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Your Ideal Life

By June 14, 2016 No Comments
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Have you defined your ideal life? Allow me to offer one to you. It’s the one I have been striving to live for the past almost eight years. I am almost there. I’d love your thoughts about it. It has 5 aspirations.

1. Doing what I love to do

I am passionate about teaching. It’s what I trained to do in college. Like sometimes happens, I got diverted from that goal and only have in these past almost 8 years returned to it in my role as an EOS Implementer. I am a teacher, facilitator and coach. It is what I am genetically encoded to do. It is all I am ever going to do until I stop doing anything.

2. Doing it with people I respect

Life is too short to spend it with people whom you don’t respect and enjoy being around. My EOS clients are respectful, appreciative, a bit frustrated, willing to be vulnerable and always interested in learning and getting better. We like working with each other.

3. Making a substantial difference in their lives

During the course of our work together, not only do we become friends, but I have the opportunity to help them make a huge difference in their own lives by implementing EOS, the Entrepreneurial Operating System. The journey we take together allows them and their company to grow and thrive and it also allows them, if they want it, to find balance in their lives and a life outside of their business.

4. Being compensated well for the value I bring

The ultimate proof of this claim of large value is that we don’t ask our EOS clients to sign a contract – ever. There are no upfront retainers. And they only pay us for each session if they believe they got value. The actual compensation is what you want it to be. The definition of well is individual. I am more than satisfied.

5. Having enough time to pursue other passions

What I am talking about here is one or two weeks a quarter to enrich your life. Maybe even a month. Travel, hobbies, family, faith based activities, charitable endeavors. You choose.

How do you you do this?

First of all, let me assure you that it a journey. Three steps forward, two steps back. Progress. There are many ways to do this. Find the one that works best for you. Decide upon your ideal life.

I pursue this definition of an ideal life as a professional EOS Implementer. I refer to it as my EOS Life.

If this particular definition of an ideal life intrigues you, you can learn more about it by attending one of my almost weekly, free, 90 minute webinars. You can sign up for one here.

Please share your definition of an ideal life in a comment below.

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