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5 Steps to Establishing Life Balance (Part 3)

Something special happens when you live with balance. Life becomes more enjoyable and more exciting. You're more productive. Things start snapping into place.

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A Simple & Powerful Stress Coping Tool

Clients frequently ask for help in coping with stress. Most can identify the source of the tension (e.g. health, job, money, relationship, etc.), but they CANNOT figure out how to... Read More

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Anyone Can Struggle With Depression

I lived in the pacific northwest in the early 90's alternative "grunge" rock. I used to be embarrassed about this, just like I was embarrassed to admit that I used to drink heavily. When Chris Cornell of Soundgarden committed suicide in May 2017, it impacted me. He was honest in his music. His death reminds me that everyone struggles and appearances are deceiving.

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12 Life Balance Tips (Part 2)

I'm usually not a jerk to my clients, yet I can be towards my family. Professionally, the consequences of acting poorly are clear to me (e.g. loss of money, reputation, etc.). At home the consequences are even greater, yet rarely on my mind (e.g. damaged relationships). It's the same type of thing with life balance. Workaholism might not seem costly, but actually causes destruction (e.g. damaged health, damaged relationships, mental health issues, etc.). Negative behaviors can be easier to stop when the consequences are immediate, yet unfortunately, the greatest damage we do to our lives comes through a slow progression.

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12 Life Balance Tips (Part 1)

Most of my high performance clients are not having enough fun therefore there life is lacking. Their professional life is getting most of their energy. Do something you enjoy. Make a list of 5 activities that you delight in and do something off the list right away. My fun list: Watching sports, ping pong, funny You Tube videos (email me at adam@decideyourlegacy.com for my favorites), reading, and golf. Little do most know that as result of having more fun, your productivity will increase.

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