Life Fully Lived

My last post was about the blind spot that many wealth creators—and professional advisors—have as it relates to the ability to say no and how this creates limiting problems. There is another blind spot that doesn’t get talked about much: Wealth creators—and advisors—can allow fear and frustrations to lead them into the negative cycle of discouragement which blocks our ability to be successful, lead the life we want, and provide the type of world-class service our clients and customers expect and need. For me, it plays out something like this:  I wake up feeling stressed and tired; my mind is racing with problems and issues that need to be addressed today (but they aren’t what I want to do today); the sheer weight of the issues tips the scale from any shred of positive energy and possibility towards a feeling of uncertainty and fear; then, my mind downshifts into discouragement and self-doubt pretty much extinguishing any chance for me to be successful that day because I head into it in such a negative state. Sound familiar?  I consider myself to be a pretty positive person, but this cycle is something that is really easy for me to fall prey to. There is a great positive affirmation exercise that I learned a few months ago that can really help when you find yourself in this situation. It’s really simple and goes like this: 

I want to be more authentic.  I have mentioned it frequently in my posts and so I thought it would be helpful to provide some additional insight into what it means and why it’s so important to me.  No Webster dictionary definition here, just the things I believe contribute and...

I ran across this article when I was doing some research on barefoot running. I absolutely love it and the application to live a fulfilling life, with clarity and control! (Warning: it’s a tad long but I promise that you won’t be disappointed if you read the entire thing). These are...

I don’t have one, but sure wish I did.  Many times in my life, I’ve wanted a mentor - someone I could talk to about my career, life, key decisions, and all the stuff in life that can use the soothing wisdom that only rich life experience can provide. Many people...