I use this process myself and with all of my clients. It was taught to me by one of the world’s leading experts in personal development & it works.
1. “What specifically do you want?”
Your goal must be what you want, not what you don’t want.
2. “Where are you now?” “what do you currently have in your life?”
Specify present situation. You need to know where you are before you can know where you’re going.
3. “What will you see, hear, feel, etc., when you have it?”
Remember, if the scenario you describe isn’t motivating and exciting for you, it’s not going to work. You must feel compelled to achieve it!
Write out a specific statement including everything you have achieved at the time you’ve achieved it.
E.g. It’s July 1st 2020, I’m sitting at the breakfast table in my new house which has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and plenty of room for the whole family. I make $150,000 a year, work only 30 hours a week, and I’m excited to go to work everyday.
4. “How will you know when you have it?”
What has to happen so that you’ll know you’ll have achieved your goal?
5. “What will this outcome get for you or allow you to do?”
You can also ask: “what would happen if you achieved this?” & “what wouldn’t happen if you didn’t achieved this?”
6. “Is it only for you?”
You should have the goal be primarily for you. Even if it’s to provide a better life for your family, think how that will make you feel and notice how motivated you are!
7. “Where, when, how, and with whom do you want it?”
Get clear on the specifics. Will the house be in your current city? or have you moved to a more affordable area?
8. “What do you have now, and what do you need to get your outcome?”
This will give you the missing pieces. If you want to be a coach, have good people skills, and haven’t completed any training yet, perhaps ‘coaching specific training’ will be in there.