In this simple exercise, I’d like you to consider who would be a good buddy to choose to involve.
I have found that working with a buddy helps you be more accountable for forging your success.
Your partner should expect to give you about 3 hours of their time to help you go through the process.
And ideally you will get together in the same room, so that they can pick up on all the visual cues and body language.
Video or telephone can work, but it’s not ideal.
So who makes a good buddy for this?
You want to choose someone with whom you are comfortable opening up to.
You might want to work with a friend or a colleague. But I don’t recommend working with a sibling or a spouse or a parent. Sometimes, these people are so close to us that it clouds their objectivity. Very often, casual relationships often work best. Someone who you trust but does not perhaps know you intimately.
Whoever you ask, they need to be a good listener. Someone who won’t tell you the answer but will help you find it.
Ask someone who has a genuine curiosity and a desire to help.
What’s most important, is that you can be honest and uncensored throughout the process.
Consider these attributes. Someone who you know and trust, but not so close. Who would be willing to give you their time, is a good listener, and has a genuine curiosity and desire to help.
In the workbook. Make a list of those people, and any notes about them to help you.
When you submit this, I’ll send you a PDF by email with a little guide to share with your prospective buddy(s) and an email template that you can edit and add your personal touch.
Invite them and send, or pass the pdf guide to them – this is filled with tips on how they can best help you in this process.