For over a decade, I’ve worked with dozens of companies and hundreds of people around the globe. I’ve helped workplaces become more flexible and given people the tools and skills they need to manage the fit between their career and personal lives. Along the road I’ve discovered some powerful habits common to folks who have it all both on and off the job.
The 5 Habits
- Decide now what matters most to you, whatever stage of life or career you are at. Don’t let this slide. Regret only builds over time. Create a plan to do what matters most each and every day. It is highly unlikely that you’ll regret living a full, happy life in line with what matters most. Review your plan every 6 months.
- Take time to regularly reflect on what is working and what is not in all areas of your life. Ask yourself what do I want more of? What do I want less of? What am I going to do to make this happen?
- Close the gaps between what you want and what’s actually happening on and off the job. Take small, manageable steps in the areas where you see a mismatch. Small steps will help you achieve success and enjoy that wonderful feeling of getting stuff done.
- Focus on and celebrate what gets done. If you constantly turn your attention to what didn’t get done, or still needs to get done, you’ll never feel satisfaction.
- Keep an eye on the big picture…this includes home and work. Do this by keeping all of your personal and work to do’s in one place. This is key to not letting work priorities devour all other aspirations.
How do you make what matters most happen in your life? When is a good time to lead a life that reflects all your ambitions, hopes and desires?