It Starts With One: 5 Steps for Breaking Down Our Greatest Challenges

The Thousand Mile Journey Lao Tzu said "the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." The hardest part is deciding when to step. The six focus factors below call on us to pay attention to areas of our lives where we may be lacking in determination, fulfillment, progress, or goals. A journey of … Continue reading It Starts With One: 5 Steps for Breaking Down Our Greatest Challenges

Goal Strong: Pursuing Authentic Inspiration

Setting and reaching goals is something that gets a ton of lip service in the self-help/leadership development world. How many of us are actually following through with what we said we would do? How many of us actually become Goal Strong? Lip Service Let's take New Year's resolutions as an example. Of the 41% of … Continue reading Goal Strong: Pursuing Authentic Inspiration

Meditation for Beginners

In this post, Level 1 Life contributing author Christine Wilcox, M.S., shares meditation tips for beginners. Christine is a 200-hour Certified Yoga Instructor and Holistic Health Coach in Syracuse, NY. To learn more or connect with Christine, visit her bio. Developing a meditation practice is like anything else – it takes practice! Regular meditation will help you … Continue reading Meditation for Beginners

Dream Costs: 5 Steps for Figuring Future Expenses

This is the third post in a series on American PI:E™ – the recipe for early retirement, true autonomy, and reclaiming your American dream. Last time we looked at the left side of the financial autonomy equation: PI:E. We talked about different ways to generate passive income and why that's important to achieving real financial independence. … Continue reading Dream Costs: 5 Steps for Figuring Future Expenses

The Ideal Candidate: Three Common Virtues for Uncommon Success

If you've ever sat through an interview, you've probably heard or asked this question: "How would you describe the ideal candidate for this position?" I'd venture to guess that no interviewer has ever answered this question like this: "I'm looking for a real jerk - somebody unmotivated and unwilling to learn. I'd appreciate it if … Continue reading The Ideal Candidate: Three Common Virtues for Uncommon Success

The Secret of Change

Socrates said “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” All of our energy. Not some, not 50%, not just on weekdays...every day. All of our energy - all of the time. For an alcoholic, pursuing sobriety is not a one-and-done decision. It … Continue reading The Secret of Change

Leaders Serve

Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant. Matthew 20:26 Just like companies making the shift from product-orientation to customer-orientation in the 60's, leaders are shifting their paradigm. Leaders realize that their function is not to 'be the boss' or 'manage' their people. They may do these … Continue reading Leaders Serve

Living a Level 1 Life

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates Drifting Sometimes life gets complicated. Sometimes it feels like things are just...off. It seems the longer we leave orderly processes unattended, the more they tend toward disorder. It is then that we … Continue reading Living a Level 1 Life

Ecclesiastes 2:24

There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God. Ecclesiastes 2:24 https://vimeo.com/174380745

Your Comeback is Calling

Read below to discover the five elements of a comeback, and how to stage your own legendary turn-around. Reading time: 3.5 minutes If you live under a rock, you probably haven't heard yet about the Patriots winning Super Bowl LI in truly dramatic and unprecedented fashion. You missed the Patriots coming back from a mounting 28-3 blowout, … Continue reading Your Comeback is Calling

Focus Factor Self-Assessment Tool

We're very excited to introduce a new tool to help you lead a Level 1 Life full of of purpose, spirit, and well-being! Find your focus today, with the Focus Factor Self-Assessment Tool™. This self-assessment tool is meant to be simple - just grab some crayons, markers, colored pencils, or a pen/pencil, go to a quite place where … Continue reading Focus Factor Self-Assessment Tool

Bruce Wayne and Golden Eggs

This is the second post in a series on American PI:E™ – the recipe for early retirement, true autonomy, and reclaiming your American dream. To jump into action, let's recall our formula for financial autonomy: PI:E ≥ 1:1 Simply put - if our passive income is greater than or equal to our expenses, we have autonomy, or … Continue reading Bruce Wayne and Golden Eggs