In a blog post touching on taking action, adapted from his new book The Earned Life, the renowned leadership expert and bestselling author Marshall Goldsmith talks about how to make a Life Plan Review that is clear-cut and simple and that can become more popular than one expects. He explores how it is a plan of action for people who want to take control of their lives.
Goldsmith writes: “The Life Plan Review is not therapy. It’s a gathering of successful people with shared goals for the future, not a gripe session for unsuccessful people with problems. And by ‘successful’ I don’t mean people measured solely by their impressive status, power, and paycheck. You’re looking for people of any and every stripe who share the same optimism about getting better. They are not victims or martyrs. Do that, and you’ll always have a roomful of equals where no one is too intimidated to speak up or too self-satisfied to listen.”
Vaccinations are a touchy subject for a lot of people, though those who have been vaccinated against Covid generally resist serious illness. Scientific advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are debating whether to recommend a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to children ages 5 to 11. The Food and Drug Administration recently authorized the booster shot for this age group. The extra dose may boost immunity to the current Omicron variants in these children. In adolescents ages 12 to 17, two doses offered little protection even against hospitalization, but a booster shot significantly improved immunity. The authorities want to make it easy to get vaccinated, which is more likely to lead to compliance and to allow people to get on with their lives without falling ill.
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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