I want to give you one simple tool to help you become better in all the areas of your life: as a spouse, business person, leader, employee, father, mother, son, daughter, and friend.
That simple tool is a “Life Map.” It’s a one page personal plan that helps you achieve success in all aspects of your life. I am consistently working with clients and friends with their life map and I strongly recommend you start creating yours today.
The life map includes three columns. Starting with the right column you begin your life map by defining your legacy. How do you want to be remembered when you leave this life? Next, in the center column you write down your long-term objectives that will achieve your legacy. Then in the far left column you write down your annual objectives that will help you accomplish your long-term objectives. Simple, but very effective!
It is best to complete your life map by going away each year for a couple of days to a quiet place where you can think and sort out your future. Then each week (I do it every Friday) you review your annual objectives and develop action plans for the coming week to achieve them.
For example, I developed my first life map about four years ago. It has changed my life forever. In my legacy, I want my kids to view their dad as a mentor and adult friend they can talk to about anything. That starts by spending individual time with them now. So my annual objectives include going with them to concerts, events and just being together. One of my business objectives is to be a respected author and speaker.
As with any plan, discipline and accountability are necessary. If you need to find someone to hold you accountable to your life map, share it with a close friend or mentor. How do you want to be remembered? What will you do in 2015 to build that legacy? You can do it. You just have to get started today.
Go to www.stopsellingvanillaicecream.com to download the life map template and create your personal plan to make 2015 a great year for you. Remember, Those Who Plan – PROFIT!