75 Core Values; A List of Examples to Determine Your Personal Values

    Your core values are individual beliefs — the things that you feel are important in your life. You can also define values as your personal preferences. You start creating values in early childhood, and during your lifetime, these might change or be influenced by your experiences. Your core values motivate how you act and behave. If you want to make sure you are living your best life, determining your core […]

    95 Core Competencies; A List of Examples to Determine Your Personal Core Competencies

    The terms “competencies” and “skills” are often used interchangeably. But they have some big differences, explained below. Along with examples of core competencies to get you going in the exercise to determine your personal core competencies. What is a skill? Definitions of “skill” differ in various studies, but there are a few commonalities: So, a skill is something learned in order to be able to carry out one or more […]

    Action Board for Personal Goal Success

    The idea of a vision board or collage helping you achieve success may seem silly, but there are neuro-processes involved. Neuroscientist and author of “The Source” Dr. Tara Swart examines some of the neuro-processes involved. Vision boards train your brain to recognize opportunity Seeing images on a vision board trains your brain to notice opportunities that it otherwise might not have recognized. That is because of a neural process called […]

    Delayed Gratification to Boost Personal Growth

    In the late 1960s, Stanford professor Walter Mischel conducted a series of psychological studies. In these experiments, Mischel and his team studied hundreds of children around the ages of 4 and 5 years old. They revealed what is now believed to be one of the most important aspects for success in life, work, and health. The Marshmallow Experiment The experiment began with bringing each child into a separate room. The […]

    Five Key Principles of Setting Personal Goals

    Based on their study results, Locke and Latham created a goal-setting framework built on the idea that when an individual has specific goals, their performance is more obvious than in the absence of goals. Setting clearly defined goals leads to better performances. Locke and Latham’s goal-setting framework suggests five principles: 1. Commitment Commitment is the degree to which an individual is attached to their goal and their determination to attain […]

    Focus on Getting Better Instead of Getting Good

    You might sometimes find yourself reminiscing about the past — things you have done in your career, your performances at school, or a sporting event. Chances are that you thought that if you knew then what you know now, you would have done so much better. When people look back on their past performances, they’re often distracted by the results. They are focusing on success rather than improvement. People should […]

    Hell Week; Challenge Yourself to Find Your True Capabilities

    Erik Betrand Larssen, a former paratrooper developed The Hell Week. A week to check off everything you have been postponing to do. To develop a habit of performing. And to show your true capabilities. With all the methods, theories, tips and tricks in my book, hopefully you will be able to better set and achieve goals than you have ever done. And hopefully you will get more out of life, […]

    OKR Method for Personal Goals

    The OKR method is perfect for setting goals outside the work environment. The method has been useful for people in building stronger relationships with family and friends, achieving personal goals like running a marathon, and more. Investor and venture capitalist John Doerr spoke about his personal OKR in an interview with Recode Decode: “You know, my daughters have both left home, but I had read and I believe that having […]