I recently had a client ask me to help them with a perceived problem. That old chestnut, procrastination.
Rather than approach the problem from, I guess, the typical premise that it could be “solved” by diary and time management, goal setting and discipline, we took a different approach.
The outcome I wanted to achieve for my client was a way forward that was designed around ease and grace rather than management and discipline. We spent some time looking at what the cause of the problem might really be and put a plan in place to move forward that wasn’t focused on doing but rather on being. We will have a few reviews to see how they are tracking, but from my experience, working on the cause of a problem rather than the effect has much more power to it.
At the end of the call, my client said that this was not at all what they were expecting but exactly what they needed.