Published on March 11, 2014
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
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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
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