Have You Defined your Priority Roles for 2016?

As you continue to prepare yourself to make a difference in 2016, I suggest you focus today on your roles.\r\n\r\nRoles are the different responsibilities you have or wish to have in life. Although there can be numerous types of roles, a basic list to pick from could be the following two broad groups:\r\n\r\n• Personal: family relationships, financial responsibilities, and your spiritual, physical, and mental health.\r\n• Professional: your job, career, profession, and network\r\n\r\nLet me invite you to work on the following three steps:\r\n\r\n1. Read my blog entry, “4 Steps to Chart Your Life Journey.” Today, we will focus on the third step. This assumes you already worked on the first two steps. If you haven’t, please read last week’s blog post, “Is Your Personal Mission Statement Ready for 2016?”\r\n\r\n2. Run a brief self-assessment on how satisfied you were with your roles in 2015. Rate your responses high, medium, or low. If you had not explicitly defined your roles for 2015, then I suggest you assess your satisfaction with your professional and personal roles. Leverage the two blog articles published in November on how to assess your life results in 2015. What insights did you generate from this self-assessment exercise? Is it clear what led you to assign the lowest ratings to a specific role group? How relevant is this group within your mission statement? Is there a need for an urgent intervention?\r\n\r\n3. Choose up to five priority roles for 2016. Your choices should reflect the areas where you plan to spend a significant amount of time and energy in the next 12 months. Leverage your 2015 assessments and connect with your mission statement. As you go through this process, don’t be surprised if you realize that you need to adjust or expand your current mission statement. Your roles should directly flow from it and provide an additional level of detail and clarity on how and where you plan to “land” your life priorities. For example, if you want to be remembered as somebody who helped others, will this be part of your professional or your personal roles? Or both? If family is your top priority, should you call it out explicitly as a stand-alone role?\r\n\r\nNext Monday, I will cover how to define your goals for 2016. Stay tuned!\r\n\r\nPercy M. Cannon\r\nAuthor, Consultant, Facilitator & Coach\r\nwww.cannon.consulting

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