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Published on February 16, 2021

The 6 Aspects of Life You Need To Start Maximizing

The 6 Aspects of Life You Need To Start Maximizing

Do you struggle to find happiness and success in all areas of your life?

Perhaps your career has taken over your relationships or your health has stopped you enjoying your favourite hobbies?

Either way, when we lose balance in life, that’s a sign that we need to look again at our priorities and find a holistic way of living. A way that considers our mental and physical health, our career, our finances, our relationships and our spiritual wellness.

That’s what you’ll learn in this article.

A new way of living, enjoying and succeeding.

Understand Your Life

There are 6 aspects of life that you need to be aware of.

I’ll explain each of the 6 aspects in a moment, but first, I’d like you to spend a few minutes completing our Life Assessment to find out how balanced (or unbalanced!) your life is right now.

The Life Assessment will help you understand your life better. It will also provide you with a detailed custom report for FREE based on your strengths — enabling you to discover how to live your life to the fullest.

The Life Assessment will only take you around 5 minutes to complete; and those 5 minutes could be the catalyst for a new and exciting life. So please go ahead and complete the assessment now.

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Once you’ve finished the assessment — and spent some time looking at the results — you’ll be ready to discover…

The 6 Life Aspects

I came across these aspects early in my career after I burnt myself out through continually pushing myself — until my mind and body gave me clear signals to stop!

After my mental and physical health had been severely compromised, I lost the energy and motivation to keep going with my career. This also led to a decline in my self-confidence and a drop in my productivity and creativity.

However, it wasn’t all bad news. I was able to use the downtime as a wake-up call. I realized that anything taken to the extreme is unsustainable and that a happy, healthy and successful life only comes when all parts of our lives are in harmony and balance.

This was the impetus for creating the 6 Life Aspects — aspects that need to be balanced and fulfilled in order for us to function naturally and optimally.

I’ll talk now about each of the Life Aspects, plus I’ll give hints and tips on how to maximize each area — including how to benefit from core skills that I’ve termed ‘Life Multipliers’.

1. Physical Health

Imagine having tons of drive and energy and being able to consistently achieve your aims and desires.

This can be a reality if you spend small but regular periods of time in developing and maintaining your physical health.

You can do this through making simple changes to your life, such as improving your diet, exercising more and practicing meditation.

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These activities could lead to BIG gains in your physical and mental health. And critically, your health improvements will also inevitably lead to gains in ALL areas of your life.

Life Multiplier: Develop renewable vitality. Through eating, exercising and sleeping well, you’ll be able to keep your energy levels at a maximum.

2. Family and Relationship Fulfillment

When you have happy and healthy relationships with friends, family and colleagues, you’ll also have the necessary foundations for overall success and well-being in your life.

Harmonious relationships are so important that I recommend you limit the amount of time you spend with negative people and increase the time you spend with creative, enthusiastic, and supportive people. By doing this, you’ll keep yourself in tune with success.

Of course, I’m not suggesting you cut yourself off completely from any of your negative friends or family members — but you’ll certainly benefit by reducing the amount of time you spend with them.

Life Multiplier: Learn how to master your emotions. This will enable you to get along with almost everyone. It also means that you won’t be pushed around by life’s ever-changing circumstances.

3. Work and Career Prosperity

For most people, their career is one of their top priorities. And this makes sense, as on average we spend around 1,800 hours per year working.[1] Work is also the main source of income for the majority of people.

It’s definitely a positive thing to focus on progressing your career. This will give you something to aim for, and ties in with research that shows that striving towards goals makes people happier.[2]

Life Multiplier: Learn the art of self-control. You can do this by building positive new habits that will support your goals and aspirations.

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4. Wealth and Money Satisfaction

You’ve probably heard that money is the root of all evil. However, this is inaccurate. The full Bible quotation is “the love of money is the root of all evil.”

It’s normal and natural to want to have sufficient money to pay for you and your family’s needs — including mortgages, cars and holidays.

However, don’t put your focus on money, instead, put your focus on offering a service or product to the world. If it’s something that people need and want, then you should charge fairly for it and enjoy the rewards.

Life Multiplier: Be self-empowered. With this quality operating in your life you’ll have the confidence to be a high earner; you’ll also have the confidence to spend money on necessities and luxuries. (We all need a treat from time to time!)

5. Spiritual Wellness

While I’m predominantly a logical person, I don’t believe that every decision and action has to be based on facts and figures. Sometimes we need to follow our intuition and our heart.

Whether you believe there is a power greater than us or not, spiritual practices such as meditation, breathing exercises and singing can help us to tap into a world beyond logic.

It’s also worth noting that research shows that people who believe in a higher power tend to be happier and more satisfied with life than those that don’t.[3]

Life Multiplier: Discover conscious communications. This means being able to tune into others as well as tuning into a higher perspective.

6. Mental Strength

I find it easy to spot someone with a weak mind: They have no focus, no discipline, and they lack conviction and drive.

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On the other hand, I also find it easy to spot someone with a strong mind: They are dynamic, purposeful and engaging. They also quickly impress as someone who can ‘get things done’.

Life Multiplier: Learn the art of smart focus. This will enable you to get things done in the most effective and efficient manner. When you have the power of smart focus working in your life, you’ll have the necessary time and energy to develop your mental strength.

My recommendation is that you take some time to study and think about the 6 Life Aspects. Look for areas that you should limit and areas that you should expand.

Once you’ve successfully balanced the 6 Life Aspects — you’ll be working and living smarter than ever before. You’ll also develop an unstoppable forward momentum that will take you where you want to go in life.

A New Life Awaits You

So now you have the keys to living a full and holistic life.

You just need to take action and begin balancing the 6 Life Aspects. You can do this by implementing the suggested Life Multipliers.

I’m excited to have shared the information in this article with you, as I know that it can transform all aspects of your life for the better and help you achieve your goals and dreams.

American professional snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler sums up this approach well:

“I learned a few years ago that balance is the key to a happy and successful life, and a huge part of achieving that balance is to instill rituals into your everyday life — a nutritious balanced diet, daily exercise, time for yourself through meditation, reading, journaling, yoga, daily reflection, and setting goals.”

Featured photo credit: Masaaki Komori via unsplash.com

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7 Ways to Make Life Changing Decisions

7 Ways to Make Life Changing Decisions

Most people don’t know the profound effects of making life decisions. Often times, we go through life oblivious to what thoughts we are thinking and what actions we are taking. Every single decision we make in our days shapes our current reality. It shapes who we are as a person because we habitually follow through with the decisions we make without even realizing it.

If you’re unhappy with the results in your life right now, making the effort to changing your decisions starting today will be the key to creating the person you want to be and the life you want to have in the future.

If you want to get unstuck from where you are, make use of the 3-Step Guide To Break Free And Design the Life You Want. It’s a free guide that will guide you to break free from your limits and redesign a life that you truly want. You can grab your free guide here.

Now, let’s talk about the 7 ways you can go about making life changing decisions.

1. Realize the Power of Decision Making

Before you start making a decision, you have to understand what a decision does.

Any decision that you make causes a chain of events to happen. When you decide to pick up a cigarette to smoke it, that decision might result in you picking up another one later on to get that same high feeling. After a day, you may have gone through a pack without knowing it. But if you decide not to smoke that first cigarette and make a decision every five minutes to focus your attention somewhere else when you get that craving, after doing this for a week, your cravings will eventually subside and you will become smoke-free.

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But it comes down to making that very first decision of deciding whether or not to pick up that cigarette.

2. Go with Your Gut

Often times, we take too much time to make a decision because we’re afraid of what’s going to happen. As a result of this, we go through things like careful planning, deep analysis, and pros and cons before deciding. This is a very time consuming process.

Instead, learn to trust your gut instinct. For the most part, your first instinct is usually the one that is correct or the one that you truly wanted to go with.

Even if you end up making a mistake, going with your gut still makes you a more confident decision maker compared to someone who takes all day to decide.

3. Carry Your Decision Out

When you make a decision, act on it. Commit to making a real decision.

What’s a real decision? It’s when you decide on something, and that decision is carried out through action. It’s pointless to make a decision and have it played out in your head, but not doing anything about it. That’s the same as not making a decision at all.

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If you want to make real changes in life, you have to make it a habit to apply action with your decision until it’s completed. By going through this so many times, you will feel more confident with accomplishing the next decision that you have in mind.

4. Tell Others About Your Decisions

There’s something about telling other people what we’re going to do that makes us follow through.

For example, for the longest time, I’ve been trying to become an early riser. Whenever I tried to use my own willpower, waking up early without falling back asleep felt impossible. So what I did was I went to a forum and made the decision to tell people that I would wake up at 6 AM and stay up. Within two days, I was able to accomplish doing this because I felt a moral obligation to follow through with my words even though I failed the first time.

Did people care? Probably not, but just the fact that there might be someone else out there seeing if you’re telling the truth will give you enough motivation to following through with your decision.

5. Learn from Your Past Decisions

Even after I failed to follow through my decision the first time when I told people I was going to wake up early and stay up, I didn’t give up. I basically asked myself, “What can I do this time to make it work tomorrow?”

The truth is, you are going to mess up at times when it comes to making decisions. Instead of beating yourself up over it, learn something from it.

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Ask yourself, what was good about the decision I made? What was bad about it? What can I learn from it so I can make a better decision next time?

Remember, don’t put so much emphasis focusing on short term effects; instead focus on the long term effects.

6. Maintain a Flexible Approach

I know this might sound counter-intuitive, but making a decision doesn’t mean that you can’t be open to other options.

For example, let’s say you made the decision to lose ten pounds by next month through cardio. If something comes up, you don’t have to just do cardio. You can be open to losing weight through different methods of dieting as long as it helps you reach your goal in the end.

Don’t be stubborn to seek out only one way of making a decision. Embrace any new knowledge that brings you closer to accomplishing your initial decision.

7. Have Fun Making Decisions

Finally, enjoy the process. I know decision-making might not be the most fun thing world to do, but when you do it often, it becomes a game of opportunity.

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You’ll learn a lot about yourself on the way, you’ll feel and become a lot more confident when you’re with yourself and around others, and making decisions will just become a lot easier after you do it so often that you won’t even think about it.

Anything you decide to do from this point on can have a profound effect later on. Opportunities are always waiting for you. Examine the decisions that you currently have in the day.

Are there any that can be changed to improve your life in some way? Are there any decisions that you can make today that can create a better tomorrow?

Final Thoughts

Some decisions in life are harder to make, but with these 7 pieces of advice, you can trust yourself more even when you’re making some of the most important decisions.

Making a decision is the only way to move forward. So remember, any decision is better than none at all.

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