A self contract is an agreement between your present and future self about what’s most important to you. It may be written or simply internalized. It draws together the critical aspects of yourself and applies it to what you want out of life. It requires a vision of yourself in the future and an understanding… Read More
It’s up to You
“Things aren’t gonna change unless you do.” These words were said to me in a conversation with Ron, the gentleman who checks people in at the doctor’s office. We were discussing having fun with what we do. Both of observed that more than half the people we interact with complain about things and most especially… Read More
I had the opportunity to speak with our resident risk management expert today. We were discussing enterprise risk management, the tools to do so and what is necessary to manage risk. He then said something directly related to Managing the Business of You. “If you don’t know what’s important to you then what’s important to… Read More
What is Timing?
The martial arts master I had the opportunity to practice with mentioned timing many many times and thus the instructors he trained used it in their teachings. Relative to martial arts it is the application of energy in such a manner to elicit to specific movements internally or externally. In comedy, timing is critical to… Read More
To form objectives that support our vision, it is of value to explore the environment and day to day situations we find ourselves in. We have to look at how we operate within our world. Every moment affords us new opportunities and new paths provided we are open to see them. To witness the unfolding… Read More
What’s your intention?
The word intention has it’s roots in the Latin Intendere (intend). To intend something is to ‘direct the attention to.’ Our attention is directed by both our conscious and unconscious minds. Unconsciously, our drives, instincts and impulses have a direction with some rooted deep in our psyche’s and part of our genetic programming. Sometimes we… Read More
Our Butts have Power
My goal is to publish my manuscript. This blog’s intent is to present the ideas of A Valued Life, Managing the Business of You. However, I want bring the ideas to life on this blog by interspersing excerpts from the manuscript with daily experiences and reflections. In doing so, perhaps readers can relate to the… Read More
Integrating Our Business
The business of you is not self-centered and focused solely on the individual. Another perspective just as important is how our business integrates with the business of other individuals, organizations as well as nature’s “business.” We are a system that integrates with nearby systems as well as the larger systems around us. Even when we… Read More