I posted my basic model some time ago and got a very small number of comments. I had hoped I might get more, but it is time to get a move on with the model with some minor adjustments.
I think Tier One is mostly met. Obviously, I have food, shelter, clothing, sleep, basic health. I probably should put a small asterisk after sleep as it isn’t the best because of my sleep apnea, but that is mostly a function of weight at the moment. Basic health is fine, I suppose, although ongoing issues with fatigue and occasional neurological/cerebral issues that have no apparent cause. I have taken this past week off to get my crap together as I’ve felt unfocused and unproductive for a few months now, and it’s time to set some direction.
|TIER TWO (Developmental Needs)||TIER THREE|
|Red (Expansion, physiological, action-oriented, work)||Food|
Employment is met, and jumping ahead to career development, I think 2016 will be more about maintenance than trying to make huge gains anywhere. Resources are more than adequate, could benefit from a bit better planning perhaps, and property needs some maintenance.
The real gaps is functional health and applied health. Probably more of a cascade from Tier One (upstream) to Tier Three (downstream). But at least the areas are clear.
In terms of actual activities, I am limiting myself to a maximum of three:
- Regular stretching and yoga to hopefully reduce the need for regular chiro and massage, but a balance of the two will hopefully keep me regular for a while until the benefits of some of the other activities kick in;
- Adding in alternating daily walking and martial arts kata, plus more weekend excursions; and,
- Recertifying my french levels for work.
That’s it, pretty simple for the most part. Except for one thing. I need a slogan for my red activities, something to remind myself that this year is different, and I really want to avoid fluff, nor am I inclined to take much crap from people this year. Not quite the “shit-free” year I had back when I was about 32 or so, I was an asshat for part of that year mostly as I wasn’t taking anything from anyone for any reason. I miss the spine I showed that year, but I’m not willing to go quite that hard-core. The advice for people dealing with “reds”, particularly when briefing them for work, is to “be bright, be brief, be gone”, and that’s not a bad reminder for me, so I’ll work with it.
Be Bright, Be Bold, Be Direct.