Leadership

How are you doing? Take this survey.

When was the last time you took a few minutes to review your life? In this blog, John M. McKee shares a tool that allows you to get a quick "pulse" on how you're doing in each of the three key life elements: career, personal, and financial.

Most people know someone who has a successful career but is miserable. In those situations, that person is probably so focused on the job that he or she no longer has much of a personal life. He or she can achieve a major goal, but there's little satisfaction from it.

On the other side of the problem are those who have great family and friends, but they're stifled in a job that isn't rewarding. These folks dread the end of the weekend. They can't wait to get home after work.

I work with people in both situations. One of the tools I've used to help them move forward is a survey created by a guy whom many consider to be the "father" of the personal coaching industry, Thomas Leonard. It's an easy-to-complete series of questions under a few different categories.

Taking a few minutes for a reasonably objective look at your life is smart. That small amount of time could prevent you from digging yourself into a rut that may be too deep to get out of later. More importantly, it can serve as a reminder of those things that you truly value but have somehow started to take for granted.

Reviewing your life from a few perspectives that ask, "how are you doing?" is smart. For some it can be a wake-up call reminding them of priorities like someone they really care about or perhaps health and fitness. For others it may serve as verification that they're on the right path and with the insight it will encourage them to focus a little more and increase their successes.

Interested to take a quick checkup? Here is a link to a survey similar to what Leonard created many years ago. We'll leave it up for a couple of weeks. Use the username quality and the password success.

Once you've done the survey, act accordingly. It's never too late to improve your quality of life.

John

Leadership Coach

About

John M. McKee is the founder and CEO of BusinessSuccessCoach.net, an international consulting and coaching practice with subscribers in 43 countries. One of the founding senior executives of DIRECTV, his hands-on experience includes leading billion d...

19 comments
PushyCat
PushyCat

I'm one month too late, clicked on the link but it said "No Results Found The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post."

AstroCreep
AstroCreep

For the folks who "Don't see a link", did you RTFA? The link is in the second-to-the-last paragraph ("Interested to take a quick checkup? Here is a link to a survey similar to what Leonard created many years ago.") - the word "Link" is a hyperlink. http://www.businesssuccesscoach.net/quality/ U: quality P: success

pitches_melanie
pitches_melanie

i can't find the survey either, was looking for a work distraction...

sevans
sevans

I came to this page as it was of interest, but there is no link to the survey??

MikeRigsby
MikeRigsby

I managed a whopping 29 without filling in the Question 9 & 10 lists, which seemed like the exact same question to me and I couldn't easily think of any responses to. C'est la vie. I'm content where I am.

Tony Hopkinson
Tony Hopkinson

Which apparently is challenged. Which is fine as I believe life is and should be a challenge. If you don't want that fine, don't whine when I trample you flat on my way to my next goal though....

wade.grimm
wade.grimm

From the comments i see it's been about a week and it's still not fixed?

nick
nick

I can;t even find a survey to fill out.

mwebb1234a
mwebb1234a

This is a very timely topic in this series. Once you get the link fixed could you please send out to the distribution of the leadership blog again. Your topics are excellent and very timely for today's workplace. Mike

toni.bowers
toni.bowers

We are working to see what happened with the login info. Will fix as soon as we find out.

msalsbury
msalsbury

Tried to use the survey because it sounded interesting/useful but the supplied user "action" and password "success" do not appear to work. They don't work the other way around either (user "success" and password "action").

CareerCoach
CareerCoach

If you have hassles in your personal life, they can make a big difference in your career success. Give yourself a quick spot check to learn what may need an adjustment

yen.vuong
yen.vuong

is the word "link" in the article (ie Here is the link to the survey) is the link.

AstroCreep
AstroCreep

I find the difference between "What makes you happiest?" and "What gives you the most pleasure?" as the same thing. At least from the wording of the questions, I don't get it.

toni.bowers
toni.bowers

This is working for me and several people in the office. Please make sure you're putting in the quality and success, all lowercase. If there is still a problem we'll pull the blog.

toni.bowers
toni.bowers

We reset the username (quality) and password (success). I was able to access this quiz using IE, Firefox, and Chrome.

wade.grimm
wade.grimm

must be early morning, I missed the link... was expecting to see a big button at the bottom of the article. Thanks Toni

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