TOPIC 3. A BALANCED PERSON IS A GOOD LEADER, A HAPPY FAMILY MEMBER, A GREAT PARTNER, A HEALTHY SELF AND A CONTRIBUTOR TO THE BROADER WORLD.Christopher Walker
Staying balanced means:
- Doing the right thing.
- Preventing doing the wrong thing.
- Creating good things.
- Being healthy and happy enough to enjoy the journey.
A BALANCED PERSON IS BALANCED IN ALL SEVEN AREAS OF LIFEChristopher Walker
CHANGING THE SHAPE OF SELF-LEADERSHIP
A balanced person is balanced in all seven areas of life. In this program we help individuals address the symptoms, cause and solution to imbalance in any aspect of life. We help individuals address chronic imbalance as well as immediate and short term triggers such as emotional and physical illness.
The Balance program has seven elements: They are…
HOW TO: Let Go the Past
Nothing affects the family more than the unloved life of the parent. Regret, sadness, guilt and anger disrupt a life more than any single source and so a balanced person needs to learn how to let go. Whether it’s in a coffee shop where food didn’t arrive on time or in life where a colleague wasn’t honest, or a life partner or family member disappointed us, we need to learn to let go so that we can live balanced in the present. This is an important part of the balance program.
HOW TO: Create Perfect Cellular Health
Balanced living is neither excess or deficiency. Neither overeating nor under eating. Never too much, never too little. The result of balanced living is obvious. Our body is always in a state of flux, evolving, adapting, growing, ageing, healing and responding to demand. How do we remain steady when the vehicle we occupy is in such flux? This is an important awareness that we focus on in the Balance program. Cellular health looks at wellbeing from a micro level and frees us up on the macro level to get more enjoyment from what we do and eat.
HOW TO: Use the Environment To Support Success
A person needs to be in the right environment to create success. An environment that is out of balance, in any way, will create an imbalanced person. If the environment is corrupt, the individual will be corrupted, if the environment is toxic, the individual will become toxic. If the environment prioritises self interest over right action, then there will be an imbalance that creates troubles. We cannot become our best if our environment isn’t right. There are two things we can do to fix our environment to be balanced. One is our perception of people, places and things to see order where otherwise it might appear like chaos. This is a perception and mindset shift, and a very important skill. The second is physical, relying on improving the sensory environment, such as what we see, hear, feel, taste and smell. Of these, sight is key and nature is one such environmental trigger we harness for balance.
HOW TO: Stay Engaged and Get Over Speed Bumps..- Values Alignment
Authenticity means we put our heart into what we do. When our values are out of align with what we do, we become half hearted. In the balance program we clearly define individual intrinsic and extrinsic values to create alignment between action, process and outcome. When buying a house recently my friend asked me to share a meeting with the real estate salesman. He explained only the positives, no negatives of the deal, he shared market news that was only good no bad, to try to infatuate my friend into buying the house, (old style selling techniques) he was just dishonest and disrespectful to himself and my friend in this perspective. Now there was a lot of money at stake, and he knew it, so it took allot of integrity when I challenged him to put his true self, heart and soul into this conversation. To speak like the sale was not as important as his integrity. We refer to this as values alignment – your true I.P, Brand.
HOW TO: Use Your Vision, Inspiration, Purpose for Leadership
As there are seven areas of life a balanced person will have seven visions, seven areas of inspiration (passion) and one single sense of a purpose greater than themselves. Vision is the key to mental, emotional and physical health, few things are more important, this topic alone can bring a beautiful balance to life even when striving for singular success on any stage.
Taking a snippet from the yoga sutra,
When you are inspired by some greater purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds, your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.Pattanjali
HOW TO; Evolve Yourself through Self Talk
A balanced person will be always present, focussed. Whatever the situation, the attentive attitude will not be lost. Unconditionally, their attention will stay focused on whatever they are doing. They are not thinking of answers while listening, they are lisening. While walking they are conscentrating on walking, the environment. If they walk into a room and then out in 10 seconds they can name 50 objects. A person who is at the center is always in the moment, present, magnetic. Even if the death of a loved one comes, they will not react. They will receive death as they receive birth. If misery comes they will receive it as they receive joy. Whatever happens it cannot dislodge this person from their center. This powerful presence is an attitude, it is a consequence of being balanced.
The Balance Program is both a preventative and a maintenance program. It can be in the form of a 2-day workshop for corporate teams or private coaching or an intensive 30-day programme.
The unique feature of the Balance Program is that you not only get balanced in a sustainable healthy way but you learn a process for catching imbalance early for the future.. it means you can regulate your life balance and not be caught with your pants down in the future.
What do you think? Does it resonate with you? Do you know anyone who you think might benefit from this?