It’s time for an audit. Not from the IRS (OMG, no!), but an audit of your work and your life. My  leadership coaching clients hire me to help them solve problems or make big changes in their lives, but they’re often at a loss as to where to start. I designed a Work-Life Audit practice to help.

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Why should you even do this?

Taking stock of your life gives you clarity about what is important to you, and how fulfilled you are. Once you have that clarity, it’s easier to focus on the things that will make a meaningful difference in your life.

What do you need to keep in mind?

This isn’t like those 3-minute online quizzes where you discover whether you’re a bear or a butterfly, and post your results for your friends to see. It takes time to really reflect and assess, and you’ve got to dig deep to understand what you really want.

If you want results that make an impact, you’ve got to put in the effort.

What’s the process?

Think about the areas of your work and life that impact your happiness and general satisfaction. Then, rate them on 2 scales: first, how important are each of them to you, and second, how satisfied are you with them.

Or, click here to get the exact Work-Life Audit I use with my coaching clients (for free).

What does it mean?

When you see areas where you “match” (for instance, when something is very important to you and you’re really fulfilled with it), you’re aligned with how you want to be, which is great!

On the other hand, “mismatches” (when something is really important to you, but you’re extremely dissatisfied with it) point to areas where you might want to take action or make changes.

Of course, if there’s a result that surprises you or freaks you out, you should pay attention to that one, too — it’s important to follow your energy.

What’s next?

It’s time to do something! Pick an area you want to work on, and figure out what you want to do about it. It can be anything from creating new habits to managing your work-life transitions to better time management to whatever you’d like.

The key is to start. And see what’s possible for you!

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