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Keeping the Flame Alive. Marjorie Trachtman VANNW Conference June 25, 2013. When I Grow Up I Want To Be A…. How Did You End Up Here?. Either on purpose or by accident. DETOUR. Few Have A Calling: Everyone Has Inclinations And Aptitudes. Family History Intellectual Passions - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Keeping the Flame Alive

Keeping the Flame Alive

Marjorie TrachtmanVANNW ConferenceJune 25, 2013When I Grow Up I Want To Be A

How Did You End Up Here?Either on purpose or by accident

DETOURFamily HistoryIntellectual PassionsWork ExperiencesMajor Life Events

Few Have A Calling: Everyone Has Inclinations And Aptitudes

What Are The Skills And Qualities Needed To Being A Great Volunteer Manager?New/Uncovered Skills Lessons learned about your skills, strengths, likes and dislikesHow you deal with othersEvery Job Taught You Something About Yourself

Big Five Personality Inventory: OCEAN Openness; Conscientiousness; Extroversion; Agreeableness; NeuroticismMyers-Briggs: Extroversion-Introversion; Sensing-Intuition; Thinking-Feeling; Judging-PerceptionKeirsey Temperament Sorter: Rationalist; Idealist; Guardian; Artisan. Correlates to Myers-Briggs types

Well-Known Personality Inventories Share Trait ScalesExtrovert: The degree to which you look outside yourself for stimulation and recharge

Agreeableness: The degree to which you adjust your needs and desires to accommodate othersStaying On Top Of Your Game

Integrating who you are with who the job requires you to be

Your skills Your temperament What you find rewardingWhat you find frustrating

Burnout Is

Perceived Need To Function Over Time In Opposition To Your Inherent NatureOverengagementOverreactiveUrgencyLoss of energyAnxietyPhysical damageSelf-evident

DisengagementNonreactiveHelpless/HopelessLoss of motivationDepressionEmotional damageInsidious Stress VS. BurnoutThe Burnout CycleNegative behaviorsappearRetreat/regroupCrisis/failure

Breaking The Burnout Cycle

Burnout Busters

Talk with peers/trusted friendsDelegateTry something newTake some downtimeRediscover a hobbyTake care of yourselfCraft a mission statementKeep guideposts in focusBasis for decisionsForce you to look at life balanceKeep you focused on the bigger pictureHow Mission Statements HelpGuiding values and principlesProvides a unifying theme for all of the different roles you fillPuts you in charge of defining your life

Personal Mission Statement: What you see as the purpose of your life

Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:* I shall not fear anyone on Earth.* I shall fear only God.* I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.* I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.* I shall conquer untruth by truth.* And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering. -- Ghandi

I want to be the person my dog already thinks I am. -- UnknownExamples Of Personal Mission StatementsWhat you are here to doWhy you do itHow you do itWho you do it for

Professional Mission Statement: Your highest goals and aspirations based on your passion and core values

As an art educator I will conduct myself with a positive attitude as a motivated leader in my field. I will recognize the whole child in each of my students and motivate them to explore the world through art. My perfect world is a place where each individual uses the gifts God gave them in a positive way.At Kimberly Washburn (law firm), my mission is to learn and understand my clients' needs and the external factors affecting them so that I can aggressively and professionally represent them throughout the legal process. I clearly communicate my legal knowledge and experience, thereby enabling my clients to make well-informed decisions for themselves.Examples Of Professional Mission StatementsI empower others to enrich their lives through volunteer service. I create volunteer opportunities and environments that foster growth, accomplishment, and a sense of fellowship and self-worth. I seek out and participate in opportunities that encourage sharing of knowledge among volunteer management practitioners to enhance the professionalism of the field. l live a life that is true to myself, not a life that is defined by others expectations. The power to create that life is in my own hands and I do not relinquish it to anyone else. I exercise that power with integrity, courage, honesty and gratitude. I infuse my life with laughter, forgiveness, curiosity, creativity, and compassion, and I seek to be a positive force in the lives of those I encounter along the way.Fitting Personal And Professional Together

What you like about your jobHow a good day makes you feelAwareness of your own reactions and behaviorRemembering why you do what you doMost importantlyTo Keep Your Flame Alive, Focus OnKeeping Things In Perspective

Keeping the Flame Alive

Marjorie TrachtmanVANNW ConferenceJune 25, 2013