The little book that’s big on personal responsibility is HERE! In our society, many of us are wandering through life, living for the weekend, and being a slave to our excuses. We are overwhelmed, we are lonely, yet we are pretending that we have everything in order, when in truth we have no inner peace and no clear direction. We have become clever in our laziness and sloppy in our actions, because we are not thinking clearly about our lives. It’s time to think about the way we are thinking.
This book is for people who want to stop just being clever and actually possess wisdom. It is especially ideal for people who want to truly be excellent instead of just pretending that they are, which is a matter of changing from within. It is for every person who is willing to “pay the cost to be the boss” and wants to go from a half-lived life to a truly abundant life.
Best Practices for Life Business
Chapter 1 – Executive Decision #1: Develop TRUE Self-Confidence
Opening Quote: “We gain strength, courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face…We must do that which we think we cannot.”
• Issue: Feeling insecure, but displaying bravado
How insecurity is like a house built on the sand
• Issue: Being self-absorbed
There’s freedom in realizing that it’s not all about you
• Issue: Fear of correction
The medicine that is necessary for greatness
Chapter 1 helps the reader to understand the power of true self-confidence, what it looks like, what it does NOT look like, and how it serves them to develop it in a healthy, productive manner.
Chapter 2 – Executive Decision #2: Cultivate Integrity
Opening Quote: “Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.” ~Miguel Angel Ruiz
• Issue: Being Unprincipled
And therefore, easily manipulated
• Issue: Being Entitled
Why no one owes you anything
• Issue: Being Ungrateful
And being constantly miserable because of it
• Issue: Being Self-Made Victims
Discerning your excuses from the truth
Chapter 2 explains how self-evaluation and personal, undisclosed high standards serve us on our way to being the person we truly want to become.
Chapter 3 – Executive Decision #3: Develop an Understanding Mindset
Opening Quote: “The power of intuitive understanding will protect from harm until the end of your days.” ~Lao Tzu
• Issue: Being Impatient
How instant gratification habits can ruin you
• Issue: Picking the Wrong Friends
Only the right support system will get you where you strive to go
• Issue: Having Unsuitable Romantic Relationships
Are you being depleted or replenished?
• Issue: Ingesting Mind Poison
A poor mental diet is a recipe for disaster
Chapter 3 explains how many have no wisdom and very little understanding, but they are what allow us to attract the right people, as well as identify and take advantage of the right opportunities.
Chapter 4 – Executive Decision #4: Seek Inner Peace
Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace. ~Mike Ditka
• Issue: Being Materialistic
Are you enjoying your things or just fighting to get/keep them?
• Issue: Lacking Spiritual Foundation
The case for developing a spiritual means of support
Chapter 4 explains to the reader how developing inner peace brings true joy whether you are living in a penthouse or a park, and how that ultimately leads to true success.
Chapter 5 – Executive Decision #5: Live In Excellence
Opening Quote: “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” –Vince Lombardi
• Issue: Being Lazy
A little elbow grease never hurt anybody
• Issue: Avoiding Accountability
Sometimes, it is your fault
Chapter 6 – Conclusion: No More Excuses
“Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours.” ~Richard Bach
• Changing your language about where you are in your life
You don’t have to condemn yourself to make positive changes
The Companion Exercises in the back of the book are intended to make the reader take the first action step of writing down where he is in his life, engaging critical thinking skills and intuition to answer the hard questions.
MY SUCCESS WHEEL
MY LIFE PRINCIPLES
5 WONDERFUL THINGS
MY OLD VICTIM STORY/MY NEW VICTORY STORY
DESTINATION DISEASE TREATMENT
THE FRIEND TEST
THE PARTNER TEST
MY NEW MENTAL DIET
MY ACCOUNTABILITY PRACTICE
START WITH SILENCE