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Life Balance: Follow Your Small Business Passion

yoga_red_life-balanceTo achieve wellness, life balance and business success, you have to know what you really want. In our society, we are told from a very young age what we are supposed to want–our own inner voice is muted by the relentless messages from people and the media that tell us what to desire. To be happy, healthy and successful you need to be connected with your own life mission.

Take the time to quiet the outside voices.
Journal, meditate, spend time in nature and listen for that internal wisdom and longing that has been there all along. Reflect on what makes you truly happy and content, what quiets down the nattering “should, ought tos, and musts” that bombard you from every direction. Determine your life purpose; explore what your life means to you.

Use your mission to guide you to the work and life balance, which will help you attain what you most value. When you are working toward your life purpose you are motivated, energized and able to deal with the inevitable obstacles we all encounter in life. You will be persuasive and inspirational since you will be speaking and operating from your heart. Be alert to the feedback you are getting and adjust if needed. And most importantly I’ve learned – What’s inside of each of us is powerful enough to help us achieve anything we want.

Marilyn Tam, Guest Blogger
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  1. JudyVisitor

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  3. Pam HirschVisitor

    I agree with your post completely. One of the best ways I’ve found to get in touch with that small inner voice is to walk in nature. Hiking seems to be best because you’re not interrupted by cars going by or other day-to-day outside activity.

    Another way to help zone in on what your true calling may be is to re-read your journals. It’s amazing how your true self emerges – the themes continue to repeat themselves.

    Here’s to healthy, happy lives!


  4. Ditto Keith’s comments. True happiness cannot be attained by amassing material possessions alone. Once you accept that mantra, you will truly start to make the most out of life. Believe me, I’ve been there. Life is for living and not a journey towards a pot of gold.

  5. Keith CookVisitor

    Thank you for your thoughts. I agree that you can make a better decision when you are calm. Much success in all you do.

  6. Marilyn TamVisitor

    Hi May, Deborah,

    Thank you for the good feedback. I am encouraged and happy to know that you are focused on what is important and understand the difference between urgent and important.

    Please keep up the good work, you. I’m sure that your business and life are both benefiting from your insight and practice.

    To your continued success and happiness,

    Marilyn Tam

  7. Thank you for these wonderful reminders. It is all too easy to become pulled off off of our path by the daily “to do” and requests from others. By taking time to reconnnect we can offer much more to those around us.

  8. May KollajaVisitor

    You are so right! We make much better decisions when we are calm.


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