One coaching tool that I’ve finding to be quite powerful lately is one called "Walk the Talk."
It’s a list of sorts, one that keeps you focusing on both what you want to do and how you want to be. But more than an abstract "to-do" list, a Walk the Talk list includes various concrete projects and quality-of-life shifts that you want to take on. A Walk the Talk list reminds you that you have choices, and can create a daily or weekly focus of what you want to choose to say "yes" to. By default, it also raises the interesting issue of what you will say "no" to when your life is full of these fantastic "yes"es!
Organized by different categories you choose such as personal growth, relationships or business, a Walk the Talk list can have 30 or more items. As you work on these items, progress can be measured by fraction – the number of items completed over the number of items on the checklist.
Want to try it out? Here are some questions to help you create your own Walk the Talk list:
What practices do you want to make a regular part of your life?
What do you long for?
What things if you did them would change your life?
What would give you joy once you complete it?
I’d love to hear how your experience with "walking your talk" is going!