The Power Of Personal EnvironmentsWritten by Helaine Iris
I’ve got to admit, I’m a big fan of comfort. I like it when things in my world are stable and reliable. For example, my home is my sanctuary. I live here, and I work here. I like it to reflect peace, order and beauty, so when a messy remodeling project was underway - like recent replacement of a water-damaged bathroom ceiling - it affected me. I was stressed and cranky. My husband might not have been quite so generous and called me downright crazed.
Same thing with my physical body; I’m blessed with a high level of health and vitality. So, when something goes “wrong” like a recent eye infection (resigning me to a week of glasses versus my contact lenses) my stress needle hit red zone.
You might be thinking, “This all sounds a bit extreme, especially for a successful coach who has a highly functioning life.” Well, you’re right…I thought same thing.
Then I remembered…Thomas Leonard, known as father of coaching, once said, “Success becomes sustainable when there are environments and failsafe structures which support it and which make you feel fully alive. And being fully alive calls you to play a much bigger game in life...evolving to your optimal potential to levels of greatness you never thought were possible.”
There was my answer; these two recent events reminded me about power of our personal environments and what happens when they are out of balance. I had experienced chinks in my environments, and although I was feeling fully alive I certainly wasn’t feeling my own greatness.
As an entrepreneur your success and greatness, or lack of it, hinges on how well you keep all balls in air. It’s your job to maximize conditions that will nurture and assure your success. That’s where your personal environments come in.
Why Read Inspirational Quotes?Written by Steve Gillman
Maybe you've heard this one:
"What does it profit a man to have gained whole world, and to have lost his soul?" - Jesus Christ
Inspirational quotes and sayings from present day or centuries past, can inspire and instruct us. This is true regardless of religious or spiritual tradition they come from. Nor do religious or spiritully-oriented individuals have a monopoly on useful words. Quotes that strike at truth of matter can come from scoundrels, saints, and ordinary people.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excelence, then, is not an act, but a habit” - Aristotle
"Do not seek to follow in footsteps of men of old. Seek what they sought." - Basho
Why Read Inspirational Quotes?
Philosophies and arguments often use logic in an attempt to "capture" truth in a net of words to build systems of knowledge, or to satify egos. Logic is important, but when mis-used it leads to confusion. Inspirational sayings cut through fog and point at truth, so you can see it for yourself.