I love my life. I think that has to be the bluntest start I have made to a blog post yet but it’s true, I do love my life. Things are finally starting to come together after some time, when to be quite honest, I never thought they would. It’s not been easy, granted, but it has been worth it. After a long haul (almost 9 months and 3 gardeners) the garden is almost done. Work is going really good at the minute and I find myself starting to enjoy things again, yes there’s still some tough stuff happening but I am really feeling content.
I have a great family and some great kids. I woke up yesterday morning, Fathers day, to find my 8 year old son sat waiting for me to wake up so he could give me his present…..I mean how cool is that. I have a great partner in Julie, she even manages to put up with when I behave like a teenager and drink far too much…..now that’s true love.
So why has all of this finally happened? Is it just my lucky day or is there something more at play here? I don’t know for sure but what I do know is that I have been reading Relax Focus Success by Karl Palachuk. For those that don’t know him Karl is a IT business owner and published author who has ‘lived it’ and has written a book to share what he did that helped him. Does it have the meaning of life, which by the way is 42 🙂 Of course not but it does have some great ideas about how to create more synergy between the different aspects of our lives.
One of the areas that he discusses is the different ‘roles’ that we play in our lives and how these roles inherently create conflict between one another due to their differing agendas and priorities. One concept that Karl tries to help you to understand and to work with is to create alignment between all of the roles that you play so that you no longer play roles but there is just you; and it is the same you at work, at home, with the family, it really doesn’t matter where or when it is the same you……sounds easy? It’s not and it takes work. I know that I am a work in progress and will remain to be but in these very early stages I see the change and it’s good.
So if you find the roles in your life conflicting and feel torn then I strongly encourage you to buy the book and start reading today. It certainly helped me.
In the meantime, I am going to finish my Costa Coffee and head off to a clients.