Part 2: How to define your values, wants and needs so you can create a road-map and mindset that is crucial to defining who you are, where you want to go, and the vision to succeed.
Once you’ve clearly Defined Your Values For Success (Part 1) you’ll then want to work out what your wants and needs are in alignment with your Values.
Now you know what truly matters to you and makes you fulfilled (aka your values), how does that fit into the whole life plan?
Next step is in defining your strengths; what you love doing and what makes your heart sing with joy… incidentally, can you see how this is starting to fit with your Values? Think of it like a jigsaw puzzle 😛
The first piece of the jigsaw puzzle is your Values, the next piece is listing out what you’re good at or love doing. Everything can be learned, so don’t be concerned if you’re not a ‘master’ of something you love doing or would love to do… when you consistently apply that skill and continuously upgrade your knowledge, you WILL become a master and leader.
Below is a Worksheet to help you out, but hang on to your horses… don’t open it yet. Because there’s another piece of the jigsaw that makes it all fit together.
And that is your Needs.
When you’ve identified what you love doing and of which speaks to your heart, the next piece of the jigsaw puzzle is to define what your needs are at this point in time. For instance, if you want to start a business as a side gig or full time consultancy, one of these needs may be flexibility and freedom to work the hours you want, another may be to claim a goal of $X per year. Complete this part of the Worksheet and jot down all the reasons you are starting a business; and I mean EVERYTHING, no matter if you feel something is trivial – jot it down.
You’re nearly there…
Final step of the jigsaw puzzle is to define your Wants.
And I want you to dream BIG here. What do you REALLY want out of life, out of your career, out of your business? This will determine the QUALITY of life you have, so consider your personal life as well, not just your career/ business wants.
As an example, one of your wants may be to earn $250k annually; so this would affect your personal life too in what you want for yourself and your family. DREAM BIG. Imagine this part of your Worksheet as your Life & Career / Business Canvas; here you can design the life that you REALLY want – not just need.
Once you’re done defining your Values, Strengths, Needs and Wants, you will start to see an emerging pattern of what really matters to you.
Only then can you can start to put all the jigsaw pieces together to map out your future life and identify what you want in alignment with all four areas.
Once you do, then you will truly step out with passion and purpose and enjoy the LIFE you created for yourself.
Have fun piecing it together! 😀