Beyond Purpose: Finding Your Inner Greatness

Finding Your Inner Greatness

Greatness. It’s a word and aspirational state that has intrigued me for years. But, what does it mean to be great? I started thinking about it when I penned my book, The Savage Leader: 13 Principles to Become a Better Leader from the Inside Out. In sports, there have been clear examples to me of Greatness. Steph Curry, Tom Brady, Derek Jeter, and Wayne Gretzky. Athletes who won (and keep winning) multiple championships. Yes, they won, but it was also the way they won as well as the impact on their teammates, franchises, fans, and their communities that felt different.

I have also felt the presence of Greatness in community and non-profit leaders. People like Mariama Shaheed, founder and CEO of Global Preparatory Academy, the first bi-lingual charter school in Indiana. Global Prep provides kids in Indianapolis with a view of what’s possible in the world and then uses education as a tool to help them achieve it.

I have also seen it in business leaders like Chase Fisher and Steve Gatena.

Chase Fisher is the founder and CEO of Blenders Eyewear, an uncompromising sunglasses (and increasingly a lifestyle) company rooted in San Diego’s beach culture that lives up to its motto – “Life in Forward Motion.”

Steve Gatena created Pray.com as a way to grow faith, grow community, and to “create a world where everyone leaves a legacy of helping others.” Beyond the impact that Pray.com has on its millions of customers, its culture is one that nurtures the long-term growth and development of its employees.

Why Greatness?

I’ve spent years running down success while more recently trying to define and live out my own sense of purpose. Success feels like chasing the mirage that appears on the horizon and just as you arrive at that oasis, it disappears. It can also be wholly unfulfilling—like wolfing down a box of Red Vines—and can lack long-term motivation (to me) to put in the late nights and endure the long slog required to reach the next horizon. There are countless books and seminars designed to help you chase success only to leave you with a metaphorical belly ache and sugar crash once you achieve (temporarily) an externally created definition of success.

Purpose on the other hand can lead to a life of fulfillment. It can also feel nebulous and unattainable to many people. Books like Start with Why have been helpful in bringing the concept of purpose to the mainstream, but many people struggle with its practical long-term application. It’s also more difficult to measure and track progress toward living a life of purpose.

But, what if you could put it all together? A life of success and one rooted in purpose? Living a life fueled with motivation, long-term orientation, and fulfillment. To me that’s Greatness!

Deconstructing Greatness: What Does It Mean to Be Great?

But what is Greatness? How do you define it and start down the path to achieve it? “Knowing it when you see it” is not helpful as a roadmap to help us define Greatness in our lives and careers. So what does Greatness actually mean? Let’s start with the following definition.

“Greatness lives at the intersection of purpose and success. Greatness combines our yearning for external achievement while balancing an internal focus on creating fulfillment, meaning, and impact.”

I recently asked several groups of executives to define Greatness and their responses varied dramatically. To some, Greatness is reserved for a select few. Entrepreneurs and business luminaries like Elon, Jobs, and Bezos. Others referenced transcendent sports figures like Kobe, Jeter, and LeBron. All of them are people who are commonly referenced by a single name.

To others, Greatness was a successful entrepreneur taking a “triple bottom line” approach to life and not making personal sacrifices in service of business goals. Others referenced people like the janitor at a local school who took pride in hard work and strong family life.

It confirmed what I have long suspected. When people think about Greatness, their responses vary based on where they lie on the Success-Purpose Continuum. Some of us are 99% focused on success and 1% on purpose, while others are 99% purpose and 1% success. Most of us are somewhere in between.

Achieving Greatness. Are You In?

What about you? If you’ve read this far, I suspect you seek Greatness in your life. Take the next step in identifying and achieving your personal sense of Greatness. Consider the following:

  • What does Greatness mean to you? What would it mean to be great in life and in your career?

  • What are your most important values? What words resonate with your core? (e.g., faith, family, growth, security, environment, justice, transparency)

  • Where do you land on the Success-Purpose Continuum? Do you aspire to a life primarily aimed at purpose? Or are you hell-bent on being the most successful person in your family or graduating class? Or somewhere in between?

  • How can you bring purpose and success together to create your own personal definition of Greatness?

Warning Label: Once you take this first step, you’ll never look back. You’ll also wonder why you never lived a life and led a career focused on your Greatness.

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14 Things You Can Do Every Day To Protect Your Mental Health As You Age

Protect Your Mental Health

Aging brings you face to face with the loss of loved ones, children leaving the nest, and physical changes such as reduced energy levels. These types of events can “give rise to negative emotions such as sadness, anxiety, loneliness and lowered self-esteem,” according to the American Psychological Association. Growing older can also come with a slew of positive changes like the opportunity to travel, more time to spend with grandchildren, and the chance to take on a new hobby.

“But any kind of change, even joyful changes, can bring up a variety of emotions, including anxiety, overwhelm, loneliness, and depression,” said Connie Habash, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Menlo Park, California. Therefore, it’s essential to make your mental health a priority, especially throughout your later years.

Here are a handful of ways in which you can emotionally support yourself throughout the journey of growing older:

1. Meditate

“Meditation is a great way to protect your mental health as you age,” said Jodi Baretz, a licensed clinical social worker and author of Mindful Is the New Skinny. “Not only does it train your brain to focus and improve your attention, it also decreases anxiety and increases your ability to enjoy the everyday moments of your life.”

Baretz added that meditation can also increase your tolerance of the uncomfortable and help you become less reactive, which decreases stress and emotional overwhelm. And studies show that it may go a long way in preventing age-related cognitive decline.

2. Stay connected

As people get older, there can be a tendency to withdraw from others. Retirement, friends passing, kids moving away all contribute to this social isolation. But it’s important to trade a night in with Netflix for an occasional dinner out with friends.

“The most important thing you can do is stay in communication with others,” said Colleen Mullen, a licensed marriage and family therapist at San Diego’s Coaching Through Chaos. “Find a new social group, swim, play Bingo, join a walking group or book club.” Mullen also noted that staying socially connected keeps your mind in a healthier place, which can in turn positively boost your overall well-being.

3. Adopt an attitude of gratitude

Studies suggest that taking a moment to count your blessings can boost your happiness. “Practicing gratitude has been demonstrated to help people manage stress, decrease depression, increase empathy and decrease aggression,” Mullen said.

Steven M. Sultanoff, a clinical psychologist in Costa Mesa, California, suggested ending your day by recalling three things that you are grateful for at the moment.

4. Check in with your body

Between smartphones, television and a 24/7 news cycle, our minds are always busy. But mindfulness has been linked to reduced anxiety and the reduction of mental stress. However, a “mindful body scan” may help whenever you are feeling overwhelmed, according to Karinn Glover, an assistant professor of the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

The process is simple: Spend five to 15 minutes breathing deeply and focusing your thoughts on your body, sensations, areas of discomfort or tension, starting at your feet and moving upward progressively until you get to the top of your head, Glover said.

“It’s a wonderful way to practice getting in touch with your body so stress and tension don’t become overwhelming,” Glover added.

5. Get moving

“Exercise increases blood flow to the brain, which brings oxygen, which helps prevent the dreaded ‘brain fog’ that so many women complain about once they reach a certain estrogen-deprived age,” said Maria Shriver, founder of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement and Move for Minds — the organization’s annual fundraising initiative. For the best results, the organization recommends a combination of aerobic exercise and weight or resistance training.

6. Try something new

“Keep an open mind,” said Susan London, director of social work at Shore View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She suggested taking any opportunity possible to step out of your comfort zone.

“You never know the kinds of experiences you might have as a result of this, and it could change the course of your life without you even realizing it,” London added.

Shriver also advocated for challenging your mind. “Mental activity offers benefits to brain health. Learn something new to create new neural connections,” Shriver said. Try studying an unfamiliar language or taking up an instrument.

7. Pop a probiotic

Approximately 90 percent of serotonin (the neurotransmitter in the brain that releases feel-good chemicals) is made in the belly, along with other important mood-regulating neurotransmitters, said Sarah Morgan, a functional nutritionist and founder of Buddies In My Belly.

“The neurotransmitters made in the belly directly impact brain functions like mood, memory, focus, sense of well-being and more,” she explained.

Research suggests that taking a daily probiotic may help ward off depression. Morgan also recommended eating a diet high in plant foods that are rich in prebiotic fibers to keep your gut bacteria “healthy and happy.” This includes vegetables, nuts, seeds, fruit, beans and whole grains.

8. Form a new routine

Many Americans strive to retire by the age of 65. But sitting at home all day with nothing to do can take a toll on you emotionally. According to Ramani Durvasula, a professor of psychology at California State University, “having a routine can provide meaning and purpose, which many view as two of the most essential ingredients for health.” Sign up to volunteer, take on a part-time job in an industry that has always fascinated you, try a new hobby, become a mentor or get involved in local civic activities.

9. Get your Zs

“As you age, unfortunately, insomnia becomes an issue for many Americans, afflicting almost half of adults over the age of 60,” said Bill Fish, a certified sleep science coach and co-founder of Tuck.

A lack of sleep can lead to mental health ailments such as anxiety and depression. And a 2012 study linked sleeplessness with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s.

“Your brain goes through a rebooting process each night, essentially recharging itself, so we feel brighter and refreshed in the morning,” Fish said. “If you aren’t achieving the recommended sleep of seven to nine hours per night, you aren’t giving the brain a chance to recover to take on the day ahead.”

10. Practice self-love

Developing a compassionate relationship with your body will go a long way in helping you to combat any dissatisfaction that may coincide with the process of aging. Richard Matzkin, psychotherapist and co-author of Art Of Aging, suggested practicing positive affirmations and visualization to achieve this.

“The thing that kills self-love most is negative self-judgment,” he said. “You can counter this with positive self-talk. When negativity arises, rather than allowing yourself to be drawn into self-defeating, negative thoughts, replace it with thoughts about what you like about yourself.”

11. See a therapist

If you begin to feel sad, frustrated or anxious, you might want to consider giving therapy a try.

“Therapists can help identify counterproductive patterns in thinking and emotion that will help you get back to loving life quickly, should you hit a rough spot,” said Whitney Owens, a licensed clinical psychologist in Las Vegas.

Grief can also be a reason to call in a professional. There is no shame in getting support from an experienced practitioner who understands what you are going through.

“Don’t ignore the signs. If you are experiencing grief for an inordinate amount of time, usually longer than a year after the loss of a loved one, don’t be afraid to seek help,” London said.

12. Keep a positive support system

Having a good support system can help to tackle conditions like stress and depression. Surround yourself with people who love and care about you. That also means cutting out toxic people.

“Stop catering to people who suck your drive. Let them go,” Durvasula, the professor of psychology, said.

13. Laugh out loud

Next time something makes you laugh, take note and try to include more of that in your life.

“Happiness goes hand-in-hand with laughing, and humor is a great stress reliever,” said James Polo, a psychiatrist in Tacoma, Washington. “Mentally fit individuals tend to take time to celebrate funny things and laugh about them out loud.”

14. Spend time in nature

Going outdoors can improve your physical and mental health. So whether you spend time in your yard pruning the bushes, going for a hike in the forest, or simply sitting in a local park to take in the peace and serenity, getting outside may help to brighten your day.

“The feelings of awe and gratitude when we stand atop a stunning vista or when we see a rose slowly bloom in our garden, uplift us and maintain our appreciation of the beauty that we have in our lives all around us,” Habash said.

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Types of Personal Transformation & Methods To Achieve It

Personal Transformation & Methods To Achieve It

Achieving personal transformation in a workplace typically involves setting milestones and tracking progress. Many people striving for personal transformation try to achieve their goals within an established time frame. If you set goals for yourself in your professional life and aim to achieve them, you can transform personally and professionally.

In this article, we define personal transformation, review various types of personal transformation, describe the benefits of undergoing it and provide a few methods for achieving it.

What is personal transformation?

Personal transformation is the motivation and discipline to grow, develop and improve in your personal and professional life. When you develop strategies to better yourself, you may advance in your career, strengthen your skill set and expand your knowledge significantly. An effective way to transform your professional life is to establish your goals and create clear action plans.

Types of personal transformation

There are a few methods or strategies you can use to achieve personal transformation. In the workplace, three main types of transformation can occur, including:

Internal transformation

The first type of transformation is internal, which deals with the self. It’s important to strive to be the best version of yourself, so you can feel fulfilled at work and in your daily life. Internal transformation can occur by investing in your improvement or by defining your self-identity. This may include finding a mentor to encourage you, taking a course or developing new hobbies. Consider taking a personality test to learn more about how you think to develop a more effective plan for personal transformation.

External transformation

The next type of transformation is external. This type of transformation leads to a tangible transformation of things outside of yourself. This may include a career transformation, such as a new role or a promotion. To undergo this type of personal transformation, it’s important to realize your professional strengths or to develop your capabilities. You might identify skills you can use in a different role that you’re more passionate about, which can lead to career transformation. Consider creating a plan for your future goals so you can determine how to accomplish those professional and personal transformation goals.

Goal-based transformation

Some people rely on goal-based strategies for a holistic type of personal transformation. While you can set and accomplish goals through internal and external transformation, goal-based transformation focuses on big goals as the motivating force for change. Two types of goals that focus specifically on personal transformation include:

  • Shifting goals: Sudden changes may cause you to shift your goals. Focusing on these new goals can help you discover talents, skills, responsibilities or careers that you’re better suited for, which prompts personal transformation.

  • Progressing goals: When you set goals for yourself and continue to reach and expand on them. The goals you set for yourself typically remain consistent while continuing to be challenging, which allows your capabilities and talents to expand further to build upon the strengths needed to achieve your career milestones.

  • Benefits of undergoing a personal transformation

    Common benefits of undergoing personal transformation are:

    • Prepares you for more responsibilities: Developing and performing effectively in your role might motivate you to continue succeeding and improving. This can cause you to take on new responsibilities in your role, like leadership opportunities or complex tasks, which help you grow in your career.

    • Improves your skill set: As you push yourself to excel in your personal life, you might learn various transferable skills. You can increase your qualifications for various roles and responsibilities by attending workshops, training sessions or classes.

    • Boosts morale and positivity in the workplace: Seeing you set and achieve several goals can encourage other employees to challenge themselves and each other at work. This can make your workplace a more positive, motivating and collaborative environment that you may enjoy being part of each day.

Methods for achieving personal transformation in the workplace

Consider using these methods to achieve personal transformation in your professional life:

Identify your successes and improvement areas

Identify any achievements you’ve reached so you can better analyze your skill sets and abilities. When you have a better idea of your strengths, you can determine which you want to improve upon and use more often in your career. Assessing these skills makes it easier to evaluate any improvement areas that you want to work on in your professional life. You can then create a strategy to help you enhance these abilities to develop a more well-rounded knowledge level and skill set.

Adjust your mindset

It can be easier to reach the goals you set for yourself if you shift your mindset to approach these objectives with a more encouraging attitude. Try to remain positive when you’re working toward goals. If you can’t reach a certain milestone, assess the outcome to understand why. This helps you build an improved strategy that increases your chances of reaching the goal in the future. Consistently provide encouragement to make yourself feel better and more motivated to exceed these achievements next time.

Understand your values

Having your own set of values and following them closely can provide meaning and purpose in your professional life. Examine your personal beliefs or values and use this information to find a career or company that values the same things. Write these values down to encourage yourself to uphold them in your everyday attitude, career and work ethic.

Establish and track your goals

Think about where you want to be in your career within the next few weeks, months or years. This allows you to set short- and long-term goals and work toward them each day. Write each of these goals, and include the tasks to complete so you can reach these goals within your established timelines.

Try to ensure your goals are reasonable and attainable. Set milestones by telling yourself that you may accomplish specific tasks by certain deadlines. Check your progress regularly to ensure you’re performing effectively and remaining on track to achieve personal transformation.

Enhance your knowledge and skills

Find different ways to challenge yourself, learn new skills and increase your knowledge. You can read various materials in your industry or career to understand innovative solutions, methods and strategies for different challenges. Consider listening to podcasts, attending seminars or signing up for courses to learn about industry trends or topics. This helps you advance in your role and shows employers you dedicate your time and effort toward expanding your knowledge to deliver well-informed, quality pieces.

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Personal Transformation Is a Continual Process

Personal Transformation Is a Continual Process

Are you the same version of you?

KEY POINTS

    • Personal transformation occurs when people push through obstacles.
    • A positive outlook, a growth mindset, and introspection are all essential in helping people become stronger and better versions of themselves.
    • As people’s identities transform, their personal observations and external environment influence how they evolve.

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly, and one day, a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for hours as it struggled to squeeze through the tiny hole. Then it stopped, as if it could go no further.

The man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bits of cocoon. The butterfly emerged easily, but it had a swollen body and shriveled wings. The man continued to watch, expecting it to fly at any moment.

But, in fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around, unable to fly. In his kindness and haste, the man didn’t understand that the restricting cocoon was a way of forcing the fluid from the butterfly’s body to its wings so it would be ready for flight.

Written by an unknown author, this powerful story illustrates that sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives. Personal transformation occurs when we’ve pushed through obstacles that stand in our way. Being a high achiever comes with a host of pressures and challenges, and just like for anyone, conquering those struggles make us stronger.

Personal transformation is a continual process, and as difficult as our struggles may be, they help us evolve in several significant ways.

Personal Transformation Results in New Versions of Yourself

The broader concept of personal transformation is multi-dimensional and results in a new version of yourself each time you transform. As you move through life and its various phases of experience, there are periods of stability when you are living the life that you have created. Stable periods are followed by transition periods when decisions or circumstances drive you to a new way of being in one or more dimensions.

Depending on how you engage within this process, your physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral responses can mold you in various ways. You may adapt to new ideas, accomplish unexpected goals, learn new ways of measuring success, and understand yourself more deeply. A positive outlook, a growth mindset, and introspection are all essential in helping you become a stronger and better version of yourself as you transform.

When I first entered medical school, the process of transforming into a physician began at the very outset. I was surrounded by peers who were pursuing the same profession with an inclusion that cultivated belonging. As I progressed through the curriculum and many new experiences, I achieved my goals with a passion to care for others. I could see the impact of my efforts in patients I managed, and their positive outcomes were meaningful and rewarding.

The challenges I faced helped me learn to give myself permission to make mistakes, to be kind when setting expectations for myself, and to maintain a mindset that was focused on growth. On a practical level, I developed a habit of prioritizing and tracking my goals each day, making work feel more manageable and consistently productive. I learned relaxation techniques and consciously applied time management strategies to include opportunities for mindfulness and active reflection.

The overall process increased my mental toughness and ability to persevere. Just like the butterfly, each obstacle helped me transform and made me stronger.

What Will the Next Version of Yourself Be?

Transformation is a continual process. With the many influences that shape you—childhood upbringing, cultural upbringing, role models, and other social experiences—what roots you as you transform?

In answering this question, the concept of nature versus nurture is an interesting consideration. While there is agreement that both genetic factors and environmental influences contribute to behavior and development, the relative contribution of each factor remains unclear. External influences are thought to enhance predisposed traits towards developing a superiority complex, for example, or an inferiority complex on the opposite extreme.

In the high-pressure, high-stakes, and time-sensitive circumstances we routinely face in demanding professions, how do you maintain yourself in a healthy balance? How do you convey confidence and skill as a doctor, as an example, while maintaining a genuine sense of humility and compassion? And regardless of what your innate behavior or personality tendency may be?

Since the beginning of my journey in medicine, my philosophy has been to treat every patient how I would want my own family member to be treated, no matter what the circumstance, no matter how pleasant or unpleasant the patient. In more difficult moments, I manage the situation appropriately, and in a manner that remains calm and respectful. My approach holds true for all of my interactions and is rooted in the values with which I was raised. These roots have only grown deeper and more powerful over time.

Continue Your Evolution

As your identity transforms in any situation, your personal observations and external environment influence how you evolve. Having a positive outlook, growth mindset, and introspection are essential in transforming you into better versions of yourself. Like the butterfly, conquering your struggles helps make you stronger.

That doesn’t mean you have to struggle in silence or radically change who you are. It simply means reflecting on how you identify with your role as a professional, how you’re transforming professionally and personally, what influences are contributing to your transformation, and how you hope to transform in the future.

High achievers are often seen as role models and leaders. When you are an emotionally intelligent leader who has gone (and continues to go) through a process of personal transformation, you have the potential to make a positive impact on all the people around you.

Copyright Dr. Nina Ahuja, MD

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Personal Transformation and How to Achieve It

How to achieve personal transformation

People who undertake Personal Transformation possess thePersonal Transformation is how we change aspects of who we are, what we do, and the life we lead. It is both the journey – ‘I am transforming’ – and the destination – ‘I am transformed’. Engaging in Personal Transformation is a statement of positive intent. It marks a point at which we say to ourselves:

    • Who I am is not who I want to be.
    • What I am doing is not what I want to be doing.
    • The life I am leading is not the one I want to be leading.

Personal Transformation, therefore, is an intentional, conscious commitment to getting us to the point when we can say, “I am who I want to be, I am doing what I want to be doing, and I am living the life I want to be living.” Successful Personal Transformation lies at the heart of positive mental health and wellbeing and is the subject of this blog.

People who undertake Personal Transformation possess the self-awareness to know they don’t want their lives to carry on as they are. Without self-awareness, Personal Transformation isn’t an option because there is nothing to transform to the person lacking it!

Personal Transformation is not without its challenges, so those who engage in it also tend to have good levels of self-belief, confidence, and, importantly, support. While some people are happy and content to remain as they are, choosing a lifestyle that makes few demands on them, many see Personal Transformation as an ongoing commitment to be the best version of themselves. If you haven’t so far, maybe ask yourself why. Or, if you have, but it didn’t work out as you would have liked, consider how your approach can be different next time around.

Dedicated periods of Personal Transformation can happen at any time, of course, but they often follow a catalyst of some kind. For example, unhappiness, boredom or simply the need for a new challenge may lead to a reappraisal of our lives and the knowledge that something needs to change. Or when we may experience a change in our personal or professional circumstances such as marriage or divorce, promotion or redundancy. However, not all Personal Transformation is so deliberate or conscious, such as when it occurs naturally during routine if critical life stages, such as moving from education into work, changing careers, or stepping into new life roles such as becoming a partner or parent.

The main reason why people commit to their Personal Transformation is to achieve specific outcomes in life. While it can be hard at times, investing in ourselves can be a rewarding and enjoyable journey. And in arriving at our desired destination, when looking back at how far we have come and how much we have changed, we can feel a sense of pride and achievement. As such, Personal Transformation helps us to thrive and survive and enjoy positive mental health and wellbeing. Life is always making demands of us, and it can feel satisfying when we are able to meet those demands by transforming who we are and what we do. One thing is sure if we don’t work on our Personal Transformation, life will inevitably make demands on us that we will be unable to meet.

Just as Personal Transformation can happen at any time, it can also take place anywhere. Where it happens will be determined by the nature of the transformation being committed to. For example, the home might be the focus of someone aiming to become a better parent or the workplace for someone keen to develop professionally. When we think about it, there is an almost unlimited number of places and spaces, such as colleges, gyms, sports clubs, and churches. But Personal Transformation doesn’t just happen externally to us, of course! It happens inside, too, in our bodies and imaginations. Personal Transformation can happen in many ways.

Here are just some that I use in my practice.

1. Talk to people you trust about how your life is, to see what emerges. Often people close to us can help us discover where change needs to happen or where our blind spots are. Contact a therapist or life coach if you don’t have that person or need a new perspective. Tell them you think the time has come to embark on your journey of Personal Transformation.

2. Develop your self-awareness to discover whether there are any areas of your life you would like to transform. There are many ways to do this, some of which are below:

    • Get a pen and paper. Write down what comes to mind regarding your everyday thoughts, behaviors, and feelings/emotions and the areas of your life to which they relate. Are they generally positive or negative? If positive, can they be improved? If negative, what needs addressing?
    • Break down your life into critical areas such as yourself, home, work, relationships, and connection to the world. Spend some quiet time reflecting on these areas and whether any suggest themselves as candidates for transformation.

3. Reread your favorite book or re-watch your favorite film because if stories are about anything, it is Personal Transformation! There will be a reason why your favorite story has grabbed and stayed with you. Look for your clues because they are often there.

4. Take my 0-10 Challenge. For the areas listed below, choose a number representing where you are now, followed by a number representing where you would like to be. Describe what your life is like after reaching your desired number. Ask yourself what is different from your life now to show you where your areas of transformation lie.

    • Yourself – self-esteem, self-worth, identity
    • Past, present, or future
    • Home and family life
    • Relationships
    • Work, career, professional situation
    • Health and wellbeing
    • Financial
    • Lifestyle
    • Social and cultural
    • Environment

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