All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.  I love this proverb as it reminds us that taking time off from work allows us an opportunity to recharge and administer self-care to ourselves. In addition, It‘s also a call to action as humans have the capability to be multi-faceted, learn and development different skills, experience new opportunities, and shine and sparkle with fresh ideas and outlooks. So how can you find your facets?Find Your Facets

Creating a multi-faceted “you” is important in your personal and in your work life. In our personal lives, we have various domains that bump, intersect or even interact with each other. A fully faceted individual has interests in many areas of life including the social, emotional, physical, spiritual and mental realms of life.

In our work life, facets relate to other professional dimensions such as soft skills, technical skills, and leadership skills, among others. For example, many professional competency models include soft skills, such as communication and influence, with the leadership skills of execution and strategic thinking. It is a rare job description that does not include multi-faceted competencies and job requirements. For example, a cashier must be proficient in cashing out a drawer and be able to offer an empathetic customer service experience.

Experience These Find Your Facets Exercises

Part 1 Exploration

Write down your current interests and activities, regardless of how talented you are in each area. Include all interest and activities that just tweak your interest, those that you would love to pursue and those that you are actively pursuing.  As an option, write your list over a series of days.

Evaluate each interest and assign them a code: P – Physical, SP – Spiritual (whatever that means to you), E- Emotional, M- Mental, and SO – Social.

Note: Some of your interests and activities may have more than one code.

What do you see in your results?

What concerns you about your facets?

How will you seek opportunities to find/strengthen your facets?

 Part 2 Exploration

Write down all your skills, even those that you want to do, those that are strengths and those that that you are still mastering.   Again, as an option, write your list over a series of days.

Evaluate each skill and assign them a code. S – Soft skills. H – Hard skills (technical). T – Thinking skills. L – Leadership skills.

What do you see in your results?

What concerns you about your facets?

How will you seek opportunities to find/strengthen your facets?

Want more help in enhancing your faceted life? Contact Lisa at lisa@lisaboesen.com for a free consultation!

Lisa Boesen, MAOM, CMC, ACC, PHR – Speaker, Author, Coach lisa@lisaboesen.com

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