As we wrap up this year like no other, what can we do to set ourselves up to take some home run swings next year? In baseball, that is the ultimate offense — being able to hit it out of the park. It takes a lot to be able to do that, not the least of which is clarity of who we are, but a belief that something amazing is about to occur.
Do you know what it means to be your best self? Do you have a personal North Star to guide you through your professional and personal life? How about having a personal vision statement, mantra or philosophy? It all sounds pretty confusing and overwhelming. Michaele Gardner and Brian Hackerson (co-founders of http://agilebestself.com) have experimented with multiple ways to help workshop participants set a course toward a personal North Star. The resulting personal philosophy can be used to guide decisions and manage intent. The practice is simple – do more things that allow you to become your best self. The theory is hard – how do I define my best self philosophy? How do I define my personal ‘WHY?’ What is my North Star?