Are you leading the life you want?
This simple 3-step exercise* is designed as a quick check-in you can do in 5 minutes or less.
(*Inspired by Stew Friedman’s “Four-Way View” exercise from the Total Leadership™ program.)
Step 1: Rate the Priority Level of each area of your life as follows:
“1” = Highest Priority
“2” = Somewhat of a priority
“3” = Not at all a priority
Step 2: Next, estimate how many minutes (on average) you dedicate to each area of your life each day. If you spend 90 min/day cultivating relationships, write “90 ” for Relationships & Communication. If you spend 15 minutes in the morning planning your day and 15 minutes at night reviewing your daily checklist, write “30” for Time Management & Personal Organization.
Step 3: How well are you performing? Grade yourself! For each area, write down one of the following letter grades:
A = You are dedicating an appropriate amount of time and energy to this pillar of your life.
B = This pillar needs some work.
C = The situation is dismal.
The result? This 3-step assessment will give you an idea of how well your life is in alignment—meaning the degree to which you are directing your time and energy to what is most important to you.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU RATED ANY AREAS WITH “B” OR “C”?
Self-motivated? Great! Write down one small step you can take today to begin to bring your life into greater alignment. Ask a friend or colleague to hold you accountable.
Need a bit more guidance? Pick up a copy of one of these books to learn specific strategies you can employ on your own: Refuel Recharge and Re-energize: Your Guide to Taking Back Control of Your Time and Energy by Erin Owen (on Amazon.com), Boost Your Performance In and Out of the Office by Erin Owen (exclusively on ErinOwen.com), or Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life by Stew Friedman (on Amazon.com).
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