Focus Question: What’s important to note about your work right now?
Every quarter, I’ll be including a pause point to undertake a quarterly checkpoint. In addition to weekly and monthly planning, it can be valuable to spend time doing some quarterly planning. Looking across your goals and achievements over a three-month period, can provide a different perspective.
Earmark 30 – 60 minutes to undertake your Q1 checkpoint. If you prefer to do this in the company of others, consider joining me for a quarterly planning session.
Grab a pen and your planner or journal. You may wish to set a timer, giving yourself 3-5 minutes to reflect on and capture your thoughts around each of these questions.
Note the following:
Over the last three months ask yourself:
Note your programming and/or services deliver. Ask yourself:
For more on this topic check out:
PlanDoTrack – Quarterly Planning Section
Remote Pathways New Guide – Quarterly Checkpoint (Day 30)
Enjoy your reflections!
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Welcome to the Remote Pathways 52 weeks series! Each week I’ll be bringing you an installment. Part of the tagline of my writing in the PlanDoTrack Workbook and Planner is that Daily Steps + Consistent Action = Momentum. I hope that these weekly prompts will provide you with short, manageable action steps you can take weekly, which will create some momentum over the course of the year.
This week’s activity gets you connected with your vision for the year. Perhaps you’ve already created your vision but have put it away. Maybe you haven’t taken time to work on it yet. Spend 15-30 minutes working through the following vision questions:
Don’t just go through this exercise and forget it. You may want to condense your focus onto a one pager that you can keep it visible throughout the year.
I just wrapped up a coaching session with a group who had gone through a similar exercise last year at this time. One of the major success factors they mentioned was “keeping their vision visible throughout the year”. Visions help us through the ups and downs. They are the big picture we reach towards.
So what? – What’s important about this topic?
Our vision can help to clarify where we focus and what we say “no” to. A compelling vision will help our prioritization and focus. As Seneca wrote in Ancient Greece, “If a [person] knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.”
Where to go?
If you have a copy of PlanDoTrack, check out the Vision Questions on page 99.
Now What? What will you do?
Take time today to either revisit your vision or work on your vision. Make it visible.
Check out the most recent Remote Pathways Podcast Episode which covers the topic of Vision. You can listen to Episode 4 here, or on your favorite podcast player.
The Remote Pathways blog follows many of the themes we explore in the Remote Pathways Podcast. This year (2020) we're proud to bring you a 52 week-series for you to follow along throughout the year. Posts are penned by co-host Jennifer Britton, an avid award-winning blogger for many years. Jennifer is the author of five books. Visit her author page on Amazon.