“As long as one keeps searching, the answers come.” — Joan Baez
It’s really helpful to take a little extra time each month to ensure you’re focusing on what’s most important to you. We recommend the 7 P’s Personal Performance Process as a comprehensive way to quickly cover the bases of your life. Spend at least 30 minutes and answer all of the questions below. You’ll find yourself answering some of the questions differently than you did last month.
When you have answered the questions, review your master goals list to make whatever changes you deem necessary. From there, you can create a new list of action steps for your next week or month.
Smart Questions – The 7 P’s Personal Performance Process:
Patterns, processes, procrastination – habits
Where can I be more effective in what I am doing?
What 5 things have I been procrastinating?
What are my time wasters?
How can I enhance my inter-personal skills?
Problems, past, pain
Where am I vulnerable?
Where do I hold myself back?
What am I afraid of?
Where do I not like myself?
What stresses me?
For what problems must I ask for solutions?
Perceptions and perspectives of myself and others
What are the hidden agendas of my boss or partner or family?
What contacts or friends do I want to develop more?
What negative or limiting thoughts keep jumping into my mind?
What key choices must I make?
Prosperity How can I increase my abundance?
In what areas should I obtain more learning?
What specific actions should I take to be more productive at work?
What important project have I been putting off?
Principles and values What 3 areas in my life must I recommit to?
Where must I clarify my stand or position?
What deeds or actions must I forgive or accept?
What must I do to bring more balance into my life?
What value is most important for me to master now?
Purpose, potential, passion, power, possibilities, path
What are my deepest heart-felt desires, dreams and visions?
Where am I unclear of my life purpose and goals?
How can I experience a greater sense of meaning in life?
Where are some opportunities for me to give?
Peace of mind, play, pleasure, pamper
When do I feel greatest happiness in my life?
What activities do I find fun, and how can I do more of them?
What new ideas are teasing me these days?
When you have completed the answers, ask yourself, “What am I missing? Is there anything else?” Questions are so powerful!
“Every clarification breeds new questions.” — Arthur Bloch