Achieve Lifelong Success using just 5 Foolproof Steps

xavier7034 By xavier7034, 14th Jun 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/136bqcm1/
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My hands-on experience over many years with people has demonstrated that there MUST be a process through which people go to really achieve what they set out to do. If they do not follow it with diligence and fervor, they are almost guaranteed to stumble. The 5 step process that I have found REALLY works goes like this: My acronym for the process is “TERPIM”

Self-Assessment MUST be part of the process, and your Handwriting can be the key

Situated about 15 minutes walking distance away from my office is a very busy intersection. The traffic island is populated by variety of people engaged in either selling newspapers, fruit, or bric-á-brac. Then there are individuals displaying a board asking for a job or 50 cents to support their families. One of the latter group, Chris, has been there daily, for something close on 5 years now.

Late one day, I noticed him crouched at a nearby petrol station, counting his “loot” for the day, and I was somewhat surprised at the large amount of money that he had accumulated over his “working” day. I asked him his name, and what plans he had for the future. Imagine my surprise when he told me that he was going to start his own business one day! “So, then what type of business is it going to be?” I said. “Heck no man” said my newly found ‘friend’, “dis is early days and I aint gotten dat far down the road yet!”

It occurred to me that I have asked many people in regular employment the self-same question. Guess what? Most in essence, came up with exactly the same answer! What is most disturbing is that this scenario repeats itself at regular intervals throughout most people’s lives – based on well-known research, only 6% of people actually achieve lifelong success!

What is the measure of Success?

• A personal sense of Happiness about what life has to offer

• That you are recognized as being significant in some way

• You have achieved in your particular sphere of life

• A sense that what you have done can be passed on to others

Is there a Magic Formula to bring it all to fruition?

My hands-on experience over many years with people has demonstrated that there MUST be a process through which people go to really achieve what they set out to do. If they do not follow it with diligence and fervor, they are almost guaranteed to stumble. The 5 step process that I have found REALLY works goes like this: My acronym for the process is “TERPIM”

(T= TEST) Each person MUST go through a “testing phase” to determine their strengths, weaknesses, career needs and latent talents (which even they may not be aware of) – my particular approach is to use their handwriting as my yardstick, and this has proven to be very reliable to guide us for the balance of the process.

(E-EVALUATE) – Here the handwriting is carefully analyses to determine a variety of factors, including personality, leadership ability, integrity, job match, stress factors, IQ, Emotional IQ, Jung Personality, Entrepreneurial suitability, Thinking Style and so on.

(R=RELATE) – We have a 90 minute meeting and proceed to exchange views on how each of us feel about what results have been achieved from my Handwriting Evaluation, and how valid they are for them to be used for moving forward

(P=PLAN) – This involves putting together all the foregoing information in visual format. For this we use some excellent free Open Source Software called “FreeMind” to set up a Vision Board. CLICK HERE This allows us to have EVERY aspect of one’s goals to be in full view. This allows both for a “Critical Path” approach, so that a path is followed which allows both for timing and necessity for meeting ALL pre-determined Goals.

(I=IMPLEMENT) – The plan is now implemented along fairly flexible lines, allowing for us to take evasive action for hiccups and life variables. It is also not SO RIGID that it does not allow for some changes as may be required. After all, nobody can forecast EVERY aspect of what life is going to throw our way. But surely that is what makes it more interesting and indeed challenging?

(M=MONITOR) – This is where a good coach or mentor can play an important role. It is important though, to understand the difference between a coach and a mentor:

A mentor is like a sounding board, they can give advice but the client is free to pick and choose what they do. The context does not have specific performance objectives. Mentoring is biased in your favor. The mentor has a deep personal interest, personally involved—a friend who cares about you and your long term development.

Coaching is impartial, focused on improvement in behavior. The coach develops specific skills for the task, challenges and performance expectations at work. A coach is trying to direct a person to some end result, the person may choose how to get there, but the coach is strategically assessing and monitoring the progress and giving advice for effectiveness and efficiency."

Conclusion

By correctly analyzing the client, and only then planning and setting goals, then measuring their achievement, allows us to focus on what is most important. This wastes less energy on non-critical tasks, achieving more meaningful results. The approach to goal-setting by the client is that THEY are responsible for setting goals themselves. The outcome will then certainly be LIFELONG SUCCESS and not just "success in a lifetime". The difference is important for the QUALITY of Success.

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Attitude, Dedication, Determination, Fail, Failure, Goal, Goal Setting, Success, Target

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Enthralling 20 Years experience in the mining industry, starting as a Learner Official, through to Shift Boss, Mine Captain and ultimately to Executive level Mine Manager. Involved in motivation and t

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author avatar drelayaraja
15th Jun 2010 (#)

Nice share :)

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author avatar xavier7034
15th Jun 2010 (#)

Thanks Elayaraja!

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author avatar Val Mills
15th Jun 2010 (#)

Not sure what my handwriting would say about me! I have my teacher at school writing, my writing in my journal writing, my lazy writing, my neat writing - and believe it or not, which I use often depends on my mood! I think I've been successful in spite of my handwriting!

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author avatar xavier7034
15th Jun 2010 (#)

Hi Val - thanks for you observation. Your thoughts are expressed by most people about their own handiwork. The fact that your HW changes with your moods is just like going to work with a different garment on each day - but the YOU inside stays much the same. HW is "Brainwriting" and accurately reflects the vagaries of your moods. Nobody else can replicate your handiwork. You have been successful BECAUSE of your handwriting.....neatness is not the way handwriting is judged. One MAIN approach is by using what is known in Psychology as "Gestalt" - looking at the WHOLE picture, then I also combine that with what is called the Atomistic approach, looking at the hooks, legs and curliques.

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