Coach Yourself… Personal Life Coaching

September 17, 2007  |  Educational Theory, Self-Improvement

Do you need personal life coaching? Well, I don’t think there’s a need to be coached when you can do it yourself! That’s why I will discuss two “bulletproof” ways of coaching yourself. Take them or leave them as you wish!

1. Be Disciplined

“The successful student forces himself to study” a phrase I’ve used a lot in my popular college study guide (get it while it’s still cheap & hot!). There are times when you simply have to force yourself to do something, what’s gotta be done just has to be done, period.

Put up a flyer on your wall reminding you about your goals. Look at it when ever you feel some fatigue.

2. Use Sanctions

Yes, you heard me! The U.N does not carry any exclusive rights to sanctioning! What do I mean by that? Well, let us say that you want to get a paper finished within a week, what do you do?

Let us say you enjoy ice cream and you can’t “live” without it, then promise yourself (and be honest) to stop consuming any ice cream if you haven’t done your work withing the deadline. If a week has passed and your still not finished…

Good bye ice cream!

3. Reversed Sanctions

I couldn’t come up with a better name to call it. Basically, instead of punishing yourself when you haven’t done it right you punish yourself from the beginning!

Why? Just think about it, you won’t have any ice cream until you’ve finished your homework, or studied for the exam (or whatever).

This one is more effective in my view.
Do you have any ideas on how we can coach ourselves? Please share by commenting!

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ABDERISAK ADAM is an author, blog writer and a PhD candidate in the institution of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology. He is also the owner and webmaster of, a website dedicated to the discussion of study techniques in the context of higher education. Adam is the author of a number of publications including 'The Study Guide PRO'. You can connect with him through Google+, Linkedin or by submitting a form.


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