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On the last day of the year, we're featuring an article
about a CoachVille project called "For the Rest of Your
Life". The developer of this concept, Thomas J. Leonard,
feels it's a compelling alternative to the practice of
New Year's Resolutions.
comes with a
worksheet that can be put to immediate use
with any of your Coaching clients, regardless of the time of
year, but I encourage you to
consider sharing it this week when the impact is likely to be
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My best for a perfect 2002, Andrea Lee
If you've had it with New Year's Resolutions, maybe it's
because you haven't been playing a big enough game. Or so
says Thomas J. Leonard, founder of CoachVille, the leading
network of coaches, and the developer of the "For the Rest
of Your Life" concept.
"As we all get older, I believe it becomes easier to look
at the rest of our lives instead of just the next 12
months, says Coach Leonard. "It becomes easier, and even
exciting, to embrace the 20, 40 or even 60 years we have
left on this earth by asking ourselves "Hey, what's so
important to me that I want it for the rest of my life?"
Or, "What have I had enough of in my lifetime that I'm
ready to move on from, for the rest of my life?"
Leonard, who is 46, believes that when one reaches a
"tipping point" in their life, they are much more open to
looking further ahead, and that the choice of what to keep
and what to toss for the rest of one's life becomes an
"I found myself making a list one day of the 10 elements
of my life that I wanted around forever, and the 10
elements of my life that it was time to say goodbye to.
Instant life plan. Took me 20 minutes.
"I decided that my work (as a coach and writer) was
something that I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
And enjoying my 3 best friends. Having a dog, (currently
a Maltese named Fringe). Being a nice person forever, no
matter what someone says or does. Constantly
experimenting with new ideas and creative mediums. Being
nourished by my relationship with God. Waking up each
morning with nothing on my to do list. And maintaining a
healthy reserve levels of time, money, opportunity and
support. Adding value to others just for the joy of it.
And finally, to always follow my whims, no matter how
little sense they make at the time."
Aren't these just examples of goals or more New Year's
"Not at all," says Leonard. "These are life elements and
themes that you want with you forever. Specific, and
changing, goals may well come from these 10 elements. But
I believe there is value, and comfort, in knowing what's
going to be with you forever, no matter how life changes.
Call it a virtual reality check if you will."
Leonard helps his clients identify these life aspects by
asking them these two questions:
"What are the 10 aspects or elements of you or your life
that you want to enjoy for the rest of your life?"
"What are the 10 aspects or elements of you or your life
that just don't fit any longer, for the of your life?"
He says that his clients, while at first surprised by the
"long term" nature of the exercise, quickly understand the
power of the questions because they can look ahead and
decide what they most want, and equally, if not more
telling, what they don't want. "This exercise makes
prioritizing the rest of your life a breeze because it's
easier to prioritize anything when you take a long term
And what about the "life elements" Leonard says that he's
ready to let go of?
"Those took a bit more work, because I had to alphabetize
them," he responded. "Seriously, I didn't think that
there was much to let go of in my life but I did come up
with 10 valuable ones, including not being consumed by my
creativity, not promising something until it's ready to
deliver, not emotionally reacting to any situation and not
talking about others, a.k.a. gossiping."
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