When facilitating ‘personal strategy’ during ‘leadership development’ sessions or developing a ‘three year vision’ during ‘networking tactics’ sessions, I like to set the scene by asking participants to imagine themselves three-years hence. Sometimes we prefer to take a one-year time frame. Life moves fast!
We start by considering ‘personal resources’. This helps to focus the participant’s thinking and ‘ground’ the development of our vision statement. Although I provided a similar list in an article in October 2011, I am sharing the updated questions I developed for a client yesterday. Please let me know if you think of other questions I should include. Thank you! Please imagine what you’d like your life to look like in three years time and answer the questions below which relate to personal resources:
What capital do you wish to have accumulated?
What are you earning?
What income are you generating on a regular basis?
How are you doing this?
How have you invested your money?
Where are you working?
What are you doing?
What opportunities are there for future growth?
And how are you going to achieve this?
Which groups of people or individuals are significant in:
- your personal life?
- your business life?
- your community life?
How are you allocating your time in:
- Your personal life?
- Your business?
- Your community life?
How are you building your personal energy?
How are you conserving it?
How are you allocating or spending it?
Where are you living? Describe.
Knowledge and qualifications
How have you progressed in the last three years?
What new skills have you acquired?
What new qualifications have you achieved?
What are your goals for the next period?
What daily means of transport do you have or use?
Your personal brand is a resource.
How have you built it?
How are you promoting it?
Yes, coaching is a resource.
What have you done to make sure that you are exposed to the right coaching for you?
How are you benefitting?
Your personal network is a powerful resource.
What are you doing to build and maintain relationships?
How are you improving your skills as a networker?
What are you doing to expand your network in a meaningful way?
How ‘up to date’ are you?
Can you effectively incorporate the latest relevant and available technology where beneficial?
Please add your own questions here.
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