Thursday, March 3, 2022

Priorities 2022 Revisited

This image caught my attention. Being March, I thought it was time to connect my goals to priorities and desired outcomes for 2022. 

In developing goals and resolutions for the year - and call me old fashioned - my parents constantly reminded me that life’s priorities are about being “Healthy, Wealthy and Wise”. In addition, I conducted a LinkedIn poll recently that revealed that 59% of people chose “Eat Healthy/Exercise”, 25% chose “Financial Planning”, 8% chose Learning program / Course and 8% listed “Other” as their 2022 goals.

So, I designed my priorities and outcomes around these areas. Here’s where I’m at:

Eat Healthy and Exercise 
  • For the last 12 years, I’ve committed to doing 10,000 steps a day for exercise. In January, I upped the ante to 100,000 steps a week so I’m doing at least 14.400 per day. I’ve hit or exceeded the weekly target since the start of the year. 
  • My intention was to learn how to cook and lose some weight on the way. In February, I signed up for Bridget’s Healthy Kitchen 28-day MEAL PLAN (not a diet). It’s 4 weeks of meal plans designed to heal and reset your gut. It comes with books and lists of food which are optimum for good gut health and food you should avoid. By the end of February, I’d lost 7 kgs which prompted me to re-join in March. 
Financial Planning 
  • It was time to review our financial plan including superannuation and other investments. We were referred to and approached the friendly folks, Adam and Chris at Altus Financial. We now have a practical financial plan set-up from now until our retirement. 
Learning Program / Course
  • I’m a big believer in continued learning. In doing some consulting work for a behavioural profile company, Discover Profiles, I signed up for their DISC Accreditation Training (through Corporate Plus). I hope to complete this by mid-March.
  • In addition, I’m keeping up with latest management and sales leadership courses by completing a course a week on LinkedIn Learning. I’ve completed courses on LinkedIn Sales Navigator, Sales Strategies and Approaches in a New World of Selling, Sales Enablement and Social Selling. You can start with a free trial, however, it’s a sound investment in personal development and staying both current and relevant in the market. 

Other – Mental Health
  • I was introduced by a former schoolmate to a local group called The Men’s Table. It’s a group for men that meets monthly as a safe place to share and be heard in a confidential and non-judgemental environment, creating a greater sense of belonging, camaraderie, and connection.  I attended my first meeting in February.

How are you going against your 2022 priorities? 

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