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Get This One Thing Right And Everything Falls Into Place

“You only live this life once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”―Mae West

Have you ever looked back on your life and realized you had a turning point? You unknowingly had been travelling in the wrong direction, but then something kind of shook you awake and you realized you needed to do an immediate U-turn?

Well, I can honestly recall several of these turning points in my life and fortunately somehow – someway I was always able to make changes and get back on track.

One time that stands out in my mind was when I was still working as an attorney. I had invested so much of my time, energy and attention to my career that it overshadowed everything else.

But, one day it all changed.

After getting home from a long day of work, I decided I would relax for awhile. I plopped down on my couch and watched some television. I ended up watching a show about the importance of having balance in your life.

The show was talking about how balance allows you to really enjoy your life and when you’re able to do that, everything just flows so much better. It went on to explain what all the research on balanced living also supports:

People who make living a balanced life a priority are happier, mentally healthier, more optimistic, more likely to find meaning and purpose in their lives, and more likely to accomplish their desired outcomes.

And, while I was watching that television show, it dawned on me at that exact moment – I wanted all those benefits in my life, but I was sooooo out of balance.

It was time to make a U-Turn. The light finally clicked on that night. Then I had another “aha” moment and that’s when I discovered the Power Circle.

Your Power Circle

I realized that night I was going to have to start doing things differently. I also knew I was going to have to be very strategic and have a solid plan because work and the “stuff of life” just had a way of sucking me in completely.

I decided I would break my life down into the most important areas and come up with a way to make certain I was putting some of my attention on each area. I knew I needed my highest and best self – my Extraordinary Side – to flow into each area. And, that was the spark that triggered the thinking that would eventually lead me to the discovery of the Power Circle.

So, what is your Power Circle? It’s your engine. It’s your Extraordinary Side in action shaping and touching each of the areas of your life.

The Eight Areas Of Your Life

When you look at your life overall, there are only eight different areas: (1) Family & Friendships (2) Significant Other (if you have one or if you want one) (3) Spirituality (4) Goals (5) Health & Wellness (6) Work (7) Finances and (8) Enjoying life – “You” time.

These eight areas encompass our entire life and anything and everything falls into one of these areas.

Think about it, there is nothing in your life that falls outside any of these eight areas. That’s why I named it our Power Circle and if we can do the right things with each of these eight areas, we experience all the benefits that come from striking the perfect life balance.

But, guess what. It gets even better than that.

Because once you align your Power Circle, it sets you up to accomplish the things that are most important to you. This is another insight that has come out of my last year of research on successful people for my upcoming course.

As many of you already know, the time has come. Next week, I am finally going to be ready to launch my course the 7 Secret Steps to Your “Something More”.

I am so excited to be able to share the 7 specific steps that will allow you to accomplish those things that are important to you. Explaining how to maximize the momentum of your Power Circle is one of the essential 7 steps and an important part of the course because it accelerates your success.

I hope you will join me in the course because I would love the opportunity to work with you directly. However, no matter what you decide, you absolutely want to maximize your Power Circle. So, today is the day to start taking the necessary steps to make that happen.

The Possibility of Today:

1. Chart Your Power Circle: Think through and list out what you want for each of the eight areas of your life : (1) Family & Friendships (2) Significant Other (if you have one or if you want one) (3) Spirituality (4) Goals (5) Health & Wellness (6) Work (7) Finances and (8) Enjoying life – “You” time.

2. Identify One Step: Determine one step for each of the areas you can take in the next 30 days. It doesn’t have to be a big step, but it’s important that you get things moving in the right direction in each of the areas of your Power Circle.

Live Today Better than Yesterday.  

 

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  1. 1

    hi sybil, your timing again in my life is perfect. living in balance has been my project for so long but got a.nit haywire after moving 2 years ago and i became obsessed with changing the house and forgot how much i loved my sewing. i just completed a tutu making class and feel more alive than i have in a long ehile. i look forward to your course. blessings pat

    • 2

      Patricia: I am so glad that the article again came to you at the perfect time. I think living in balance has been a project for many of us:) I am glad to hear you are committed to working on it. We can definitely work on it together because it’s going to be one of my main focuses from here on out. I want to make certain I am doing everything I can to align my Power Circle and of course Live Today Better than Yesterday. I look forward to working with you in the course:) So glad you’re going to take it.

  2. 3

    Thank very much, you are always so inspiring!

  3. 5

    Don’t you love those ah ha moments, when you suddenly wake up to what’s probably be staring you in the face for so long but you’ve chosen to ignore it. Of course we are all so burdened by our responsibilities, by all those tasks we have to perform when do we have th time to reflect on the ‘why.’ Yet you have made such a major point here, when we do the missing piece often is shown to us, and often we find, like you, our life is totally out of balance. Once we discover that, we are able to put things right and the resultant changes can be magnificent.

  4. 6

    Hi Sibyl,
    Thanks for your tips. They seem really doable and helpful. Thanks for the post. As always very interesting to read your work.

    • 7
      Eleni Georgakopoulos says:

      Hi Sibyl, I have been trying to change my ways for years but always get sucked into work or doing for family or for significant other and always in a frenzy. Breaking it down like this makes sense. I think I can tackle it this way. Your quotes have inspired me and strengthened my awareness of what is important in life. Thank you!!!

  5. 8

    Hi Sybil,
    I had one such turning point 5 years ago in Health when I gave up smoking, so if you can’t change 8 things about your life then just change one.

  6. 9

    Sibyl,
    This sounds oh so much like Steven Covey’s 7 habits philosophy, didn’t you have the desire to have either 6 or 8 items in the power circle? I had my awakening moment 4 years ago, but my continual setbacks have finally made me doubt where I am going and if I should pursue this anymore. The discouragement is always hitting me when I need it the least, always keeping me from really having the energy and the desire to move further forward. My story is so disheartening that I do not even like to write about it, least it reminds me of it too much. All I really need is some small type of encouragement and some small success to enlighten my soul, but I fear that the light in my soul is fading as the disappointments grow; my spirit dwindling as my body deteriorates. What is there to do that will bring me back from the brink?

    • 10

      Thank you so much for the comment and for sharing your story. I really appreciate it. That is so interesting that you asked me about 6 or 8 in reference to the Power Circle. I totally went back and forth with that, but then I finally found my way to 8:) I am sorry to hear that you feel disappointed. I know how tough it can feel when you think things aren’t coming together as they should. You may find it helpful to speak to a professional about what you’ve been going through. I would recommend that. What I can tell you is that no matter how it may feel, your Light is not fading. It’s just about being able to really feel your Light. If there are any good spiritual books you like, I would highly recommend reading those as much as possible. I know that always allows me to feel my connection. Also, perhaps if there are other ways that you’ve been able to really tap into your peace of mind before – like yoga, meditation, long walks. I would recommend doing any of those and just really giving yourself a lot of “Me Time”. I think it might After a couple weeks of continually doing this, you should start feeling the difference. Hope that helps.

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    Bernie Sigh says:

    I am so proud of you! Continued success,
    Uncle Bernie