Can we change the dates of our next sessions?
They are falling during our exams.
Krish asked on behalf of the group with the expectation to hear a yes.
After all, exams are like a licence to ask for anything.
When I said no, I could sense that it unsettled the group.
Me: When did you get the schedule?
Kr: A week back.
Me: Why are you asking for session rescheduling?
Me: I know, but why rescheduling is the first option?
Kr: We will get more time to prepare.
Me: What difference will these 60 minutes make?
Kr: Not that way, but we would like to focus on the exams.
Me: What if you get an interview call then?
Kr: I will find a way.
Me: So why not here? Why the first alternative to change the dates?
There was silence.
Me: Let me ask you the Accountability question. Now that you have your exam dates, what can you do today so that your coaching sessions happen as per schedule?
A few minutes later, everyone had solutions that worked for them individually.
We had the subsequent sessions as planned
Want #eXtraordinary results?
Never start with the premise that you can do nothing
Start with the accountability question.
Now that I am aware of the situation XX, what can do or how can I still get the results I want.