This week’s focus is on “Understanding the Makeup of You”. Each week I feel like the chapter topics give us much to consider as we change our psyche. This week, the title itself tells us to take time to perform much needed self evaluation.
So let’s do that for a brief moment. Let’s analyze the progress we are making towards your goals utilizing a technique that has been successful to me in the past.
What are your goals? – Be specific and list each one seperately
What are the barriers to your attainment of these goals?
What do you need in order to remove the barriers identified?
What strengths can you utilize as you work to adopt the tasks which will remove your barriers?
Before I go into my favorite quotes and the questions for reflection, I wanted to point out a few key terms that we need to ensure we focus our attention on. These terms are common but there use is unique to the lessons we are learning. Now that you have finished Chapter 7, how would you define each word?
“Your makeup is the driving force behind the vehicle you have attached yourself to that will lead you to success” – Steve Harvey
“When you are with the right people, there are ripe opportunities for you to gain from their experiences and knowledge” – Steve Harvey
“You have to be honorable and reliable by doing what you say you’re going to do when you say you’re going to do it” – Steve Harvey
“Don’t be afraid to get the help you need in order to live the life you deserve” – Steve Harvey
“Time is in your favor when you use it productively.” – Steve Harvey
“As we grow our integrity, one of the first pieces to focus on is learning how to lead” – Steve Harvey
“Real integrity is knowing where your shortcomings are” – Steve Harvey
“You should always be educating yourself about your gift and whatever business you are in” – Steve Harvey
Questions for Reflection:
1. What are the four types of makeup you need? For each type indicated, ask yourself – do I have these traits?Coduct
2. What are the three essential tools you must have in your makeup?
3. What is the thing or things you d that keeps blocking you?
4. What assistance or resources do you need that will help you live the life you deserve?
5. How are you using your time? How would you classify this use? What type of changes should you make in order to be more productive?
6. What are your strengths and weaknesses? Before you answer that question, do not recite the answer you give when asked by a prospective employer. Take a moment and actually analyze then answer honestly.
7. What are your personal life areas that give you balance? Are you actually living your life according to these or are you working out of order from your desired process? Here is an opportunity for change.
8. Are you one of those people that have it all together? What steps help you get to this point? How happy are you with the life that you have? Is it everything you imagined for yourself? If not, what’s next?
9. Take some time to identify your skills. Now take a little more time to identify how to make those skills better?
Application Step: Answer the brief self evaluation at the beginning of this post. Do not combine your answers but make them specific to each of your goals. Then write your personal definitions for the five key terms.
Til next time,
“Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that what happens to you in life” – John F. Kennedy