YES! YOU ABSOLUTELY ARE IN BUSINESS…
You are in the business of living life and yes it is indeed a job. It takes management skills and requires decisions of all levels of consequence. It’s not always fun even though as kids we think adults have it made because they can do anything they want whenever they want. Truth is life can be rewarding and absolutely amazing but you have to put in some hard work.
You have to get CLEAR.
You must FOCUS.
You need MOTIVATION.
Sounds logical but it’s not easy. In fact there are plenty of people out there who are literally stuck. Some have lost themselves and somewhere along the way they lost sight of what is really important. Others have allowed distraction and confusion to settle in and some have even lost their drive without really understanding how or why. You can get it all back and then some. But you have to commit to investing quality time in yourself. You’re worth it and I can tell you that but the fact is, you have to accept that and believe it to be true for yourself.
You have to do the WORK that needs to be done.
Here’s a couple of steps from a proven method that I know will help right now.
WHY only a few steps?
Because of the steps that I’m going to share with you, I know how powerful they are, the results that are possible and the articles I post are more than just well intended. They represent the opportunity to get to a better place in your life and further ahead in your own personal journey.
I WANT that for you.
So let’s dig in and reveal 3 steps to get you started and back in business, full-time. Grab pen and paper and prepare to jot down some notes because today you are going to start working on your Life’s Job Description.
Your Life’s Job Description
STEP 1 Establish your TITLE (Who are you)
- Best Friend
- You name it
STEP 2 Establish your ROLE (Duties/Responsibilities)
- What are you responsible for at home?
- What are you responsible for at work?
- What are you responsible for in your relationship? (Whomever you have a relationship with – partner, friend, relative)
Defining who you are and what your responsibilities are is important. Whether or not the title(s) and responsibilities have been accepted willingly or imposed certainly makes a difference and deserves a dedicated conversation in and of itself.
Regardless, ask yourself these questions:
- What do you think about your title and what your role(s) are? (Describe in detail)
- Are you comfortable with your title and your role(s)? (Why or why not?)
- Is it time for change? If so what changes would you like to see and what changes are needed?
Write down as much as you can and be as detailed as possible. Next, read over everything and jot down a few more thoughts and put it away. Let your mind do the rest of the work as you reflect and ponder. Sleep on it and review it again the next day. Read it and write down your thoughts, even if it’s a repeat of something you wrote down already. Talk this over with whomever is involved or with friends who listen more so than counsel. Air out your thoughts (it’s like massaging your feelings) and work out some of the kinks so that you can get on the road to feeling much, much better.
Seek out some alone time and begin to rewrite your Life’s Job Description. Feel free to use the template below to help create your own personalized Life’s Job Description.
Your Life’s Job Description Template
I <your name> am the CEO of <your name> enterprises. This is my life and therefore it is my business and distinct responsibility to manage, nurture and grow the endeavors of <your name> enterprises to the best of my ability. I accept the following position(s) <list each position> as of <insert date here> of my own free will. I accept the following responsibilities (create a list).
After you have created your Life’s Job Description, sign and date it. It is a very important contract that you have established first and foremost with yourself for yourself. This is a great way to organize your thoughts and feelings and the perfect way to prepare for meaningful conversation with those in your life who will be impacted by your thoughts, your feelings, your decisions and changes if any. Bring everyone up to speed to make sure that everyone understands your point of view and where you stand.
As I mentioned earlier there are more steps that help solidify the intention of this exercise and really make it work for you and everyone else in your life, but getting started is often the hardest step to take. Start with what we covered today and if you need to reach out you’re welcome to send a message through the website.
This is a great start and in many cases it’s a healthy refresh.
Get Clear, be Focused, stay Strong!