“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself.When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”

- Jack Welch

A Blueprint for YOUR Personal and Professional Philosophy

A “blueprint for living and making decisions” is a guide for you to create further meaning in your life and work. Your choices matter every day and impact your life as a whole. Your intentional choices and decisions will influence all of your present outcomes and hopes for your future.

Below is an exercise for you to create your own blueprint — You can create your personal and professional philosophy statement and strategy for success with the exercise below. Enjoy the process.

List 3 areas of your character (a positive quality) that helps you to lead yourself well: (Example: “I lead myself well when I am honest with myself and with others.”)

List 3 areas of your competency (an ability or skill) that helps you to lead yourself well: (Example: “I lead myself well with my strong communication skills.”)

List 3 areas of your ability to be consistent (a reliability) in life and work: (Example: “I lead myself well when I am consistently helpful to others.”)

List 3 areas of your ability to be creative (able to create and be resourceful) in life and work: (Example: “I lead myself well when I stay curious about another person.”)

List 3 areas of where you are confident (self-assured) in your life and work: (Example: “I lead myself well when I bring value of thoughtful research and ideas to others.”)

Example of Personal and Professional Philosophy Statement: “I am a leader who leads with honesty in my life and work. I use my communication skills to build strong and healthy relationships with others and I enjoy helping others succeed. I am curious about the lives other people lead. I bring value to my life and work through my thoughtful research. I enjoy bringing my new ideas to solve complex problems in my personal life and work.”

Now…It is your turn — Focus on one statement from each section: character, competence, consistency, creativity and confidence. Write those statements below:

Character Statement:

Competence Statement:

Consistency Statement:

Creative Statement:

Confident Statement:

With your 5 statements above, form a sentence. A sentence, in which you are in agreement that reflects your own personal and professional philosophy. This statement becomes your blueprint.

There is MORE

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