Annabelle was learning fast. Sandy her Neuro Linguistic Programming coach had helped her transform out of a bad relationship and she was now ready to take a step further.
Learning self-management skills meant being able to coach others too. She saw independence and freedom ahead. The more reliance on self, the faster she would achieve her outcomes.
Since the Pandemic hit, more and more employees were realising the importance of this as work from home became a norm. Adaptability to a new landscape rose to the top of the list as people realised they had to be prepared for all types of scenarios.
Their mind muscle needed to flex. Rigidity was a think of the past, a luxury. Sandy shared her personal journey with Annabelle. One of her biggest takeaways from her very profound father was to be proficient in whatever she chose to do.
Sandy was groomed to self-manage from a young age. She learnt to do as many things as possible, that she had an interest in. This ranged from cooking and baking which she learnt from her mother, to driving skills at a later age.
This augured well as she moved into corporate life. Her boss too reinforced self-management at work. He prodded Sandy to do whatever was given to her whether it was her job or not, with the ultimate aim of learning as much as she could.
This did not allow for laziness or blame. Self-management at work pushed her forward in her career, as answers that were sought by senior management often rested with her. She became a “reliable person” in the eyes of bosses, someone to turn to.
Sandy had unknowingly installed a sense of deep accountability and they felt safe with her, knowing the job would be done. One aspect of acquiring self-management skills that made it easy on Sandy was personal growth courses.
This fast tracked her learning while giving her the opportunity to pick up structure from experts. It was an accelerated approach to success. She had to manage time even more effectively, make quick and good decisions, drive teams to high performance and heighten her leadership capabilities.
She journaled her learnings and journey. She had come a long way…
Sylvia is a qualified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Trainer. She started her business in Sydney and is now based in Singapore.