Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Mind Change Day 27: Taking Stock

Another "skip-ahead" task I did from Stage 4 of the DOCC system is the Personal Business Plan. Although there's certainly the tug to "wait" to do this until...well, I don't know--until I'm more functional, I suppose...until I'm more of my old self, and doing this is easier--this is one of those things that is pretty much never easy.

And yet, doing this self-assessment was another thing (like yesterday's post on Getting Organized) that was worth the concentrated effort as soon as I started. Here's the link to the online suggested template, though of course you can do this in any format that strikes your fancy. But this one worked for me:

Because life doesn't wait for you to be at your peak before it gives you choices that matter.

Self-Inventory Template

Overview of self today:
Core Values
  • Self
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Career
  • Finances
  • Giving back
  • Strengths
  • Flaws
  • Highest (expert)
  • Strong (Competent and can contribute)
  • Moderate  (competent)
  • Light (participant)
Where do I want to be in five years?
  • Overview
  • Specific areas
    • Self
    • Family
    • Friends
    • Career
    • Finances
    • Giving back
Action Plan
  • Each area
    • Specific steps
    • Time frames
 And having this written out keeps you from panicking, avoiding or minimizing their importance. Much of the critical stuff in life doesn't come with the loud, annoying Nerf football sound announcing it's incoming. Some of it's silent.

This makes listening and making those choices much more simple.

Take a couple of hours, get started, and come back to it when you have another idea. It'll be done in a day or two and then you'll be relieved of another bundle of angst you carry.

You're welcome ;).

Love, Lisa

(P.S. Three More Days of daily posts and I'm finally getting faster at them. Under two hours for the last week. My goal is under one hour but that might be a pipe dream. Nearing one hour would be plenty. It definitely helps when the clock is about to strike midnight. Deadlines are--apparently--awesome ;)).

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