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Have you ever heard the saying, 'Don't chase too many rabbits because you'll never catch one?' When we focus on too many things; nothing grows or changes. We've realized that in order to have strategic growth in our lives, we need to identify what foundational areas make sense to prioritize. The goal is not only to optimize our life but to also positively impact the people and environment around us.
Our 6 priorities of growth are: Faith, Family/Relationships, Business, Finances, Health and Communication. We've personally chosen these 6 priorities because we feel that the more we can strengthen ourselves in these areas, the more we can strengthen others as well. If you look at the dimensions of wellness, these priority areas align with what is considered to be living a life of abundance.
We believe that spiritual growth is the foundation for all other areas of growth. Rooting ourself in a faith base and living a value-centric life, allows us to bear good fruit because we have the proper roots.
For us, nothing is more important than our marriage. If our household is in disarray, everything else will be as well. Having a common vision in our household, allows us to be more effective in the layers of relationships with our family members and friends.
We believe in progression not perfection so we lean into success-based habits on a daily basis. We do not feel bad or apologize for having strong work habits and we believe in consistent self-evaluation. Each day provides a new opportunity to progress towards our business goals.
This is often a hard topic for couples to discuss. For us, we believe in full transparency. We live below our means, simplify our life and practice delayed gratification. We set goals and mile markers to make non-essential purchases. We also believe that the more you give, the more you receive in abundance.
We believe in a strong mind and body. We do not neglect our nutrition and exercise. We budget in self-care. We aren't excessive or impulsive, but we are consistent. We choose to eat clean, intermittent fast, properly supplement, hydrate, strength train 3 times per week and stay active daily. We believe in defining a healthy lifestyle that will work for you and one that you can commit to.
Effective communication, in our opinion, is the bedrock of a trusting relationship. Good communication is a skillset. It starts with developing a strategy, have intention, and always be willing to grow and change. We believe in encouraging deep, thoughtful and honest conversation.
Ultimately, the goal of this post is really to encourage you to dig in to identify priority areas in your life, then develop a strategy to grow daily in those areas. Living a value-based life in all areas, we believe, is where you find true peace and happiness.
Value yourself and value life,
Brandon & Amanda