Have you ever asked for a re-do? Have you ever said something in a meeting and then asked if you could rewind and say it another way? Have you ever hit a stalemate in your career or business and asked for a do-over? I did.

After 20 years of planning what I wanted to be when I grew up, I launched 360º Life Strategies, then proceeded to bend and flex with what others told me I ought to say and do and be. When I went into planning and running my first Life Strategy Design retreat, my mind was open, curious, asking, “What’s working? What’s not? What needs to be different?” My deductions will be chocolate to your soul.

Everything you need for a happy, thriving life exists between your ears.

Whatever it is you want in life – more money, a raise, a promotion, a better business plan – is yours. In Excuse me. Your Life is Waiting, Lynn Grabhorn says, “Original intent always manifests as desire.” Huh? It means what you desire is what you get.

She’s not actually the first one who said this. There’s a guy named Mark, who wrote about this guru he followed named Jesus. The people hanging out with him were incredulous because the guy kept getting whatever he asked for. Jesus told them, “Ask. You can tell this mountain to jump into the lake. Include everything as you embrace this God-life, and you’ll get God’s everything.”

Why don’t we ask? When I surveyed what professional women want most, the #1 area was balance, purpose and mindset. Translation: they want all of life, they want to live on purpose and they want the confidence of an inside life that matches that outcome. We validated this in last week’s retreat when 10 out of 12 women said that overall wellness is their number one priority. The second was emotional regulation.

The good news is that these are related to one another. 75% or more of physical problems are generated in our thought life. Vice versa, physical wellbeing will generate the neurochemicals for brain balance that will help us generate those thoughts we crave. The best outcome of our two and a half days of wine and yoga is that…

the #1 ingredient to get more out of life is to slow down. The #1 way to get more out of my brain is to rest.
His friend Matthew was there and he captures it well, “Are you tired? Word out? Burned out? Get away with me and you will recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.”

Ahhhh.

There is is full circle. If you’re looking for strategies to get more out of life, hang out on this Facebook page. If you like it, you’ll get an infusion of new strategies each week. If you are feeling bummed you missed our first Life Strategy Design Wine & Yoga Retreat, then sign up here to find out when registration is open for the next one. If that is not fast enough for you to get the freedom between your ears that you crave, let’s talk about what will work.