Life-Making Cycle

Coach GuideBy Master ToolLife-Making Cycle

Purpose/Objective

Critical to helping participants prioritize and implement their LifePlan in a space of accountability and coaching for the first 90 Days.

How It Works

BIG IDEA: Your LifePlan will be useless to you if left on a shelf.

  • Cast vision for the critical transition each participant will be making to actively step into their LifePlan and how the 90 Day Launch is crucial to the beginning of that journey.
  • Clarify the dates and shorter time frame of 60 minutes you will be meeting as a cohort.

Context-Specific Tips

  • Accelerator

    This is a 6 session, 60 minute each, follow up to walk with participants through their first 90 Days. For Accelerator participants completing their LifePlan may be their best first 90 Day Goal if they feel the Accelerator did not provide adequate time to complete. It is critical to build a strong foundation for lifelong life design.

Purpose/Objective

To introduce the regular rhythm of Weekly Reflecting as a Keystone Habit utilizing the guide as a tool for reflection and planning to join God in who He has called us to be and what He has called us to do.

How It Works

BIG IDEA: Weekly Reflection helps you consistently look at the dashboard of your life, providing an environment for regular recognition with the opportunity for quick recovery, as you keep your eye on the road toward your preferred future.

  • Walk through each component of the guide:
    • Storyline dashboard: How am I? This is an overall question for each storyline while also a check-in to see if the NOW Rhythm they have chosen to step into is still helping them move forward based on the assessment on how they are doing. Do I need to persevere or pivot?
    • 90 Day Goal: “Am I on target, behind or ahead?” This is so the participant keeps their eye on the SMART goal they are chasing after.
    • Articulate both the obstacles of the past week and new approaches for the upcoming week.
    • Invite the Lord into your reflection with the prayer guide of 4 sentence prayers.

Where to Find This Tool

Name

Location

The Younique Experience Notebook 90 Day Tab
Page 1

Purpose/Objective

Overview of the 4 components of the Life-Making Cycle and how this helps them to step into life design as a lifestyle; tools that help your LifePlan become seamlessly integrated into everyday life, even when real life comes to your doorstep.

How It Works

BIG IDEA: The goal of the Life-Making Cycle is to make you unconsciously competent at living out your known-and-named Life Younique.

  • Introduce the 4 components and their purpose.
  • Invite participants to choose time and place for Weekly Reflection and calendar block for quarterly and annual planning over next 3 years.
  • Plugging their NOW Rhythms into their calendar is also a helpful accountability they may want to consider.
  • Encourage them to utilize the Vision Journey checklist and be certain they have completed each tool for a strong Vision Frame foundation to live out.

Context-Specific Tips

  • Accelerator

    The Vision Frame checklist is especially important for those who have completed an Accelerator as there may be pieces they did not have time to complete.

Where to Find This Tool

Name

Location

Younique Book
Part 5; Chapters 20-21; 23-24

The Younique Experience Notebook 90 Day Tab
Pages 2-5

Coaching Video

Purpose/Objective

Introducing the concept of a Keystone Habit and how it helps us bridge the behavioral gap that exists as we seek to make lasting change in our life.

How It Works

BIG IDEA: Transformation is a process that includes a critical step of Habit Building.

  • Talk through the 5 Stages of Transformation. Draw Diagram on White Board if possible.
  • Highlight that the Weekly Reflection Guide is an example of a Keystone Habit which helps participants move from simply valuing the intentionality of living out their life call and actually being able to prioritize it.

Where to Find This Tool

Name

Location

Younique Book
Chapter 22

The Younique Experience Notebook 90 Day Tab
Page 8

Purpose/Objective

Understanding how to prioritize the urgent and important of life.

How It Works

BIG IDEA: Stepping into what you have declared as Important in your life requires the intentional prioritization over the urgent that naturally begs to be first.

  • Use the quadrant to show how #1 High Importance and High Urgency is the obvious first priority and #4 Low Importance and Low Urgency is an obvious least priority.
  • Emphasize that the because the urgent naturally begs to be first that it requires our intentionality to prioritize what we have declared as important in our lives. Illustrate this principle by placing #2 in the High Important and Low Urgency quadrant on the matrix.
  • Remind participants that by answering the 5 critical questions in their Personal Vision Frame they have articulated what is important for them to live their life under the Lordship of Jesus.

Context-Specific Tips

  • Weekly Cohort

    Franklin Covey - “Wildly Important and the Whirlwind” resource can be send as follow up to this session.

Where to Find This Tool

Name

Location

The Younique Experience Notebook 90 Day Tab
Page 9

Coaching Video

Purpose/Objective

This is a re-evaluation of a tool that was assessed in J1 and an opportunity for participants to reassess based on new clarity. The question to answer is, “Based on where I am on the VPS, what would my best next step on the journey of moving closer to 9?”

How It Works

BIG IDEA: It is in the mutual growth of value and vitality that we find increase in living out of our calling.

  • Review the definitions of value and vitality as it pertains to this tool.
    • Value: What I contribute to the world, the increase of which CAN (but does not require) to bring increased monetary value to me.
    • Vitality: The level of energy and joy I experience. Each participant’s clarified personal vision has more clearly defined what 9 looks like for them uniquely.
  • Ask each participant to identify their current position on the VPS in light of their clarified personal vision.
  • Help each participant navigate their potential next step by seeing the positions adjacent and asking where they might step next and why on the journey of moving closer to vocational calling.

Where to Find This Tool

Name

Location

Younique Book
Chapter 3

The Younique Experience Notebook 90 Day Tab
Page 12

Purpose/Objective

This tool helps answer the question: When I am winning with my life who wins with me, specifically my place of significant contribution?

How It Works

BIG IDEA: If you are winning, who is winning with you?

  • Explain the Four kinds of Value and the two different orientations they are expressed in.
  • Walk through the questions for participants to gain insight into what values they best bring and how that connects to their place of significant contribution.
  • Define their personal value as what they bring with the least amount of effort and most amount of energy.

Where to Find This Tool

Name

Location

Younique Book
Chapter 3

The Younique Experience Notebook 90 Day Tab
Page 17

Purpose/Objective

These two tools help to navigate through decisions of next steps or opportunities.

How It Works

BIG IDEA: When you know the One Thing about your calling that never changes, you awaken to how changeable everything else is.

  • The Decision Matrix helps filter 1 or more opportunities through the clarity that has come from this process. This is something at some point, whether now or in the future, that will prove helpful to each person.
  • Using green, yellow and red colors (like a traffic light), hold up each opportunity through the different components of the vision frame. Green is a good fit, Yellow is not a strong fit but still possible, Red is a misalignment. This gives a visual picture of where movement forward is in alignment with personal vision and where it is not.
  • The Vocational Decision Distiller filters the same opportunities through the lens of what is Necessary (MUST be true) or simply Preferred (WOULD LIKE but don’t need) based on the clarified personal vision they have for their life as well as their Lifestage, family and circumstances.

Context-Specific Tips

  • 1:1 Retreat

    Demonstrate how the Younique LifePlan helps your client make decisions.

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Where to Find This Tool

Name

Location

Younique Book
Chapter 3

The Younique Experience Notebook, 90 Day Tab
Pages 15-16

Coaching Video

Purpose/Objective

To see the transformative opportunity of a Kairos moment in our life and how to intentionality navigate such a moment.

How It Works

BIG IDEA: Kairos moments create space for small shifts with big implications as we pause to listen well and respond with action.

  • Highlight the atmosphere of discipleship as communicated in 1 Corinthians 13:13 as a summary verse in a letter to Corinth where Paul talks of how to be the church.
    • Love = What Is. Where God receives us, right where are, is where we receive others.
    • Hope = What Could Be. God does not leave us where we are at. Frustration is the first manifestation of hope.
    • Faith = What Will Be. In hope God speaks and as God speaks the capability for faith is born.
  • Answer the 2 questions of discipleship:
    • What is God doing?
    • What am I going to do about it?
    • This is what it looks like to follow Jesus.
  • Define Kairos as a significant moment in time as distinct from Chronos which is the order of time.
  • Walk through each step of both initiation and challenge and how each moves us to listen and obey in the midst of a kairos moment so even the most minor step of growth can become a trajectory of transformation in the hands of God.

Where to Find This Tool

Name

Location

The Younique Experience Notebook, 90 Day Tab
Page 22

Purpose/Objective

Discipleship involves both hearing and acting.

How It Works

BIG IDEA: Following Jesus always involves BOTH hearing and acting.

  • Walk through each quadrant.
  • High Hearing and Low Acting: Biblical knowledge that at its extreme can be Pharasaic.
  • High Acting and Low Hearing: Skill without knowledge.
  • Low Hearing and Low Acting: Ignorance and incompetence – which the world believes the church operates from.
  • High Hearing and High Acting: Living in wisdom and power. Wisdom puts into practice knowledge and revelation. Power couples skill with authority. This is what discipleship looks like.

Where to Find This Tool

Name

Location

The Younique Experience Notebook, 90 Day Tab
Page 23

Coaching Video