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Quote of the Week: There is no greater tragedy than a life that is lived without purpose. Ed Young

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in Ed Young, Life, Purpose, Tragedy | 0 comments

There is no greater tragedy than a life that is lived without purpose.  Ed Young

Purpose – The reason for which something is created.

For awhile, I worked in nursing homes. I had countless clients, most of whom were well past the age of 75. I listened to many stories. But the ones I found the most heartbreaking were the ones from people who had not found their true purpose in life. Or if they found their purpose, squandered it.

One of my clients I remember vividly is Mr. Jones*. He was a handsome man in his day. He was also athletic and talented. But he was a bit of a ne’er do well. He spent more time in jail than out. He had plenty of potential and boatloads of squandered opportunities. But more importantly, he coasted through life, no direction, no purpose. Mr. Jones died a few months after I met him. But I would often sit and wonder what he could he have accomplished had he found his true calling and followed it. I wondered that about many of my former patients. Years before I started working in the nursing homes, I used to wonder about my own purpose. I worked for years in the IT industry, but I hated it. I didn’t feel like I was making a difference. So I changed course.

Do you feel this way? Do you feel like you are drifting along in life with no direction? Are you still trying to figure out your purpose? Are you scared that you are wasting your life? Then take action today. Figure out your true path in life. But you don’t have to go it alone. If you want to get out of that rut you’re in, contact me today for a free coaching session. Let’s get you on the right path today.

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7 Tips to Finding Work/Life Balance

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Balance, Coaching, Delegaton, Life, Work | 0 comments

Do you ever get the feeling that one day you will look up and your kids are ready to leave home, but you have only a handful of memories because you spent all your time pursuing your career. You may lack balance in your life. That needs to stop because.

“I should have spent more time at work” said no one ever at the end of his or her life. Might have some other regrets, but that’s not on the list. So here are a few ways to create more balance in your life.

  1. Take a vacation. Many companies offer paid vacation time. Use it accordingly. If you are self employed or don’t get paid vacation time, set aside money for a planned vacation and to cover expenses while you are away from work. Use that time to rest and rejuvenate.
  2. Create a schedule. The schedule should include work, time for family, alone time with your mate, and exercise at the very least. Make adjustments to the schedule as necessary.
  3. Make time for exercise. Exercise releases endorphines which helps to improve mood. It also keeps the body healthy and strong for as long as possible
  4. Eat a proper diet. Eating properly which includes eating fruits and vegetables, helps boost energy
  5. Rest. The average adult needs 7-8 hours per night of sleep to function optimally
  6. Learn how to say no. You can’t say yes to everything and everybody and expect to get much accomplished.
  7. Delegate responsibility. Especially if you are an entrepreneur. Outsource the tasks that are not your specialty (i.e. bookkeeping, website design, marketing). This will help shorten your workload and free up time for leisure activities.
Overall, the purpose of having balance is so that you can be more productive. With the proper tools in place, you can be more effective in your career and family. If you need assistance in finding your proper work life balance, contact me at 321-800-8520 or truechangelifecoach@gmail.com

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