I’m excited to offer a completely re-written and updated version of my book The 4 Spheres of Intentional Living, available in both paperback and Kindle formats by visiting here.
This book, as the title makes explicit, offers practical action steps and examples intended to help people enrich what I identify as four key “spheres” of intentional living. Why “spheres?” A sphere is “an area of activity, interest, or expertise; a section of society or an aspect of life distinguished and unified by a particular characteristic.” I use this metaphor because there are particular characteristics that are worth reflecting upon at a deeper level, and I believe that these show up within four key aspects of life that happen to interrelate in myriad ways.
In particular, my book offers:
* A simple, sustainable nutritional approach that’s better than any dietary fad
* Three core behaviors that equip a person to be physically fit for as long as possible
* How to prioritize rest and play to enhance overall physical health
* Strategies for multi-disciplinary, lifelong learning and its benefits to the human brain
* A careful examination of several forms of quality thinking, combined within an actionable framework
* Tips for ensuring effective communication and a strong personal brand
* Leadership defined and examined through the timeless framework of the “Hero’s Journey”
* Powerful tools for continually building emotional strength and perseverance
* A guide to developing the stamina, agility, and influence needed in a world of constant flux
* Steps for transforming one’s artistic yearnings into tangible and joyful expressions
* Insights for fostering mutual intimacy and support within your most important relationships
* Challenges to help you ensure you’re spending most of your time doing meaningful work
* Coaching and guidance on how to practice mindfulness
* Suggestions on caring for yourself, your resources, and those in your community
I’ve had the privilege of helping numerous professional and individuals, through my executive coaching work, self-identify goals and aspirations within these spheres and take concrete steps toward fulfilling them. And I’ve been writing and speaking about the four spheres, in one form or another, across most of my career. I’m more convinced than ever that consistent, mindful practice of these spheres gives us the capacity and energy to stay focused and resilient, while going after the goals that are crucial to our most personal values.
Thanks for reading this and please check out the book! It’s a quick but substantive read.