Today’s topic is: categories of improvement.
So, what are categories of improvement? Categories of improvement is just another way of talking about how to categorize your life and look at where you want it to go. So, we’re going to break your life down into two main sections.
We’re calling them containers here. We have personal and then we have business.
What I want you to do is take out two separate sheets of paper. On the top of one, write personal and then I want you to list all the roles that you play. So, I think it’s Stephen Covey who does this from the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, I got this from Tony Robbins, this exact exercise, and modified it in my own way.
So, for personal what I want you to think about are all those roles you serve personally. Whether it be as a father, mother, son, husband, wife, friend, whatever it may be. Look at all those areas: areas of finance, for example. I like looking at the 5 to thrive right away, it’s quick and it’s easy. Again, that’s mind, body, soul, relationships, business and what other categories you personally might have. Again, maybe it’s a father as well.
Then, we’re also going to take on the next sheet of paper, once you wrote those down, and do the same thing with our business.
What are areas of improvement within your business?
Now that could be obviously in every area of business you have – marketing, finance, logistics, or operations. What are the things that you need to be in your business, or whatever business you’re pursuing, even if you’re a student? If you’re currently in between positions, think about what are those areas that you’ll need to develop consistently to get where you want to go.
So let me give you an example of what mine are to hopefully help you a little bit. First, we’re going to have what that list is and then next to that list we’re going to write down what the ultimate goal or vision is. So, for each actual container and each category of improvement, let’s say it’s in the area of finance in my personal life, I’m going to write down what the ultimate goal and vision is for that. Something that’s going to be motivational for me.
Now, don’t write the word finance, write something that’s going to motivate you. This is something that’s supposed to pump you up a little bit. So if you’ve written down husband, like I did, I took out the word husband, erased it, and wrote down “world’s best husband”. So do something that actually lights you up.
In my personal area I have financial wizard and master of leverage.
What’s my ultimate goal and vision there?
I don’t have to worry about money, I can buy my wife anything that she wants, we can give gifts to people with reckless abandon and cost is just never an issue.
In my personal category, next one down I have: emotional athlete.
What’s my ultimate goal and vision there?
I’m able to dive deep into my emotional states, get real, get raw, and also control my state at any time powerfully. I’m fully in control of my emotions.
Another category, i’m just going to list them down without using the ultimate goal and vision because I think you get the point there.
World-class health and fitness
Bestselling Author of My Own Story
World’s best husband
Complete spiritual connectedness
Moving down to the business container I’ve wrote:
Creator of profit
Marketing and PR maven
Internationally known connector of leaders
Director of my own state
Those are mine, and i’ll share those in the community with you. I’d love to hear what yours are. what are those categories that you’ve actually selected for improvement? Now, these are categories of improvement you’re going to keep improving rest of your life.
I’d love to hear what yours are. So again you’re going to have them in personal as well as in business.
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That’s it for me today. Have a great day and remember….
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