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The Personal Business Plan: A Blueprint for Running Your Life

The Personal Business Plan: A Blueprint for Running Your Life

Stephen Bruyant-Langer

ISBN: 978-1-118-74413-0 September 2013 240 Pages


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Plan for success

No one would embark on a business venture without a thorough and coherent plan. So why are so many of us happy to stagger through life with no real plan – just going with the flow, seeing what happens? It’s time we gave our lives the same importance we give to our business exploits. The Personal Business Plan offers a practical, field-tested method for effectively planning out what you want from life and exactly how to achieve it. It will change the way you look at yourself, your job and your career. This is an essential toolkit for all ambitious career professionals who want to know how to thrive in their job and simultaneously become a happier and more effective person. Creating your own personal business plan will help you to define your purpose, plan your actions, break through limiting beliefs and reinvent yourself.

  • Written by a top executive coach and head-hunter with the world’s leading Talent Management and Executive Search firm who has changed the lives of thousands of people
  • A field-tested methodology for identifying your mission, setting your critical success criteria, defining your agenda, keeping to the point and become more fulfilled and happier
  • A complete life view – how to excel in your chosen career and simultaneously enjoy a happy personal life

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List of Figures and Tables in The Personal Business Plan vi

Introduction: What Can I Use The Personal Business Plan For? vii

What Was Your Question? xi

How is This Book Structured? xiii

What Do You Do? xix

1 What is My Situation? 1

What Baggage from the Past Must I Let Go Of? 7

What is Meaningful to Me Right Now? 8

How Can I Move Forward? 10

2 How Can I Thrive? 13

What Do I Like Doing? 21

What Don’t I Like Doing? 23

How Can I Learn to Trust My Intuition? 25

3 When Do I Perform at My Best? 29

What Does Success Look Like to Me? 34

What is My Deep Down Motivation? 38

What is My Worst-Case Scenario? 41

4 What Energizes Me? 45

What are My Strengths? 48

What are My Weaknesses? 57

What is My Passion? 61

5 Where am I on My Personal Journey? 67

Where am I in My Life? 68

What are My Personal Priorities? 74

What is My Potential for Personal Growth? 74

6 How Do I Become Happy? 79

What is My Challenge? 87

Why Must I Do Something Now? 91

How Can I Obtain 20/20 Vision? 96

7 How Do I Reinvent Myself? 101

What am I Willing to Sacrifi ce? 107

Who Can I Turn to for Help? 109

What is My Life Ambition? 111

8 How Do I Differentiate Myself from Others? 125

What am I Better at than Anybody Else? 129

What Else Differentiates Me from the Rest? 133

How Good Do I Want to Be? 135

9 What is My Personal Business Plan? 141

How Can I Reinvent Myself in Order to Remain Relevant? 143

What is My BATNA? 146

Am I Happy Now? 148

10 What Have I Learned? 153

What is My Time Horizon? 156

How Far Can I Go? 157

What Would I Attempt to Do if I Knew I Could Not Fail? 158

Epilogue: What Now? 165

Your Personal Business Plan Toolkit 171

Notes 189

Top 10 Recommended Reading 197

Bibliography 199

About the Author 205

Index 207