In another book I wrote, I asked readers to answer a question that got them to think about their "Why?" in context of their work, and their life.
In the book Get Momentum that Jodi and I wrote, we ask you to go deeper...and, to be more specific.
What do you want to be known for?
You know, your #KnownFor (Yeah, we made it a hashtag.)
So, here's your work...
- Read Chapter 3 of Get Momentum
- Open your notebook to blank page, and answer this prompt:
"What are 7-15 'roles' I have at work and in life that need a little bit more attention over the next 12 months?"
- For each role, pick a specific time frame.
- Write a 3-5 sentence "outcome" for each role in terms of what you want to be #KnownFor in that time frame.
Would you like a few examples?
- COACH: As an executive coach between now and June 30th, 2018, I want to be known for asking my clients big, deep questions that get them to think smaller, and more specifically about how they are living and working.
- HUSBAND: As a husband between now and December 1st, 2018, I want to be known for supporting Jodi in all that she's managing with her aging parents.
- ATHLETE: As a marathon runner (Los Angeles) between now and March 19th, 2018, I want to be known for training smartly and resting completely between workouts.
Of course, I would go on and write another 2-5 sentences.
What this does for those 7-15 roles is give me some boundaries AND some goals. Some ways to think about how to get better, and what to get better at...in the near to mid-term.
When we got to meet with Maria Shriver and talk about our book we discussed the process of finding mentors and teachers as we create a work/life experience. If you're going to be the architect of your #KnownFor, you're going to have to surround yourself by and with people who will help you along the way.
It's a short video - watch it if you have a moment.
We'd love to read (in the comments) what you think about it!
PS: Please do leave a comment below...
What city do you live in, and what are YOU getting momentum on?