Thursday, July 7, 2011

Six Important Things About You

#1            Without You, Nothing Else Is Possible
After all, we are talking about YOUR career and YOUR life, and if you don’t show up, nothing will happen.

#2            In Your Life, You Have Requirements
What are your non-negotiables? What are your negotiables? We tend to be more concerned with everybody else’s requirements: for the job, for the loan, for the dog and the rest. You have requirements too. Can you state the primary requirements for your own life?

#3            Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask First
You have to be wonderfully selfish to be overwhelmingly generous. Otherwise you can wind up with nothing to give when it truly counts. Do other people keep picking off your time, energy and resources? Learn to say, “No, but thanks for thinking of me. I am not going to join one more committee.”

#4             You Already Attract Something
Do you like what you attract? What else would you like to attract? Are you attracting problems? Does the piano fall on you when you walk down the street? Are you the rare Problem Free Zone that takes care of things when they first show up?

#5            To Get “There” Find Out Where You Are “Here”
When you want to span the gap between here and there, you have to know where “here” is. If you are in Philadelphia and want to go to Atlanta, a map from Abilene to Atlanta will not be what you need. Are you ready to build your bridge?

#6            The What and the How Follow the Who
The usual questions of, “What do you want and how do you want it,” distract from the real question: Who are you? If you don’t address the Who, eventually the What and the How won’t matter.

Conclusion: Who You Are Determines Everything Else
If you are not happy, chances are at least one of the following applies:
You don’t know who you are, where you are going, you don’t attract the right things, don’t take care of yourself, your requirements are not being met, and you don’t show up for your own life.