BY STAN KONTOS
A recent coaching client of mine was working very hard running her small business, tending to her young growing family, and struggling to find the time to relax and enjoy life. Yes we all know it is not an easy thing balancing many responsibilities when you have so many demands! However, she had realised that undertaking a coaching process to assist her with “balance of life” would be crucial to her future happiness (and success).
How many times have we heard the story of someone having a health scare or going through a divorce or losing a child to drugs or questioning the meaning of life, all because they are too busy to reflect, think, and plan their life?
Anyway, my client discovered over the course of the year (on the Platinum Coaching Program) that the secret was to focus on her health and peacefulness and everything else would fall into place. By focussing on herself, she then realised that her work was so much more enjoyable and she performed so much better. There were less “drama’s” in her life, she had more time to take on things she enjoyed. In the end she reduced the hours she devoted to work with positive effect. In her words “clean house, happy boys, green smoothies most days, walks on beach, finally there is balance in my life. I can’t thank you enough!”.
Balance of life is an ongoing quest for all of us – I too have many responsibilities and demands hence depend on my system to get me “out of the pressure cooker” so I too can bring some perspective back into the gift of life I have been given. It is so important to schedule time away from responsibilities – a daily meditation, one full day off a week (the sabbatical day), a weekend away each month, a week off somewhere to “chill out” each 3-4 months, and an annual holiday (2 or more weeks) somewhere away from home. We all need to have these important times of peacefulness and health restoration scheduled – they are more important than any business or work meeting could ever be. This is your life and it is a gift that we all need to cherish for one day it will pass us by.
It is always interesting to study words and question their origin. “Holiday” could easily have come from “holy-day”. How often do we take time off to increase our “holiness”? And in doing so become a more “whole” human being? Every word has a possible historical meaning and I believe that the word holiday is derived from a meaning related to making ourselves a more whole human being. So what are you doing to increase “wholeness” in your life? Did you know that life balance does not just miraculously happen but rather is created by effort and application of your very own personal life balance system? I encourage you to begin scheduling time off from your busy schedule today and insert this time in your diary and do not let anyone disturb this time. This is the time that will bring back the meaning, the joy, and restore your physical, mental and spiritual health.
If you haven’t been to our Breakfast at the Next Level (https://solresults.com/nextlevelbreakfasts/), I encourage you to come along each month (significant discount available for those who become a member – ask us how). The monthly inspiration will give you a positively influenced mindset that will carry you through the month and bring forth ideas for a more successful and balanced life. We get about 10-20 new people coming each month so perhaps consider passing this email to someone you care for and come along together to the next event. I promise you will enjoy it and take away much value on the morning.
Our purpose at SOL Results is to bring cutting edge information and tools to assist you with more success, more happiness, and more balance in your life – everyone can live a more abundant life where health, money, relationships and emotional states are optimised so that our life experience is an amazing journey.
I look forward to seeing you one day soon.
Live with passion, stay on purpose, and always be at peace.
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Stan is an entrepreneur with business interests in various states across Australia.
Stan focuses on continuous and never ending improvement of himself and his teams of partners and associates as well as selfless contribution to others. He is an inspiring and motivating speaker, author, coach, and entrepreneur. He desires to expand people’s lives and to expand his charitable quests.
Stan is considered to be one’s “ultimate” life and business coach.