When I launched Bluprint Coaching I wanted to develop a mantra for my clients to use in their day to day lives. I was looking for a concept that would apply to decision making, problem solving, and communication. I wanted it to relieve anxiety and provide clarity in all situations. On top of all that it needed to embody, it also had to be be something that was easy to remember! After much deliberation it hit me: ACE! This three step process will allow you to Accept, Cultivate, and Engage during all the big and important moments in life. Here’s how it works:
Accept – You deserve your big break, more money, a nicer home and more stable relationships. They will come, I promise! In the meantime, enjoy where you are during transitional periods. Acceptance of your current situation will lead to less anxiety and put you back in control of your destiny. Feeling down isn’t getting you anywhere. In fact, it is probably hindering your opportunities. Acceptance will allow you to free up the crucial emotional and mental space need to build the life you truly want!
Cultivate – Once you have accepted your present circumstances it’s time to set goals that will lead you to the life you have envisioned. The best way to do this is to Cultivate resources and relationships that will put you in the driver’s seat moving towards your goals. I like to call this “growthwork”. These are exercises my clients complete in order to build their understanding about what they desire while also learning about themselves. Doing your research and expanding your network is the best way to find success! Preparation will bring confidence and allow you to showcase your best self in the final step.
Engage – At this time you have started to feel less anxious day to day and you have educated yourself in order to get what you want. You have done your growthwork and now it’s time to Engage your resources to make things happen! Be bold and sign up for the class you have been reading about, call that contact you found at your dream job, or submit the article you have been working on to your local newspaper. Taking informed chances will lead to a much higher success rate than those taken on a whim. Plus practice makes perfect! Things outside of your comfort zone will become common place after a few tries.
ACE is an ideal tool to stay grounded and level-headed in all situations. I suggest you ACE job interviews, important conversations, auditions and major assignments. ACE provides the structure that many of us need but are unfortunately lacking. Let me know what you are Accepting, Cultivating, and Engaging. I would love to hear from you!