Take Time to Create a Life Balance Sheet for Success

Written by Joy Fisher-Sykes

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those you don’t 2. Give to others without expecting anything in return 3. Do one thing outside of your comfort zone that improvesrepparttar quality of your life 4. Allow someone to merge into traffic – even if they didn’t wait their turn 5. Compliment a salesperson/clerk on a job well done 6. Userepparttar 135445 good crystal and china other than for a holiday 7. Be honest about what you need to be happy 8. Read to a child 9. Dance to your favorite music 10. Place your neighbors’ newspaper right outside their door 11. Call someone just to say “hello” and to see how they are doing 12. Buy a co-worker a cup of coffee or ice cream cone 13. Walk barefoot inrepparttar 135446 grass 14. Tell someone “I love you” 15. Learn one new thing every week 16. Every day acknowledge at least one thing in life for which you are grateful

At least once a month, create a Life Balance Sheet. Take a look at your Life Balance Sheet at least once a day. This will empower you, at a glance, to realize how wonderful life can be and allow you to make lifestyle adjustments as necessary. Remember, a great life is yours to create. Go create a fabulous life!

Joy Fisher-Sykes is a professional speaker, author, and success coach in the areas of leadership, motivation, stress management, customer service, and team building. You can e-mail her at mailto:jfsykes@thesykesgrp.com, or call her at (757) 427-7032. Go to her web site, http://www.thesykesgrp.com, and signup for the newsletter, OnPoint, and receive the free ebook, "Empowerment and Stress Secrets for the Busy Professional."

Plan Your Life Effectively

Written by Charlotte Burton

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Be Realistic

One way that life can get inrepparttar way is through sheer overwhelm: you may feel overwhelmed byrepparttar 135426 sheer size of each category when you do break each big goal from your life plan down into smaller ones. It is really important that you keep motivated and don’t ask too much of yourself. If you are asking yourself to do 4 hours worth of work when you only have 30 minutes a day, don’t be disheartened, be realistic. You may find that if you set yourself one thing a day to do, and get that done faster than you think then you can get another one done and get ahead ofrepparttar 135427 plan.

Be Flexible

Another way that life can be annoying? is through unexpected twists: this is where keeping your plan flexible comes into play. Depending on what life has thrown at you, there are different ways of doing this. Firstly, you need to keep in control of your plan rather than letting it control you. Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Reviews are very useful ways of making sure your plan fits in with what is really happening in your life and this kind of prevention system can help you anticipate and handle unexpected situations inrepparttar 135428 best way for you.

Be Willing to Reconsider

What if you change your mind about sections ofrepparttar 135429 plan? No problem - you can redesign your plan as many times as is necessary because it is YOUR plan. Just go back torepparttar 135430 drawing board and rethink - you may realise that one change in your plan may impact more areas thanrepparttar 135431 one area you want to alter. It is important to remember here that it is your life and anything is possible, so ifrepparttar 135432 prospect of replanning is daunting, just imagine where you want to be and start taking some action!

Be Honest with Yourself

It is important to know that whatever you plan it must be right for you - if your goal involves actions that you are either not capable of or actions you are not willing to do, you must review what you want and be honest aboutrepparttar 135433 likelihood of you actually completingrepparttar 135434 actions you set yourself.

Contemplate a Coach

What if life keeps getting inrepparttar 135435 way and you get disheartened about ever havingrepparttar 135436 life you want? Or if you don’t have a clue what you want as every situation you try on in your head just doesn’t feel right? Here you may have to address your more basic needs andrepparttar 135437 real situation you’re living in. It may berepparttar 135438 case that you would benefit from having a coach to help you out in sorting throughrepparttar 135439 top layers of life torepparttar 135440 real you underneath -repparttar 135441 one which you have hidden away and ignored. A coach can help you realise what your true values are and help you figure out how you can translate this to your current life.

If you do decide to hire a coach, do try a few out to see what different styles are available - most coaches offer a free consultation where you can get to knowrepparttar 135442 personality ofrepparttar 135443 coach and their coaching style before deciding whether it is for you. Prices vary greatly, so this is where trying out many possible coaches can be extremely useful as you can decide whetherrepparttar 135444 service you have just tried is worthrepparttar 135445 asking price.

Proactive & Adaptable

Life is all about change. How you adapt to that change and how proactive you are in chasing your ideal are what really makesrepparttar 135446 difference in having a fulfilled life. Having a plan can help you in being prepared for whatever life decides to throw at you while keeping you on track to achieving your dreams.

Charlotte Burton is a Licensed Career Coach & Psychometric Assessor. For more information and to sign up for the ezine, view the website at www.lifeisvital.com or email charlotte@lifeisvital.com to request your complimentary consultation.

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