Just today, I had to pull myself by the collar for a serious talk. Yes, I can allow myself some grace due to the insanely fraught times we are living through. But I also must hold a mirror up to show myself some hard truths, such as the unhelpful habits I’d formed (phone addiction, arguing with strangers online, ignoring goals I’d set for myself). I’ve made a decision to recommit to what’s important to me and worked with my coach to create a structure to help me focus and hold myself accountable.
The Approach – Weekly Personal Board Meeting
My weekly Personal Board Meeting is the space I’ve carved out once a week to sit down, examine the goals I’ve identified as priorities for the year, and create action steps I’ll take that week toward achieving them.Here’s what it could look like for you:
- Determine a 30-minute block of time each week for your personal board meeting.
- Select a few significant, yet achievable goals that you want to accomplish by the end of the year.
- Designate a section for each goal in a notebook and commit to one action step toward each goal per week.
- Make an appointment with yourself on the calendar to complete the action step.
- Check in with yourself on each action step the following week during your next personal board meeting. (This follow up could be a standing agenda item).
- Celebrate your accomplishments, make necessary adjustments, create new action steps for the next week.
Set up your personal board meetings and let me know in the comments how it’s going.
Janine Rudder is a coach and co-owner at Manifestara: www.manifestara.com