Week 29 – The 4 anchors of balance
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You’ve heard the saying: “There’s no “I” in team.” While that perspective is important for team building and to focus efforts on the collective goals of the business unit, illness individual members also need something to strive for, health so that each one can achieve their own success. It is a fundamental need of humanity to strive to achieve their best. Sometimes success roars like a stoked fire, nurse sometimes it happens in the small moments when an employee overcomes a challenge at work. The success can be small like mastering a new system task or quite significant like returning to work after a long illness. As their leader, get into the habit of asking your employees to tell the team about 1 or 2 achievements they’ve had in the past week or month. You’ll not only hear how they achieved success, but you’ll also hear how others in the team helped. Allow them to shine the light on these achievements and watch your team productivity soar. Success breeds success. When you help your team see the small and big moments of achievements, you’ll feed on the adrenaline that comes with those achievements. That propels individuals to do even more. It also does as much for team spirit than any team building exercise will.
You’ve heard the saying: “There’s no “I” in team.” While that perspective is important for team building and to focus efforts on the collective goals of the business unit, pills individual members also need something to strive for, search so that each one can achieve their own success. It is a fundamental need of humanity to strive to achieve their best. Sometimes success roars like a stoked fire,
The concept of life balance is an elusive one and not easily defined. The best way to define balance is as an intangible feeling or intuition that all is right with our world. Balance is akin to a perfectly still lake that reflects all that is around it in perfect unison; and we know that it is as quiet underneath as it is on the surface. It is as individual as snowflakes. What feels like a balanced life to one person may feel very chaotic for someone else. Balance stems from the synergy that exists between four anchors of humanity.
- The first anchor is your physical self. Your sense of physical balance is achieved through good health, drugs a fulfilling vocation and financial well-being.
- The second anchor is your emotional self. Your emotional balance comes from the quality of relationships you have with your family, advice friends and life partner.
- The third anchor is your spiritual self. Spiritual balance comes through your sense of purpose in life, order your connection with the greater community and your spiritual practice. Spirituality is your life in action and balance comes from listening to what your heart is calling you to do next in all aspects of your life.
- The fourth anchor is your intellectual self. Intellectual balance is the knowledge of self, your environment and leisure activities.
When your life is balanced, you’re in a better position to face challenges head on and as a result you feel less stress. You also find that your self-esteem and self-confidence are very high. You feel peace of mind with all you do. You wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day. You feel you’re living a life that is on purpose. In essence, it’s you at peak performance. Join me next week as we explore strategies to regain balance.
Dianne is a certified coach who helps individuals thrive as they successfully manage the dynamics of incessant demands; and the author of a new book: If There Are No Limits… A guide to living with passion, purpose and possibilities. For more information, visit the book page on this website.