Self Appraisal


Hello there!

I am founder of LAYWi (Life As You Want it / www.laywi.com). I designed and my team develop this internet platform for personal development and personal organisation. We had fair success but recently I have lost momentum and need to carry it forward!

So I am trying to gather my thoughts around three important attributes of personality which stands between me and my goals.

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I would really appreciated feedback / comments on the way I think about these attributes and trying to resolve my approach.

Attribute 1: Ability – Possession of the means or skills to do something.
Big Claim – We are always capable of doing much more then we generally do!

Issues

  • Quite often we aren’t motivated enough (I am motivated)
  • Can’t see bigger picture or bigger picture is blur (I can see the bigger pictures too)
  • We did not started with end in mind and can’t be bothered  (I have end in mind too)

Resolution

  • Build momentum via small wins (I lacked these smalls wins I believe in continuous manner)
  • Envision the journey from start to end (I have done this many times)
  • See the rewards clearly at end (I can see that)

Attribute 2: Motivation – Self drive or reason for behaving in particular manner or way!

Big Claim – Motivation determines what we do!

Issues

  • Other aspects or offering of life are more motivating which give instant pleasure
  • Superficial wins over deep rooted motivation (Limbic part of brain which control emotions wins against Frontal Lobe – logical part of brain)

Resolution

  • Align one’s needs and wants (Seems I have both going in different directions for now)?
  • Get emotional attached to what you one’s want to achieve in life?

Attribute 3: Attitude – Settled way of thinking or feeling about something

Big Claim – Attitude determine how well we do it?

Issues

  • Is Attitude determination or discipline or dedication?
  • Or is Attitude  open minded but unwavering commitment ?

Resolution

  • Still trying to figure out right attitude?

Thank you!!

One small step can change your life – Robert Maurer


Introducing the practical and inspirational guide to incorporating Kaizen and its powerful principles into one’s daily life. Rooted in the two thousand-year-old wisdom of the Tao Te Ching–“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”–Kaizen is the art of making great and lasting change through small, steady increments. Kaizen is the tortoise versus the hare. Kaizen is the eleven Fortune 500 companies that significantly outperformed the market through moderate, step-by-step actions. Kaizen is losing weight not by a crash diet (which more often than not crashes) but by eating one bite less at each meal–then, a month later, eating two bites less. Kaizen is starting a life-changing exercise program by standing–just standing–on a treadmill for one minute a day.

Written by an expert on Kaizen–Dr. Robert Maurer, a psychologist on the staff at the UCLA medical school who speaks and consults nationally–One Small Step is the gentle but potent way to effect change. Beginning by outlining the all-important role that fear plays in all types of change–and Kaizen’s ability to circumvent it–Dr. Maurer then explains the 7 Small Steps: how to Think Small Thoughts, Take Small Actions, Solve Small Problems, and more. He shows how to perform mind sculpture–visualizing virtual change so that real change comes more naturally. Why small rewards motivate better than big rewards. How great discoveries are made by paying attention to the little details most of us overlook.

The book has been named one small step… for a reason, the book itself has been divided into 8 chapters, and each dedicated to simplifying everything into very small steps that we are comfortable following. Because let’s face it, we shriek from most things because we are uncomfortable with the unknown. The predictability in the smallness is what Kaizen preaches us. Do what you can!

For the ease of comprehension we are using diagrammatic flowcharts for each chapter of the book.

The first chapter is about how to innovate using Kaizen.

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The author suggests we use small steps innovating, start with steps that don’t challenge us and gently ease us onto our desired path.

The second chapter: Why kaizen works, enlightens us about how human psyche works and how to overcome our animal instincts in the wake of new situations.

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We are all aware that fear is nothing but our fight and flight instinct kicking in when faced with a stressful event. But an understanding of what is scaring you, can allow you to overcome it the kaizen way.

The third chapter: Ask Small Questions

Bombarding the mind with questions that it can’t foresee an answer to will induce anxiety, which will prevent you from initiating action and procrastination.

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It is only an added advantage, as the human brain release rewarding chemicals when we get an answer, right, the reason why people enjoy trivia so much.

It adds to the belief of a task being doable as well, when we have answer to the questions we ask.

And now Chapter 4: Think Small Thoughts

Thoughts become actions, since Kaizen is all about taking less risks and smaller steps; it is but obvious that one is advised to think practical and doable thoughts, instead of setting far off future actionable.

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It will also enhance ones productivity as the results will be more rapid because smaller thoughts are more real time.

Chapter 5: Take small actions

Although this chapter is but obvious after everything we know about the book from the 4 chapter before this one but let us take a look at the picture to know why & how it works?

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Because thoughts are always in theory and actions are in real world where circumstances are seldom ideal as according to our mental imagery.

Chapter 6: Solve Small Problems

This chapter talks about taking notice of small problems before they become big, most of our big problems would never happen if they are tackled at the right when they arise. Taking cautionary steps will not only resolves issues as they appear but also keep you informed on the overall status of a situations.

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Chapter 7: Bestow Small Rewards

Good things in come in small packages, one must be able to appreciate the small things in life to be happy and successful.  All successful people appreciate all the things they’ve been bestowed with. One of the all time favourite comedian of all times Jerry Seinfeld once described the mantra of his success to be appreciation of everything around him. He advised loving everything from your pillow to your car for their presence in your life.

The chapter is also preaching us to appreciate the smallness of life, every bit of life and its experiences.

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Chapter 8: Identify Small Moments

This last step can really enhance the way you appreciate every experience. Cultivating the habit of identify the universal seed of creation in everything will automatically make your life more fulfilling.

This blog has been brought to you by www.laywi.com, a personal development website that is endeavouring to weave timeless theories of human motivation and well studied value systems of successful figures in the history into a web application that is suppose to help its users live a life they want.

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LAYWi has taken into account the concept of Kaizen while develop the app. LAYWi is thoroughly broken down its functionalities into detailed bits that forces one to think in small steps. This habit of small thinking, actions, rewards etc will ease you into the habit of living a more fulfilled life instead of a rushed life that is so common in the today’s day and time.

And all the detailed analysis of your thoughts and plans in combinations with other powerful systems of human motivation are bound to get your plans out of your dreams and into the real world.

Register on www.laywi.com today and own your own personal guide to the Kaizen way of life. Start with a small step, create a To-Do list for today and see how penning down something so simple and small can trigger off a big big revolution.

LAYWi is free and safe. It’s an e-friendly, can be accessed from a PC, on your Ipad &, smart phones.

Your dreams are just a plan away on LAYWi.

Watch on your financial networth!


Through knowledge and discipline, financial peace is possible for all of us.

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What?

 

LAYWI for Life!Are you worried that you may outlive your resources? Do you want to provide your children as much as you can and not be a financial burden to them? Do you want your family to inherit your wealth?

Most likely, you want your heirs to be safe and comfortable, to help them become established and successful in life, and to provide for their medical or housing needs if they meet unexpected emergencies.

In establishing goals and objectives for the use and transfer of wealth, you probably prioritize them in this order: self and spouse, heirs (children and grandchildren), and community needs. It is essential to develop a wealth management plan that matches your priorities.

 

Why?

 

LAYWi for Life!LAYWi takes care of your Economical Well-Being by providing organised methods to divide your Wealth into various components so as to establish clear and concise objectives for the wealth management plan.

1. Income: Income is the sum of all the wages, salaries, profits, interests, payments, rents and other forms of earnings received in a given period of time. Calculate your monthly & annually average Income estimate. Figure out the pattern of your Income stream. An outline of your current Income will help developing effective Income boosting strategies.

2. Spending: Financial experts suggest you track your spending for a period of few months so that you start working on your budget knowing where your money is going. LAYWi is the best option to write down all purchases and payments as you make them. Computing the Spending to Income ratio is a key job in planning Wealth Management.

3. Assets: Making a list of personal assets may be a bit time-consuming, but well worth the effort. LAYWi provides quick & systematic ways to record all your Assets. When you make a list of personal assets, it becomes a valuable tool and will assist you later in life while planning for retirement, making an insurance claim or writing a will. The list will also afford you peace of mind and provide convenience to family members in critical situations.

4. Liability: Liability is an obligation which legally binds you to settle financial dues including credit card balances, taxes, mortgages and loans.
Cover all the liabilities in your Wealth management plan to be financially well placed.

5. Insurance: Insurance is a tool which reduces the cost of loss or effect of loss caused by variety of risk. It accumulates funds to meet individual losses. Manage all your Insurances including Health insurance, vehicle insurance, house insurance or travel insurance at a single place to get an entire outline of your financial situation over a period of time.

 

Step 1

 

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Login wait for the Define Me page to appear. Go to the Wealth tab. Click on the Tools icon & choose the option to Add row under the Wealth component where you wish to add data.

 

 

 

Step 2

 

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Enter all the requisites like type of entry, description, amount, time period before saving the data. You can also add organisational aiding information using tools like Diary, Attachments, Reminders and Tags.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3

 

featured imageA net worth statement adds up all your assets, the things you own, and subtracts from that your liabilities, all the debts you owe. Yearly net worth statements allow you to track your financial progress. Based on all the data added in the Wealth rows, LAYWi generates annual Networth Reports to monitor your financial conditions over time.

 

 

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Start yours, Sign-up for Free!

 

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Don’t look for happiness, create it with LAYWi!


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Life is a Journey, wisdom is knowing what path to take and integrity is taking the journey.

 

What’s LAYWi ?

 

LAYWi, is platform which you can use to Define Life you want, Refine to see the gap you have between you of today and you of your dreams. Once you know the gap, you can plan to Achieve them using projects containing tasks in time-bound manner.

LAYWi is about your life, your dreams, your projects, self learning and awareness, journey towards your happiness which depends on your self actualisation. It can’t be three click public affair, its Sacred! It would take time, patience & understanding – its just one LIFE you have, plan to be what you want to be, Live and achieve your dreams and not others!

 

Why LAYWi?

 

One thing that unites us as humans irrespective of geographic, social or religious differences and that is the intrinsic drive to dream, dream of better tomorrow, better relationships, better jobs or career prospects, better life in general.

Apart from these, there are other intrinsic characteristics of humans – to be good, to improve, seek security, be social and so on. And we are no exception and LAYWi is our reflection of Roadmap & tools to achieve our dreams.

All these are what makes us human and sets us apart from any other living species. And whenever we turn our back on any of them, we turn our back to happiness and our purpose of existence to certain extend and we are less of being we were suppose to be.

Its not that, any of us can achieve anything and everything but we surely are talented enough to have something unique in us, something unique only we can achieve. But to discover that we need to undertake a journey of self awareness to self actualisation, that’s what LAYWi is all about – Your Journey, your Life! Its best taken inside out!

It is never too late to be what you might have been. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

 

The Roadmap

 

LAYWi_AreasDefine: Self Awareness

What defines you as person, what makes up your life?

At end of this section, you would have all your relevant information & knowledge catalog at proper place systemically which could be search, set reminder on, store attachment against, maintain notes and shareable with relevant people. Mind would be free to think new ideas and ways to achieve them rather then doing chores of remembering things and dates.

LAYWi covers all important areas to help you create a happy and successful life. Learn more

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Refine: Self Profiling

Here you start your journey towards life you want, you discover your strengths, weakness, You essay your vision, discover and form your value system for life. Learn more.

 

Align and Achieve: Self Actualisation

Here all your Defined and Refined information comes together and you embark upon your journey. Prioritising your goals, align resources and executing your projects to achieve Life you want. Learn more.

 

The Tools

Content Organiser

Gives LAYWi users space to organise their digital contents securely at one place.

Also gives ability to set reminders on them, share them, access them from anywhere, suggest the necessary documents toLAYWi_Tools be digitalised and many more features.

Connect

Connect to people you know or want to connect, communicate with them, sharing their and your expertise to enrich both lives, engage with common goals, happiness and sharing the same.

Dashboard

Dashboard gives you snapshot of your engagement with LAYWi, brief summary and a measure of most important areas of your life.

Calendar

It also give you view of your day, week and month, all your reminders and scheduled tasks / events.

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Gives you ability to manage all your favourites at one place, may it be Restaurants, Recipes, Books, Locations, websites and so forth.

Just create your own category and/or sub categories to arrange your favourites in best possible manner which suits you.

Diary

Gives you ability to manage all your Journal or Notes or information to be gathered in an organised manner.

Users can create as many diaries as they want, tag them for better search, ability to format you entries, share them securely and much more.

To Do List

Gives you ability to manage all your To Do list needs. List can be as a simple check list or you can have additional features such as action by date, comments, reminders, priority etc.

 

The Complete Picture

 

LAYWi CompleteBeside providing a framework that helps you define your roadmap for life and set of tools to help you realize it. LAYWi is full of best practices at heart which intrinsically help you achieve your goals and happiness.

And above all, we care and we want to improve continuous ours and yours life!

 

Now that you have 40% infrastructure ready to succeed in life, other 60% depends on your purpose for life, your persistence, dedication, passion and willingness to walk extra mile to make a difference, to achieve what you always wanted. Go on!

We would never promise it would be easy but we do promise it would be worth while!

 

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Goals Achievement made Easy


Close your eyes and imagine being at a wonderful location like the hills with clouds descending at your feet and sipping on a delightful tea, I bet you can almost feel how unbelievable happy you would feel if this were happening to you. If you can imagine it happening then what is it that is stopping you from living this dream? Lack of Money or time or too many Obligations? But have you ever thought if you had deliberate plans of spending your days and/or weeks, you would be able to squeeze a lot more out of it ?

A lot of us spend our lives under the burden of uncertainty and fear of it. It doesn’t have to be that way, cultivating the habits of setting proper achievable goals can free us from most of the problems we face in life. Setting proper goals to live life a certain way that align with the values of your life can transform your living experience into days filled with purposeful events and general fulfillment.

Even people, who live the so called relaxed/bohemian life, plan their actions to be aligned with the values they abide their lives with.  The lesson here is knowing what you want and attaining it step by step and refining it as you go along.

One should think of goals as Russian nesting dolls, one goal should be an inset of another, everything you want to achieve in your life must contribute as a stroke in the portrait of your life. Because motivation is an intrinsic feeling which maximizes when there is least resistance.

One can follow simple steps to ensure that goals setting and achievement is a smooth process. You can also use www.laywi.com to ensure strong planning of each step. Laywi.com also helps you determine and establish a stronger value system that further helps you set more honest goals. Let us learn how to set achievable goals using www.laywi.com.Image

Set Written Goals: The obvious but most people often are misguided in their attempt to set realistic goals, not thinking about what they will have to do to achieve them but what the goals will do for them once they are fulfilled. Although it is crucial to imagine how the goal fulfillment will make them feel, but at the same time it’s also very important to tread lightly as to not startle yourself. Use LAYWi’s align and achieve to set written goals to the last detail. It is a very systematic process, firstly, a user sets their intention to achieve what they want using project definition, which includes whys and whats of the projects initiations, which also refines your thinking, in the sense it forces us to think it through. Further a user divides the project into various sub-tasks, where you can also set a trail of processor tasks and successor tasks.

Set deadlines: It is very important to give yourself a time frame within which you will achieve a certain sub-task, project and the time for evaluation for the overall project. LAYWi lets set time frame and the reminders for all. Any task or project nearing completion will pop up on your dashboard as a reminder of it. Plus you can set daily reminders also for task that you want to work deliberately on a daily basis.

Measurable goals: Again obvious but most of us forget that a goal is a means to an end, so should have measurable outcomes, LAYWi lets you set evaluations scales for all the objectives you set for a goal. For example, you are acquiring a new skill to reduce error and save time. The objectives you define in the project can then be used to be rated on a scale and the overall progress is shown on your dashboard.

Feedback: Acquiring feedback, you can share the values you establish in LAYWi’ value system with a friend or a peer on laywi.com to help you get a better feedback minus of self blinding biases, which will help a user understand the limitations they may possess and how to work around them.

Self feedback: Reflecting on your journey to achieve a goal using LAYWi diary can also help plan better goals and realistically. Plus it is right there for you to refer to anytime and from anywhere. LAWYi is a 100 percent secure.

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S.M.A.R.T derived from the goal setting theory, which stands for specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time targeted, is a recipe for  perfect goal setting, which has been imbibed in LAYWi, and made easy and more refined by additional features like sharing for feedback, diary, To-Do lists, Connect, Content organizer is a delight to use for personal or organizational use.

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Sign up for your free account today and plan the life of your dreams.

Happy LAYWi-ing!!