Defining your role and personal why

June 7, 2020
Find clarity about your role, skills & service

On a top level it is useful to envision yourself within a wider purpose. A simple approach to seeking clarity is to focus on four things: self, skills, social, and service.

Your Purpose:

  • Self - How do you want to describe your ideal self? 

It is helpful to be clear on what dimension you want to grow into.

  • Social - How do you want to behave socially?

Be clear on what you want to be and how you want to interact with others.

  • Skills - What skills do you want to develop and demonstrate? 

Be clear on what 3 skills are you currently working to develop so you’ll become more successful this year.

  • Service - What service do you want to provide?

Be clear on how you can serve your peers.

Your Role:

These four areas are a foundation to understand the role you are attempting to playing better as well.

As a rule-of-thumb, leaders can cast themselves in one of four general roles:

  1. As an expert in this field
    – or the protector of the organization’s culture.
    Corporate leaders who are attempting to be an expert will keep a close watch on their human resources and continuously evaluate whether the right people are in place and how best to groom the next generation of business leaders. Experts always attempt to make rational decisions based on facts rather than opinions.

  2. As a visionary
    - whose passion is the main driving force in everything they do. These leaders speak from deep within to motivate others. People may doubt their conclusions, but nobody will ever question their conviction or passion.

  3. As a coach
    - who wants everyone in the organization to succeed.
    These types of corporate leaders teach the fundamentals and do more training than anything else. They also attempt to provide a useable framework or formula for success.

  4. As a transformer
    - with a mission to take the organization from where it is now to where it needs to be in the future. When these leaders communicate, they are attempting to sell others on the benefits of coming along with them.

Bearing in mind that leaders may choose to be the expert one day and a coach the next, a good leader always give some thought beforehand as to what they are trying to achieve with each communication:

  • Am I attempting to provide enough information to explain something new?
  • Am I trying to overcome the anticipated objections of my listeners?
  • Am I trying to sell the people in the audience on my idea or a better way of doing things?
  • Am I attempting to celebrate some notable milestone by what I say?
  • Am I attempting to entertain in the spirit of having some lighthearted fun?
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Applied digital skills and benefits of the app

Is Rocky a journaling app?

Yes, Rocky is a digital coach asking you daily reflection coaching questions for your growth mindset and it is a unique journaling experience that captures your thoughts and feelings, moods, and interests over time and gives journaling prompts for reflection, together with insight to help you repeat personal success factors and practice your soft skills. Rocky is like an automated Bullet Journal Method to track the past, order present and design the future road to success.

Is Rocky a health app or a fitness app?

Rocky is helping you indirectly with fitness and health. However, Rocky rather is helping with the power of challenging coaching questions and reflections. That allows you to recognize your own strengths and weakness, and use this to guide on-going learning. By reflection you will develop your skills in self-directed learning, improve motivation, and improve the quality of life and practice habits of highly successful people.

What is the difference of Rocky to a calm app or headspace app?

The calm app is for sleep and meditation helping you to relax and reduce stress. The headspace app is also helping with meditation and mindfulness to relax. Rocky instead is an artificial intelligence bot that uses the power of coaching questions with guided AI conversation. As an AI chatbot and digital coach, Rocky will inspire you to daily reflect. The conversations work best if your take the time to actually answer the questions with mindful reflective answers which might require some effort from your side.

Is Rocky a therapy app?

Rocky is not replacing a therapist and does not have the intention to provide scientific therapeutic approaches within the app. The method instead used by Rocky is solution-oriented coaching. Rocky is created to help you to practice soft-skills with the power of coaching questions. The science behind is Repetition, a success factor for learning and to help transition a skill from the conscious to the subconscious. Through repetition, soft skills as life skills and social skills are practiced and rehearsed over time and gradually become easier. Rocky is an intuitive approach to answer questions relevant for your road to success.

What is coaching?

Coaching is a process that aims to improve performance and focus on the ‘here and now’ rather than on the distant past or future. Coaching questions are unlocking your potential for performance and success by helping you to learn and practice rather than teaching you. Like personal trainers, but for your growth mindset. Rocky is a digital coach, an AI chatbot asking you those powerful question with daily reflections. The main focus of Rocky is to help you to implement soft skills as communication skills, interpersonal skills, leadership skills, life skills or time management skills. The AI is using qualities derived from leadership coaching and executive coaching.

Is Rocky an alexa app with artificial intelligence

There are many (artificial intelligence) ai companies, products and apps available, each with their own features and benefits.

Rocky uses artificial intelligence as an AI system:

  1. Conversational AI bot - Giving you an almost seamless coaching chatbot experience with neural network technology
  2. Tutorial and skill recommendation AI - Coaching leadership style with guidance, help and proposals
  3. AI generated intentions and goals - Helping you to identify and inspire with new goals

However, Rocky is not booking appointments like an alexa app.

The Rocky artificial intelligence AI experience is unique in the market and available as google play store app or within apple app store.

Rocky app vs remind app vs scheduling app vs notes app

Rocky is not replacing a notes app, scheduling app or a task list app. However, Rocky is a sort of remind app with smart goal notifications and follow-up reminders: Like appointment scheduling apps, Rocky reminds you to practice growth mindset and can help to choose important task and set the right priorities rather then managing your task list or schedule. The approach of habits of highly successful people with help you in the long run to be productive.

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