As I mentioned in How to Conquer the World without Feeling Stressed or Overwhelmed the key to being fulfilled and stress free is to make sure you are spending time on all the major areas in your life. Typically, they consist of 6 main areas for most people:
- Physical and Health
- Emotional Mastery
- Relationships (Intimate, Family, Friends/social)
However, if you have lost that balance, how do you quickly regain it? When we are reactive we are rushing to put out the fires that have developed in our lives. Once we have that area handled we realize during that process another area has been suffering, so we rush to fix that area which creates a never ending cycle. In a worst case scenario a sense of learned helplessness can develop.
The Wheel of Life
A great metaphor I first heard from Anthony Robbins is the concept of the Wheel of Life. Read More
A recent email from a reader:
|Hi Hersh, I stumbled across your Twitter profile and have been following along for a few days now, I’ve also spent some time exploring your website. I really like your view of life, and have been trying to shape my own life in similar ways.I’ve been itching to know what advice you have for maintaining such an active and balanced lifestyle…
Meanwhile, I value the time with my friends, girlfriend, and family. I’m having some difficulties balancing everything, without running myself into the ground. Do you have any strategies/suggestions you can share to help maintain a balanced lifestyle and keep energy levels up?
I look forward to any words of wisdom…
- Phil S
This is actually one of the most common questions I receive… how am I able to accomplish so much without feeling overwhelmed or stressed? For those that don’t know, I’m actively involved with four companies at once, workout daily, practice the martial arts, have a ton of hobbies/interests, socialize, spend time with family and take care of my household.
However, I used to get those same feelings of stress and overwhelm. I would feel drained and so exhausted by the end of the day. Often times this would manifest into physical warning signs from my body – like stress headaches that would get so bad I would have to waste hours trying to sleep them off.
Now I have gotten to a point where I rarely, if ever, feel stressed. Even in the face of major life challenges I am able to deal with them in a clear headed and stress free manner.
Here are the set of 15 principles I use to eliminate feelings of stress and overwhelm from my life: Read More
The Becoming Legendary blog is a way for me to record my journey of realizing my true potential and excelling in life at the highest levels. I also hope to inspire others through my example. I firmly believe we all have within us the talent, intelligence and abilities needed to achieve what we truly set our heart on. Often times we let limiting beliefs, the expectations of others and fear stop us. Nothing would please me more than to have people think, “well if he can do it then I sure as hell can!” There are many paths to greatness and achieving ones dreams and goals. I’m simply sharing my path. Take what helps you and disregard what doesn’t.
To me becoming legendary is about more than just financial success and popularity. It is about leaving behind a legacy, of inspiring others, living a life that others want to emulate. A life that is happy, balanced and fun. I also believe that in order to truly be legendary you must always continue to grow and push yourself out of your comfort zone. Read More