YOUR 2019 PLAN!

The sort-your-life method lead­ers use

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We’ve had “grit”, “dis­rupt” and “mind­ful work­ing”. Now the ca­reer buzz­word for 2019 is set to be “val­ues”. Or so says Lisa Quinn, ex­ec­u­tive lead­er­ship coach and founder of Lisa Quinn Coach­ing,* who of­fers her pearls of wis­dom to head hon­chos across the land. If you’re in a ca­reer funk, look­ing for your next move, or just want to know how to ex­cel at the job you’re in, she’s the woman you go to. “Val­ues are the com­po­nents that in­flu­ence your per­son­al­ity and outlook on life. Once you’ve nailed what yours are, it’s eas­ier to fig­ure out why you’re not feel­ing to­tally sat­is­fied with your cur­rent ca­reer or to iden­tify how you can boost your over­all hap­pi­ness,” she says. So how do you fig­ure them out (and put them to good use)? With this work­sheet, which Quinn asks all her clients to fill in. Get scrib­bling for suc­cess...

IDEN­TIFY YOUR VAL­UES

 Think of a word you as­so­ci­ate with your­self, eg “cre­ativ­ity”. Does that word make you want to check more than half of the boxes to the left? Then it's prob­a­bly a value for you. Still no idea what yours are? Get an­gry. Of­ten what makes us fume in­volves our val­ues be­ing com­pro­mised. Hate rude­ness? That’s be­cause you value re­spect or po­lite­ness. Frus­trated when you can’t quite nail a task? “Ex­cel­lence” could be a value you hold dear.

FIND YOUR PEAK MO­MENT

 OK, it sounds hip­py­dippy, but stay with us. Think of the last time you felt truly ful­filled and as though the world was at your feet. It can be any­thing, from fin­ish­ing a half-marathon to that bril­liant third date with your part­ner. No­tice ex­actly what it was that made you feel so con­tent – it could be “con­fi­dence”, “fun” or “in­di­vid­u­al­ity”.

RE­FINE YOUR LIST

Rank your val­ues from steps 1 and 2 in or­der of im­por­tance. Ex­am­ine each, de­cid­ing, out of 10, how much you’re cur­rently hon­our­ing it (one be­ing most im­por­tant, 20 the least). Re­ally eval­u­ate the past month (if “cu­rios­ity” is one of yours, but you feel you've stopped learn­ing new things at work, it might score five or less).

CRE­ATE YOUR BLUE­PRINT

 Ob­vi­ously, there are some val­ues you won’t eas­ily be able to hon­our day-to-day. But if they're re­ally im­por­tant to you, make space in your free time. Got “na­ture” and “re­sults” on your list? Get a tan­gi­ble, out­doorsy hobby, such as gar­den­ing. Can’t get “cre­ative” at work? Do some paint­ing in your free time. Make a note of any val­ues that are be­ing ne­glected and set a goal to change that (eg do­ing a photography course or men­tor­ing a col­league). Give your­self a time limit and stick to it.

ME­DIA MOGUL  OPRAH WIN­FREY

CO-FOUNDER STEVE JOBS  OF AP­PLE INC

 HUDA KATTAN HUDA BEAUTY CEO OF

SAND­BERG  SH­ERYL FACE­BOOK COO OF

CO-FOUNDER BILL GATES  MI­CROSOFT OF

CO-FOUNDER HUFF­IN­G­TON  ARI­ANNA POST HUFF­IN­G­TON THE OF

AMA­ZON FOUNDER OF JEFF BE­ZOS 

CHAIR­MAN COMBS  SEAN “DIDDY” EN­TER­PRISES & CEO OF COMBS

SOPHIA AMORUS0  CEO OF GIRLBOSS

BRAN­SON  SIR RICHARD VIR­GIN GROUP FOUNDER OF

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