In a blog post related to personal improvement, adapted from his new book The Earned Life, the renowned leadership expert and bestselling author Marshall Goldsmith talks about how a group Life Plan Review can help everyone improve constantly.
Goldsmith says that a Life Plan Review is a little like golf, in that it is a game built on responsibility. Goldsmith writes: “Golf done right venerates meritocracy and justice. Nothing is given. Everything is earned—the result of practice, maximizing talent, and an urge for constant improvement. It embodies our definition of an earned life because the choices, risks, and efforts we make can be directly linked to an experience we value, regardless of our score. If you replace the word golf with the term Life Plan Review, you have all the reasons to adopt it and make it a group exercise.”
Top economic officials from the nations of the Group of Seven (G7) — which represent the most advanced economies and wealthiest liberal democracies in the world — are closer to an agreement on a global rescue package for Ukraine. Finance leaders are negotiating the details of a multibillion dollar plan to keep the Ukrainian government operating in the face of the Russian invasion. The Group of Seven nations were optimistic about the deal, and are focused on how to provide aid to Ukraine and exert pressure on Russia while protecting the economy, as food and energy prices rise. Their efforts prove the effectiveness of an international group working together.
In The Earned Life Goldsmith uncovers the source of today’s existential crises, including regrets that stem from choices that irrevocably alter our lives, reroute destinies, and haunt our memories. These are particularly timely themes today.
With Goldsmith’s book as a guide, readers can close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done—even in a world full of inescapable unfairness and curveballs—and live an earned life that is fulfilling in the long run.
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About MARSHALL GOLDSMITH
Marshall Goldsmith has been recognized for years as the world’s leading executive coach and the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Mojo, and Triggers. He received his Ph.D. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. In his coaching practice, Goldsmith has advised more than 200 major CEOs and their management teams. He and his wife live in Nashville, Tennessee.
About THE EARNED LIFE
In THE EARNED LIFE (Currency Books), Marshall Goldsmith uncovers the source of today’s existential crisis: regret, the kind stemming from choices that irrevocably alter our lives, reroutes destinies, and haunts our memories—particularly timely themes as the pandemic and Great Resignation inspire people to seek meaning in their lives, get unstuck and make changes. With this book as their guide, readers can close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done—even in a world full of inescapable unfairness and curveballs—and live an earned life too fulfilling to dwell on the “what ifs.”
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