Future focus plan

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Published on March 11, 2014

Author: ClaireSimcock

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An easy, hands-on way to remember what matters and trigger new possibilities.
These effective cards will prompt individuals to look at different aspects of life beyond (or alongside) career. Within minutes people are contemplating those big or small questions that had daunted them until now; uncovering surprising areas of interest; letting a 'bucket list' emerge; or merely focusing on what must get done next week.
Used by individuals, career practitioners, psychologists, life coaches, retirement planners, human resource specialists in the context of:
• Work/life blending and stress management
• Life planning any time (think weeks, months or years)
• Re-engagement following illness or redundancy
• Retirement and transition thinking

Future Focus - uses Developing a “Bucket list” Stepping back from work Need greater life blend or balance Reprioritising Reducing work to part-time Long term – big picture Short term – detailed Looking for pleasure, engagement and meaning outside work Seeking your “touchstones”

Future Focus - summary An easy to use, hands-on set of flash cards Remind you what is important and also trigger new possibilities – 147 cards to select from Totally within the control of the user Provide elements for planning – long term or short term Able to be kept at big picture / concept level, or add fine detail Re-usable over and over

Martin Seligman – Positive Psychology & Flourishing The cards fall loosely into six main categories based on theories on positive psychology, happiness, well-being and flourishing by Martin Seligman: Positive emotion – Engagement – Relationships – Meaning – Achievement Earning has been added Cards allow view of intersection between work and personal life www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu Books: Flourish (Happiness and Well-being) – Martin Seligman, Nicholas Brealey Publishing, London, 2011 Authentic Happiness – Martin Seligman, Nicholas Brealey Publishing, London, 2002

Categories – selection of the cards Enjoyment (pleasure/positive emotion): relax with facials, massage, other therapies spend time following sport Engagement: research or write my family tree seek new things to learn Relationships: connect with old friends or contacts work as part of a team Meaning: act as a mentor spend time alone, contemplating or meditating Achievement: do work that keeps me challenged enter competitions Earning: explore ways that I can work remotely buy or start up a new business

Groups Categories provided on each card:

Groups Or group under your own language:

Big Picture Concept

llet point Ariel Regular 14pt

Short Term Plan

future focus Sep - Oct 2011 short term plan Meaning . Purpose Actions / Dates Accomplishment . Stimulation Actions / Dates share information over the web - publicity materials - increase groups on LinkedIn - update user guide write materials on topics of my expertise - publicity materials - another article - update user guide volunteer for my favourite charity - decide free days / times - check out Meals on Wheels - other options? design or develop a new product or service - workshop concept and structure - get feedback from K, A and B - input and ideas for next steps act as a business coach - Christine - Sally - Liz attend exhibitions, art galleries or museums - new art gallery - Aqua exhibition spend time on learning or doing financial planning - research - reading - discuss with D Time For Me Actions / Dates spend time following sport - Rugby World Cup! - 4 day weekend in Wellington - get friends over to watch do activities that enhance relaxation - walking, massage - social - reading - novels, work attend regular health & fitness activities: pilates, yoga, tai chi, a gym etc - pilates 2x per week minimum walk, run, swim or cycle regularly - get going again! - 4x per week min in diary - start small and build up

Future Focus for: The aging workforce: Retirement planning – meaningful life alongside less work Going part time Long term planning – big picture or detail The stressed workforce: Work-life blending and balance Re-prioritising Short and long term – big picture or detail Unwell, returning to the workforce, disengaged: Re-engage – pleasure? meaning? relationships? engagement? challenge? earning? Positive choices Short term planning – one step at a time Everyone planning to flourish: Remind yourself what is important and trigger new possibilities Short and long term – big picture or detail

www.careerdynamic.com www.futurefocusplan.com claire@careerdynamic.com

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