Principle Theme

Design and plan your career journey with an aspirational vision and phased approach to guide the realization of your unique value proposition.

How are you going to experience and achieve the goals you have set for yourself?

Principle Outcomes

By internalizing and practicing the concepts of this principle, you will increase the ability to:

  • Gain a clear vision of where you are heading through a roadmap of experiences you have architected to reach destinations throughout your career.
  • Realize long-term outcomes through focused, short-term achievements that compound and magnify.
  • Make transitions from a position of strength that aligns with your planned career journey.

The Philosophy

The Plan principle introduces two complementary approaches to planning a career. I advocate leveraging themes both to maximize your probability of success.

A “planned, conscious” strategy is where we use the insights from Know and Target to shape your direction. A direction that aligns with our inner purpose and target that differentiates our strengths. We all need a stated direction otherwise we lack purpose and passion. This does not mean it will never change, it’s just that we are headed somewhere whether it’s perfect or not.  

The other approach is where “unplanned opportunities” come your way that can alter our plan and direction. We can’t anticipate when it will happen, but we should be ready to evaluate the opportunity and make a conscious choice on whether and how it aligns with our long-term goals. In this latter scenario, we must bounce the opportunity off our personal profile to see if it aligns with our purpose, identity, and goals.

Mental Models

PLAN A ROADMAP TO VISUALIZE YOUR DIRECTION

PLAN AND THINK LONG TERM

PLAN THE IMPOSSIBLE

PLAN IN ADVANCE TO HAVE OPTIONS – YOUR POWER DEPENDS ON IT

PLAN SMALL ACHIEVEMENTS THAT COMPOUND TO BIG OUTCOMES

PLAN A TRANSFORMATIONAL EXPERIENCE

PLAN A QUEST TO MOTIVATE ACTION AND RESULTS

PLAN YOUR BUCKET LIST

PLAN YOUR TRANSITION – MAKE IT EASY FOR OTHERS TO HELP YOU

PLAN ALL THE WAY TO THE END

PLAN A THINK WEEK

PLAN FOR OBSTACLES AND FAILURES

PLAN AN IDEAL ENVIRONMENT TO THRIVE

PLAN A ROUTINE