Have you done your homework?
Just when you thought you were out of school and do not have any more homework, I may have some bad news for you. Personal and professional development is a lifelong activity. Though this will be no surprise to you…Each week I listen to a podcast called the Daily Boost and the presenter always starts with the question have you done your homework?
Recently, it really hit home to me why it is so important to do your homework. I have recently taken on some coaching clients in leadership and management and when I went in for one of the sessions this month, the client had completed all their homework. I was enthused about this and it showed me that the client was serious about developing their leadership skills.
So have you done your homework?
Have you set homework?
How enthused are you when you complete your homework?
So what should the homework be? For me the homework is about setting a task, which is in line with one’s mission and purpose. Each week I aim to achieve at least one task that moves me towards my mission and purpose. This can either be done in consultation with a spouse, business partner, coach or by one’s self. The advantage of setting the homework in consultation with someone is that they can help you remain accountable.
So one last question for you….. Have you done your homework?