Have you ever found yourself asking what your personal workflow should be, or why it’s important?
Or have you tried to find the right workflow for yourself and ended up feeling confused and overwhelmed, with no clear path forward?
I’ve been there. I’ve had so many moments where I felt lost and alone in my professional endeavors. But through years of trial, error, and research, I’ve finally discovered the exact system that works best for me.
It is important to first ask, what is your work like?
I think we would all agree that often we feel like the work is a little bit like being a detective. I’m invited in to help solve an organization’s inherent challenges.
From there, I take the opportunity to create meaningful change that will sustain itself and positively impact the community around it. But what if the work, the mission at its core, doesn’t resonate with you personally?
It is possible to be working in a position where you are doing what you love, but it doesn’t connect with who you are. Meaning, the organization you are working for isn’t a match.
Next, what are the benefits of your current workflow?
If the benefits of my current workflow do not include:
#1 – Ease: meaning that it is easy to see that the work clearly connects to your inner most being
#2 – Effectiveness: meaning that the work you are doing is the right work being done at the right time
You may need to reassess.
What are the downsides of your current approach?
It’s important to be critical of your own processes and evaluate where you can improve. Consider what could go wrong with your current approach, and how you might fix those potential issues.
If you are feeling a lack of ease, I would recommend taking a pause. Pause from the trajectory you are on. Take some time to truly understand who you are and what resonates with you.
I work with clients to help them discover their ikigai. Not in the manner of the Venn diagram that you might have seen before. But from the place of discovering their true authentic selves.
When you understand this about yourself, #2 Effectiveness, becomes so much easier to achieve.
How can you find a better personal workflow strategy?
Workflow is a personal thing, and everyone has their own idea of what is best. Some people like to be organized by project, while others like to focus on tasks with deadlines.
One thing should be true however in order for you to improve upon the current workflow you have. I believe you need to understand your authentic self.
Without connecting ourselves to our work, we risk being out of alignment with ourselves. And from what I have seen in my life so far, nothing good comes from misalignment.
So you might be wondering then, how do I know if I’ve found the right workflow?
It all comes back to resonance. The thing about a career is that you’re going to be spending a lot of time at work. You have to make sure that you choose one that will allow you to be happy and connected to your true self.
I’m looking for 5 Continuous Improvement Professionals who want to be a part of a Case Study where you will learn how to build a personal workflow strategy.
Step by step I’ll show you exactly what to do. It’s simple and it works. This isn’t a DIY self-paced course, this is going to be live 1:1 and group calls.
We start on March 7, 2022.
If you want to learn more send me an email or message and I’ll message you more details shortly.
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