Hey there! How’s it going?

It’s a brand new year and I was wondering how you are coming along with those New Year resolutions – if you made any, that is ūüėČ .

A study was done amongst Fortune 100 company employees that included 250,000 people that had undergone coaching, to find out how many of these had really achieved their aspired change after their coaching had ended (and they had been coached by extremely proficient leadership / business coaches). The result was unequivocal: very few people achieve positive, lasting change without ongoing follow-up. Unless they knew that they were going to be measured on what they promised they would do – they did continued to do what they had always done. It is called “the fall to inertia”. On the other hand, those that knew they were going to be held accountable, that someone was watching them, paying attention to them, or caring about them, or evaluating them with follow-up questions – they were far more likely to change.

How are you measuring your progress on your aspired goals? 
How are you letting yourself be held accountable?

I would love to find out more about what you do to make sure you reach those goals you set for yourself!

New Years Resolutions? This is how to make those dreams come to life

The American Society for Training and Development conducted research on the probability of a person actually acting on, and completing something they want to do (so this is about making an idea you have into reality).

This is what they came up with:

1. If you hear an idea = 10% chance that you will act on it
2. If you consciously decide to adopt an idea = 25% chance you will act on it
3. If you decide when to act on the idea = 40% chance that you will act on it
4. If you design a plan to act on the idea = 50% chance (we’re getting there!) that you will act on it.
5. If you commit to another person to act on the plan = 65% probability (tell someone what you want to do and this is how probable it is that you will do it)
6. If you have a specific accountability appointment with the person to whom you made your commitment = 95% probability that you will actually complete what you set out to do!¬† So now all you need is an accountability partner!¬† (more…)