What is your greatest Area of Impact?

I just started reading Becoming the 1% by Dennis Crosby, and there is a great exercise that I had to share.

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In the first chapter he describes your AOI or Area of Impact.  All it takes to reveal your AOI is one question, regardless of what you. The question is: “What do I do that has biggest impact on ______________?”

You fill in the blank with any part of your life you want to improve.

“What do I do that has biggest impact on my family?

“What do I do that has biggest impact on my office.”

He gives a great exercise to see your AOI.

1. Choose 3 main areas of your life like work, family, and spiritual.

2. Write the top 5 things you do in each category that bring the results you seek.

This is surprisingly tricky. We do so much, so many tasks that don’t get us very far, that it is difficult to determine the most accomplishing activities.

3. Rank your items

The highest is your AOI, and will see double the results of the rest. Again, it is difficult to distinguish between them.

I found this activity to be very enlightening. Thanks Dennis, I look forward to the rest of the book!

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