Mastery of Forethought

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And one more:

“I never smile. Showing one’s teeth is a submission signal in primates. When someone smiles at me, all I see is a chimpanzee begging for its life.”

Dwight (The Office)


Source: Thank you Karen @ Karen’s Korner

I am here on purpose…

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Six days back at work…after a two week vacation.

Tension. Decompression. Recharge.  Ramp-up.  Escalation. Full engagement. Tension.

Full loop restored.

And, cycle time is compressing year over year.

Meetings. Emails. 2013 Planning.  Events. Phone calls. Problems. Opportunities.  Running. Faster.

In a momentary gap in my schedule…a mental image of this photo flickers by…a photo tripped into during the recharging phase of vacation.  Image darts in and out for days. Pulling me back to a time when life was simpler. When picking sweet, juicy Bing cherries and filling the bucket was the task of the day.

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Think, Plan, Execute.

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Source: Humbleforte

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Top Career Investments for 2012

Source: Forbes: Top Career Investments for 2012

As you reflect upon 2011 – here are a few questions to get you started:

  1. Did you get better at your work?
  2. Did you help advance those around you?  Are you a better leader?
  3. Are you more influential?  Did you advance your organization’s goals?
  4. Did you improve your skill set and your mindset?
  5. Did your networking generate a positive ROI?
  6. Did your perspectives change about what you should be doing for a living?
  7. Did the industry you serve discover your unique talent?
  8. Were you asked to give a keynote and/or contribute to a blog?
  9. Did you “package yourself (your brand)” better for success?
  10. Are you making more money?  Do you feel more successful and significant?

If you didn’t answer Yes to at least 8 or more of these questions, consider the following for 2012:

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Career Planning in 60 Seconds

 

Source: Simon Kemp: Career planning in 60 seconds – a recreation of +Bud Caddell’s “How to be happy in business” diagram