The Five or Six-Step Process

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I’ve been giving this some thought.

People love, I mean ‘LOVE’ a good blog post that gives you 6 steps to this or 7 ways to do that.

I’ve written several myself.

Articles like:

Turns out there is a solid foundational element of human psychology that leads us to want a step-by-step process by which to achieve anything.

As human beings we attempt to ‘rationalize’ anything, through a step-by-step process.

We literally perceive everything we do to turn out in a linear fashion of improvement. Sadly nature disagrees with our natural line of thinking.

This is something important to remember when reading a blog post, or racing through that non-fiction or self-help book:

You should go through a process in a step-by-step manner, aware that during the process you may need to improvise or adapt each step.

Obviously as a coach and having worked with quite a few coaches myself, this is the real benefit of another set of eyes.

Although we can identify patterns and perhaps even step-by- step processes by which most people go through something, this is not a surefire way to find success.

Sometimes we actually have to rework a step in the process, tweak it, modify it, change it, rearrange the order, or come at it from a different angle.

Sometimes only trial and error works and it's the ultimate step-by-step process.

Darren Beattie

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