What is the one thing that causes you to lose you of inner peace and confidence?
As I write, I’m on the eve of my 65th birthday, have my Medicare card and coverage in place, am trying to delay taking Social Security until I qualify for a higher monthly payout, am finding job applications rejected due to my age (obliquely), and I’m constantly being asked why I don’t just retire by well-meaning but obviously ignorant people, mostly younger, who just assume that retirement is a piece of cake.
The truth of it is, owning a growing business and having a full life can be like a constant game of trying to get ahead of a fast-moving train.
Perhaps you'll find guidance, as I do, from Frank Sinatra in his song, "That's Life". Here's a useful interpretation of the song with seven key lessons
To have a life of purpose, we have to live on purpose. Here are three reasons why you should take the bull by the horns and make life happen for you, not to you.
It is wise for employers to be aware of the potential problems that can stem from inappropriate behavior or actions that might happen when co-workers interact in a more casual way.
We don’t strive for work-life balance, as the two never are in balance. Instead, we strive for work-life harmony.
Has anyone found my keys? And while you’re at it, has anyone found my peace? My joy? My fun life? My time? My career? My creativity? My smile? My youth? Thanks, I just really need to find those.
We think we're doing what we're supposed to do to be successful at work, contribute at home and be engaged in the community. But in our unconscious, compulsive cycle of over-committing, we undermine our best and highest intentions.
Do you know how to thrive under the pressure that crushes those who aren’t mentally tough? Like the great Olympians, you can learn to create an optimal state of mind before engaging in your most challenging or most important personal and professional situations.
The next time you approach a possible goal, check in. Will achieving it enhance your success? Will your pursuit of it bring meaning to your work and life? If yes, great! If not, beware.
There's a flip side to our apparently insatiable need for proof or validation. As helpful as it is in our lives as consumers, it can royally trip us up in attempts for true, fulfilling success.