BY STAN KONTOS
For those that have been regularly coming to the Breakfast at the Next Level events each month or have attended SOL events (such as The Next Level Retreat, Real Estate Riches, or other evening events) or have been on the Platinum Program, one thing that you may not realise is just how vast your knowledge base has become.
Sometimes we need to be reminded that the way we are living has advanced significantly over the past 5 or 10 years…many of us have adopted healthy eating and exercising practices, or accumulated wealth through real estate or shares much easier than we thought possible, or are much more aware of the power of our mind in creating our desired life, or we may have simply elevated to a higher spiritual plane.
As you reflect on the past year, consider even the past 10 years. Think of how life has advanced for you, and with this awareness, realise that joy not only comes from improving the way we live but also from being able to share this knowledge with others in our community environment. Mother Theresa once said something along the lines of, “Not everyone can go and help 100 people at a time but we can all help one person at a time”.
Once we have all addressed our basic needs in life we achieve a high level of happiness. The interesting thing is, that by getting more we do not get the quantum leap in happiness that we first acquired. The next quantum leap comes from sharing and caring for others. So it is that I recommend you become more aware of the people around you – your family, your friends, and even your work colleagues and notice what is required to assist them take their lives to the next level.
When communicating to assist others, it is best not to direct people to an outcome (such as “you need to lose weight!”) – rather the best approach is to share your story of how you benefited from adopting a change in your life. People are influenced more from stories than from being preached to. So if you have done well with your health, share your story. If you have made lots of money and wealth, share your story. If you have developed an outstanding relationship with a loved one, share the techniques that made your relationship successful. Or if you have simply mastered your emotions and are able to feel good everyday no matter what happens, share and inspire other so they can learn too.
You see, sharing is caring. People love to hear other’s testimonies – the key is to have structure to your sharing. It is a bit like “rags to riches” stories – we all love to hear them and find them inspiring. Begin sharing with how you were, and what challenges you had – people will relate to you when you show them humility. Then share the moment of change – the belief system that changed that got you on the road to personal change. Then share with them how life is now. This 3 step process is a simple and effective way for others to listen , learn and apply. And who knows, in 5 years from now someone may come up to you and thank you for sharing with them because your story may have set them on a course that changed their life, business and lifestyle.
We have many interesting people booked into our Breakfast at the Next Level for 2016 (we have Callum Hann in December – should be great! (https://solresults.com/nextlevelbreakfasts/callum-hann/) – this is a perfect environment to bring people to hear amazing stories of personal and professional growth that will inspire, transform and educate. So come along and bring a friend for free when you become a member of the Breakfast Program.
Live with passion, stay on your life’s purpose and always work toward being at peace in all you do.
His areas of passion include:
- Coaching: Business, Executive and Personal
- Mentoring: Leaders, Managers and Management teams
- Therapy for rapid improvements in stress and personal blocks
- Leadership Development
- Life Enhancing Seminar Programs teaching Success Strategies and Personal Empowerment
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.