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    Developing Your Roadmap for 2021

    by Ngozi Osuagwu, MD | January 3rd, 2021

    Developing Your Roadmap for 2021

    I used to make New Year’s resolutions, however when I attended the Executive Coach, Regan Walsh’s workshop a few years ago titled, No Is a Complete Sentence, I shifted my focus to setting priorities based on the eight dimensions of life.  This past weekend I looked back at my Journal entry dated January 1, 2020. Who knew we would be dealing with COVID in 2020? I am so happy that I still had my roadmap for the year.

    The eight dimensions of life to consider are:

    WORK – Do I wake up excited to go to work? Do I like working from home? Do I need to think of a job that can weather a pandemic? Have I built relationships at work? Do I have a mentor? Do I have a sponsor?

    MONEY – Can I improve my credit score? Am I living within my means? Have I paid off my credit card bills? Have I started the college saving account for my children? Do I have a retirement savings account? Have I maximized the amount of money to place in my retirement account? Do I have way to pay off my student loans?

    LIVING ENVIRONMENT – Is it time to get rid of the stuff in my house that does not bring me joy?  Is it time for me to buy a house?  Am I ready to down-size, up-size or right-size? Am I getting the best Interest on my mortgage?

    PERSONAL GROWTH – Have I discovered my purpose in life? Am I afraid to try something new? Have I used my voice? Am I ready to stop procrastinating? What does it mean to be my authentic self?

    HEALTH AND WELLNESS – What is stopping me from exercising? Do I know my numbers (blood pressure, weight, height, waist circumference)? Have I scheduled my appointment to see the health care provider? Have I signed up for the patient portal?  Am I ready to change my diet for the better? Why am I not getting enough sleep? Can I learn to meditate?

    COMMUNITY – Who is my neighbor?  What is in my neighborhood? How can I make my community better? Are there opportunities for me to volunteer? Are there clubs that I have been thinking of joining or forming?

    FAMILY – Have I shared my stories with the younger generation? Is there a family member that needs my help? What does my family tree look like? What is the legacy I want to leave with my children?

    SPIRITUALITY – Am I ready to read the Bible, the Koran or the Torah? What does the Word mean to me? Do I have a relationship with God? What does a relationship with God mean? Am I living my belief?

    I attempt to answer these questions and then set my priorities based on how I answer the questions. You may have other questions in these domains. I then pick my top three dimension and develop my roadmap. During the course of the year, I choose to be engaged in anything that is aligned to my priorities and say no to the rest.

    Happy New Year and May you accomplish all that you want for the New Year!

    One Response to “Developing Your Roadmap for 2021”

    1. chinyelu Nwokolo says:

      Happy New Year!!!!!
      I’ll be sharing this with a few people.

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