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How can you develop your skills?

What steps are you taking?

We all have different skillsets.  Some skills may have come naturally, while others take quite a bit of work to perfect over long periods of time.  What are a few things you are skilled at?  In the #CJJblog this week, I give you some tips on how you can develop a health skill (ex: losing weight) and a physical skill (ex: improving your 3-point shot in basketball).

  • Be clear.  What are you trying to accomplish?  Is it crystal clear and specific?  Is it written down somewhere for you to read?  For example, “I want to lose 15lbs by November 30th” or “I want to shoot 42% from 3-pt range this season.”
  • Mini goals.  Do you only have long term goals?  What about today or this week?  Ex: “I want to lose 2lbs this week” or “I want to make 100 three-pointers today.”
  • Develop a plan.  Have you considered hiring a coach, mentor, or trainer?  Someone who can give you tips or critique your form can be very beneficial.  For your health, you should be changing your lifestyle, not just your diet.  For your skill, you should be focusing on a plan for each workout.  Do you have time blocked off each day to work on your goals?
  • Accountability partner.  Who can you call or meet with to review your progress?  Are you flying solo?  Get someone who you can rely on to hold you accountable to your goals.
  • Consistent check ins.  For your skill, you should be charting your results in each practice/session.  Are you improving?  Does something need to be changed?  You can check in with mentors and others to review your progress.
  • Questions.  Here are four questions you should be asking yourself everyday: 1) Am I measuring results? 2) Am I holding myself accountable? 3) What am I doing well? 4) Is my coach/trainer/mentor the right fit for me?

Did You Know?  Coach Jim Johnson will be delivering his “Who’s Your J-Mac” presentation on Wednesday, September 21st virtually for Bookboon, an eBook company located in London.

Life Tip #35:  Use the CANEI Formula: Constant and Never-Ending Improvement

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