The Doctor is In – How often do you update your Success Life Strategy

How often do you update your Success Life Strategy and why/ how are you going about it? Rx

Annually, I review and update the entire Success Life Strategy (SLS). Throughout the year, I engage with different parts of the SLS at different intervals. For example, I may evaluate the Success Quotient section monthly or even daily based on working toward a goal, objective, or action item. On the other hand, no need to review my Values section unless I have a difficult decision to make that is creating conflict, doubt, or second-guessing.

To make next year an Exceptional Year, I review through last year’s objectives, goals, and actions and the Success Metrics assigned to them to determine where I succeeded and where the challenges lay. All of these taken into consideration together is my Success Quotient. The more I achieve these metrics, the more successful I am at reaching my goals. The old adage: you won’t achieve what you don’t measure.

Then review my Values, YOUnique Excellence Pillars (how I operate in the world), and the Impacts I want to make with my life. Reflecting on what I’ve accomplished, the challenges had, what I’ve learned, and new opportunities, I may make adjustments on parts of the Success Life Strategy. Then I begin working on the creation of my next “Exceptional Year.”

What are your YOUnique Excellence Pillars? Share yours with us below!

Delving into your Success Quotient

12482705_sYour Success Life Strategy focuses you on creating the impact and multi-dimensional success you deserve to have in your life. 100% of the people – just like you- who have incorporated this tool into their lives have had profound results. Including me – its been THE KEY to my own success.

One element of the Success Life Strategy is creating your “Success Quotient.”

So, what is a Success Quotient and how can you use them?

Once you’ve created your Success Life Strategy, you have a set of objectives, goals, and action items. To move forward effectively, you will want to measure your progress, which is why we adopted the Success Quotient.

The Success Quotient is a set of metrics – preferably quantitative and objective, yet sometimes qualitative or subjective – that measures your progress toward your goals and successes.

For each item – as I shared in the above example – you create a measurement of success trying to become as objective as possible even for soft or personal goals. We do this because it can be difficult to see the transformation we make in our lives, when we don’t actively measure the actions we take to create change in our lives.

That’s why I’ve been such an advocate of creating your Success Life Strategy – it’s a plan for your personal life to create multi-dimensional success and really affect impacts that you feel are important with your life.

A key part of this is the Success Quotient.

Women, Leadership, and Neuroscience

I choose the quote “Speak up even when your voice shakes” because it seemed applicable on many levels. First, this is my first “official” newsletter – yes, there have been many blogs and posts and articles, but this is me pulling it all together. Secondly, the speaking gigs are extremely diverse from radio interviews to YoUnique Intensives to open air venues in NYC. And third, I’ve finally gotten to “enjoy” allergy season in the NE and my voice seems to be shaky a lot – and low – and gone another day.

Wall Street JournalAround the beginning of the year, Yao Huang called and said, “I’m going to do something really, really awesome for and about women!” She shared her vision of women as leaders and giving that vision a voice called the “Women Leadership Forum”. Yao, like many of the Wonder Women I get to hang out with, makes things happen, and she hit this one out of the park with sponsorships including the Wall Street Journal and The Happiness Association developed by The Hatchery.

Happiness AssemblyAgreeing to head the “Women, Leadership, Health” panel, I began to research leadership. Fortunately, the Harvard Business Review came out with a primer in the September issue – how apropos! There was a diverse set of articles and I began thinking about how all roads to leadership lead to the Brain. Because there is the “leader” and the other people supporting the leader, there’s actually 2 Brains to consider: Yours and the Other People’s collective brains.

There are 2 main components of Leadership:

  • Skill Component – Complex set of Skills that are usually a combination of Innate individual skills and technically trained skills
  • Perception Component – this is more complicated because it is modulated by YOU and by OTHERS and is highly influenced by the brain, expectations, perceptions, and filters (this is what the focus was of the keynote speech)

So, I pulled out my personal toolbox from “The Manual of Your Brain” (I really should get this published, what do you think?) and thought about what tools applied to Leadership. Stay tuned because I understand they made a video and live-streaming of the event.

Share your thoughts on what Brain Tools you suggest to improve Leadership capabilities… especially for Women.