In response to the blog post, The Anatomy of a Life Entrepreneur, I received a few questions, each asking the same in essence: how do I build-up and maintain the physique of the Life Entrepreneur?
Awareness is your first step. So if you know in which aspect your energy blocks are, you can target those areas. Be kind and patient with yourself, and offer forgiveness daily for yesterday’s blunders. Remember, it is the process not the mastery. This is a journey with no destination – mindfulness and simplified living will make your travels more joy-full.
“Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu
Moments of Mindfulness are so important, and unfortunately, the easiest and first thing we remove from the schedule. They are things like meditation, yoga, a walk in nature, coffee with a friend, letter writing, journaling, a heart-felt conversation with your child or spouse, or any other single-task presence. Set yourself up for success – schedule your moments of mindfulness and do them early in the day.
Simplified living has fewer commitments, less stuff, and less baggage. Your time is invested purposefully and intentionally. Consider your time a luxury not to be wasted. Invest your time doing what you love and loving what you do. Only the important, non-urgent matters reap dividends; all others have lower returns. When you invest your time mindfully, you will bring congruency and balance to all the areas of your life. When you make the time to be your highest self, your path will be illuminated – trust and follow the light.
I have put together a reading resource list according to the aspect of consciousness they emphasize. For the most benefit and momentum, begin with purpose. The first step to get what you want, is knowing what you want. If you have your purpose and are aware of your blocks, spend some time there. One thing to keep in mind: you don’t want to just concentrate on your biceps. Even if you are doing extra work in one area, continue awareness in all areas. All these books are available at Amazon.com and many at Audible.com.
Purpose – The Alchemist, The Monk who Sold his Ferrari, The Last Lecture, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Creativity – A Whole New Mind, The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity, The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life
Influence – Crush It, Tribes, 4-Hour Workweek
Love – The 5 Love Languages, How Would Love Respond?
Authenticity – The Courage to be Free: Discover Your Original Fearless Self, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be
Trust – The Speed of Trust, Blink, Defining Moments
Connectedness – The Power of Now, Conversations with God, Living Buddha-Living Christ, Abundance Alchemy: Journey of Gold
Developing the physique of a Life Entrepreneur is a lifestyle. Ever-changing, ever-evolving, ever-empowering. Lead with love, follow your purpose, and trust your path is a life a plenty.
Please share any book recommendations that you may have for the aspiring Life Entrepreneurs.
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