To find this post again, type RM, road, map, or roadmap in the "Search" box in the upper right, or type "lifeworkps.com/new" in your browser window then click on the LWPS "roadmap" link in the right sidebar.
Click on each of these eight (8) mileposts in the LWPS roadmap below.
- Before you register
- Creating your first post in your personal blog
- An overview of the LWPS process and product
- Creating your "My LifeWork Portal" post - the most important post in your blog
- Modifying your "seeded" "Brief Description" to link to your portal
- Which posts to create first?
- Your lifelong lifework planning
- What's next?
Before you register
- If ...
- you agree with the statements made in the post Is LWPS right for you?, AND
- when appropriate, you will offer pro-bono non-proprietary recommendations to improve LWPS templates and processes for the benefit of all LWPS members, AND
- you will make proportionate contributions to LWPS based upon the value you receive from LWPS,
- THEN click here to register for your LWPS blog. Contact me to register.
After you register, go to Creating your first post in your personal blog below.
Creating your first post in your personal blog
We encourage you to (re-)read the post how to navigate LWPS and not get lost.
You will create and develop most of your posts in your personal blog and a few in community blogs that interest you. But first, read these posts for an overview of LWPS.
- The anatomy of an LWPS webpage.
- LWPS is a collection of personal and community blogs.
- A blog is a collection of posts.
- The anatomy of a post.
Now, read these posts to learn how to create your first post, modify it, link to it and find it.
- Create and modify a post in your personal blog.
- Access that post with a hyperlink - the workhorse of the Internet.
- How to find a post you created.
You now know the building blocks to develop lifework/career planning posts in your blog and to organize them for easy access.
The next set of posts will provide a brief overview of the LWPS process and what we recommend you develop from that process.
But before we go there, we invite you to (re-)read this post about the subtle difference between career development/planning and lifework/career planning?
As we mentioned above, LWPS is a collection of personal and community blogs. As you explore LWPS, you will venture into different communities and maybe perosnal blogs of other LWPS members. When you do, information in the right sidebar will change. You will see that happen more often from this point on. Please read this post to learn more about this.
An overview of the LWPS process and product.
There is educational, social, and economic value of considered and informed career decisions that are a product of a career development process. The lifework/career planning process enhances that process through the collection, development and use of posts in your personal blog that document those decisions you made and the information you used to make them.
- Understanding "considered and informed career decisions".
- "Knowing Yourself" by creating posts about your values, interests and skills.
- Organizing and integrating all of your posts together for easy access.
- Reviewing, reflecting, revising, and reintegrating (4Rs) what you have written.
Now you will learn more about the most important post in your blog which will tie all of this together. It is called your "My LifeWork Portal".
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Creating your "My LifeWork Portal" post - the most important post in your blog.
- What is an aggregating post?
- What is a "My LifeWork Portal" post and why is it important?
- Creating and developing your "My LifeWork Portal" post.
You should now have in your personal blog the four (4) most important APs (aggregating posts) in your blog, and a few other posts you created in the steps above.
Now you will tie them all together from ONE very important part of your personal blog called your "Brief Description" area.
Every post you create should be accessible from at least one aggregating post which ultimately is accessible from one of the four (4) most important APs or their subordinate APs in your blog.
All posts should have "parents". Your "great-great-grandfather" post is your "My LifeWork Portal" which should be one click away via your "Brief Description" area.
Modifying your "seeded" "Brief Description" to link to your portal.
If you registered for an LWPS account after March, 2008, your Brief Description" area was "seeded" to show you what was possible in that very important webspace.
- What is a "Brief Description" (BD) and why is it important?
- Change, develop and maintain your BD area(s)
So far you have used this LWPS Roadmap to ....
- create a few posts,
- create an aggregating post like your "My LifeWork Portal" (LWP) to collect, organize and easily access all fo your posts, and
- changed links in your Brief Description to permit one-click access to your LWP and other key posts
You should now be thinking about what other posts you should create.
Which posts to create first?
As I said above, your "My LifeWork Portal" post should be the most important post in your blog because it contains a link to every key post you will use to do your lifework planning. Therefore, I highly recommend you review my "My LifeWork Portal" to get ideas for posts you might want to create. I encourage you to COPY and personalize it.
- If you are in a hurry, because you need to find a new job, create this post My job search strategies first.
- If you are not in a hurry, I recommend you use the following templates to create these posts in the order listed.
Now let's talk about your lifelong lifework planning.
Your lifelong lifework planning
- After you log into your account, check for recent activity and viewed recent posts of all of your friends, you should resume your lifework planning by clicking on the link to your "My LifeWork Portal" post in your BD and start a new cycle of review, reflection, and revision and reintegrate (if necessary), and create new posts as needed always asking the question "Is this who I am or what I want at this instant?".
- When and how often you do your lifework planning is a personal decision and is based upon your current situation. I continue to believe that the best time to do this is when you are happy with your current work/job and not when a transistion is possible, emminent or taking place. Get out your calendar and schedule an appointment with yourself to do the 4Rs.
- Consider sharing what you've learned and help others to "find their voices". When you learn something new that might help others, post it (either in your blog or in an appropriate community) and save it with an AR of Public.
- in the upper right corner.
- Review "Key related LWPS communities".
- GA for your key interests
- Work on your ePortfolios
Link = LWPS "Roadmap"