides you with the information and advice you need to make an informed and smart decision.

Result - You will move forward.

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Hello, I'm Steve Horton

My coaching and consulting work is focused on people in the C-Suite.

It is a privilege to coach people. Being part of their desire to feel confident and grounded.

I know coaching. As a Master Coach, I have worked with many men and women who are looking to excel in life and business. I have trained others to become Certified Coaches.

The consulting work I do provides you with the information and advice you need to make an informed and smart decision.

Result – You will move forward.

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Together we will discover your successful strategies to be the kind of person and leader you want to be. You will feel grounded, confident, compassionate, and successful in your journey.

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~ Steve Horton, Steve@CoachSteveHorton.com

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Your Confidence.

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