These tools are summaries and compilations of some of the most useful personal skills I’ve run across. Most are related to personal development in some form. All will help you be a better you, one step at a time.
Life Optimizing Cheat Sheets:
- Erik Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development
This cheat-sheet details the major virtues, questions, psychological crisis, and societal comparisons of each of Erik Erikson’s major stages of development from infants to seniors.
- Feedback Flowchart
This cheat-sheet runs you through a method of evaluating any type of feedback that comes your way. Quickly, effectively, and easily handle anything anyone says to you – including yourself!
- Human Fears, Needs, and Desires / Wants
This cheat-sheet is a listing of psychology, and popular survey, based human fears, needs, desires, and wants. By keeps these key things in mind, one can better tailor their speeches, actions, writing, scripting, and general interactions.
- Making Ideas that Are Made to Stick
This cheat-sheet is basically the meat and potatoes of “Made to Stick” by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. This is a 1 page run down of the steps necessary to make a very sticky idea or presentation.
- SMART and RED-E Goals Setting and Achieving
This cheat-sheet details setting goals using the standard SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound) criteria. However, it’s also got the brand-spanking new RED-E (Reward, Ecology, Degrees, and Evaluate) criteria, too! The cheat-sheet starts out with 8 Universal Goal Categories to help guide your achievement and setting activities.
- Writing: How to do 5-Minute Writing, Chapter Outlines, and Book Blueprints
This cheat-sheet is a 1 page run-down of how to perform 5 minute writing exercises, how to make concrete and useful chapter outlines, and how to make blueprints of existing books for ideas.