Archives for February 2015

Taking stock of your work life

Clear your path to success at work

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been focusing mostly on your personal life. Now, let’s take those same tools and apply them to your work life.

This week’s task is to review the points below and apply them to your job and career.

  • What successes did you have at work in 2014? What positive things happened?
  • What was left undone at work that you should have done? Is there still time to do it? If not, now is a good time to forgive yourself, cross it off your list, get it off your mind, and move on.
  • Get the Nerve™ to have conversations with colleagues, supervisors, managers, or leaders at work that need to happen. Tell them how much you value them. Clear the air with people you may have locked horns with before.
  • Identify your priorities at work in the short term and for your career over the long term. Are you in the right job? Are you in the right organization? Are your priorities at work aligned with your priorities for your life? Are you living those priorities?

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Your beliefs are keeping you stuck

 

Beliefs help you succeedOver the past two weeks, you’ve taken a shot at listing your priorities and then examined where you find yourself today by ranking the various categories in your Wheel of Life.

You may have had a difficult time defining exactly what your priorities are, what’s really important to you. You also may have found that the gap between what you think your priorities are and the way they show up on your Wheel of Life is a bit too wide. That is, you may not be living those priorities too well.

This week let’s take a minute to pause, take a deep breath, and move into an exercise about belief that will help further define your priorities. [Read more…]

How successful are you in all areas of your life? Measure it and find out.

How successful are you in your life?

Ok, now we’re getting on a roll. In the first four blogs of 2015, I asked you to:

1) Celebrate 2014.
2) Identify things left undone in 2014.
3) Have difficult conversations.
4) Identify your priorities.

These actions clear the way for you to start living your priorities better than ever before.

Your task for this week is to push on toward your priorities. This exercise will take about 15 minutes, but it’s one of the most important ones to help you get real with yourself. [Read more…]

How to stop feeling like you just don’t have enough time

Making time for the important things

Time passes entirely too quickly. All too often you may find yourself thinking, “Where did the day go?” “Where did the month go? “Where did the year go?” “I’m suddenly 30, 40, 50 years old.”

You know what I’m talking about. It’s time to take control of where you’re going and what you’re going to spend your time on.

What are your priorities? What do you want? What are the most important things in your life? How are you going to get them? [Read more…]