In my role as a coach one of the things I do is work with my clients to help them to ensure they are clear about their goals.Along with this I always emphasize how important it is to keep an eye on balance while pursuing those goals. My recent trip to Thailand was all about balance.From a balance perspective this was a time for me where I could come out of my daily routine and yet still be within it because I had clients and another coach with me- I could be in that coaching realm and still be in balance with the other pieces in my life.


I loved having time with my daughter, Jenny. She is 20 years old now and is a young woman who goes to college, has a job and a boyfriend and a social life that is full and busy.†† Combined with my busy schedule we donít have a lot of one-on-one time here at home.For the two weeks that we were in Thailand together, I got to spend time with this incredible young woman and get to know her in many ways Iíve never know her before.I shared the experience of a lifetime with her and had the opportunity to talk about what it meant to her, what she got from it and what I was getting from it as well.I got a chance to see her poise, her personality, her gifts and her beauty up close.I got to see how these traits were affecting others.I got to see how they were affecting me.


Beyond the lessons that a foreign land and culture can teach us was a profound lesson about how important my family relationships are in my life.And how very important it is to protect the sacred balance of those relationships with the other aspects of our lives. It truly gave me the lesson that of all things that are important in my life she showed me how important my children and my family are.Not that I ever lost sight of that but it was great to have it put in the forefront for such a concentrated period of time while we were away together.


Have you looked at the balance in your life lately?Is there one area thatís being neglected?How is your health? Your career? Your financial situation? Your relationships with friends, family and your significant other?Your fun and recreation?Your physical environment?Your personal growth?Is it time to focus on one of these areas?Which one or ones would you choose to focus on?What can you do today or this week to raise your satisfaction with that part of your life?


Inspirational Quote of the Month

ďJust as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.Ē Brian Tracy


Recommended Reading

Last month I recommended ďThe Saint the Surfer and the CEOĒ by Robin Sharma.I have received feedback from subscribers who told me how much they got from this book and how much they appreciated it.If you havenít read it yet I encourage you to do so!


The book Iíd like to recommend this month is "The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz.A short and simple book with a powerful message.The four powerful agreements that he recommends we make with ourselves to gain personal freedom are: 1.To be impeccable with our word.2. To not take anything personally.3. To not make assumptions.4. To always do our best.†† Without telling you any more I encourage you to read this gem.


Dream, Believe, Create

My friend, artist, writer, and motivational workshop presenter, Wendy Dewar-Hughes, publishes the Dream, Believe, Create Letter, a Happy Little Publication of Creativity, Encouragement and Inspiration. Wendy's monthly newsletter contains a well-written collection of uplifting articles, creative ideas, and inspiring thoughts trimmed with snippets of her watercolour designs. Subscribe at where you can view her stationery products and learn more about Wendy's life-changing workshops.


Final Thoughts

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Kevin MacDonald

Clarity Success Coaching

Executive Coach & Keynote Speaker

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