VitalityPro™

Pathway to Personal and Work Life Vitality

for Sample Person

This brief report focuses on your Top Priorities for Action

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ContentsPage

Vitality Snapshot1
Action Recommendations2


The VitalityPro™ is designed to provide insight into the personal strengths of individuals which energize vitality... personally, at work and in a balanced lifestyle. As we take advantage of those strengths, our stress decreases and satisfaction rises. By focusing on our strengths we become more able to address our growth opportunities.

In addition, strong engagement with our work life, where the satisfactions clearly outweigh the stress, is now known to be one of the most powerful influences on our personal and family wellbeing, as well as on our careers. The VitalityPro™ is designed to provide insight into the personal strengths of individuals which make for a rewarding level of engagement.

Richard C. B. Earle, Ph.D.
John C. Marshall, Ph.D.



ID# 107660012025 for Sample Person on March 31, 2015

©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# 107660012025 for Sample Person on March 31, 2015
 


VITALITY SNAPSHOT
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VITALITY SNAPSHOT
 
 
Your overall Vitality Snapshot shows you to be quite effective in how you experience and control your stress. Also, your lifestyle measures up quite well to your expectations of the satisfaction it should provide you. Please examine your strengths and growth opportunities to further improve your overall vitality. Making one or two adjustments that motivate you will help you become a master in this field.  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity

PERSONAL VITALITY INDEX  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Body/Mind Wellbeing  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Fulfillment  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Stress Control  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Worry Control  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Interpersonal Satisfaction  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
WORK ENGAGEMENT INDEX  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Work Stress  
Work Stress is Energizing   Work Stress is Draining
Work Satisfaction  
Very Satisfied   Very Dissatisfied
Commitment to Job  
Highly Committed   Uncommitted

LIFESTYLE VITALITY INDEX  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Work  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Family  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Friends  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Personal Development  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
 
ACTION RECOMMENDATIONS
Your profile highlights three strategically important areas where your taking action will most improve your performance, satisfaction and wellbeing. They are
 1. Body/Mind Wellbeing
2. Work Stress
3. Stress Control
The following six pages provide you specific, personalized guidance for doing exactly that.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# 107660012025 for Sample Person on March 31, 2015
 


ACTION RECOMMENDATIONS
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ACTION RECOMMENDATION #1
 
 Body/Mind Wellbeing
The extent to which you are free from such 'strain drains' as aches and pains, minor illnesses and sleep disturbances which are often driven by stress.
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Overview
Your Body/Mind Wellbeing seems to be drained by aches and pains, minor illnesses and sleep disturbances which are often driven by stress. Corrective action is essential to your performance and long term health. Your improvement plan should focus in two areas. First and most importantly, ensure that your nutrition and exercise habits are supporting your basic energy efficiency. As you begin to take control of your physical health, gradually begin to take action to improve your standing on any of your other four Personal Vitality Factors: Fulfillment, Stress Control, Worry Control and Interpersonal Satisfaction where your score was in the marginal or lower range.

Build on Your Strengths
None of your answers to the questions about your Body/Mind Wellbeing could legitimately be called a Strength. This makes it very important to evaluate any Growth Opportunities and turn them into Strengths.

©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# 107660012025 for Sample Person on March 31, 2015
 


ACTION RECOMMENDATIONS
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ACTION RECOMMENDATION #1
 
 Growth Opportunities
Some of your answers to the questions about your Body/Mind Wellbeing could legitimately be called Growth Opportunities. Here are your identified Growth Opportunities.

Getting a tension headache is unusual for me.
You are probably aware of your own early warning signs of your muscle tension building up (in your shoulders, neck or low back). Pay attention to your signs before a headache sets in. Build in one or two brief tension release methods like shoulder rolls or taking "sigh of relief" breaks using long, slow out-breaths as you go throughout your day.
I don't feel well rested when I wake up in the morning.
Most adults need at least 7 1/2 hours of sleep to feel well rested in the morning. Gradually wind down for at least 90 minutes before bed with relaxing reading, TV or a calming hobby. If your days are hectic, take 10 minutes early every evening to plan your commitments on paper for the next day. Let the paper keep track of your ideas and worries so you can sleep more deeply.
I often get colds.
The folk wisdom is correct: you are unlikely to become sick unless your immune system is run down. Beyond good eating and exercise habits, the best ways to keep your immunity in peak form are:
(1) learn one or two relaxation techniques which you can use during 2-minute breaks during the day; and
(2) practice visualizing yourself in situations which are calming, inspiring or supportive. Your immune system will become stronger almost immediately.

I rarely have tight or aching muscles.
Tight muscles in your neck and shoulders are usually a sign of emotionally driven stress which has been telling your muscles to stay ready, often at red alert, for all the demands you expect are coming up for you. Research shows you can reduce this tension build-up by at least 70% with these four steps:
  • notice the tension early in the process, before you find your shoulders hunched up around your ears;
  • do five sigh-of-relief long slow out-breaths; your shoulders will already begin to drop to a more relaxed level; and
  • do 5 complete shoulder rolls like this: slowly raise your shoulders up towards your ears; in a slow motion, move your shoulders forwards and down towards your chest; then gradually move your shoulders backwards and up a bit towards your starting position; now repeat this gentle circular motion four more times
  • repeat this 3-minute process every hour or two
    I feel used up at the end of the day.
    Make sure your day starts with a breakfast of at least 400 to 500 calories in which at least 25% of those calories are from protein, such as low-fat yogourt, cheese or an occasional egg. Equally important, because feelings of energy are always higher when you feel motivated, take time during the day to remind yourself of an enjoyable activity you are looking forward to in the evening.

     Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
    The most important things I've learned from this section of VitalityPro™ for improving my Body/Mind Wellbeing are ...
    1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________
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    ACTION RECOMMENDATIONS
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    ACTION RECOMMENDATION #2
     
     Work Stress
    The extent to which the stress you experience in your present job either energizes or drains your performance and personal wellbeing
    Work Stress is Energizing   Work Stress is Draining
    Overview
    You are showing many signs that stress in your job is negatively effecting your performance and your personal wellbeing

    Build on Your Strengths
    Some of your answers to the questions about your Work Stress could legitimately be called Strengths. It is always a good idea for you to remind yourself of what you are doing well and continue to do those things. Continue to build on these Strengths in order to enhance the level of Work Stress that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to turn any Growth Opportunities into Strengths. Here are your identified Strengths.

    I am able to keep a cool head when things get hectic at work.
    You are able to stay cool under pressure and because of that strength you will be especially able to help your co-workers or clients in difficult situations. People with the ability to deal with stress and maintain their self control are valuable assets for every work environment.
    I frequently feel pessimistic when future workplace changes are discussed.
    You are able to maintain an optimistic viewpoint with regard to potential change in the workplace. This may come from the ability to see new interesting challenges and opportunities that were not there previously. Take advantage of these opportunities and your optimism will prove to be well founded.
    I look for the pluses in difficult or negative situations.
    You have indicated that you actively look for and see the positive aspects of difficult situations. This is a core strength because if you do not make the effort to see positives, the negative is almost a certainty. By making the decision to look for the positives rather than expecting them to appear on their own, you will have a potential action plan to take advantage of some opportunities that others do not see. This can make your work stress a lot more manageable.
    I am generally optimistic that I can find a solution when I run into problems at work.
    You express optimism and seem to have no difficulty finding solutions to work problems. This indicates that you are doing a good job being proactive in defining and then acting on your problems.
    I feel I am working under unreasonable pressure.
    You show that you do not feel 'unreasonable pressure' at work which is a good sign that you deal with the work pressures and turn them into energy by seeing them as a 'win/win' for both you and your company. Keep this attitude and you will be recognized for your strengths. It may lead to additional assignments but only because people see you as someone who gets things done.
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    ACTION RECOMMENDATIONS
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    ACTION RECOMMENDATION #2
     
     Growth Opportunities
    Some of your answers to the questions about your Work Stress could legitimately be called Growth Opportunities. Also, continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Work Stress that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to benefit from the Growth Opportunities that were identified by the following questions.

    I am frequently irritable or tired.
    The foundation of daily energy is eating at least three balanced meals a day, with fruit snacks for occasional boosts. Be sure that protein calories are highest early in the day, with your percentage of carbohydrate calories rising at lunch and mid afternoon. A NASA study has shown that people who do at least 30 minutes' stamina building exercise four times a week have 50% more energy available in the last two hours of work than their less fit co-workers.
    I am experiencing more minor health problems (e.g. colds, flu, headaches) recently.
    How health problems, mood swings and sleep problems related to chronic stress build-up vary from person to person, but there are several simple remedies that work for virtually everyone:* Build in brief stress-release breaks during the day, like two minutes breathing long, slow out-breaths;
    * A brisk 5-minute walk outside or an end-of-day workout will do much to purge the fatigue and stress hormones from your body;
    * Regularly remind yourself of one or two areas of your life that are going well (for example, in a hobby or with your family)
    and put reminders of those situations on your work station; and
    * Visualize an activity or friend you enjoy so you have optimistic images of good things ahead. Each of these support the natural self-healing powers of your body/mind.

    I have a hard time staying focused on the work I am doing.
    Frequent distractions and urgent priorities can add up to a workplace climate of "firefighting". Being able to focus on your work seems like the exception. You begin to just wait for the next distraction. Avoid being infected by this firefighting mindset this way. (1) Be honest with yourself about just how much firefighting really goes with your job. If it's 40% of your time, stop calling it 60%. (2) Set yourself up to feel focused by writing down (a) the satisfactions you most want to enjoy in your work, and (b) your strengths or talents that you want to enjoy applying. (3) At the end of each day, write down which one or two satisfactions and strengths you actually were able to focus on and enjoy.
    I rarely worry about things which are out of my control.
    Most often we allow ourselves to worry because we're trying to find a way to regain control over a situation that may turn out badly for us. Unfortunately, if we can't think of a workable solution, we just worry some more, creating more stress. To help yourself make a decision about what to do, try this:
    * Write down your worry, focusing especially on the specific unpleasant things you fear might happen to you;
    * Write down the solutions you have decided would not work;
    * Now, pick a friend or advisor who you trust and whose judgment you would respect in your worry situation. Meet with this person to ask for advice;
    * Based on your thoughts and their advice, decide on your action plan;
    * It is very important to remember that if you decide to take no action, that's probably your best decision. If you start to worry again, remind yourself that you've already made the best possible decision which is not to worry about things which are out of your control.

    I spend more time and energy than I would like on worry and the rumor mill.
    Identify your most recurrent and stressful worries and write down your answers to these questions:
    * Can I change the situation causing me worry?
    * If so, what is my plan to do that?
    * If I do nothing and the situation does turn out badly, what is the worst realistic effect on me?
    * What is my plan for that situation?
    * Exactly what steps would I take?


     Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
    The most important things I've learned from this section of VitalityPro™ for improving my Work Stress are ...
    1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________
    ©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# 107660012025 for Sample Person on March 31, 2015
     


    ACTION RECOMMENDATIONS
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    ACTION RECOMMENDATION #3
     
     Stress Control
    How well you control your stress level, ensuring that it supports rather than undermines your priorities and opportunities.
    Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
    Overview
    Your responses indicate that corrective action is important both for your longer term health and for your more immediate levels of performance and satisfaction. As you read the following notes about your Strengths and Growth Opportunities, begin to form a clear mental "self-portrait" of how you might behave a little differently, and feel a lot more vital, if you took several steps to improve your Stress Control.

    Build on Your Strengths
    Some of your answers to the questions about your Stress Control could legitimately be called Strengths. It is always a good idea for you to remind yourself of what you are doing well and continue to do those things. Continue to build on these Strengths in order to enhance the level of Stress Control that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to turn any Growth Opportunities into Strengths. Here are your identified Strengths.

    I rarely get into arguments.
    Your ability to avoid arguments can help you avoid stress. By discussing opposing viewpoints calmly, you will get your point across and allow others to do the same.
    I feel critical of others.
    You are not excessively critical of other people which helps you avoid much unproductive stress. Continue to downplay the shortcomings of others, focusing on more rewarding opportunities to use the energy stress provides.
    I do not get irritated easily.
    You are doing a good job at avoiding irritation. This is a strength that enables you to turn what others might find stressful into positive energy.
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    ACTION RECOMMENDATIONS
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    ACTION RECOMMENDATION #3
     
     Growth Opportunities
    Some of your answers to the questions about your Stress Control could legitimately be called Growth Opportunities. Also, continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Stress Control that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to benefit from the Growth Opportunities that were identified by the following questions.

    Waiting does not bother me.
    People usually get irritable when having to wait for two reasons: (1) they feel that they are being disrespected or controlled; and (2) they may be angry at themselves for ending up in that situation. To avoid these feelings, take back control by being 'smart enough' to plan for such situations and use your time effectively while you are waiting. Turn the situation to your advantage which might include just enjoying the time to relax and renew your energy.
    I find myself waking up earlier in the morning than I plan to.
    You wake up thinking about something because, during sleep, your non-conscious mind has decided you need to give that situation extra attention. If this happens often, do two things: (1) keep a notepad beside your bed and jot that situation down with few words about when and how you plan to take action on it tomorrow; 2) use simple breathing-based relaxation for several minutes to get back to sleep.
    I try to do two or three things at once, rather than one thing at a time.
    The next time you are feeling stressed by trying to do two or three things at once, remind yourself that, beyond simple tasks like walking and chewing gum at the same time, the human mind cannot focus effectively on two things at once. Choose to focus on the one thing that needs to be done first. It can be helpful to repeat the name of your chosen task to yourself as you work on it.
    I express my feelings as openly as I should, rather than holding them inside.
    Most often we put a lid on our feelings because we don't want to feel vulnerable, weak or incompetent. Sometimes that's the right choice. However, to avoid that becoming your overall, very stressful style, try this. Pick a troubling feeling that you'd really like to share and get feedback on. Then ask someone you respect and trust if they would share their advice with you about how you could express that feeling in a way that would be helpful to all concerned. You'll feel better. And, they'll be glad you asked.
    I tend to anticipate others in conversation (interrupting, finishing sentences for the other person), rather than listening well and letting the other person finish speaking.
    Learn to avoid interrupting others in mid-sentence by consciously holding back your own speech until the person has completed their thought. Commit to doing this with someone whom you tend to interrupt frequently and you will enjoy the feelings of having gained greater control over yourself (the best control there is). Gradually, your new ability will extend to others whom you used to interrupt.

     Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
    The most important things I've learned from this section of VitalityPro™ for improving my Stress Control are ...
    1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________
    ©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# 107660012025 for Sample Person on March 31, 2015