READY TO LEVEL UP YOUR LIFE?
In the midst of routine, we often forget to pay attention to the things that are important to us.
Life OKR is a tool that helps you identify and optimize overlooked areas of your life.
So start focusing today:
You’ll find yourself achieving the things that you’ll be proud of!
WHAT’S LIFE OKR?
Life OKR is a system I created to keep track of all important categories of my life.
On a regular cadence you’ll evaluate your current situation in comparison to your life mission.
Creating Objectives, measurable Key Results and Action Items you’ll focus on what’s driving you towards your goals.
Here’s how you get started …
SETTING UP YOUR OWN LIFE OKR
0.1 Visit the Airtable template! -> Life OKR Template
0.2. Copy the base to your own Airtable Account. Click on the button “Copy base” on the top right. It’s free!
0.3. Choose and add Life Categories that are important to you. Build upon those that are already there or create new ones.
0.4. For each Life Category define your Life Mission. It’s a deeply motivating statement that describes your desired condition.
0.5. Mentally set a cycle that you want to stick to. Monthly or quarterly is recommended.
0.6. Duplicate the table to have fresh templates for the phases ahead.
0.7. You are all set. Ready to get started with your first phase?
1. START OF THE PHASE
1.1. At the beginning of each phase, rank your satisfaction within each Life Category from 1-10.
1.2. Find the Categories you want to focus on in the next phase. (Try not to do too much at once!)
1.3. Define Objective(s). This is a qualitativ, inspiring goal for your phase -> What you aspire to achieve. Ask: “Where do I want to go?”
1.4. Define Key Result(s). This is a quantitative outcome for the objective -> What success looks like. Ask: “How do I know I’m getting there?”
1.5. Define Action(s). This describes what you’ll do to achieve your Key Result. Ask “What do I need to do to get there?”
2. DURING THE PHASE
2.1. Now it’s time to get down to business. Act! This is your time to shine!
2.2. Look at your objectives every now and then! Remind yourself about what you want to achieve.
3. END OF THE PHASE
3.1. Check back – have you achieved your Key Results?
3.2. Fill in insights. What did you learn that could be important for the next phase or your life?
3.3. Add the difference of the satisfaction rating compared to the start of the phase. With a number and + and – in front.
4. AFTER THE PHASE
4.1. That’s it, you’re done! Pad yourself on the back! You just made progress towards a topic that’ll make your life the life you want it to be!
4.2. Ready for the next phase? Start over at “1. Start of the Phase”
4.3. Be proud of yourself!
BEFORE YOU GO
How was your experience with Life OKR?
Share your thoughts with me!
Do you have any feedback or ideas on how to improve the system?
Shoot me a message: firstname.lastname@example.org
You are interested to learn more about life optimization?
I’d be glad to share other tools and tips with you!