Take Charge of Your Life and Shape Your Destiny!!!
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<p>TEN COMMENDMENTS TO DESIGN YOUR TOMORROW</p> <p>DESIGN YOUR TOMORROWFOR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS!!!AGENDALevel 1: Life Purpose (to Dedicate strength to) : True Purpose/ DreamsSuccess & FailureLevel 2: Define Strength : Strength definition, examples, case studyLevel 3: Discover Strengths (Individual): SWOT Analysis, Just Do It! and Learn (success/failure) from itLevel 4: Planning to Play strength: </p> <p>2AGENDA (Continued)Goal Setting (SMART)RoadmapAction Plan, Reviews, Overcoming Procrastination, Visualization & Affirmations Level 5: Tools to Play strengths: Emotional Intelligence Challenges (Problems/Issues)Patience is the VIRTUE,Presentation Communication (Assertion, Meeting Skills, Listening, Difficult conversations, Body Language)Following heart vs Practical pathLevel 6: Go Put Your Strength to Work (Play Your Strength) : Relentless Execution</p> <p>Workshop OutlineLevel1 : Life Purpose (to Dedicate strength to) : Level2 : Define Strength : Level3 : Discover Strengths (Individual): Level4 : Planning to Play strength: Level5 : Tools to Play strengths: Level6 : Go Put Your Strength to Work (Play Your Strength) Level 1:Life Purpose (Focus strength ON) Life & Its Purpose:Life is a symbolic representation of a story, that is elongated in time frame, filled with diverse emotions, ethics & values, a movie by & large with defined beginning & a completely uncertain end with the sole objectives being happiness & GROWTH.</p> <p>LIFE is the second name for GROWTH; not growth of money, fame, name or talents alone, but of anything that you are involved in and you aim to achieve</p> <p>5What is the purpose of our LIFE?Purpose of Life: To know the 5 WsWho you areWhat do you love to do your passionWho you do it forWhom you do it, do they really want it or needed itWhat you got out of it and resulted in some change</p> <p>The Purpose of Life is Growth : Grow in all that you do, give your 100%. Contribute your mind, body and soul to achieve growth.</p> <p>Success & FailureSUCCESS: Success is the ability to execute and grow with consistent consistency (in all that you are a part of) with your given abilities, situations, constraints and requirements.</p> <p>FAILURE: Its an other stepping stone to greatness A Failure of execution of one of your targets doesnt guarantee that you fail to reach your aspirations, neither does success of any of your intermediate steps guarantee your final dreams to be achievedPASSION AND DETERMINATIONPASSION:A strong feeling which develops deep interest in the activity each time you are involved in it, by default without much mental efforts of pushing yourself to doing it.</p> <p>DETERMINATION:Determination is the ability to stick to your decisions with all your heart and execute what you are doing to your possible best & fullest, until you achieve what you desire to.Level 2 : Define StrengthThree benchmarks of strengthsWhen thinking about the task, you are excited; you anticipate the activity;When doing the task you tend to lose track of timeOnce the task is completed, you havemoreenergy than before.Mark of Strength"Be bold, be perceptive, keep investigating your strengths. The secret of success is to become more of who you already are.Your strengths are those activities that make you feel strong when you do them and also are things that others see as being good in you.Your strengths provide the greatest opportunity for growth and not your weaknesses.A Good Team member express their strength and help others to express theirs to ensure that the team achieves its goals.9Characteristics of StrengthSIGN of StrengthSuccess you find success when you use this trait.Instinct you are continually drawn to these activities.Growth you find using this trait easy and doing it helps you to grow and be happy.Needs you find that doing these things fulfils a need in your life.Stop your WeaknessesStop doing some of these activities.Team up with people who actually feel strong when doing the activities that weaken you.Offer to use your strengths to help other people and do work in your organization: that way you are more likely to be judged on your strengths, rather than weaknesses.Perceive your weaknesses from another perspective. See if there are any creative ways you can apply your strengths to these tasks.Case Study</p> <p>Case Study: Meet Savitha. As part of her job, Sharon retypes manuscripts. Savitha is a great typist. Her fingers fly like the wind across the keyboard and she makes few (if any) errors. This would make typing a strength by our first basic definition.Now lets explore this deeper. We learn that Savitha looks forward to large typing assignments (meeting criteria #1). When she types, she zones out, moving effortlessly through the pages of her project (criteria #2). Finally, as she types that final punctuation completing the project; she feels exhilarated. A sense of satisfaction and pride fill her as she notes the quick turn-around time she achieved (#3). Typing is certainly one of Savithas strengths.But suppose, instead we had discovered the following about our girl. Savitha doesnt reallyliketyping, but its part of her job and after all, shes good at it, so her boss frequently asks her to take on these large projects. (She got to be a fast typist in school because she saw it as a necessary job skill to acquire.) Savitha would much rather answer the phones or work on filing. The manuscript arrives on her desk, and she looks at it with dread. How long will it take to get through THAT? She pushes it aside. She procrastinates. When she eventually gets going shes watching the clock, impatiently waiting for her upcoming coffee break. Finally finishing the project, Savitha looks up and thinks,Im ready for a break. It must be 5 oclock somewhere.Typing in this case is definitelynot one of Savithas strengths. She may begoodat it, but it isnota strength.10Level 3: Discover Strengths SWOT Analysis</p> <p>Level 3: SWOT Analysis (Continued)Strengths: characteristics that give it an advantages, over others.Weaknesses: characteristics offers a disadvantages, relative to othersOpportunities: characteristics that exploit to its advantagesThreats: characteristics in the environment that could cause troubleLEVEL 4: PLANNING TO PLAY STRENGTH Goal Setting (SMART)Prioritization : TIME MANAGEMENT MATRIX SEVEN STEPS TO GOAL SETTINGSEVEN STEPS TO REACH GOALSSIX STEPS PROCESS TO ACHIEVE SUCCESSRoadmapAction PlanReviewsOvercoming ProcrastinationVisualization & Affirmations Prioritization: Time management matrix URGENTNOT URGENTIMPORTANTI. NECESSARYII. EMPOWERMENTCrisesQuality and LeadershipPressing ProblemsPreparationDeadline-drivenPreventionProject Meetings PreparationsValues ClarificationsRelationship BuildingTrue RecreationEducation CertificationIII.DESCRIPTIONIV.WASTEInterruptions- Some phone callsTrivia, busy workSome mails, some reportsSome phone callsNOTSome meetingsTime wastersIMPORTANTMany proximate"Escape" activitiesPressing mattersIrrelevant mailMany popular activitiesExcessive TVGoal setting.SEVEN STEPS TO GOAL SETTING:GoalsBenefitsObstaclesSkills/ KnowledgePeoplePlan of ActionDate of Completion</p> <p>GOAL SETTINGSEVEN STEPS TO REACH GOALS:VISUALIZATIONS CREATE YOUR OWN VISION BOARDAFFIRMATIONS BASED ON 3PsVERBALIZATION SAY I AMACTING THE PART - FAKE IT OR MAKE ITFEED YOUR MINDASSOCIATE WITH PEOPLETEACHING OTHERS</p> <p>SIX STEPS PROCESS TO ACHIEVE SUCCESSConnect to MissionReview your RolesOrganize WeeklyEvaluateHabit 3 ChallengeDesign Your Life HOW TO BEAT PROCRASTINATIONProcrastination: TO PUT OFF OR POSTPONE UNTIL ANOTHER DAY. Be a doer and not a procrastinator. It is the thief of TIME, PRODUCTIVITY & SELF-WORTH. It can derail our plans for achieving our goals. It happens because we Fear Failure. Its the GAP between INTENTION & ACTION.Take these steps to overcome procrastination:Recognize you have a problemFigure out why you are procrastinatingGet OrganizedIdentify your FROGBreak tasks into smaller partsEliminate distractionsDo not expect perfectionGet a support team & Get startedReward Yourself</p> <p>Level 5: Tools to Play strengths: Emotional Intelligence Challenges (Problems/Issues)Patience is the VIRTUE,Presentation Communication (Assertion, Meeting Skills, Listening, Difficult conversations, Body Language)Following heart vs Practical pathEmotional IntelligenceDefinition: Emotional intelligence (EI) is the capacity for recognizing (and appropriately managing) our feelings and those of others ( in order to thrive and build valued relationships)EI addresses the emotional, personal, social, and survival dimension of intelligence.EQ is concerned with understanding oneself and others, relating to people and adopting to and coping with immediate surrounding.5 components of Emotional IntelligenceDefinitionHallmarksSelf - Awareness the ability to recognize and understand your moods, emotions, and drives, as well as their effect on othersSelf-confidenceRealistic self-assessmentSelf-deprecating sense of humorSelf - Regulationthe ability to control or redirect disruptive impulses and moods the propensity to suspend judgement- to think before actingTrustworthiness and integrityComfort with ambiguityopenness to changeMotivationa passion to work for reasons that go beyond money or status a propensity to pursue goals with energy and persistenceStrong drive to achieveoptimism, even in the face of failureorganizational commitmentEmpathythe ability to understand the emotional makeup of other people skill in treating people according to their emotional reactionsexpertise in building and retaining talentcross-cultural sensitivityservice to clients and customersSocial Skillproficiency in managing relationships and building networks an ability to find common ground and build rapport effectiveness in leading change persuasivenessexpertise in building and leading teamsDomains of Emotional Intelligence</p> <p>Choose your MindsetPut your mindset in to right channel to get a clear pictureEmpathize emotion: dont analyze itDont trade your smile for frownPositivity beats equalityRecharge your batter</p> <p> Also referred to as a disclosure/feedback model of self awareness, and an information processing tool Represents information feelings, experience, views, attitudes, skills, intentions, motivation etc within or about a person/others</p> <p>Challenges (Problems/Issues)A Problem is that element of life, which tell you what you do not have in you to achieve what you want in life. Problems are a mere indicator that your are growing and moving ahead. They need to be addressed & not complained about.Greatest attention seeking child of life.Even a single dream that you are willing to work for is sufficient to let you know that problems are a permanent part of life.Growth Catalysts and not road blocksPATIENCE IS THE VIRTUEPatience is the ability to stay optimistic about the change you desire, ability to wait For the result you wish to see, keeping hope for the desired t happen & continue working towards the goal, having situations and people respond opposite but still Not forget that reacting or over-reacting with loss of patience would cost more than Payoff. Its overall the ability to face the adversities of any form in the face and throw Them a smile that convey to them, that you dont care about them & they are unable to cause pain they desire to till adversities actually gets convinced..Powerful Ability To Induce Energy N Continuing EnthusiasmPRESENTATION NIGHTMARE WAKE UP FROM ITPresentation is not the power point, you are the presentation. Its all about the Audience. Your audience should feel captivated.Techniques for Overcoming fear of presenting Managing Nerves, This is my SpaceIdentify Key Presentations skills Plant, Move, Pause and Hold, Eye Contact, Scan, Gesture, Loud, soft, What Questions Do you have??Rule of 3 Stand Up, Drink Water, Thank for the question, throw the questions to audience, Parking Lot and connect5C Context, Concepts, Complete, Communicate, ConveyRehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse</p> <p>COMMUNICATION SKILLSPREPARATION + INTERACTION + FOLLOW-THROUGHNothing is more essential to success in any area of your life than the ability to communicate well.Its simply a two way process of exchanging ideas and information or transmitting verbal and nor-verbal messages.Effective Communication = Productive RelationshipWe communicate to get information, to greet, to praise, to sell, to get feedbackBarrier to communication poor listening skills, ignoring information, generalizing, assumptions, emotions, noise, selective listening7Cs of communication Considerate, Concrete, Concise, Courteous, Clear, Complete, CorrectCommunication SkillsListening Skills:Maintain Eye contact with the speakerFocus on content than the way it is saidAvoid selective listeningAvoid distractionsAsk questions to stay active and interestedFace the speakerRespond appropriately say Yes, Nod etcDont be with pre-occupied thoughts</p> <p>Influencing SKILLHOW TO INFLUENCE PEOPLE: Influence is the central competency that all the soft skills have in common. Changing the attitude and behavior of other people without using any force or show of power.Influence Components : Framework, Information & Technical / subject matter expertiseDont criticize or condemn or complaint, avoid arguments, show respectGive honest and sincere appreciationArouse in other person an eager wantBecome genuinely interested in other peopleSmile, address the people with their namesBe a good listener, make other person important, let other talkThe Socrates Law : A path of Yesses will lead to successEFFECTIVE MEETING SKILLSEFFECTIVE MEETING SKILLS: Dont MeetSet objectives for the meetingAgenda When, What, Who, How, Where, Which Assign Meeting PreparationAssign Action Items and Follow-upsExamine Your Meeting ProcessOrganizer Send reminders to ensure punctualityAttendee Review the Agenda and be 10 minutes early at the meeting roomAttendance, Promptness, Participation, ResponsibilityDIFFICULT CONVERSATIONDIFFICULT CONVERSATION- Not all conversation will be pleasant, if you come across with a difficult dialogue its talking to a stone wallKeep the Conversation privateBe in control of the conversationListen and paraphraseUse the words I & and instead of You or ButBe direct and never judgementalBe prepared for negative reactionsInvolve the person in solutionSay Thank YouPERSUASION SKILLSPERSUASION SKILLS: Bring your audience to BELIEVE as you do OR Influence your audience to take action. Refined form of Influence 7 Golden Principles of Persuasion:Always focus on the end resultRelate to your audienceSweet talking (weave your intention)Use technical words wherever necessaryTry to elaborate on what you said earlierRemain relaxed at all timesTake advantage of influence</p> <p>ASSERTIVE SKILLS ASSERTIVE SKILLS : Persistently Postive OR Confident Politely PersistentUse I messages and Feeling verbsDisucss your goals and accomplishmentsShow an interest in othersMatch your delivery to your messageKnow how to respond to compl...</p>
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