Lifestyle

Lifestyle

What does this mean to you?

What does this mean to you right now?

Are you currently enjoying your ideal lifestyle or is this something you’re working towards.

When will you have your ideal lifestyle and how will you know when you’ve got your ideal lifestyle

And once you’ve achieved your ideal lifestyle – how will you sustain and maintain it?

So why is lifestyle important and why is it important to you.  Are you the person who lives for the moment and whatever will be will be or, maybe you are the person who is working towards a specific lifestyle and needs to plan.

Many people spend their whole lives working towards their retirement/ideal lifestyle but they don’t really plan.  And I know you are wondering what does this all mean.  What does it mean to you?

Over the years I have spoken with many people about what does retirement mean – what will they do, how will they live their lives and all too often I hear – Go on a long holiday.  Great – what is a long holiday to you and, more specifically, what then?

Earlier in my working life I worked for an executive in a car dealership who retired at 65.  Going to work every day was the thing that gave him meaning, he felt like he was someone, he had purpose in life.  Well isn’t that what it’s all about you might ask.  And you could be right.  However after 6 months of retirement my executive had passed away – he no longer had purpose, his life no longer had meaning, he no longer had a reason to be.

So let’s take a look at what lifestyle is to you.  Let me ask you – what does this mean to you?

Is it just going on a long holiday, cruising around the sunny waters of the Pacific or sitting on the beach at Surfers Paradise?

What is your purpose?

For many people lifestyle – at any time – involves food – and often lots of it.  In the Sunday Mail this week (11/11/12) there was an article telling us that by 2031 3.3 million Australians will have Type 2 Diabetes – that’s about the same number of people who live in Melbourne and it’s certainly more than all of the people who live in South Australia.

What is their lifestyle like right now and what do these 3.3 million people have to look forward to?  Will you be one of them?

What are the risks?  According to the article in the Sunday Mail the risks include

  • Being overweight or obese
  • Having low levels of physical activity
  • A family history
  • A history of gestational diabetes
  • Being older than 40 or older than 25 for some minority ethnic groups.

WOW – looks to me like this is something you could do something about NOW or maybe you will make another choice.

So how do we do something you might ask – isn’t it up to the government to fix the situation?  The article in the Sunday Mail seemed to suggest the government should be doing something.

We humans have been blessed with a gift – a gift which separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom and that gift is the gift of choice.  We are in charge of our minds and therefore our results.

We have a choice and we get to choose every moment of every day.  Do I go down this road because it is easy and comfortable and, besides, this is where 85% of the population is going – or do I take the high road, the road which is sometimes steep and challenging, the road to health and happiness, the road which will give me purpose and a sense of meaning and achievement.  Who knows what or who I will meet along the way and whatever happens, it’s not really important because you know it is who you become because of the journey that you have chosen that is important – whatever you choose to give you will receive tenfold.

And when you’re ready to take the high road I will be there to support you, to hold you accountable, to guide you and to share in your achievements.  You really do have the answers – all the answers you will ever need – my job is to help you access them.  After all every champion deserves a great coach – why not you?

Click Here for a free strategy session and if this is not for you – then you will soon know and you can then move on with your life.