I recently had the privilege of interviewing Sallie Felton, who is not only an author but a life coach, hypnotherapist and inspirational speaker. Sallie has a new book coming out entitled “GPS for Success” and this book features Stephen Covey, Dr. John Grey, Les Brown and other leading experts in the personal growth industry.
In my interview with Sallie we discuss the issues associated with leading and living a balanced life. I love Sallie’s metaphor about a tree,”If you were to think of a tree it’s being nourished, it’s always growing, it’s always blossoming, and it’s being pruned by nature. If on one side of that tree, it becomes too laden with branches, what happens? It loses it balance and it leans to one side or another. Just as in life, if we become too overworked we become laden with stress, so we become out of balance.”
If you look at your life like the branches on the tree, each one of those branches is an aspect of your life. Sallie and I discuss the 12 categories of : Profession/Job, Physical, Spiritual, Intimacy, Office, Learning, Play, Finance, Health, Social, Family, Home/Environment and Fun. All of these are important and what Sallie recommends is that we rank our level of satisfaction in each of these areas of our life from 1-10, with 10 being the most pleasurable. If after ranking your life wheel, of which it is often referred too, and you find yourself out of balance then take small tiny steps to identify what you can do to improve that area of your life.
What I like about Sallie’s approach to finding balance is that it is simple, practical, and doable. In her new book “GPS for Success” you are going to be able to read stories and lessons from the masters in the field of personal growth and mastery.
If you would like more information about the book or Sallie and her radio show entitled “A Fresh Start with Sallie Felton, then just click here to be directed to her website. I hope you enjoy this interview with a wonderful lady with lots of practical and wise advice.