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Lifelines

Lifelines

Taking stock and building a career plan

OBJECTIVES

  • To have a fruitful and "catalysing" approach to choosing a new professional orientation, a career change or building an entrepreneurial project.
  • Clarify your career path by revisiting the founding stages, recurring cycles or circumstances of motivation and demotivation.
  • Become aware of and have a positive vision of your winning strategies for remobilisation, your resilience and your resources.
  • Identify your helping or limiting beliefs to keep only those that contribute to reinforcing motivation, and open you to new possibilities.

DESCRIPTION

The life line consists of representing on the time axis the positive and negative milestones of your life path, characterised by high or low energy.

SUMMITS (High Energy): Pleasure/enthusiasm/success/expansion/satisfaction

VALLEYS (Low Energy): quieter times/reflection/introspection/seeking 'better'.

PUT INTO PRACTICE

Drawing up your life line requires a great deal of mental and psychological availability. Know how to let go in order to better return to it. Be patient, honest and very kind to yourself so that your life line is authentic.

Your turn!

On your timeline below.

  • Intuitively place 15 to 20 specific professional or personal events:

o this concerns your work, your social life, certain encounters, love, hobbies, certain studies, training, spiritual quests or others...

o key milestones or moments, which you remember with precision and to which you associate strong feelings.

o Key professional changes, positive or negative.

  • In the form of a point (one-off event) or level (lasting stage) that you define.
  • Above or below your horizontal line, depending on the energy intensity of these events,
  • With different colours according to the type of professional or personal event.
  • Connect the dots or stages to draw a curve.

EXAMPLE OF EXERCISES

Look at your curve as a whole and spot the ascendances, the valleys, the recurring cycles, the interactions between the different areas of life.

  • Overall, who decides on the change? You or an external element that imposes itself on you? What drives you to change? (Encounters, boredom, disappointment, anger,...)
  • Where do you get your motivation to stay in a job? What are your key factors of satisfaction? How do you renew your energy reserves? What is your strategy for getting back on track?
  • What are the beliefs that guide your choices? Are you satisfied with these mechanisms, or do you want to change from now on?
  • Future: Based on what you have learned from this exercise, how would you like your lifeline to evolve in the next 5 years? What would enable you to achieve your goals?
  • What are your goals and the decisions you want to make?