Mari Craig, LCSW-C, CCDC, CPC

Step Six: Developing Your Personal Power Statements

In Living, Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 8:26 pm

In past entries, we’ve been looking at the ILP case of a coaching client of mine named Barbara who wanted to transition from her job from being a full-time teacher to a more flexible role as a high school English tutor.

After completing step five in which Barbara created power circles to visually represent the mindset she needed to achieve her goal she proceeded to take the sixth step and develop three Personal Power Statements.

Barbara’s Personal Power Statements would become both an action plan and a mantra that would help guide her towards her intention.  For each statement she would use the following prefixes: I deserve, I intend and I follow through.  Her statements read as follows:

  • I deserve to believe in myself and have contentment in my profession
  • I intend to be courageous by taking the steps required to tutor part-time
  • I follow through with determination and confidence

By developing power statements that echo your building blocks, power words, and power circles you are shifting from ideas towards more action oriented thinking. Taking this step instills a firm belief in your mind that you can actualize your intentions.

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