I often get asked, "How Do I Find Balance In My Business and Personal Life?" I tell them, a life that has meaning and is fulfilling can happen for you. What does it take? It takes time, self-knowledge, a plan and some hard work.
Here is the good news! The work will not be as difficult as you think. Why.... Because when you're doing what makes you happy. You feel this is what you were meant to do.
Now, to get you started, below are twenty-steps to help you to build your plan. These are the steps that will set you on your path, to the life you want.
Taking the time to do this will help you reach the life you desire a lot quicker, than just allowing life to take you where it will.
Take a deep breath and get started:
Step 1: Find the purpose for your life.
Step 2: Develop a daily spiritual practice.
Step 3: Determine what is most important to you.
Step 4: Align your new goals around what is most important.
Step 5: Have a healthy perspective of yourself.
Step 6: Replace old beliefs that are no longer useful to you.
Step 7: Create new possibilities for your life.
Step 8: Figure out who you want to be when you grow up.
Step 9: Practice living the life you want now.
Step 10: Figure out what you are passionate about.
Step 11: Align your abilities and your interests.
Step 12: What would a perfect work day be for you?
Step 13: Write your autobiography five years from today.
Step 14: Downscale your lifestyle to create the opportunities that you seek.
Step 15: Strengthen your relationships and support systems.
Step 16: Grow emotionally strong.
Step 17: Give yourself permission to follow your heart.
Step 18: Laugh a lot and enjoy the ride.
Step 19: Live with integrity, as a path towards an authentic life.
Step 20: Eat well, exercise and get plenty of sleep.
Okay, I know this is a big list. Here is what you can do to take action. Circle the top 3 that call to you. Now, focus only on one of the three. Next, write down the answers to these question for the one step you circled.
If you were doing this...(insert the step you circled)
What would be different?
Who would be there with you?
Where would you be?
What would you be doing?
Next, write down 3 tasks that you can do today, in order to get what you wrote down accomplished. Once you accomplished these tasks, write down three more, until you are living your dream.
Here is the bottom line...you have a choice...to take action or not to take action. Both are decisions, but one of them has a better payoff. Which do you choose?
When You Change Your Mindset...You Change Your Results...