It was this Seneca quote that reminded me of ‘The Tick outside the Box’, a simple yet incredibly powerful coaching technique and I want to share it with you today.
a) take a sheet of paper
b) draw a box in the centre of the paper
c) this is your personal comfort zone right now
d) now put a little tick or a cross or a dot just outside of the box*
e) take a ruler and lengthen each side of the box so that the tick is now inside the new box, keeping the proportions of the box as before
f) the new, much larger box now becomes your new comfort zone!
Every day you make decisions, plan and behave in ways that lie within your comfort zone, whilst at the same time aspiring to a bigger, richer, more adventurous life (insert your own words here). So you want a promotion, but are too afraid to ask. …