Our Full Potential Philosophy
We all have the power and resources to live our lives to the fullest. If you're already there, great! If you feel your life could be better, then take courage in Carl Bard's words:
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.
- Carl Bard
To reach your full potential, we believe that you need to continuously grow five core areas:
Many people make the mistake of maximizing one or two areas at a time while neglecting other areas. For example, some people focus on growing professionally and financially at the detriment of their health of relationships. Others might devote all of their time to personal development or relationships while disregarding their career path and learning the professional skills needed to make a good living.
To fully grow one area, other areas need to be developed to support that growth. Picture sitting on a five-legged stool. If the legs are all different lengths, you're going to fall off. It's the same idea with these five growth areas. They complement and support each other so you want to ensure that each area is growing at a similar pace.
For example: If you manage your impulses well (personal development), you're more likely to follow through on your financial plan or diet and exercise regime. If you exude confidence, your work interactions and prospects may be enhanced. If you're financially independent, it become easier for you to pursue your passion and take risks at work.
We designed Embrace Possibility to help you reach your full potential by sharing practical insights to develop these five growth areas. You can access this information through our articles, workshops and services.
We first field test what we learn to ensure the ideas we share work (at least in our lives).
To start, assess where you are for each of the five growth areas. Give yourself a score from 1 to 10 in each area where 10 is way beyond expectations and 1 is way behind track. If you're not sure how to assess yourself, use our full potential assessment.
There is no point spending a big part of your life doing something you don’t like. What is your life's work? How do you find the intersection between your passion and what the world values and make that your work? Once you find the work you were meant to do, how do you build the key skills you need to get ahead?
Topics Include: Finding your Dream Job, Managing Your Career, Effective Communication, Public Speaking, Leadership, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Interpersonal Skills, Productivity, Time Management
Your body and mind are connected. To think clearly and perform well, your body has to be in top shape. How do you take care of your body in a sustainable way while carrying out your life plan? What are the main elements you need to know to build the body for a high-performing life?
Topics Include: Sleep, Diet, Exercise, Preventive Care, Meditation
Life is about relationships. The greatest joys come from awesome relationships and the greatest pains come from toxic ones. In every aspect of your life, relationships play a crucial role. How do you build strong, meaningful relationships while exiting relationships that are holding you back?
Topics Include: Relationships with your spouse, children, customers, boss, employees, friends, relatives, community, strangers, others less fortunate, etc.
Socrates was right when he said:
"The truly free individual is free only to the extent of his own self mastery, while those who will not govern themselves are condemned to find masters to govern over them"
Personal mastery is required to succeed at work, connect deeply with others and to carry out any of your plans. This broad category consists of your mindset and operating principles, interests and hobbies, philosophical and spiritual outlook and the way you manage your life. What is the life you've always dreamed of and are you actively pursuing it?
Topics Include: Philosophy, Learning, Personal Goals and Interests, Spiritual Life, Self-Help, Focus, Decluttering, Confidence, Overcoming Procrastination and Self-Esteem
Money amplifies your impact and it is only a means to something and not an end. In our society, financial independence gives you access to enriching experiences and the freedom to choose what you want.
When you don't have money, you are forced to spend your time making money for other people as opposed to realizing your dreams. When you accumulate wealth, you can live your life the way you want to without worrying about making money. What's great about financial freedom is that you can achieve it no matter where you start from.
Topics Include: Financial Planning, Wealth Accumulation, Personal Finance, Investing