Organizing Your Life

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1. Values
Understanding your personal values is the first step. Sit down and work out your top three values in life and understand why you are doing things, and what your purpose is. Your values might include mental/physical health, family, achievement or economic security. Knowing them helps you make the best choices for success personally and professionally.

2. De-clutter for clarity and wellness
Go through the main areas of your life: is your personal space clean and tidy and cleaned out; are your finances up to date; are your relationships in order and giving you energy instead of draining you; does your diet provide you with energy;  do you have a one-, five- and 10-year plan for yourself?

3. Know your vision
Don’t be a passenger in life. Rather than just working along day to day and treading water, many executives who invest some time into thinking about what they want, rather than what they don’t want, gain clarity and purpose. Once you can establish where you want to be in five years, you have perspective in what you are doing, and enjoy the path you are on with some purpose. You can also set yourself some projects that help increase confidence and motivation.

4. Create boundaries
Structure your week with some boundaries, to free up time. Executives who are confident and energetic take full responsibility for how they structure their lives. They have their exercise marked in a diary; a date night booked in with their partner; time set aside for family activity; a night out with friends, or the odd golf game each month. There is a structure that keeps them feeling like life is intact, balanced and great.  They take the time to plan the whole month, and year, and understand the effect of every decision they make.

5. Take responsibility
Personal performance improves once executives take responsibility for their life and stop playing the blame game. When they get themselves fit and get some hobbies, their results are better, because the focus...
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