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If you are not improving you are falling behind! A "HOW TO" on balance and goal setting!

Education & Training with REALTOR & CEO The 3B Method Seminars


I keep posting on facebook that life is a game and the objective is and always will be YOU vs. YOU!

I suppose it is safe to say that some of us are always creating? Always dreaming, creating, reworking, re planning...I once thought that life was all about being content and appreciative. I felt guilty to want for more, dream for more, ask for more or even to be praying for more...However, I have personally learned I AM very much appreciative but that if I am not setting goals in all area of my life I am not balanced or at all growing. I personally like to grow, evolve, change and to me that is the best challenge...How to just be a better me!

I get a lot of personal emails with lots of questions on goal setting, balance, etc...I love getting your emails and they truly inspire me and give me fuel and passion to share and help others which is the core of who I strive to be! My answers are not complicated. They are really simple

Life is moving, and moving fast...To be sharp, to be cutting edge, to be at what I call "FULL THROTTLE" - requires goals and change all of the time...

Now, some reading this may never want to run at FULL THROTTLE. You may be content. You may be comfortable. You also may be completely happy with who you, where you are and where you are not going! Sorry but that is just true...You may not want to be going and that is OK! No problem by me..it is your life...This blog is for the request I had on goals and for anyone that does want to run on FULL THROTTLE AND LIVE LIFE FUN, FIT AND FAB!

Without writing a full book I will give you a touch on how I personally view and handle balance and goal setting and to share what I call the balance wheel of life with you! Balance requires a guide to achieve it and I pomise to dedicate a full BLOG just to BALANCE tips and steps!

 To best describe the balance wheel you need to picture an old wagon wheel as shown above. each spoke defines an element in your life that keeps you rolling so to speak -

There is also a very important center core which on the wheel is called the hub...Your center is the base for all of your other elements....I will share more later but I will tell you for many years of my life I had me, myself and I as the center of that hub thinking I was the one to carry the load for all of the elements! NO - NO - NO! Not anymore! After years of soul searching and I found a solid hub, center, core and I am forever thankful and blessed! This you must find on your own. Purpose Driven Life was a very instrumental book for me in finding the best direction and path for where I have been, who I am and where I am going! Enjoy that read!


Now back to the elements! 5 Key Elements should complete your wheel of balance and as you look at these please know that when you sit down and do serious business planning, life goal setting or just planning a general to do list it is important to consider all 5 key elements and make time for each of these factors in your life...

These are no order of importance because you will find that the wheel only rolls steady when you have equal weight on all elements.






Now, that you have this I want to leave you to ponder on it for a bit...Are you balanced? Do you dwell more in one area? Does one area take over all the others? Can you separate all five and be comfortable and dedicate time to each? Think about your core as well? Who or what is your core and why?

It is not what you do in life that defines you! If what you do defines you than who are you when you are not doing what you do?

 mmmmmmm Say that 5 times! Have fun getting balanced...It is not something that will happen overnight but setting goals in each of these elements will sure be a great start!

Dedicated to you!


Elizabeth Ward Small is a mega producing REALTOR and National Motivational Speaker. She resides in Burlington, NC and beaches all over the USA!

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Comments (6)

Kathleen Cook
Farmer's Insurance - Toluca Lake, CA

What you say is so very true!  Unfortunately, most of us know that balance is what we need, but are not sure how to get there.  Setting goals is great, but if you do not know how to complete the goal, the goal has no real meaning.

Aug 13, 2009 04:45 PM
Elizabeth Ward Small
REALTOR & CEO The 3B Method Seminars - Burlington, NC

Kathleen! Send me your address. I will mail you for FREE The 3 B Method CD set for being the 1st to post on this and it will give you all you need to get BALANCED! I promise!

Aug 13, 2009 05:15 PM
Charles Perkins
Charles G. Perkins, CPA - Burien, WA

I am sure that I am not balanced, but I like to give it all when I am doing something.  I value my time with family and look forward to travel.  I work hard to provide the best service possible for my clients and to grow my practice.


Aug 17, 2009 06:58 PM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

I know you should have a balance - but you will really have to work at it!  But it pays off!

Nov 18, 2009 09:36 PM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Sorry, I was going to say that in order to have balance - I was taught that it should be God first - family -second and career third - In that order, it will work and if not in that order - it will not!  Thanks!

Nov 18, 2009 09:38 PM
Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

I agree with Norma. Faith, Family, Career. In that order only. The center of my wheel is my Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. I start my day with Him, bring Him everywhere I go, ask His guidance in my decision making, or at least try to. Can't imagine life without Him or trying to do it on my own.

The Purpose Driven Life was a wonderful book.

Jul 18, 2010 09:47 AM