Value Based Life-Planning
Retrieve your work/life balance
Build the life you want, deep-down
Do you have a relatively stressful lifestyle?
Are you spending most days trying to juggle your time between commitments?
When you lead a busy life, it can be easy to develop blind spots. Too many successful Executives begin to lose balance and become focused on one part of life for most hours of the day (like making a business successful); that might mean other areas of life are sidelined (like family life or taking care of your heath).
But, what if these other areas of life are important to you too?
Express your core values on a daily basis. It’s important to be conscious of our needs across all areas of life. Articulating what we want is easier said than done, of course, but coaching and personal development work can help.
One thing’s for sure, a good work/life balance is not about what we feel we ‘should’ be doing. It’s what your ideal life would look like if you could get all the things you want, right now. It means active choices. It’s where you start living life for real in the present.
And how can you afford not to try that? Value Based Life Planning
The coaching process is personal to each of us. Typically though, there are five core stages to my method.
- Identifying core values You might be surprised at how challenging it is to express your personal values out loud. Often it’s easier to recognise them in someone else. Complementary coaching processes help us to draw out these values.
- Looking at current life Once your core values are more conscious, we will consider how they are expressed in your current life – or not.
- What’s getting in the way? Beliefs about what we can and can’t do can get in the way of expressing core values, but these beliefs can change.
- Changing limiting beliefs By re-framing what’s going on in our heads, we learn to focus on the multifaceted, vibrant life we want.
- Whole life planningLooking back, looking ahead and looking at the present, what should you be doing now?Live life happily in the now and make sure you end up where you want to be.As Mahatma Gandhi said, ‘the future depends on what we do in the present’.