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contents		W	 elcome to the Water The Bamboo Personal Development Workbook	1Plan Your Crop	         one	 Dig Deeper – Unear...
Plant the Seed	     sixteen	 Take Risks	                                 93	   seventeen	 Commit to Your Bamboo	          ...
one                  Dig Deeper – Unearth Your Values                                                                     ...
Stage I: Build TrustReview the skills and behaviors needed to build trust, and answer the questions on the followingpage. ...
The 21-Day Self-Discipline ChallengeSome suggest it takes 21 days to create a habit. Identify a self-discipline challenge ...
It’s Messy in the Garden Checklist:    ❑❑ Accept that beginnings are messy.    ❑❑ Expect messiness – it’s inevitable.    ❑...
Ten Potential Pitfalls in Decision MakingWe’ve all made bad decisions. By learning from your own mistakes, as well as thos...
now It’s Harvest Time                                                               Harvest                               ...
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Water The Bamboo Personal Development Workbook

  1. 1. contents W elcome to the Water The Bamboo Personal Development Workbook 1Plan Your Crop one Dig Deeper – Unearth Your Values 5 two Create a Vivid Vision 11 three No Goals, No Bamboo 15Don’t Farm Alone four Tend Your Relationships 21 five Create or Join a Bamboo Circle 37Use the Bamboo Farmer’s Tools six Belief 43 seven Self-Discipline 49 eight Language 55 nine Courage 61 ten Appreciation 67 eleven Lighten Up 71 twelve Optimism 75Prepare the Soil thirteen Learn How to Learn 79 fourteen Practice Deliberately 83 fifteen It’s Messy in the Garden 89
  2. 2. Plant the Seed sixteen Take Risks 93 seventeen Commit to Your Bamboo 97 eighteen Decisions, Decisions and More Decisions 101Survive the Storm nineteen Patience, Persistence and Perseverance 107 twenty Change Happens 111 twenty-one Busy But Balanced 119Now now It’s Harvest Time 123 About the Author 129 Don’t Farm Alone – Stay Connected 130
  3. 3. one Dig Deeper – Unearth Your Values Harvest Time Survive Objective the Storm I know what my values are and I follow them. Plant r I read this chapter in Water The Bamboo. the Seed r I watched the videos for this chapter. r I listened to the audio for this chapter. Prepare the “Things which matter most must never be at the Soil mercy of things which matter least.” ~ GoetheWhat does the above quote mean to you? How can you apply it to yourcurrent situation? Bamboo Farmer’s Tools Don’t Farm Alone Plan Your Crop© 2013 Water The Bamboo Center For Leadership 5
  4. 4. Stage I: Build TrustReview the skills and behaviors needed to build trust, and answer the questions on the followingpage. STAGE I STAGE II STAGE III STAGE IV Skills Behaviors ƒƒ Respect ƒƒ Attend (show up) ƒƒ Open-ended questions ƒƒ Observe ƒƒ Listening ƒƒ Suspend judgment24 WATER THE BAMBOO PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKBOOK © 2013 Water The Bamboo Center For Leadership
  5. 5. The 21-Day Self-Discipline ChallengeSome suggest it takes 21 days to create a habit. Identify a self-discipline challenge that you willcommit to for 21 days.Examples:ƒƒ I will be on time for 21 straight days.ƒƒ I will exercise for 21 days.For the next 21 days I will commit to: Use the chart below to keep track of each day you achieve your commitment by crossing off thedays. You can also use your personal calendar to keep track of your progress. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21USE THE BAMBOO FARMER’S TOOLS Seven: Self-Discipline 51© 2013 Water The Bamboo Center For Leadership
  6. 6. It’s Messy in the Garden Checklist: ❑❑ Accept that beginnings are messy. ❑❑ Expect messiness – it’s inevitable. ❑❑ Adopt a messy garden mindset. ❑❑ Don’t be discouraged when things start messy.Adopt a Messy Garden MindsetExpect the messiness – it’s inevitable. Don’t be discouraged by things not going smoothly.What challenges and setbacks have you experienced and overcome with respect to yourBamboo Vision? PREPARE THE SOIL Fifteen: It’s Messy in the Garden 91© 2013 Water The Bamboo Center For Leadership
  7. 7. Ten Potential Pitfalls in Decision MakingWe’ve all made bad decisions. By learning from your own mistakes, as well as those otherpeople and organizations have made, you can look for these signs of a decision pitfall and avoidthem.1. False hopes.2. Waiting for a miracle.3. Following the money.4. Avoidance.5. Searching for confirming information.6. Being overconfident.7. Being too cautious.8. Passing the decision-making responsibility on to someone else.9. Holding on to old ways.10. Waiting too long. When Not to Make a Decision Although most decisions have time constraints, you should never make a serious or important decision when you’re: ƒƒ Hungry (whether physically or just wanting something too much to think clearly) ƒƒ Angry ƒƒ Lonely ƒƒ Tired You should HALT and take care of your needs, then regroup to make the decision; you’ll be glad you did.PLANT THE SEED Eighteen: Decisions, Decisions and More Decisions 103© 2013 Water The Bamboo Center For Leadership
  8. 8. now It’s Harvest Time Harvest Time Survive Objective the Storm I acknowledge myself and those who have helped me on my journey. Plant the Seed r I read this chapter in Water The Bamboo. r I watched the videos for this chapter. r I listened to the audio for this chapter. Prepare the SoilReflect on Your Journey1. What was the activity that helped you grow the most? Bamboo Farmer’s Tools Don’t2. What was the most challenging activity? Farm Alone Plan Your Crop© 2013 Water The Bamboo Center For Leadership 123

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