>Inspiring Your Authentic Week

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Inspiring Your Authentic Week

Where are you going?

Posted: 25 Feb 2008 02:04 AM CST

Do you treat life as a journey, with a destination or as a stroll, with no particular objective?

If you do see life as a journey – what is your destination, where are you going?

It is an important question.

Many of us see planning our lives as an almost cynical exercise and that the only real way to live is to “just see what happens”. The problem with this approach is that we tend to get swept along with the flow, someone else’s flow.

As Jim Rohn says – “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”

Or, more succinctly, as it says on the waistband of my Howies jeans – “If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything.”

But of course simply treating your life as a journey is not enough on it’s own. If we are going to go on a journey, we also need to know what our destination is. We need to know where we are going.

Equally it is not enough to have an idea of a destination, we also have to actually be going towards it as well.

So, back to the original question: Where are you going?

Where are you actually going?

If we look at the trajectory of our life and we project forwards from where we are now where does it end up?

Does it go around in a circle?

Does it get to somewhere we actually want to be?

Does it end up at the destination we were hoping for?

Take a quick life inventory:

Is your work taking you where you want to go? Will it give you the level of wealth you desire? Will it fulfill you and give you the sense that you have contributed to society?

Is your health and fitness going where you want to go? Is your waistline heading in the direction you want? Is your body going where you want it to?

Is your love life and are other key relationships going to a place you want to be?

Is your lifestyle heading towards the place you were hoping for?

Are you learning what you need to learn and practicing what you need to practice to find a sense of spiritual fulfilment?

Give yourself a score out of 10 for each of these – with 10 being peace and 1 being torment.

Your lowest scores are your greatest opportunities.

Here are some ways I can help you with your life project if you want a boost.

The Total Potential Retreat is specifically about maximising these five areas of life.

Authentic Coaching works through all of these areas to help you find peace.

Seven Stages of Authenticity is a self coaching manual that provides an easy to read map for this journey.

If you are a coach, consultant or artist who wants to develop and clarify your own way to inspire and support people on this journey the Authentic Transformation Advance is designed specifically for you.

Remember that this is not a selfish path. As soon as enough people are able to live a life of authentic peace and fulfilment our society will be transformed to one of peace and sustainability.

with love


neil crofts  – coach, consultant, facilitator
Authentic Transformation – join the evolution
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When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.

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About Neil Crofts

Writer, coach and consultant on authentic business and authentic leadership. Neil has inspired and motivated hundreds organisations and thousands of individuals to their highest potential. Neil has written three published books and numerous e-books. Neil is a coach, facilitator and consultant helping people and businesses find their authentic purpose and use it to inspire and motivate them to be everything that they can be. Neil has raced cars, been self-employed, run a company and sold it, been employed by large companies, experienced growth and contraction at the heart of the dotcom boom, tried changing companies from the inside and from the outside as European Head of Strategy at internet consultancy/rock band Razorfish. Neil has been independent for over 10 years and delivered his Authentic Leadership message to a diverse range of business audiences including people at BP, Shell, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, MSN, Jamie Oliver, South Gloucestershire Council, National Blood Transfusion Service, KaosPilots Business School, Fashion company By Malene Birger, German technology company Eleven.
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