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March 04, 2006

NOTE: This is a work in progress that is about 80% "done" and subject to change.

The (ten) 10 "R"s: recognize, read, research, record, rollup, review, reflect upon, revise/refine, reprint, repeat (GT) 249

If you are viewing this as LWPS post # 249, you can use the exact copy in this Google Template to edit to your needs.

  1. recognize/remember (remind yourself) - (to be aware) of the need to plan for and make decisions to (re)search youself (your values, interests, skills, etc.) and the world of work, and (re)define and (re)find your LifeWork. Consider using one of the "canned" Google Calendar reminders to email you reminders periodically.
  2. read  - everything you can about what you have listed as important to you in your two (2) key documents listed below and any of the other 22 supporting documents listed in your ePortfolio.
  3. research/(re)search - youself (your values, interests, skills, etc.) and the world of work and your LifeWork needs and then identify what might/will satisfy those needs.
  4. record - the details of your LifeWork planning activities and decisions in the 24 paper and digital pages in your ePortfolio and summarize them in your two (2) key documents
  5. rollup - all of your 24 digital pages (with hyperlinks) into your ePortfolio and your two (2) key documents.
  6. review- your two (2) key documents on a regular basis. Consider using Google Calendar to send email notifications to you to remind you about the next LifeWork planning process activity you will want to do that is listed in the LifeWork Planning Roadmap.
  7. reflect upon - areas in your two (2) key documents (and the other 22 documents) that may need improvement and ask yourself: Is this the LifeWork I have or want? If not, revise them (and their supporting documents) to perfect them, then reprint.
  8. revise/refine - (as needed) your two (2) key documents (and any supporting documents) to perfect them.
  9. reprint - each of the documents immediately after you revise them. File them away in your LWP Notebook. You will most likely only work on one or two of your 24 documents. Print, fold and carry them with you so you can review, reflect, revise, and reprint them again. Notice that as soon as you print your document you see some words or thoughts that could be improved. That is why the cycle of printing, reflection, revision, reprinting and repeating is so important.
  10. repeat - this process when neccesary. Consider using one of the "canned" Google Calendar reminders to email you reminders periodically.

  11. (re)define - Define your LifeWork in your second most important GT in your version of "B1: My LifeWork Details", then redefine it before, during or after a transition.
  12. (re)find - Find your LifeWork using your version of the GT "B2: My Plan to (Re)Find My LifeWork", then refind it before, during or after a transition.

There are hundreds of pieces of key information about yourself and thousands of pieces of key information about the world of work that you need to research, collect (record) and prioritize now and over your lifetime, if you want to 1) know who you are, so you can 2) (re)define and 3) (re)find your LifeWork. You can use (COPY) the twenty four (24) free Google Templates (GTs) in my Google Template library to edit to your own needs to collect, list and prioritize that information. Most of these templates are still under construction. (While viewing the GT library, just click on the "Use this template" button and the template will appear in your Google Docs account.)

Two (2) key documents of the 24 GTs:

  1. The most important GT is your "A: My One Page LifeWork Profile" which you will develop to summarize all of your other GTs. It contains - on one printed page - the key words/phrases that define you and your LifeWork. Print it, carry it with you and periodically review, reflect, and revise it to perfect it.
  2. The second most important GT is your "B1: My LifeWork Details" which you will use to (re)define your LifeWork.
  3. When you are happy with the above two documents, you will create your third most important document - your "B2: My Plan to (Re)Find My LifeWork".

Link to all LWPS GTs on Google Templates | Status of changes for LWPS GTs | LWP Notebook

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In this document in your Google account, position your cursor at the front of this line, click "Insert" in the function line under "Google Docs" above, then "Page Break" to insert a page break so you only print the top portion of this document.


  1. Send improvements to templates@lifeworkps.com
  2. FOLLOW me on twitter.com/lifeworkps to get notifications of changes to this document. See Status of 24 LifeWork planning documents/Google Templates for changes to the other GTs. As a backup, I recommend that you click here to create a Google Calendar event to remind you to review it.
  3. While viewing this document in the GT library, click on the "Use this template" button and the template will appear in your Google Docs account.
  4. V 0.3 - 11/12/10 - A few major changes and many minor edits. If you haven't made changes to your version, I recommend that you delete it and follow the instructions in item "3" above to COPY it back into your Google Docs account.
  5. V 0.2 - 6/27/10 - Added the link - "canned" Google Calendar reminders.
  6. V 0.1 - 6/14/10 - Created.

Google Template Details

V 0.3 - 11/12/10: A work-in-progress that is 80% done and SUBJECT TO CHANGE: This "10 Rs" template is a listing of what you need to do with every LifeWork planning and decision making activity you pursue. >>> Click "By Pete Hubbard" above to view other LifeWork Planning Services (LWPS) templates. Your LifeWork is work that gives you joy. And the work that you enjoy doing is what defines your LifeWork. Use LifeWork Planning Services (LWPS) (http://lifeworkps.com) to "make your dreams your LifeWork". >>> FOLLOW me on twitter.com/lifeworkps >>> LWPS KEYWORDS: Life, work, dream jobs, plan, planning, luck, interests, skills, decision making, career, job, resume, cover letter, portfolio, occupations, values, tasks, tools, technology, people, environment, schools, employer, employee


Keywords: 10rs, 2010, 4Q10-3, 80%, GC, Google Calendar, hph, plan, read, recall, recognize, record, refine, reflect, remember, repeat, reprint, research, review, revise, rollup, The (ten) 10 "R"s

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March 06, 2006

Can career planning start too early in a child's life? Probably. But if you change the emphasis to career awareness and introduce a process called lifework planning, there is no such thing as starting too young. That's the view of Jan Hively, senior fellow at the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development. 

So, what do you want to be when you grow up? COPYRIGHT 1998 Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service

While career planning focuses on the work aspect of our lives, Hively says lifework planning is a personal information system that integrates work, education, interests and family life. Lifework refers to one's work over a lifetime and the way a person's work has been fostered and accomplished through planned and unplanned experiences....

Keywords: 2010, 3Q10-1, 60%, Hively: lifework planning is a personal information system, hph, hubbard, Jan Hively

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