What's Next for Me?

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Have you lost momentum in your current position? Or have you been thinking about a career change? As 2013 begins to unfold, now is the perfect time to get back on track. Start formulating your own …

Have you lost momentum in your current position? Or have you been thinking about a career change? As 2013 begins to unfold, now is the perfect time to get back on track. Start formulating your own secret recipe for success and job satisfaction using this free worksheet from Peak Focus.

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  • 1. PEOPLE. PERFORMANCE. PROFITABILITY. What’s next for me? 1 Come on, make me happy »» Exercise time limit: 15 minutes »» On a blank piece of paper, write “#1” on the top and then list all the things you can think of that make you happy to do. Examples may be as diverse as “walk the dogs” or “watch a movie” to “help a child understand a new concept.” There are no right or wrong answers – only your answers. Whatever comes to mind is what you should record. 2 Things that go bump in the day and night. »» Exercise time limit: 15 minutes »» On another blank piece of paper, write “#2” on the top and then list as many things you can which you fear or make you uncomfortable. Examples may be as diverse as “speaking in pub- lic” to “walking at night in a storm.” They could be more work related, like fearing losing your current position, or being a laughingstock should you actually share your “wild” ideas. Once again, there are no right or wrong answers, only those that are yours. 3 Hey, I tried, but it just wasn’t me. »» Exercise time limit: 15 minutes »» On yet another blank piece of paper, label it “#3” and list up to five things which come to mind as things you’ve tried as a job or career but just didn’t work out. (You may not have any! That alone can be a good clue of things to examine.) Below that, list up to 5 things you have considered as a career at one time or another. They might be childhood dreams, high school aspirations, or midlife crises desires. Now, beside each in the second list, explain briefly why you believe it is a risk – and why you’ve not taken it. (pays too little, have to move, family and friends wouldn’t approve/support you, etc.) Put a star next to the one you like the most on the list – the one you most regret not doing (yet). 4 Something ought to be done about that! »» Exercise time limit: 15 minutes »» On another blank piece of paper, label this one “#4” and list all the things in the world you’d like to change or see changed. Examples might be litter, literacy, crime, terrorism, sustainability… it’s your list. Don’t hold back. www.peakfocuscoach.com Peak Focus LLC © 2008-2012 • All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.
  • 2. PEOPLE. PERFORMANCE. PROFITABILITY. 5 Your own secret recipe. »» The ultimate goal here is to discover 1) what would make you happy (the most successful people in the world do what they love), 2) what would make you stretch a bit (growing is good!), and 3) would have a positive impact in your world. If it sounds impossible, I assure you, it’s not. The ultimate answer may not pop right out at you, but you do have an opportunity to look for an innovative next step. Lay the papers out in front of you, in order, left to right - in a way you can see all of them easily. Carefully review the list you made in question #4. See if you can identify one “thing” from the list you just made which: a) would allow you to use your starred answer from question #3, b) involves at least one good “stretch” opportunity from question #2, and c) has at least one, preferably more, activity connections with your answers to question #1. Don’t be quick to dismiss any combinations. Use your curiosity to the fullest and tell your snap- judgment brain to take a hike for now. You might be surprised with the answers. Many people are. Bonus round »» If you really did come up with an answer to question #5 (you did, right?), it’s time to learn more, preferably from others connected to that overall concept. You may need introductions. That’s okay. That’s easy considering the mountain you just scaled! Make a list of five people from whom you believe you could gain new insights about this topic. Depending upon your budget, ask them to coffee or perhaps lunch. If a face-to-face meeting isn’t feasible, consider a video call. (Yes, really. Many people are either familiar now with Skype and/or Oovoo - and, if not, they likely have a few people around them who are!) In your ask, thank them in advance for considering. Be sure to share with them why you’ve sought them out. Be as specific as possible. And, equally important, help them know why it matters to you. It’s hard to not connect on common ground. By the time you finish with those five meetings, you’ll have a far better feel for this interesting new path you’re assessing. Chances are great you’ll be well on your way toward finding at least the next step you need to make... one step closer to finding your unique way to make a difference, every day, for you and the world around you. www.peakfocuscoach.com Peak Focus LLC © 2008-2012 • All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.
  • 3. PEOPLE. PERFORMANCE. PROFITABILITY. About Peak Focus, LLC People. Performance. Profitability. Peak Focus gives you the tools to grow, develop and strengthen your team. With a mix of resources that we’ve created ourselves, as well as several powerful tools we’ve carefully assessed and believe in, we combine our passion and experience to guide companies and individuals toward optimized performance. Select your team members with confidence, help your key players develop their soft skills, and learn how to coach your entire team more effectively by engaging the experts at Peak Focus. For more information and access to free resources, please visit our website at www.peakfocuscoach.com Engage With Us Free tools, resources & updates LIKE us on Facebook Check out our blog Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn www.peakfocuscoach.com Peak Focus LLC © 2008-2012 • All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.