Helping develop sound mind and character

My Philosophy

I am a firm believer that maintaining balance in your life leads to happiness at every level. This is especially true when balancing your personal and professional life. Too often, I meet people that are unhappy with the path they are on. This blog is a means by which you can find the future you want, and motivation you need to create balance for a fulfilling life!

— Mark T. Andrews

Focus

The time it takes to recover from an interruption takes longer than the interruption itself. Imagine you are working on an important issue for your company and you are continually, looking at text messages, tweets and news feeds.  Not only is the issue going to take more time to complete, I would argue that the…

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Principles for Life

I have always enjoyed Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates. Ray attempts to communicate complex ideas in a way that others can truly understand.

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Happiness

How do you define happiness? Everyone’s definition of happiness will be different, but it is important that you answer this question for yourself.

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Mental strength

How do you achieve more clarity in your thoughts?  How can you increase focus and attention?  You need to become a witness of your thoughts….By witnessing your thoughts you have time to clearly evaluate your future action. This short video helps you find a way to be more present and experience a richer life.

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Peak Performance

As we have touched on previously in Finding Your Way, mental health is as important as physical health to your on-going success. If you are devoted to self-improvement and truly motivated to succeed the following article may help.

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Coaching for Life

In other posts, I have talked about continual learning and in this post I am going to connect learning and coaching.

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Continual Learning…

Most successful people are committed to continual learning. The following article will offer Warren Buffet’s thoughts on habits to make you the best you can be. 

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Listening

Truly listening to someone is a gift for both the speaker and listener. If you want to have more meaningful conversations the following article gives you great tips for improving your listening skills.

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Decision Making

Can you control the emotions of others? Can you control how people feel about you, a project, a business or the stock market? The answer is no! The following link may help you make better decisions so you can move forward.

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Be authentic… Be yourself…

Too often we conduct ourselves in a way that may be pleasing to others instead of being true to ourselves. The attached link are traits and habits of Genuine People.

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Management and Leadership

Being an effective leader is difficult but critically important today. Leadership starts as ambition for the self then over time transforms to ambition for others.

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Thinking

Henry Ford once said: “Thinking is the hardest work their is, that is why so few people engage in it”.

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Time Management

The most important commodity we have is time. For those that want to succeed in life and business it is important to make the most of the time we have.

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Character

Character is an individual’s set of deeper values that help direct your life. It can be defined as the core of our being and includes traits such as kindness, bravery, honesty and faithfulness, to name a few.

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Business Cycles

Everything in life and business works in cycles. Some cycles are short, and you can see the change easily. Others are so long we often lose sight of what cycle we are in.

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Intention and Purpose

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” — Friedrich Nietzche. Intention and purpose are critical aspects of one’s happiness and helps lead to a balanced life. An intention is not a goal to obtain, but rather it is where you come from in your thinking.

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Follow Nature

Nature teaches us lessons about change and the organic process of birth, growth and decline – lessons that we have forgotten. How nature works is beyond a person’s ability to comprehend.

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Finding Your Way (The Book)

In Finding Your Way, you will find that to go where you want to go in life and your career, you must stop what you are doing, change the habits that are holding you in place, and then go on your journey of self-discovery.

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Living in the Present

I want to focus on the concept of being present each day as it comes… we all waste enormous amounts of energy/time when we are dwelling the past or living in the future.

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Leadership and Greatness

“Great leaders are almost always, great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand” — Colin Powell

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