Index – The Joy of Strategy: A Business Plan for Life

Index

A

absenteeism, 10

acceptance, 182183

accountability, 118, 180

action plans, 16. See also goals

time and emotion studies and, 125146

vision and, 5557, 70

AGLOW, 4952

Allen, David, 145

Aristotle, 138

asset management, 67, 22. See also strengths; SWOT analysis

assumptions, testing, 99100

authenticity, 4950

awareness, 116118, 133135

cultivating, 177179, 182

of electronics use, 143

in getting back on track, 181182

B

Big Rocks tool, 153154

Biron, Michael, 10

Bittel, Lester Robert, 5

brain

left brain/right brain, 13

plasticity of, 166

resistance of to change, 166

breaks, 143

breathing, focused, 42

Business of Life course, 1012

business plans for life, 7

C

Carroll, Lewis, 43

Cash, James, 153

ceaseless striving, 160

celebrating triumphs, 180

change, resistance to, 166

coincidences, 95

Cole-Whitaker, Terry, 190191

Collins, Jim, 107108

commitment, 117118

compassion, 188189

confidence, 84

continuous improvement, 166

control issues, 90, 141, 182

core values, 3235

finding your, 36

joy meter and, 162164

living your, 3435

cost-benefit analysis, 157159

custom life plan closets, 1618

D

deadlines, 121

Dean, Jimmy, 93

decision making, 179180

based on goals, 112113

vision-based, 5962

demands on time, 13, 14. See also work–life balance

addiction to, 204207

awareness of, 116118

goals and, 113116

having it all vs. doing it all and, 121

not-to-do lists and, 144145

vs. time spent on priorities, 129133

vision-based decision making on, 6162

Dillard, Annie, 125

discipline, 191192

distractions, 146

E

ego identification, 90, 182

e-mail, 142144

employee turnover, 10

empowerment, 167

engagement, 1012

evaluation of progress, 177179

expectations, setting reasonable, 182183

F

failure, fear of, 2628

fear, 2628

freedom from, 200201

getting started and, 172173

goals and, 121

limiting behaviors based on, 8993

questioning, 28

stepping back from, 185186

time management and, 140141

vision and, 5255

feasibility filters, 156164

joy meter, 162164

Personal Power Grid, 159162

Risk/Reward matrix, 157159

Fertility Within Reach, 5859, 106107

fight or flight reactions, 166

filters

core values as, 3235

feasibility, 156164

goals as, 112113

mission as, 21

time management and, 144

focus, 7

clarifying goals and, 9

electronics and, 142144

in finding opportunities, 9495

focused breathing for, 42

mission and, 2122

vision and, 5759, 70

Franklin, Benjamin, 21

G

Gandhi, Mahatma, 145, 147

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (Allen), 145

giving up, 161162

goals, 105123, 120121

accountability for, 118

aligning actions with, 125146

awareness and, 116118

big hairy audacious, 107108

breaking into parts, 167168

choosing and committing to, 117118

claiming power and, 118

clarifying vision through, 119120

daily, 164

decision making based on, 112113

example of setting, 110112

fear-based habits and, 92

guidelines for setting, 121123

prioritizing, 108110, 122123

small steps toward, 166

specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely, 106, 120121

time management and, 144

time spent on, 129133

tracking, 119

value of, 118

vision and, 45, 105106

what you want and, 108109

when you want them, 109110

Gollwitzer, Peter, 120

Good to Great (Collins), 107108

grand visions, 49, 5051

guiding principles, 3235, 36

guilt, 185186

H

Halvorson, Heidi Grant, 120

hierarchy of needs, 24

humor, 184

I

importance/urgency matrix, 154156

inertia, 78, 3031, 90, 136137

cost of, 170171, 187188

getting back on track and, 182

passion vs., 202203

from yeah-but, 191

integrity, 147

intentions, 6768, 164

IQ, effects of electronics on, 142143

J

Jackson, Vicki, 149150

Jaffe, Dennis, 159

job satisfaction, 10

Jordan, Michael, 8283

joy, 1, 217

demands on time and, 12

goals and, 121122

importance of, 24

keeping it on the agenda, 198199

making time for, 138

meter of, 162164

resilience and, 1819

success factors and, 7576

time and emotion studies on, 125146

utility of, 1012

value of, 2425

vision and, 5557

joy-to-hassle ratio, 3, 198199

K

kaizen, 166

Kelly, Matthew, 21

Koffka Ring, 65

L

Lao-Tzu, 165

laudable vision, 49, 51

left brain/right brain, 13

letting go, 160162

limiting beliefs, 8993, 182

Lorde, Audre, 77

M

management skills, 4

Maslow, Abraham, 24

Massachusetts General Hospital, 12

core values at, 3233

employee turnover at, 10

mission at, 2223

strategic planning at, 149150

mastery, 159160

Matthews, Gail, 118

meditation, compassion, 188

mission, 2142

actions based on, 2223

alignment with, 7982

based on strengths, 3132

core values and, 3235

definition of, 21

fear of failure and, 2628

as filter, 21

find your personal, 23

length of, 37

matching between talents and, 8284

misfit of with SWOT analysis, 100102

passion and, 3031

putting it all together, 3637

talent inventory and, 2830

time management and, 144

vision and, 4749

mission statements

frequently asked questions about, 37

joy and, 2425

organizational, 2223, 39

personal, 3839, 3941

samples of, 3741

motivation, 24

vision and, 44

N

naysayers, 91, 182

not-to-do lists, 144145, 154

O

objectives, 148149

obligations, 185186

obstacles. See also SWOT analysis

fear, 2628

to getting started, 169176

inertia, 170171

limiting beliefs, 8993

reframing, 9799

threats and, 95100

vision and, 5255, 6869

weaknesses as, 8493

opportunities, 77. See also SWOT analysis

analysis of, 9395

cost of missing, 170171, 187188

definition of, 94

evaluating, based on vision, 61

strategies based on, 150151

threats vs., 93, 9799

optimism, 49, 5152

organization, 1618

Our Space, Inc., 1314, 8384, 209211

mission statement of, 39

strategies for, 151

SWOT analysis for, 8687, 103104

P

paired comparison tests, 175176

passion

mission based on, 21

naming your, 3031

strengths and, 102104

taking a chance on, 1920

time and emotion studies and, 125146

time for, 45

vision and, 4849, 6263

people pleasing, 8990, 140, 182, 190191

perception, 6567

perfectionism, 90, 140141, 173174, 182

overcoming, 192194

root cause of, 199200

Personal Power Grid, 159162

perspective, 6567, 93

goals and, 113116

reframing and, 9799

Peters, Tom, 169

postcard from the future, 4647

presence, 116118, 177179

priorities

aligning actions with, 125, 129

goals and, 108110

importance vs. urgency and, 154156

matching actions to, 2

objectives vs., 148149

setting, 110112, 197199

staying focused on, 197199

time spent on, 129135

tools for ordering, 153156

vision-based, 5759

yours vs. those of others, 112

procrastination, 91, 141142, 171172, 182

overcoming, 191192

productivity, 23

progress

getting back on track and, 181194

tracking, 177179

purpose, 2142

connecting with, 9

joy meter and, 162164

R

rat race, 14

reframing, 9799, 189191

renewal activities, 155

resilience, 1819, 196

responsibility, 35

return on investment, 156

Risk/Reward matrix, 157159

Robbins, Mike, 50

root cause analysis, 139140, 190, 199200

S

satisfaction, 9

vision and, 46

saying “no,” 188

Scott, Cynthia, 159

self-assessment, 2526, 177179.See also SWOT analysis

on strengths, 8384

self-care, 129133

self-doubt, 2728

self-knowledge, 183, 204207

self-management, 4

self-reflection

on fear-based habits, 92

on joy, 2425

on who you are, 2526

serendipity, 95

serenity prayer, 161

shouldwinked, 185186

Simplementation Plans, 165180

SMART goals, 106, 120121

starting, 165180

challenges in, 169176

fear and, 172173

just do it, 168169

perfectionism and, 173174

procrastination and, 171172

simply, 165169

time management and, 174176

staying/getting back on track, 181194, 214216

strategic planning

asset management and, 67

benefits of, 4

custom closets in, 1618

definition of, 56

joy and, 24

left and right brain in, 1314

passion and, 45

pitfalls in, 16

steps in, 1516

tracking progress and, 18

what is it and why you need it, 120

strategies, 147164

feasibility filters and, 156164

for getting back on track, 181194

goals and, 107

prioritization tools and, 153156

ranking and selecting, 163164

success factors and, 7576, 149150

SWOT analysis and, 150151

terminology and, 148149

strengths

analysis of, 77104, 8284

definition of, 78

mission based on, 3132

passion and, 102104

strategies based on, 150151

Succeed (Halvorson), 120

success

core values and, 3435

defining, 7, 7176

definitions of, 46

goals and, 105123

success factors, 25, 7176, 105

alignment with, 7982

factors, 7273, 76

missing, 8687

self-assessment on, 8384

strategies and, 149150

where to start with, 7476

support

goals and, 118

from vision, 6263

suspension of disbelief, 50, 5455, 73

SWOT analysis, 77104, 105

example of, 7982

internal and external factors in, 7778

mission misfit with, 100102

opportunities in, 9395

passion and, 102104

quick, 8182

strategies and, 150151

strengths in, 8284

summing up, 103

threats in, 95100

value of, 104

weaknesses in, 8493

T

tactics, 148149. See also strategies

talents. See also strengths

declaring your, 2425

inventorying, 2830

SWOT analysis and, 8284

vision and, 4849

technology, time and, 142144

terminology, 148149

Thoreau, Henry David, 6

threats. See SWOT analysis

time and time management, 9

allocating, 2223

awareness of how it’s spent, 135138

calendar planning and, 129138, 146

on daily demands, 129133

electronics and, 142144

and emotion studies, 125146

fear-based, 140141

fixes for, 142146

getting started and, 174176

on goals, 121

in goal setting, 109110

for joy, 138

not-to-do lists and, 144145

for pleasing yourself, 203204

root cause analysis on, 139140

understanding why you do what you do, 139140

for vision, 64

vision-based decision making and, 6162

to-do lists, 8687

Toolboxes, 18

calendar, 146

compassion, 189

focus and vision, 70

focused breathing, 42

gut check, 178

humor, 184

joy, 123

“no,” 188

not-to-do lists, 145

presence, 117

serenity prayer, 161

shedding the shoulds, 185

total reboots, 201207

Toyota, 139

transformations, 197201

transition times, 12

Twain, Mark, 141

twofers, 7475

U

urgency, creating a sense of, 172

urgency/importance matrix, 154156

V

vacations, 155

values, 3235

vision, 4370, 105

action from, 5557, 70

AGLOW, 4952

alignment with, 7982

critical success factors in, 7176

decision making based on, 5962

details in, 63

developing, 4547

developing personal, 6667

differing perspectives and, 6567

focus based on, 5759

gaining support of others through, 6263

goals and, 105106, 119120

language in, 64

length of, 6465

mini-, 6768

mission and, 4749

obstacles to, 5255, 6869

opportunities and, 9495

passion and, 4849

as postcard from the future, 4647

practicality of, 44

pull factor in, 5557

role of, 4344

seemingly undoable, 5255, 7273

suspension of disbelief and, 50, 5455, 73

themes vs. specifics in, 6869

time for, 64

time management and, 144

tips for making them glow, 6365

tracking progress in, 6970

W

weaknesses, 77, 8493. See also SWOT analysis

addressing, 85, 8688

asking for help and, 8586, 8788

definition of, 78

limiting beliefs and, 8993

strategies based on, 150151

Why?, asking, 139140, 190, 199200

Wilson, Glenn, 142143

wondrous visions, 49, 52

work–life balance, 1718, 207209

goals and, 108110, 113116

vision and, 5354

Y

“yeah-but,” 91, 96, 182, 191, 213