For most business owners finding the right balance between family, health, friendships and a career can be a struggle. Successful life strategist and coach to hundreds of professionals and elite athletes across Australia, Shannah Kennedy has just authored a new book outlining how simplicity and structure lead to success in all areas of your life. Here she shares some of her top tips for you to obtain a healthy balance in all areas of your life...’
1 THE FOUNDATION OF YOU
Starting with a snapshot of you and where you’re at in your life sets up the foundation for
you to build and move forward with confidence. It’s a simple fact-finding mission about the
brand named ‘you’ and is the first step to self-management for success.
• WHO ARE YOU
• WHAT HAVE YOU ACHIEVED
• WHAT ARE YOU GOLDEN MOMENTS
• WHAT ARE YOU VALUES
Simplicity is one of the most valuable and yet most underrated qualities you can strive
to embrace in your life. Simplicity represents clarity, presence and freedom from effort.
When you simplify your life, you effectively clear your mind so you can continue on your
journey with confidence and motivation.
• GET RID OF THE DRAINERS AROUND HOME/OFFICE/FINANCE/FRIENDSHIPS
• CREATE SOME BOUNDARIES FOR YOURSELF
• CREATE YOUR OWN VISION FOR THE FUTURE AND SOME REALISTIC GOALS
This is because when you have the right structure in place, you have the freedom to be
spontaneous and to grab new opportunities without sacrificing any of your obligations.
It gives you balance and clarity and, just as importantly, the space to work towards
achieving your ambitions.
• TAKE TIME TO PLAN YOUR DIARY
• DO A MONTHLY AND YEARLY PLAN
• TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS INSTEAD OF BLAMING OTHERS
• COMMIT RATHER THAN TRY
• BE AWARE OF YOUR SELF SABOTAGING WAYS
From here, it’s all about maintenance. The aim of the game is to enjoy and prepare the
next stages of your life so you can face each day with purpose, excitement and quiet
confidence, and therefore lead a successful, balanced life.
• DEFINE WHAT SUCCESS MEANS TO YOU
• BE CLEAR ON YOUR AFFIRMATIONS
• DEVELOP HOBBIES
• DEVELOP YOUR STRESS BUSTERS
Your recipe for success
S: sort yourself out
U: understand your values, beliefs, behaviours
C: choose your vision for yourself
C: construct goals and strategies to support your vision and brand
E: evaluate and acknowledge each step of your journey and progress
S: simplify and structure your process
S: smile and enjoy your ideal set up for optimal living and success
Working within large corporations coaching senior executives, sales teams, and
also individual business owners, employees and contractors, I always focus on the
foundations. It is here the answers lie, because it is by going back to the basics, the
fundamentals, that you can gain back some control and make clear, informed decisions
Must read Simplify Structure Succeed, The practical toolkit for Modern Life.
All the tips/templates and inspiration you need to live optimally both personally and professionally.
Order now at www.shannahkennedy.com
Read Shannah's full biography here.