1. First, you want to change. “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” -Anais Nin
  2. You are inspired by an idea, a goal, a thought, a person, a dream.
  3. You understand that when you improve yourself there is a ripple effect for the positive both personally, for your work, and for the company as a whole.
  4. You want to figure out for yourself, how you are going to deal with various situations and challenges that come across your path.
  5. You realize your character and values form an important foundation of how you interact with the world. The decisions of today and tomorrow are built on the character and values I developed yesterday and today.
  6. Your eyes are focused forward to where you want to go
  7. You realize the importance of listening to yourself and to those around you.
  8. You realize the importance of the daily implementation of habits and the conscious choice of your thoughts. This is where you begin to build new actions, beliefs, and habits.
  9. You love having a coach
    • It is a confidential place where you can talk and work through situations and ideas with no professional implications
    • You have someone who believes in you, is an encourager yet calls a spade a spade
    • You have someone who asks you powerful questions you may not ask yourself or want to ask yourself
    • You give yourself permission to look at something from a different perspective
    • You know the power of being held accountable
    • You want to create intentional time for self-development

Summing it up in the words of John Maxwell, “Every influential leader puts time into Self-Development as one of their key priorities. If they are not developing as a person and as a professional, how can they expect those around them to develop.”

I’d love to hear your thoughts on these triggers for action!