What differentiates our book, Time To Get Real!, our life and career planning process, and all our corollary aids from what has been available in the marketplace to this point is a two-stage focus that you will follow. First, the Life & Career Planning Model© is elegantly simple, easy to follow, and interesting in which to engage. It is a useful tool. However, secondly, you are in control, and fully responsible for model inputs and outputs, while being guided by proven expertise.
You can go through the material and the steps quickly or slowly, but you must engage in the entire process, and spend time, effort, and thought to get the payoff you desire. The coaching process starts with an examination of self, then moves to a review of work and career. Once those two parts of the model are completed, a personal vision is developed, extending out at least three to five years. After you analyze your results and what you’ve learned, you then develop a plan that you activate immediately and revise periodically, as circumstances of your life change.
The chapters in Time To Get Real! focus on each part of the model, and you will be given a short explanation at the beginning of each chapter as to that part’s purpose in the model and the results you can expect once you’re done working through that section. You may find some parts of the model easy to respond to while others can be quite difficult. By applying time and thinking through your responses, each part of the model will help you develop the primary inputs for your plan. We realize that deep thinking around such things as life’s purpose; one’s vision for their life; or the next position one should take in life may be uncomfortable. But that’s when you know that something important is about to occur. Let discomfort be a spark for your creativity and not an impediment. Move ahead one step at a time and don’t stop.