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Expectations | For Best Results Your Heart Goes in the Middle

Updated: Nov 26, 2023

At Your Center There Is a Beautiful Place of Peace and Power

Is it your self image? Could Be.... Your Choice!

At the center of any picture puzzle is a focus point. It's the same with a good painting.

As you build towards next year, together we are looking for your framing discipline, or rather several disciplines that can guide anyone to a better life in the coming year. Remember that this year, I am encouraging you, or challenging you, or imploring you to take a different approach. Look to your internal resources first to insure good planning - do not look to anything that is external. The external is important. Just not now.

During the year we can explore how your environment is influencing you AND how you are influencing your environment.

Another practical way to say this is "It's not about the money". Good to have a budget, but that can come later. Sticking to a budget is the only way it works anyway, and sticking to them means your other disciplines and habits support your budgetary decisions.

I hope you are using some method or you will choose one soon to select the other puzzle pieces that surround the heart. Last week I suggested a couple of ways to do it. The middle pieces around the heart will link between the center and the Four Corner pieces - (Time, Health, Relationships, and Resources).

A hint for you - Each puzzle piece should have something in it you can express some gratitude about. Perhaps not right away, but if it doesn't show up after a bit of effort, pick a different piece. The piece may be in the wrong place, or it has been mislabeled, but there is clearly something better for you.

Do not worry about a mistake in selection. Any piece can be changed, and most probably will be changed or moved as time unfolds. Mistakes are possible here - all is learning and and growing, modifying experience so the mistake is not repeated. It's just a stepping stone as you become a better artist of your own life.

Quote: "You have to learn to love yourself before you can love someone else. Because it's only when we love ourselves that we feel worthy of someone else's love" Alyssa Sheinmel

Love is the centerpiece, and love always gets stronger when you spread it around. Your picture will look infinitely better. You will become Leonardo or Picasso or Monet. Except you will be living AND loving in your time, and enjoying the BIG picture puzzle.

Good Hunting!

Happy Days Ahead

Joe Grant, MBA

Certified Retirement Coach

Contact me for a Free 45 minute Consultation at

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