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Navigating Your Path: Mastering the Evaluation Stage of Transformational Change | Next Brave Step Podcast

July 2, 2024

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In this episode of the Next Brave Step podcast, host Chelsy Weisz delves into the second stage of her signature coaching method, the Next Brave Step Blueprint: the Evaluation Stage. Chelsy outlines the six key stages of the blueprint, focusing on how to assess your current situation and define your goals. She emphasizes the importance of knowing where you are and where you want to go, drawing an analogy to using a map for a road trip. Chelsy encourages listeners to download The Next Brave Step Workbook for deeper self-reflection and provides practical tips for dreaming bigger, taking personal responsibility, and avoiding the trap of societal expectations. The episode is filled with personal anecdotes, actionable advice, and a call to embrace your unique version of success.

Understanding the Next Brave Step Blueprint

The Next Brave Step Blueprint is a structured approach designed to guide you through significant life changes. It comprises six key stages:

  1. The Reckoning: Recognizing the need for change and understanding its emotional impact.
  2. Evaluation: Assessing your current situation and defining your goals.
  3. Strategy: Planning actionable steps towards your goals.
  4. Massive Action: Taking bold steps to initiate change.
  5. Course Correct: Adjusting your path as necessary.
  6. Receive and Repeat: Embracing your achievements and preparing for continuous growth.

The Evaluation Stage: Assessing Your Current Situation

Explanation of the Evaluation Stage and Its Significance

The Evaluation Stage is crucial in your transformational journey. It’s akin to using a map for a road trip – you need to know your starting point and your destination. This stage is all about self-assessment, understanding your current reality, and setting the foundation for your future goals.

Practical Steps for Self-Assessment

To effectively evaluate your current situation, consider the following questions:

  • What do I not like about my current reality?
    • Identify areas in your life that cause dissatisfaction or frustration. Acknowledging these aspects is the first step towards change.
  • What do I wish was different?
    • Dream about the changes you want to see in your life. What aspects of your current reality would you alter to achieve a more fulfilling life?
  • What do I like about where I am now?
    • Recognize the positive aspects of your life. These are your strengths and resources that you can build upon.
  • What do I want to continue in my future?
    • Decide what elements of your current life you want to carry forward. These might be habits, relationships, or achievements that align with your future goals.

Defining Your Goals and Success

Importance of Setting Personal, Authentic Goals

Setting personal and authentic goals is vital. Your goals should reflect your true desires, not societal expectations. By focusing on what genuinely matters to you, you pave the way for a fulfilling and successful life.

Avoiding the Trap of Societal Expectations

It’s easy to fall into the trap of societal expectations, but true success is personal and unique. Define what success means to you, free from external pressures. This ensures your journey is authentic and fulfilling.

Personal Anecdotes

Chelsy shares her journey of leaving a secure job to pursue entrepreneurial freedom. Her story illustrates the power of dreaming bigger and embracing authentic success. By taking personal responsibility and setting her own goals, she transformed her life.

Tools and Resources for Deeper Reflection

Introduction to the The Next Brave Step Workbook

The Next Brave Step Workbook is a valuable resource for deeper self-reflection. It’s designed to guide you through the self-assessment process and help you clarify your goals.

Instructions for Downloading and Using the Workbook

Download the workbook here. Follow the prompts to complete each section, using the provided templates and worksheets to create a comprehensive roadmap for your journey.

Highlighting Key Features of the Workbook

  • Roadmap Creation Template: Helps you outline your current situation and desired destination.
  • Goal Clarification Worksheet: Assists in defining clear, actionable goals.

Dreaming Bigger: Embracing Your Worth

Encouragement to Dream Bigger and Expect More

Don’t limit your ambitions. Dream bigger and expect more from life. Embrace the possibilities and believe in your worth.

Addressing the Conditioning That Limits Women’s Ambitions

Societal conditioning often limits women’s ambitions. Recognize and challenge these limitations. Chelsy’s story of leaving a secure job to pursue her dreams exemplifies the power of breaking free from these constraints.

Taking Personal Responsibility

Importance of Moving Beyond Blame

Personal growth begins with taking responsibility for your life. Move beyond blame and focus on what you can control. This empowers you to make meaningful changes.

Strategies for Cutting the Cord of Blame

  • Self-Reflection: Regularly reflect on your actions and decisions.
  • Accountability: Hold yourself accountable for your progress and setbacks.
  • Positive Mindset: Cultivate a positive mindset that focuses on solutions rather than problems.


Recap of the Importance of the Evaluation Stage

The Evaluation Stage is a pivotal part of your transformational journey. It helps you understand your current reality, define your goals, and set the foundation for authentic success.

Encouragement to Embrace Your Journey and Unique Version of Success

Embrace your unique journey. Define success on your terms and take bold steps towards your dreams. Your path is yours to create.

Invitation to Download the Workbook and Join the Community

Download the Workbook and join the Next Brave Step community. Share your progress using the hashtag #NextBraveStep and connect with others on a similar journey.

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