Is There an “App” for That?

I have lots of projects going at any point in time, both to do with work and not. Being a bit of a geek, I usually look for software or applications to help me stay organized, focused and on top of things. Today, I decided I needed to try out a project management software. I searched online, which is always my first step to any point of curiosity, problem, or inquiry. I found a “free”, web-based, project management software that I could download to all of my computers in both Windows and OSX and on my phone and tablet via an app. The selling point was that it would integrate with several other web-based products I routinely use. I clicked the download button immediately, and voila! I’m a project manager.

Well, not so fast. I opened up the software and quickly assessed the user interface, which was very straightforward and easy to use. I wasted no time creating “folders” for areas of my life I wish to manage, as projects, then creating “tasks” within each of the folders. It seemed easy enough. I knew I should probably apply timeframes to my various tasks for each of my projects, and I knew there had to be some way to get an overview, sort of a “bird’s eye view” of what all was going on and what all was coming up. I saw a button that said “dashboard”, when I selected it a pop-up message appeared saying I’d just activated my “free” fifteen day trial for the “enhanced feature”. I’m smart enough to know that you usually get what you pay for and that a “free” project management software was not likely to be either a complete tool or completely free. I also know enough about the world to know that to get the most out of my new tool, I’m going to need to know more about the topic in general and the tools, specifically.

I’ve enrolled in a free webinar next week. I’m sure, to get the most out of the software and project management, as a whole, I am going to have to learn some new skills, and how organize my projects, tasks, timelines and information, then put it all to use and employ the tools as designed.

True, it sounds like a lot, just to get oneself organized, but I think it will be worth it. And that’s what’s important; that I think it will be worth it, that I am willing to undertake this a task, and that I know I will need to learn more about it and make a regular and concerted effort to get the desired result.

What are your desired results? Do you know what you need to do, or know, to achieve your desired results? In life, we all have some idea of what we want that we don’t already have. We don’t often know exactly how to go about getting there; what tools we may require, what skills we may need, how to apply reasonable timeframes and how to oversee or manage our progress. So many of us make very slow, or perhaps no, progress towards those desired results. Not unlike the project management software webinar I signed up for, sometimes we just need to find out what tools we have at our disposal and how, exactly, to use them. And that’s where life coaching may be the solution.

To find out more about life coaching and how it will benefit you, contact us for a free, no obligation consultation. Check us out online at Life Path Life Coaching, email us at info@lifepathlifecoaching.com, or fill out the contact form below. We might just be the “app” for that!

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Who You Gonna Call?

If you are having trouble with a ghost, you’re probably going to call the Ghostbusters, right? If you’re having trouble with a ghost, you won’t get much help from an auto mechanic, or a gardener. If you are stuck, you’re going to call someone knowledgeable enough to get you unstuck, someone with some expertise in the matter.

A few folks still resort to the good, old, Yellow Pages when they need assistance with something, ghosts or gardens. Most of us now just Google it. Whichever way we are accustomed to finding help, we are provided with a list of nearby resources that have some expertise in the area we are troubled with. Piece of cake (call a bakery). We may call a few names off the list, or check out their website or acquaint ourselves with them in some manner. Ultimately, if we really need help, we are going to choose someone with a certain amount of expertise in the area to help us.

Who are you going to call when you really aren’t sure what the trouble is? Maybe life is good, but you’re feeling a little lost, like you’re not on track, or like you have no direction or focus, no goals, or maybe you have goals but don’t feel like you’ve made any progress towards them. The Ghostbusters aren’t going to be much help, and, again, neither are an auto mechanic or a gardener.

Many of us turn to family and friends when we need some consultation on direction, motivation and our lack of progress towards our goals. Usually, our friends and family are more than happy to provide advice, and sometimes we are even inclined to follow their advice. It is comforting to have someone familiar, someone we trust, advising us in such matters. But, when you think about it, what are the people closest to us really experts in? Ghostbusting? Automotive mechanics? Gardening? Or perhaps law, accounting, medicine, cooking, raising children, or raising hogs? While we trust them, their advice in matters of motivation, progress towards our goals, or even in establishing our goals, may not be the best. For us. Our loved ones are likely to tell us what worked for them, or what didn’t really work for them. Of course, they only have good intentions, they just aren’t experts in the area.

Who you gonna call?

There are experts! Well trained and highly experienced experts in the area of helping people identify their goals, their dreams and their desires in life. These experts can also help you plan the best way, for you, to make progress towards those goals, to stay motivated and accountable. Life coaches provide the expertise that well-meaning family and friends likely lack. A life coach may make the difference between you fulfilling your goals and dreams and you leaving for the afterworld with unfinished business!

Life coaching is a client driven process. Your coach will listen attentively and compassionately as you discuss your goals, your desires, your dreams. Your coach will help you plan a reasonable and workable method and timeline for accomplishing your goals, and, best of all, based on your needs and desires, your coach will help keep you accountable and on track.

Don’t remain stuck living a life you know can be more. Don’t get caught dead having not fulfilled your most meaningful goals and dreams. If you’re stuck in life, get unstuck, before it’s too late! Who you gonna call about life? A life coach!

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