93. Personal Version Control: Is The Best Version of You Showing Up?

podcast Jul 01, 2020

In the first half of 2020 (that’s right, we’re only halfway through), just about everyone around the world had their lives disrupted to some degree. As a result, people had to create new habits and routines.

Now, as we start the second half of the year, I want you to take a moment and reflect on how you’ve been showing up over the last few months. Have you been showing up as the best version of yourself in 2020?

If your answer is no, this episode is designed to help you get back on track so that you can really take advantage of this time.

It can all feel overwhelming if you spend too much time looking at the news or social media, but there’s some solace to be found in the fact that most of the things that have happened over the last few months have been entirely out of your control. But you always have control over how you show up in this world — what I like to call Personal Version Control.

This way of looking at personal development borrows a lot of what I learned from my time in the tech space, but I think that iterative design philosophy actually works really well in the world of personal development, too!

Version Upgrade: Stepping into the Best Version of You

  • When a new version of an app is developed and released, it comes with a lot of improvements, but it can also introduce new bugs and problems. That’s why software has a continuous development cycle, and that’s also the way we need to think about personal development.
  • In the first half of 2020, our internal operating systems were stress tested. Did you have to upgrade to handle a few more things? Or did you have to downgrade to survive? Neither answer is right or wrong. It’s just good to know where you’re at now.
  • Have you felt like you were thriving over the last few months? If you have not felt like you were thriving over the last few months, now is a great time to assess and start to plan for the future. 2020 isn’t over yet.
  • Who do you need and want to be in order to thrive and be the best version of yourself in this so-called “new normal?”
  • In many areas of your life, there may be fewer opportunities than ever. But there are a lot of opportunities right now to reconstruct who we want to be and what version of ourselves want to grow into.
  • How you get there can always be learned. But if you aren’t doing this check-in with yourself regularly, then you won’t know when you’re getting off track. That’s continuous development.

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