There are a growing number of people who I speak to who are at the stage in their life where they not feeling truly fulfilled.

Maybe they are looking for external factors for fulfilment, rather than looking internally.

Back in 2007, I owned a very successful practice, on the outside, everything looked perfect. However, I was really unhappy and I just knew I couldn’t keep this up in the long term. I just was not feeling fulfilled.

I had a radical life change. I sold the practice and my house, skipped states and moved to Brisbane to then find what I was truly passionate about.

Now I’m not saying you have to do what I did, but through becoming more conscious you can make small changes to getting back on the right track.

Defining moments

Most people are scared of their defining moments, rightly you should be. Change does not happen without some level of fear.

You need to experience some level of fear in order to have a defining moment.

You need to ask yourself some questions to start to experience a breakthrough.

Ask yourself these 4 questions:

  1. What do I want in my life?
  2. What really motivates me?
  3. What would really make me feel fulfilled?
  4. How do I go about achieving fulfilment?  

High Performance

High Performers in the long term are not the best at self-care and continue doing what it is that makes them happy outside of work. This had led to burn out and feeling like they don’t have a work life balance.

In my latest episode of my Savvy Dentist Podcast, I spoke with Yu Dan Shi who part of her work is to study high performers.

She spoke about how Bill Gates, will spend 7 days once per year in a cabin in a forest just reading and taking time out to unwind and not do any work. And that’s where some of the deepest insights can come from, by just doing nothing.

Now I’m not saying you have to take it to this extreme however, I do encourage you to take some time out at least once per week to rest and reflect.  

Look for motivation

Look at what got you to where you are today. Look at all of the actions and focus that contributed to your success.

Then really dial in on that so you can replicate it, and discover what it is or who you need to become to get you to that next level.

Remember what got you to where you are today, will not get you to where you want to be. Become conscious of the steps you took in the past to level up.

Final Thoughts

Having a high level of consciousness is a powerful weapon in life and in business. It can sharpen and use to hone your trajectory, your messaging, and your success.

You might be surprised to find what falls into place when you take the time to reflect.

Having defining moments is a journey and typically does not come quickly nor easily.

Finding fulfilment is internal and is not achieved through business success. It is achieved by results in all aspects of out lives.

We need to take time off to reflect on our lives in order to have a greater impact on our own lives, our business, family and the community that we serve.

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