When we pause… and take a moment to really reflect and meditate on what matters most. Think about “what drives me?” Ask yourself “what is my philosophy?” When we concentrate on the very beliefs, values, attitudes, and concepts that make us who we are, magic can happen.
Pivotal’s GPS for life and work is just that… magic. It’s our naked truth. The secret sauce of who we are. The marinade that gives us the taste. The jelly filling in our donut. The nuts and bolts of how we operate. Our bottom line. Our compass.
Too often in life we get caught up in the monotony of day-to-day tasks. We neglect to really filter out what matters. We do things because they are necessary or important. We work to tick the boxes on our to do list. And while that may feel great to have less on our plates, do you feel fulfilled? Does the effort and actions you put into the day matter to others, to yourself, to your mission?
Establishing your own GPS is vital in feeling as though you matter, that it matters, and that what you contribute to this world matters.
Your own personal GPS is a collection of mottos you operate by. It helps to guide your choices, actions, thoughts, interactions, reactions, and investments in time, people, and goals. It’s a personal compass for selecting the things in your life and your work that are the most important. It gives you bearings for the direction to follow. It helps you to filter out what is important, from what deserves your attention, and what will matter when it’s all said and done.
Pivotal’s GPS for life and work consists of 9 unique mottos.
For example our first motto:
#1- “We do work we love with people we love. If we can’t do that, then we do work that matters with people that care. There is no third option. What’s the point?”
Now skip forward to our fifth motto.
#5- “Transformation. People are inspired by their own dreams not ours. It is not for us to transform anyone but we do have a passion for creating environments for people to transform themselves. We work with those that have dreams… big dreams.”
When we (Scott and Hayley) discussed ‘who we are’ the magic happened. Our reflection gave us the foundation to build our business. It gave us the recipe to follow for the masterpiece we are working to create.We encourage you to do the same.
Reflect. Ponder. Write.
Decide what matters to you. What is your bottom line? How do you want to operate your business? What type of people do you want to work with? What type of work matters the most to you?
Allow your motto(s) to be your foundation for your future actions in your life and your career. Let it guide the big decisions, the tough decisions, and the risky decisions. Because at the end of the day, in order for anything you do to feel worth it, it needs to truly align with the very root of who you are. When we can anchor to these truths we can be our most authentic selves, putting our time, effort, and passion into things that matter to you, others, and to your mission.
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