Discover how to ADD to your life.
Life is not about setting goals.
Life is about Living OUT the best of who you are, by experiencing joy, abundance, and peace of mind.
How do you Live OUT the best of who you are?
You start by knowing yourself well enough so that you can create and live a life by design that allows you to be and have what you want.
All the goal-setting programs in the world are not going to help you do that unless you first get clarity about how you got to where you are now, and how knowing that affects everything else going forward.
This is why I created the ADD Coaching Method, to help guide you through a process in which you ASSESS, DREAM, and then DESIGN the life of your dreams.
ASSESS (Part 1)
This is where everything starts. It might seem counterintuitive, but here’s why:
Have you ever tried setting goals only to either fail miserably, lose interest, or not achieve your intention in a way that would be satisfactory? This happens to all of us.
What you might not realize is that all of your problems, struggles, and challenges, including how you got to where you are now in life could be holding you back from succeeding at your best intentions.
This is why we begin the ADD Method with,
Step 1: Assess your life and foundations to know where you stand.
Next we move into Step 2: Purge your physical and emotional clutter to make space, and to get rid of what is not serving you. Finally we move into Step 3: Reinforce the foundations of your life to help you will succeed at getting what you want.
Darren’s life experiences have truly made him an example of overcoming hard situations and made him an exceptionally unique coach, as he can relate to individuals on so many levels.
DREAM (Part 2)
Once we’ve done the work together to get clarity on how you got to this point, we jump into the future. This is Step 4: Dream yourself into the future present of who you already are.
We’re not setting goals at this point. This is your time to dream freely, to envision a specific time in your future present when you have experienced the success of getting what you want. It’s a powerful experience that helps prepare you for the remaining steps of the ADD Method.
DESIGN (Part 3)
Now that you have clarity about how you got to this point, what’s been holding you back, your biggest struggles are challenges, what areas of your life you need to strengthen, and a dream to pull you forward we can start the design process.
In the Design stage you get clear on your core values and how they connect and support your dream. This is Step 5: Evaluate what’s most important to you in your life.
We move into Step 6: Live By Design with systems that support your Dream. We look at how you manage everything you need to accomplish in your day, i.e. the micro tasks (what needs to happen first, at specific times in your day) to be efficient and effective.
Then we move outwards to macro planning, everything that needs to happen in your week, month, and over the longer-term. You will discover how to establish your priorities based on the values you created fro yourself.
Once you have establish a plan to live your life by design, you now have the clarity and support to work on Step 7: Define Your Goals and adjust your values to match. We take everything you’ve discovered up to this point to design a plan to accomplish a set of purpose-centred goals, and to make getting what you want a joyful and efficient process.
Lastly, we complete Step 8: Review & Refine the ADD Steps and establish your commitments to Live OUT the best of who you are.
Whenever I’m discouraged by a bad week you’d mention where I’ve come from and how much progress I’ve already made. You have a confidence that I’ll succeed and that confidence is infectious. I’d see how you’d adapt to find ways to explain new habits, and to get into my head to figure out what was holding me back.
The ADD Method is not a template
Instead, it’s a blank slate. By following the eight steps of the Assess ~ Dream ~ Design Process in a specific sequence, you get the greatest benefit when you come to the end of the process. It’s counterintuitive for a reason and it bucks the way most people teach setting goals or life design.
If you’ve struggled in the past with setting goals it might be because you’ve been using a process that simply doesn’t work for you.
Just as a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, the ADD Method examines how each link in the chain has created your current reality. To extend this metaphor, we strengthen the chain (Step 6: Live By Design) by removing (Step 2: Purge) the weakest links, and tighten up (Step 3: Reinforce) the links that best serve your Dream.
This is the subtle but powerful difference of this approach and why it’s so effective at helping you efficiently get what you need to Live OUT the best of who you are.
Slow down to create lasting results
To get the best results from experiencing the ADD Method you will need to invest your time – not just by showing up for our coaching sessions – but for the work you will need to do between sessions. Personal evolution is a process that takes time! We will book enough time for each coaching session to make sure you have the clarity needed to take productive action steps after each session.
The ADD Method is a “self-management” process for life. Once you’ve experienced it, you can repeat any of the steps when you find yourself blocked or struggling with a problem.
Take the first step on me….
If you haven’t already done so, I invite you to experience the first step of the ADD Method, to Get Clarity on your most pressing problem, struggle, or challenge. Download your free copy of the Get Clarity Process here:
Once you’ve completed the Get Clarity Process and have identified what’s holding you back (or what you’re struggling to accomplish), let’s book a discovery session to talk about what you learned from the process and to discover if we’d like to work together: