VitalityPro™

Pathway to Personal and Work Life Vitality

for Sample Person

This is your Full Report

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ContentsPage

Introduction & Action Focus1
Vitality Snapshot2
Personal Vitality Index3
     Body/Mind Wellbeing
     Fulfillment
     Stress Control
     Worry Control
     Interpersonal Satisfaction
     Personal Vitality Action Plan
Work Engagement Index14
     Work Stress
     Work Satisfaction
     Commitment to Job
     Work Engagement Action Plan
Lifestyle Vitality Index21
     Work
     Family
     Friends
     Personal Development
     Lifestyle Vitality Action Plan
Work Environment Index31
     Organizational Communication
     Pay & Benefits
     Career & Skills Development
     Challenge & Reward in Work
     Manager's Style
     Recognition & Respect
     Cooperative Culture
     Co-workers
     Expectations of Me

ID# 107660012025 for Sample Person on March 31, 2015

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VitalityPro™

 
 INTRODUCTION

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.

ACTION FOCUS (refer to this worksheet as you review your report)

This profile report provides you a menu of completely personalized action recommendations ... to build on your Strengths, and to leverage your Growth Opportunities for more vitality all day, every day.

So, where should I start? Here are the three VitalityPro™ areas which your profile suggests should focus your plan for increasing your vitality ... plus our action recommendations for doing precisely that. If you are working with a coach or counselor, be sure your plan benefits from their insights.

1. Your three top priority opportunities to increase your Vitality...

#1. Focus on this VitalityPro™ item
 Body/Mind Wellbeing 
Action we recommend for you
see page 3 of this report
My action plan is to ...


#2. Focus on this VitalityPro™ item
 Work Stress 
Action we recommend for you
see page 14 of this report
My action plan is to ...


#3. Focus on this VitalityPro™ item
 Stress Control 
Action we recommend for you
see page 7 of this report
My action plan is to ...



2. Additional opportunities to increase your Vitality...

After reviewing your report select two additional opportunities where you would like to focus.

#4. I want to focus on this VitalityPro™ item
My action plan is to ...


#5. I want to focus on this VitalityPro™ item
My action plan is to ...


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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
 


VITALITY SNAPSHOT
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 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.

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 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.______________________________________ Note: At the conclusion of this "Personal Vitality" part of your report on page #13, we will suggest you revisit these and other Notes-to-Myself as the overall basis for your designing your Personal Action Plan.
  • ©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# 107660012025 for Sample Person on March 31, 2015
     


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     Fulfillment
    The extent to which your lifestyle and career express your personal interests and strengths.
    Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
    Overview
    You are clearly finding that your lifestyle and the choices you make allow you to express what is important and satisfying to you. And, you seem to be capitalizing on your unique personal strengths as you do this. You are both giving and receiving what you want. This goes a long way to maintaining the positive personal "lifestyle return-on-investment" that underpins high levels of fulfillment. As highlighted in the following Strengths and Growth Opportunities, you can further improve your experiences of your life's giving you what you want and need. By taking one or two of the actions outlined below, you may become even more fulfilled.

    Build on Your Strengths
    Some of your answers to the questions about your Fulfillment 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 Fulfillment 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 see the good in most situations.
    Having the ability to see the good in most situations makes you a source of positive energy for both yourself and others. When you are able to focus on the 'up side' of a situation, it creates a positive energy which will help you (and those around you) feel energized.
    I feel that my leisure time and recreational life don't express my creative side.
    You are doing a good job at organizing your leisure and recreation time in a way that allows you to do the things that express your creativity.
    I feel that other people have made a lot more out of their talents than I have.
    Your profile shows that you have done a good job making the most of your inherent strengths. Take the time to remind yourself of this and of how you do it, on a regular basis.
    I feel that the goals I have set for my life will make me happy.
    You have indicated that your life goals are well designed to make you happy. Review your goals regularly and keep yourself focused on enjoying the actual process of the small steps you take to achieve your goals.
    I wish I could be as happy as other people.
    You perceive yourself to be a happy person and that is a strength that will serve you well in all of your interactions with others. Most people like being around happy people.
    ©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# 107660012025 for Sample Person on March 31, 2015
     


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     Growth Opportunities
    Some of your answers to the questions about your Fulfillment could legitimately be called Growth Opportunities. Also, continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Fulfillment 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 feel blocked in getting things done.
    Feeling blocked usually results from focusing too much on the big or long term goals we are after and forgetting to notice the small steps of progress we are making. Begin by breaking your big plans down into their smaller steps. Focus on completing the initial steps before moving too far ahead of yourself. Most importantly, give yourself credit as you go.
    I feel that I am as successful as people think I am.
    Your sense of overall success in life is something you have to create as it will not happen by itself. You need to make note of your successes each day and at the end of each day, add them up. Be sure to congratulate yourself for the part you played in creating each one. We also recommend that before you plan your tomorrow, you devote 5 minutes to "taking stock" of the specific things you did today that tell you that you are becoming the kind of person you want to be. On a regular basis, capture these experiences in writing in your diary or in your time management system.

     Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
    The most important things I've learned from this section of VitalityPro™ for improving my Fulfillment are ...
    1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________ Note: At the conclusion of this "Personal Vitality" part of your report on page #13, we will suggest you revisit these and other Notes-to-Myself as the overall basis for your designing your Personal Action Plan.
    ©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# 107660012025 for Sample Person on March 31, 2015
     


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


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     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.______________________________________ Note: At the conclusion of this "Personal Vitality" part of your report on page #13, we will suggest you revisit these and other Notes-to-Myself as the overall basis for your designing your Personal Action Plan.
    ©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# 107660012025 for Sample Person on March 31, 2015
     


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     Worry Control
    The degree to which you are able to manage pointless, counter-productive worrying.
    Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
    Overview
    Your answers to the questions related to Worry Control indicate that you are very effective in not spending too much time with unnecessary worry. Consistently apply the action guidelines in the following recommendations to continue to manage your energy and stress.

    Build on Your Strengths
    Some of your answers to the questions about your Worry 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 Worry 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.

    My friends do not see me as someone who worries a lot.
    Your responses indicate that your friends do not see you as a major worrier. This can be turned to your advantage if you wish to discuss something with them. If they hear that you are concerned about something, they will likely pay attention because they know that you do not spend time telling them about relatively trivial concerns.
    I feel that worrying is part of the price of success.
    You have not equated success with having to worry. A good plan and solid effort is the best route to success. Attention to detail is good but excessive worrying is not going to help win the game.
    Decisions are hard for me because I often wonder if I have thought of all the alternatives.
    You have indicated that decision making is something that comes easily much of the time. As long as you made a choice based on the reasonable probabilities, you are able to set aside worrying about some of the less likely outcomes.
    Worrying rarely interferes with me getting things done.
    You have indicated that worry has little impact on your getting things done. This is obviously an advantage for you and you will benefit from continuing to focus on goals and problem solving not on worries.
    ©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# 107660012025 for Sample Person on March 31, 2015
     


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     Growth Opportunities
    Some of your answers to the questions about your Worry Control could legitimately be called Growth Opportunities. Also, continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Worry 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.

    I do not dwell on distressful situations.
    Dwelling on a difficult situation is usually only useful when you do it this way: On a single piece of paper (1) write the name of your worry in no more than 10 words; (2) identify your goal (outline a feasible solution to the problem) and identify the obstacles that are getting in your way of solving it; (3) identify the help or resources that you need to solve it; and (4) develop your plan of action. If there is no action you will take, make that your decision. That decision itself is an action. Then you don't have to dwell on it any more.
    I put worrisome situations out of my mind easily.
    The reason worrisome thoughts keep coming back into our mind is because we've tricked ourselves into believing that, by thinking about them again and again, sooner or later we're going to find a solution. So, ask yourself, "Are these mental gymnastics actually getting me anywhere?". If not, get up and do something else.
    I have a tendency to blame myself for things.
    Taking personal responsibility for your actions is very healthy but when you blame yourself too often for actions which didn't turn out well, you need to learn to focus on responsibility rather than blame. Talk to yourself like this: 'I'm pleased that I actually took action and I am pleased with several of the steps I took (be specific). However, several other things I did (be specific) were less effective. So, the next time that kind of situation happens, here's how I plan to get a better result.'
    When something difficult or stressful is coming up, I find myself thinking about all the ways things can go poorly for me.
    When a challenging situation is coming up for you, it actually is good to do "the work of worry" and systematically review the risks or possible negatives involved. Then, most importantly, write down your plan on how you would handle them, if they actually do occur. Then focus on the likely positives in the situation and how you plan to make them happen and to enjoy them.

     Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
    The most important things I've learned from this section of VitalityPro™ for improving my Worry Control are ...
    1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________ Note: At the conclusion of this "Personal Vitality" part of your report on page #13, we will suggest you revisit these and other Notes-to-Myself as the overall basis for your designing your Personal Action Plan.
    ©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# 107660012025 for Sample Person on March 31, 2015
     


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     Interpersonal Satisfaction
    The extent to which your relationships with family and friends enable you to give and receive the support and the satisfaction you want.
    Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
    Overview
    Your Interpersonal Satisfaction answers indicate that you are managing your close relationships extremely well and are in a good position to build on your strengths. In your relationships both with your family and with friends, your answers show you to be both giving and receiving what you want. This goes a long way to maintaining the positive personal "lifestyle return-on-investment" that underpins peak vitality. Not only are your outside-of-work relationships positive, they are likely providing you the personal balance you need to maintain perspective as you invest your time and energy in your other commitments.

    Build on Your Strengths
    Some of your answers to the questions about your Interpersonal Satisfaction 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. Here are your identified Strengths.

    I don't seem to get the same kind of lasting satisfaction that I used to from the time I spend with friends.
    You and your friends may have changed over time, but you are still getting a lot of satisfaction from your relationships and need to continue to build on that.
    I don't feel really close to the people around me.
    You are deriving good feelings of closeness from those around you. This is a good situation that needs to continue so be aware of how you feel about these people and keep doing the things that make this work for you.
    I often feel lonely.
    You feel connected to those around you and it provides you with feelings of belonging. This is a source of satisfaction which helps you manage stress more effectively.
    I feel I am spending the amount of time I should be with my family.
    You seem to be allotting enough time to building an enjoyable family life. Take a second look at how you have achieved this, and make a point of more actively seeking out and enjoying the satisfying experiences you are creating with your family.
    I am comfortable with the way I treat other people.
    Your comfort with how you treat others creates good feelings in them and you. Continue to treat people well and enjoy the pleasure that you derive from it.
    ©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# 107660012025 for Sample Person on March 31, 2015
     


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     Growth Opportunities
    None of your answers to the questions about your Interpersonal Satisfaction could legitimately be called a Growth Opportunity.


     Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
    The most important things I've learned from this section of VitalityPro™ for improving my Interpersonal Satisfaction are ...
    1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________ Note: At the conclusion of this "Personal Vitality" part of your report on page #13, we will suggest you revisit these and other Notes-to-Myself as the overall basis for your designing your Personal Action Plan.
    ©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# 107660012025 for Sample Person on March 31, 2015
     


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     PERSONAL VITALITY INDEX

    My Personal Action Plan for Improved Personal Vitality

    We recommend you revisit the Notes-to-Myself that you have made so far in VitalityPro™ concerning your Body/Mind Wellbeing, Fulfillment, Stress Control, Worry Control and Interpersonal Satisfaction.


    MY FOCUS

    As I read this Personal Vitality section in my profile, focusing on my Strengths and my Growth Opportunities, the most important recommendations-for-action are:

     1. _____________________________________________________________________________

     2. _____________________________________________________________________________

     3. _____________________________________________________________________________

     * Others ?  ______________________________________________________________________


    MY MOTIVATION

    It's clear to me that by taking action on these recommendations, I can create the following benefits and satisfactions for myself in my work life and in my personal life:

     * ______________________________________________________________________________

     * ______________________________________________________________________________


    MY ACTION

    The specific, realistic and motivating actions I am going to take are:

     * Action #1 ______________________________________________________________________

     * Action #2 ______________________________________________________________________

     * Others ?  ______________________________________________________________________


    For further step-by-step guidance on making long lasting, highly effective changes in your life, we recommend you consult chapter 8, "Taking Action", in Dr. Earle's book "Reduce Your Body Age" which is available free on-line at  www.vitalcorporation.com/chap8.pdf or for book purchase at  www.stresscanada.org/books.html .

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


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


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     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.______________________________________ Note: At the conclusion of this "Work Life Vitality" part of your report on page #20, we will suggest you revisit these and other Notes-to-Myself as the overall basis for your designing your Personal Action Plan.
    ©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
     
     Work Satisfaction
    The extent to which your present job provides you the satisfaction you want from your work life.
    Very Satisfied   Very Dissatisfied
    Overview
    You are experiencing high levels of Work Satisfaction. Here are some suggestions on how to enhance your satisfaction even more.

    Build on Your Strengths
    Some of your answers to the questions about your Work Satisfaction 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 Satisfaction 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 seem to be spending more time dealing with obstacles and difficulties in my work than on actually getting the job done.
    You are wisely avoiding the trap of over-estimating the number of obstacles in your work. When faced with an obstacle, you are able to decide which ones you can deal with effectively and which are outside your control. If you become consciously competent of how you are doing this, you can build on it and mentor others who may not be as skillful.
    I rarely get the recognition I deserve for my work.
    You have indicated that you are receiving the recognition you deserve at work. Be sure to accept any positive feedback gracefully and keep track of your achievements so you are sure to focus on them at performance appraisal time.
    I believe that most of the changes going on in this company will work out for the best.
    You have a positive view of where the company may be headed and are likely very successful at ignoring unsubstantiated rumors. If you find yourself concerned about the direction of the company, you are wise to confine your conversations to those who may be able to provide you with solid information, like a senior manager.
    I feel motivated by my work.
    A prime motivator for most of us is being able to use and be recognized for our unique talents and strengths in our work. You seem to be able to do so and feel good about your work. To continue to feel good about your work, it is helpful to remind yourself of your strengths on a regular basis.
    I find it difficult to stay as motivated by my work as I would like to.
    You manage to perform routine tasks and stay motivated. You are managing to focus on the most interesting aspects of your work. Keep doing this for solid work satisfaction and to ensure you get a good return on your efforts at work.
    ©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
     
     Growth Opportunities
    One of your answers to the questions about your Work Satisfaction could legitimately be called a Growth Opportunity. Continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Work Satisfaction that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to benefit from the Growth Opportunity that was identified by the following question.

    I feel that some of the important parts of my job don't get enough of my attention due to the urgent or "fire fighting" demands on my time.
    Not getting your work done because you are faced with too many unexpected or unscheduled tasks may make it seem like you are always 'fighting fires'. There can be a number of different ways to deal with this issue:
    Evaluate whether dealing with the unscheduled tasks needs to be done immediately. If not, schedule it to be addressed once you have dealt with the more important issues.
    If you are in a position of authority and you are doing your subordinate's tasks, you can be creating an undesirable dependency. Clarify which of your 'firefights' can be delegated.
    Investigate the ways that your colleagues deal with this issue. If they remain cool and collected, find out what they do to address their 'firefights'. If they are showing signs of stress, evaluate the habits that you have in common with them and then look for better habits to replace the bad ones.


     Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
    The most important things I've learned from this section of VitalityPro™ for improving my Work Satisfaction are ...
    1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________ Note: At the conclusion of this "Work Life Vitality" part of your report on page #20, we will suggest you revisit these and other Notes-to-Myself as the overall basis for your designing your Personal Action Plan.
    ©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
     
     Commitment to Job
    The extent to which you are personally committed to achieving the aims of your work team and those of your employer
    Highly Committed   Uncommitted
    Overview
    Your responses show that you are highly committed to your job. You enjoy your work and are committed to it.

    Build on Your Strengths
    Some of your answers to the questions about your Commitment to Job 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 Commitment to Job 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 believe that many of the company's decisions that affect my work are short-sighted or inconsistent.
    You understand that long term business strategy and business decisions are often made using information that is available to senior management only. Knowing this will allow you to see that business decisions that may appear to be short-sighted may be based on information that you probably do not have. Helping your colleagues understand this may prove useful to them as well.
    I feel well treated by the company.
    You feel well treated by the company and by making your positive feelings known to others, you will likely have a positive effect on both them and yourself.
    In this company, I believe the needs and interests of workers are fairly taken into account in most decisions that affect them.
    You have indicated that your company is one that cares about its work force. If you are able to focus on some of the ways that the company shows its concern, this will help your colleagues when they do not feel the same way. It will also help you understand why you feel a sense of engagement with the company and how to build on that.
    To the extent the company succeeds, I succeed.
    You have indicated that your success depends on the company's success and vice versa. You are able to see that your positive contributions (no matter how small) all contribute to the success of the company and hence your own foundation for future career success. By thinking about and understanding how such win/win engagement comes about, you can create an even more enjoyable work life for yourself.
    I believe I can trust my co-workers to look after my interests as well as I look after theirs.
    You have indicated that you feel confident that you and your friends at work will look out for each other's interests. You appear to have a strong foundation of mutual trust and respect. Keep doing the things that build that trust while you focus on the things that you enjoy in your work.
    ©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
     
     Growth Opportunities
    One of your answers to the questions about your Commitment to Job could legitimately be called a Growth Opportunity. Continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Commitment to Job that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to benefit from the Growth Opportunity that was identified by the following question.

    I don't feel pressured to promise more than I can deliver.
    To avoid the pressure of having to promise more than you are able to deliver, it is valuable to develop a strategy on how to negotiate deadlines and tasks. If you expect new demands are coming, you can prepare your response ahead of time. Take the following approach:
    * If you want to say 'No' but feel that you cannot, prepare a 'Yes' statement which outlines how you plan to get the project done if you are able to negotiate the conditions such as the timing; scope; support and other factors that you will need to have a realistic chance of completing the task.
    * If you are prepared to accept the new task without qualifications, it is also useful to discuss timing, scope, support and the other issues because it demonstrates your thoroughness and also establishes a precedent for the times when you must negotiate.
    When faced by a surprise demand, it is useful to have a strategy to provide you with time to integrate it into your work plan. It is a good idea to provide a positive response but show that you need more time to develop a timeline and introduce it into your workplan.


     Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
    The most important things I've learned from this section of VitalityPro™ for improving my Commitment to Job are ...
    1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________ Note: At the conclusion of this "Work Life Vitality" part of your report on page #20, we will suggest you revisit these and other Notes-to-Myself as the overall basis for your designing your Personal Action Plan.
    ©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
     
     WORK ENGAGEMENT INDEX

    My Personal Action Plan for Improved Work Engagement

    We recommend you revisit the Notes-to-Myself that you have made in VitalityPro™ concerning your Work Stress, Work Satisfaction and Commitment to Job.


    MY FOCUS

    As I read this Work Engagement section in my profile, focusing on my Strengths and my Growth Opportunities, the most important recommendations-for-action for me are:

     1. _____________________________________________________________________________

     2. _____________________________________________________________________________

     3. _____________________________________________________________________________

     * Others ?  ______________________________________________________________________


    MY MOTIVATION

    It's clear to me that by taking action on these recommendations, I can create the following benefits and satisfactions for myself in my work life:

     * ______________________________________________________________________________

     * ______________________________________________________________________________


    MY ACTION

    The specific, realistic and motivating actions I am going to take are:

     * Action #1 ______________________________________________________________________

     * Action #2 ______________________________________________________________________

     * Others ?  ______________________________________________________________________


    For further step-by-step guidance on making long lasting, highly effective changes in your life, we recommend you consult chapter 8, "Taking Action", in Dr. Earle's book "Reduce Your Body Age" which is available free on-line at  www.vitalcorporation.com/chap8.pdf or for book purchase at  www.stresscanada.org/books.html .

    ©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
     
     Work
    The extent to which your present work situation either promotes or interferes with the satisfaction you want in your life.
    Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
    Overview
    Your profile shows that your present work situation enables you to experience a lot of the satisfaction you want in your life

    Build on Your Strengths
    Some of your answers to the questions about your Work 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 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.

    My job gives me plenty of satisfaction.
    You have indicated that your job is quite satisfying. Make it a point to think about the aspects of your work which make it satisfying and keep doing those things as much as is appropriate. You will continue to feel satisfied.
    My career isn't developing at the speed I want.
    You have indicated that your career is developing at a reasonable pace. To keep it on track, review your progress at least once a year and set down you short and long term goals at that time. Develop a plan to meet your goals and make certain that you have a method to monitor your progress.
    I feel a sense of accomplishment from my work.
    You have indicated a sense of accomplishment from your work. Acknowledge the things that you do to make you feel this way. Your sense of accomplishment can get even better if your manager feels the same way as we do.
    My work hours don't allow enough time for activities which are important to me outside of work.
    Your work hours allow you enough time for the outside activities which are important to you. Keep this balance and have a plan to take advantage of your spare time unless special circumstances require you to do additional work.
    I am proud of the work I do.
    You take pride in your work and this energizes the vitality you bring to the rest of your life. Remind yourself of the things that make you proud and share them with your colleagues at work. This may help them get the same sense of pride in what they are doing.
    ©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
     
     Growth Opportunities
    One of your answers to the questions about your Work could legitimately be called a Growth Opportunity. Continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Work that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to benefit from the Growth Opportunity that was identified by the following question.

    I am not able to plan my work activities so that important parts of my job get done right.
    Unexpected demands or interruptions can too often leave you with your important tasks only half done or not started at the end of your work day. Research shows that in most jobs about 40% of interruptions need immediate action; the other 60% can be scheduled to be handled later when important tasks have been handled. The key is to recognize which fall in that 60%, and to switch your too often automatic response from "Sure, I'll do that right away" to "I think I could fit that in by (time). Will that be O.K.?". Make a visible note to yourself about doing it later and return to what's important. Remember to negotiate the "terms and conditions" under which you take on the 60%.

     Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
    The most important things I've learned from this section of VitalityPro™ for improving the Work dimension of my lifestyle are:
    1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________ Note: At the conclusion of this "Lifestyle Vitality" part of your report on page #29, we will suggest you revisit these and other Notes-to-Myself as the overall basis for your designing your Personal Action Plan.
    ©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
     
     Family
    The extent to which your family life provides you the emotional support and quality of relationships you want from it
    Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
    Overview
    Your profile shows that your present family situation enables you to experience close to all the emotional support and quality of relationships that you want from it

    Build on Your Strengths
    Some of your answers to the questions about your Family 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 Family 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.

    When my family and I plan to do something together, we often don't follow through and do what we planned.
    Your family appears to keep its commitments to each other by following through on its plans. This helps you and your family members understand and reinforce the value of commitments to each other.
    I think I am not spending enough time with my family.
    You are successfully meeting the sometimes difficult challenge of spending the amount of time you think is right with your family. The decisions and commitments you make to place a priority on family time will deepen the satisfactions you find in those times together.
    My family life allows me to experience the loving relationships that I think are important.
    Your family life allows you to experience the loving relationships that are important. This is very important and should be maintained. Remember to focus on the strengths of those around you and try to ignore or make light of those things that might normally irritate you. A good relationship with your family is not something that everyone has. Nurture it and treasure it.
    I can always count on my family life to provide the emotional support I need.
    You have indicated that you can always count on your family life to provide the emotional support that you need. Let your family members know how good that makes you feel.
    We have too little communication with each other in my family.
    Your family seems to communicate effectively. Take a few minutes to reflect on how you manage good communications. Let your family know what you think, especially about the strengths you see in them.
    ©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
     
     Growth Opportunities
    One of your answers to the questions about your Family could legitimately be called a Growth Opportunity. Continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Family that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to benefit from the Growth Opportunity that was identified by the following question.

    When I'm doing something with my family, I don't get distracted by thinking about other things.
    To stay focused on and to really enjoy your family activities, take steps like these:
    *On the way home, spend five minutes looking forward to a family activity.
    * Leave your briefcase or tool belt at work or lock it in your car's trunk when you get home.
    * Change into different clothes after work.
    * When a distracting thought intrudes, tell yourself you'll deal with that later.
    * Make a point of actively enjoying the shared family time as it happens.
    * Talk about the best parts later with your family.


     Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
    The most important things I've learned from this section of VitalityPro™ for improving the Family dimension of my lifestyle are ...
    1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________ Note: At the conclusion of this "Lifestyle Vitality" part of your report on page #29, we will suggest you revisit these and other Notes-to-Myself as the overall basis for your designing your Personal Action Plan.
    ©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
     
     Friends
    The extent to which your friendships provide you the support and satisfactions you want to experience with friends
    Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
    Overview
    Your profile shows that your friendships are quite fully providing the support and satisfactions you want from them.

    Build on Your Strengths
    Some of your answers to the questions about your Friends 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. Here are your identified Strengths.

    My friends and I don't have a lot of personal interests in common.
    Sharing interests with your friends makes it easier for your to have interesting conversations or spend relaxed time together. Introduce your friends to your new interests if you think they will also enjoy them.
    I need more friends.
    You indicate that have enough friends to suit you. Keep making the most of the friendships that you do have.
    My relationships with my friends give me lots of satisfaction.
    You have satisfying relationships with your friends. Keep doing what you are doing with your friends and you may even wish to tell them what you enjoy most with them so you can look forward to doing that more often in future.
    When I have a lot of stress in my life, I can count on my friends for support.
    You have indicated that you have no difficulty planning for a time to get together with your friends. This makes it easy to keep good relationships going.
    My friendships have grown stronger over the years.
    Your friendships have grown stronger over the years which means you and your friends are getting energy from your relationships. These types of friendships are very valuable and should continue to be nurtured.
    ©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
     
     Growth Opportunities
    None of your answers to the questions about your Friends could legitimately be called a Growth Opportunity.


     Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
    The most important things I've learned from this section of VitalityPro™ for improving the Friends dimension of my lifestyle are ...
    1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________ Note: At the conclusion of this "Lifestyle Vitality" part of your report on page #29, we will suggest you revisit these and other Notes-to-Myself as the overall basis for your designing your Personal Action Plan.
    ©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
     
     Personal Development
    The extent to which you are involved in activities which promote your personal enjoyment and growth
    Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
    Overview
    Your profile shows that your personal development is very satisfying for you.

    Build on Your Strengths
    Some of your answers to the questions about your Personal Development 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. Here are your identified Strengths.

    I frequently get involved with opportunities to develop myself personally.
    You are taking advantage of opportunities to develop yourself personally. This can be very rewarding, particularly if you are participating in things that give you a sense of your life "adding up" and going in the right direction. Stay with those activities that you feel are giving you the best return on your energy and minimize activities that are drudgery.
    My leisure time does not reflect my interests very well.
    Maintaining a leisure life which allows you to express your various interests is often not easy. You seem to managing this challenge very well.
    I do not plan enough time for the activities I really enjoy.
    You plan enough time for the activities that you enjoy. Now take advantage of your self management skills to follow your plan for maximum personal growth and enjoyment.
    I feel that my life is progressing in the areas that are most important to me.
    Your profile shows that you feel that your life is progressing in the areas that are most important to you. This allows you to feel that you are going in the right direction and you do not have to spend a lot of energy getting back on track.
    Once I've met my work and family commitments, I don't have much energy left to pursue my personal interests.
    You have indicated that you are able to pursue your personal interests as much as you like. This can be energizing as long as you continue to balance it with your family, work and other important aspects of your life.
    ©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
     
     Growth Opportunities
    None of your answers to the questions about your Personal Development could legitimately be called a Growth Opportunity.


     Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
    The most important things I've learned from this section of VitalityPro™ for improving the Personal Development dimension of my lifestyle are ...
    1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________ Note: At the conclusion of this "Lifestyle Vitality" part of your report on page #29, we will suggest you revisit these and other Notes-to-Myself as the overall basis for your designing your Personal Action Plan.
    ©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
     
     LIFESTYLE VITALITY INDEX

    My Personal Action Plan for Improved Lifestyle Vitality

    We recommend you revisit the Notes-to-Myself that you have made in VitalityPro™ concerning these four dimensions of your lifestyle: Work, Family, Friends and Personal Development.


    MY FOCUS

    As I read this Lifestyle Vitality section in my profile, focusing on my Strengths and my Growth Opportunities, the most important recommendations-for-action for me are:

     1. _____________________________________________________________________________

     2. _____________________________________________________________________________

     3. _____________________________________________________________________________

     * Others ?  ______________________________________________________________________


    MY MOTIVATION

    It's clear to me that by taking action on these recommendations, I can create the following benefits and satisfactions for myself in my life:

     * ______________________________________________________________________________

     * ______________________________________________________________________________


    MY ACTION

    The specific, realistic and motivating actions I am going to take are:

     * Action #1 ______________________________________________________________________

     * Action #2 ______________________________________________________________________

     * Others ?  ______________________________________________________________________


    For further step-by-step guidance on making long lasting, highly effective changes in your life, we recommend you consult chapter 8, "Taking Action", in Dr. Earle's book "Reduce Your Body Age" which is available free on-line at  www.vitalcorporation.com/chap8.pdf or for book purchase at  www.stresscanada.org/books.html .

    ©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
     
     WORK ENVIRONMENT INDEX

    Your ratings of the following nine factors in your work indicate that you find your work environment provides considerable support and presents very few difficulties which greatly enhances your enjoyment of your work.
    Supportive   Difficult

    The following nine work environment factors are largely beyond an individual employee's control. However, in most cases, their negative impacts on enjoying your work can be reduced by how you put to use the recommendations we provide you in the Personal Vitality and the Lifestyle Vitality sections of this report. Pay special attention to how your personal and lifestyle strengths can help you work around or even begin to change one or two environmental factors which are getting in the way of your fully enjoying your work.

    It will also be very helpful to review your Strengths and Growth Opportunities presented in the Work Engagement section of this report. You will find useful advice to help you deal more constructively with several of your more difficult work environment factors.


    Work Environment Factors

    Organizational Communication
     
    The extent to which your company provides you the information you need to do your job, to plan your career and to feel involved with the work of the company.
    Excellent   Dissatisfied

    Your responses indicate that you feel that organizational communication is quite good. To make it even better, you may wish to give some thought to the areas that you feel could be improved and then present your suggestions by highlighting the good things that the company does and offering one or two suggestions on how it could do even better.


    Pay and Benefits
     
    The extent to which you view your company's pay and benefits as fair and as rewarding excellent work performance.
    Excellent   Dissatisfied

    You have indicated that you find the pay and benefits to be very good. By continuing to contribute to the company's success, you are likely to continue to find the pay and benefits to be very good.


    Career and Skills Development
     
    The extent to which you believe your company provides you opportunities and support for developing your skills and career.
    Supportive   Non-Supportive

    You have indicated that you feel that you receive excellent support regarding your career goals. Discuss your career goals with an HR person or your manager to see how you can grow and enhance your value to the organization. Your willingness to work at your goals during your own time as well as during work hours will improve your likelihood of career success.

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    VITALITY SNAPSHOT
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    VITALITY SNAPSHOT
     
     Work Environment Factors (cont'd)

    Challenging and Rewarding Work
     
    The extent to which find the work you do challenging and rewarding.
    Challenging/Rewarding   Unrewarding

    You have indicated that you find your work to be very challenging and/or rewarding. Tell your manager and your colleagues how much you enjoy your work to spread some of your positive outlook. Look for new challenges that may also contribute to the organization's success and offer to work on them if possible.


    Your Manager's Style
     
    The extent to which your manager is concerned with you as a person and with enabling you to do your work well.
    Supportive   Non-Supportive

    You have indicated that your manager provides you with the support that you need to do your job effectively. Remind him/her how much you appreciate the support and keep using your initiative to get the information that you need.


    Recognition and Respect
     
    The extent to which which your company recognizes and respects employees for the work they do.
    Supportive   Difficult

    Your responses show that you feel that the organization is very supportive and respectful to its employees. Let your co-workers know that you think this is a good thing and how much you appreciate it. By spreading your positive feelings, you will likely get them back in return.


    Cooperative Culture
     
    The extent to which employees in your company value cooperation in order to get the work done.
    Supportive   Difficult

    You have indicated the culture in which you work is a very co-operative one in which the people work very well together and get things done. Remind yourself how much you appreciate this and tell your colleagues from time to time as well.


    Co-workers
     
    The degree to which you like and respect the people who work with you.
    Very Satisfied   Dissatisfied

    You have indicated that you like and respect your co-workers. Remind them how you feel in little ways to help maintain the supportive atmosphere.

    ©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
     
     Work Environment Factors (cont'd)

    Expectations of Me
     
    Your feelings that you know what is expected of you at work
    Very Clear   Often Unclear

    You indicate that your expectations at work are very clear. To maintain this situation and make it even better, have informal chats with management to see if they are satisfied with how you are doing your job.

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