Do you have those days when you are just excited? The times when you look at things around you and you can feel the momentum, see the influence you are having and know that you are in the right spot in your work and life?
Do you have those days where you feel like the color grey represents you well? Nothing is humming along in perfect sync and your boss threw a pile of work on you while your home life is more in survival mode than thriving mode?
Are you simply in the middle of this spectrum? Life is not bad, but it has been awhile since you have called it “thrilling”. You get up, go to work, do your job, come home, do your tasks and maybe get to watch a favorite TV show.
Which one are you?
Which one of these is your spouse resonating with?
How about your teammates?
If you want to come alive then you must understand what being alive looks like and readjust your world to that.
At GiANT we use a tool called the Peace Index that helps people understand what percentage of alive they are. The instructions are simple.
1. List the % (1-100) of how at peace you feel in each category:
+ Purpose: Your calling in Life, what you do and who you are in what you do.
+ People: Those individuals or groups that are in your life, such as family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc.
+ Place: Where you live and work. Your home and your office and your city and state and so on.
For instance I am at 85% with Purpose, 93% with People and 83% with Place. What are you percentages?
2. List the Priority of each one. For me, Purpose is 1st, People are 2nd and Place is 3rd. For others, it might be in reverse.
3. Aggregate the totals and divide by 3 for your Peace Index %. For those who really like to get into % you will need to weight your top priority a bit heavier and your third category a bit lighter to give more accuracy. For example, if I am at a 60% with Purpose, which is my number 1, but 80% with place, which is my number 3, then I will need to weight the number more appropriately.
4. Make your plans. Where do you need to grow? Is there something in one category that is keeping you from being the best you can be at this season.
This is one helpful tool you can use as you become a leader worth following.
* Thanks for Frog Orr-Ewing for this concept!