Many of us are prepared financially.
You most likely know your net worth, at least generally. You may have your assets and liabilities clearly defined. You may even have a hefty emergency fund, or at least a solid back up plan, to be prepared for the unexpected.
But, do you keep a balance sheet for your soul and know your self worth?
“Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.” – Mary McLeod Bethune
Have you ever watched the HBO series “Six Feet Under”?
It is a drama about a family who runs a funeral home after the father, Nathaniel Fisher, dies. Nathaniel, however, still ‘comes back’ regularly in the episodes, as a spirit, to talk to the family. Here is a great excerpt from Season 4, Episode 12, where Nathanial is talking to his son David:
Nathaniel Fisher: You hang on to your pain like it means something. Like it’s worth something. Well, let me tell you – it’s not worth shit. Let it go! Infinite possibilities, and all he can do is whine.
David Fisher: Well, what am I supposed to do?
Nathaniel Fisher: What do you think? You can do anything, you lucky bastard – you’re alive! What’s a little pain compared to that?
David Fisher: It can’t be that simple.
Nathaniel Fisher: What if it is?
“You never have to think outside the box, if you refuse to let anyone put you in a box.” – Sir Richard Branson
Many of us live our lives in a series of boxes:
We wake up in our home box, commute in our car/train/bus box, sit in our work box, go to the workout box, shop at the food box, then go back to the home box, to eat out of a box (due to a lack of time).
“I would rather picture myself in a coffin, than a cubicle.” – Scientist from the novel “Zoo”
While most of us wouldn’t go so far as to prefer a coffin over a cubicle, a cubicle dwelling life can certainly feel like captivity.
Let’s Envision a Free Range Nation:
Absenteeism has been a concern in businesses for decades. HR departments are always trying to find ways to reduce absenteeism.
But there is a new phenomenon in the modern corporate work world. It is called “presenteeism”.
A long time project idea has finally become an action!
Don’t you love when that happens???