Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life.
It is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth.
A good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity; welfare.
“Wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” – The World Health Organization.
According to several studies, the most common health problem in the world is depression. This problem is often manifested in the form of insomnia, stress, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, obesity, and heart disease, etc.
Irrespective of a person’s age, size, shape or perceived attractiveness, it is wellness that is the cornerstone of quality of life. It determines how we ultimately look, feel, interact with others and thrive in life and work.
It’s Independence Day here in America!
We fought with honor for the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
We fight for freedom.
We fight for success.
We fight for the right to be challenged.
We fight for the right to find our own path in life, unencumbered by the shackles of bondage and despair.
Samuel Smiles said it best…
I love to start with a common definition, but we all know what a goal is and can mouth the meaning easily…
A GOAL is a DREAM with a DEADLINE.
You have some dream — more money, a second home, real career power — whatever, so the only question is, WHEN do you expect it to show up?
A great goal presupposes you know the big WHY…
And believe you have the skills to make it happen… the big HOW.
With the what, when, how, and why set the outcome is simple to see…
You either can take the actions necessary to achieve it, or not.
What is leadership? A simple definition is that leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal.
In a business setting, this can mean directing workers and colleagues with a strategy to meet the company’s needs.
This leadership definition captures the essentials of being able to inspire others and being prepared to do so. Effective leadership is based upon ideas (whether original or borrowed), but won’t happen unless those ideas can be communicated to others in a way that engages them enough to act as the leader wants them to act.
Courage is a giant word that simply means the ability to ACT in the face of challenges.
To ACT in the face of your fears.
To ACT when you have imperfect information.
To ACT when you know you must do the right thing, regardless of the cost.
This is a HABIT to be grown, not just a response to a condition.
When we think of building self-confidence, we understand that it means having confidence in yourself.
But, when you understand that there is a continuum we all live on, this issue starts to make sense from a practical viewpoint.
There are actually 3 different steps on the continuum:
The term opportunity has a very simple definition, and yet, is all-encompassing:
An exploitable set of circumstances with an uncertain outcome, requiring a commitment of resources and involving exposure to risk.
So, what we are suggesting you actually do each day is to make this a HABIT:
The term Miracle has a very simple definition…
A surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency… a highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment that brings very welcome consequences.
A miracle is an event so marvelous that it seems like it was sent from above. Catching that foul ball from the stands at the World Series? A miracle!
The term Leadership has a very simple definition:
Leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal.
Most experts agree that there are 5 prime characteristics of a great leader: Vision… Trust… Perspective… Focus… Action…
So, what we are suggesting you do each day is to make this a HABIT:
The term empowerment refers to measures designed to increase the degree of autonomy and self-determination in people and in communities in order to enable them to represent their interests in a responsible and self-determined way, acting on their own authority.
It is the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.
Empowerment as action refers both to the process of self-empowerment and to professional support of people, which enables them to overcome their sense of powerlessness and lack of influence and to recognize and use their resources.
To do work with power.
“To me, Microsoft is about empowerment… we are the original democratizing force, putting a PC in every home and every desk.” ~ Satya Nadella Empowerment… The Key to an Empowered Life. Now On Sale. Ultimately, empowerment is a deeply personal word that means many different things to different people, under differing circumstances. It sometimes means giving […]