If you are aiming to live your best life, enjoying it and really head into the direction you intended, start taking some actions.
See yourself as the CEO of your own life and your own career.
Take control over your life
Last week we spoke about becoming the CEO of your own life. How you best create a vision of what your best life entails, so you can make sure you are focussed on getting there. You can read more about it here.
Today is all about setting the foundation for your personal growth. To achieve personal growth in all areas of your life, your personal life and your career.
All about YOU
Following one’s passions, values and personal strengths are your foundation of personal growth. That foundation ensures that people develop in ways that make them more valuable and more satisfied with their lives. To create that foundation you need to get to know yourself.
Some questions you may want to ask yourself:
- What are my most passionate (business) interests?
- What are my deepest (work) values?
- What are my strongest skills?
- What makes me feel happy?
- What gives me energy?
- What drains my energy?
- Which people do I like to be around best?
- Where do I like to spend time?
- What areas of interest would you like to further develop?
It helps you to identify the following:
- The types of work/things do you like to do
- The activities that give you the most satisfaction
- The environments in which you prefer to be and work
- The sorts of people you like to be around and work with
- The abilities you possess that you’d like to develop
Questions provide guidance
This may seem like quite a few questions to ask yourself. Remember though, if you decide to travel the road of success you need to know where you are before you can take off. It will also help you to determine whether to take the roads less travelled and create your own path or to go via a route more common.
Just asking the question may be enough
So take a moment to sit down, go over these questions and answer them for yourself. You might even come up with more questions you want to answer. Sometimes, you ask yourself a question and the answer may not immediately come to you. That is all right. By just asking your question, you set something in motion and it may be that the answer comes to you when you least expect it.
A colleague makes a remark that triggers you. You drive past a billboard and you instantly know. Just keep track in a journal and revisit the questions until you feel you have the complete picture.
It is YOUR journey
Remember it does not really matter what the picture looks like and whether it meets society standards or not. It is YOUR picture and your journey to your success. That is why you are the CEO of YOUR life.
3 Tips to get clarity
If you want any help, or are shocked by the picture drawn at your funeral, email me. Every good CEO uses tools and personal advisers to get him where he wants. You can set up a free 30-minute call with me this week to get three tips for a better direction in life.
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Yvonne Dam is an online life coach and career coach who helps busy, ambitious people to enjoy life. She helps them to focus on what matters in their lives and careers, in order to make more money and achieve more freedom! After feeling trapped in the corporate world, Yvonne decided to do more of what she loved and found the more she chose to do what she wanted, the happier she became. Yvonne is passionate about coaching and sharing her expertise with you so you can be liberated to fully embrace life. Ready to pause your busy life for a moment and download some happy vibes? Get my FREE eBook and feel happy!