According to the Topgrading Professionals, the keys to being happy have been summarized below after asking executives: “How would you live your life or manage your career differently, if you could start over?” This question answers the question, “What might you have done differently in order to become a happier person?
They have heard similar responses over and over again, so here is a summary of the six keys to becoming a success in your career and life, a truly HAPPY “A” Player.
1. Fix broken pieces in your life now, or they will get worse.
Life components include the following: Relationship with Spouse/Significant Other, Relationships with My Children, Wellness, Career Success, Financial Well Being, Giving Back, Being Creative, Fun Hobbies, and Spiritual Satisfaction. Look at any that you would rate Fair or Poor since these items are detracting from your happiness and fix them!
2. Invest time, energy, and love in your family.
You can’t go back in time. Spend the time with your family and loved ones now.
3. Pay attention to wellness.
Half the people, particularly during their 30s and 40s, said their exercise, eating, sleeping and stress-relief habits could be improved.
4. Live within your means.
If you are financially living out of your means, then poor choices happen especially when considering job changes. Save and invest, so you have the money you need during the down times.
5. Plan your career early.
85% of the high achievers were self-made, so get mentors early who can help you think long term for your career plans. Get needed training early on in your career.
“A” players work 50 rather than 70 hours, and get a lot more done in the process. Having these additional hours each week give them time to devote to family, exercise, or anything else that is important to them. High achievers achieve balance through Topgrading.
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