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Get a Life Summary

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Get A Life SummarySetting Your ‘Life Compass’ for Success

Take a look at your life. Do you like what you see? Do you think you live to your full potential?

No matter where you are at the moment, you can map your way towards a higher satisfaction and more significant success with navigational tools that can give you direction and a sense of purpose.

These tools are packed in the “Life Compass” package, which contains six points: career, mind/body, finance, relationships, fun, and contribution.

In this summary we will teach you these six points, we will show you how to use the “Life Compass” to gain control over your life.

Let’s begin.

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Who Should Read “Get a Life”? and Why?

If you are just starting out in the self-help genre, this book is perfect for you. Make sure you put it in sight so you can always go back to Bate’s recommendations and implement them in your life. If you follow his advice, you will become more motivated and ready to take your life into your hands.

We recommend this book to people who want to reshape their lifestyles and learn how to balance between happiness, satisfaction, and productivity in each area of their lives.

About Nicholas Bate

Nicholas Bate is an author and a founder of Strategic Edge, a consultancy that helps people reach their full potential.

“Get a Life Summary”

In the modern, fast-paced world, you are swimming in a pool of commitments. You work a lot and have a little spare time. In that one-dimensional universe where you live, work is everything.

I know what you are thinking: there has to be something more to life than work, right? There is. Moreover, it is up to you to discover your life’s full potential.

Be honest with yourself about your objectives, dreams, and aspirations. Utilize your unrealized desires to make a “Life Compass.”

What is a Life Compass?

It is a navigational instrument that will enable you to coordinate your everyday life with a balance among work, family, finances, wellbeing, fun and community association. To use this compass, start with rest, growth and reflection.

Why do you need this compass?

Well, envision that you have been given an extraordinary get-away in an unfamiliar locale. Would you investigate it without a compass?

Obviously not.

However, you might stroll through your life, without a compass or even without knowing the direction. That makes it simple to get lost when you go after life’s opportunities.

To find your ability to “know east from the west” and create your “LifeCompass,” ask yourself: What do I genuinely look for? How would I define achievement? What am I extremely enthusiastic about?

Go past your comfort zone. Your capacity to take control of your life relies on how genuinely you answer these questions and how ready you are to accept accountability. Look for balance and concentrate on six major territories: career, mind/body, money, relationships, joy and community inclusion.

Rundown your objectives for the following five, ten and 25 years. Create a list of things you had always wanted, ventures, errands and even feared tasks. Make sure you think clearly, by holding less in your mind. Utilize your list to design your daily agenda and to track your 10-year objectives.

Assess it toward the start and end of every day. Begin now, find the motivation and do not wait for a moment of inspiration.

Truth be told there will never be enough time.

However, you will achieve many things if you start moving in the right direction.

At this moment, the direction you should move in is towards the key points of “Get a Life,” summarized below.

Key Lessons from “Get a Life”

1.      Career and Mind/Body Compass Points
2.      Finance and Relationships Compass Points
3.      Fun and Contribution Compass Points

Career and Mind/Body Compass Points

The career compass point regularly eclipses other areas, and you need to be clear where you stand and what you want to accomplish to change it. Concentrate on what you truly need versus what you think you ought to achieve. Better yet, erase cash from your list of things to get, since a resolute accentuation on money frequently prompts frustration. To define your career point, first do nothing for at least a few hours: no media, no email, no gatherings, no books.

Now, we know this information deprivation might be hard for you, but at the end of this process you will end up gaining useful insight.

Next, select a profession that you are interested in. Come up with a concrete objective and act to achieve it.

When it comes to the mind/body compass point, you have to remember that your brain and body are all you have. Your wage, work, and family all rely on the wellbeing of your body and mind. Everything depends on your vitality and health, including the inward tools you have for taking care of issues. Health relies on getting your “MEDS,” or “meditation, exercise, diet, and sleep.”

Finance and Relationships Compass Points

Create a mental fence with your vocation objectives on one side and your financial goals on the other side. This division is essential because an accentuation on cash will occupy or even destroy your efforts to accomplish professional specialization and personal fulfillment. Your career is more than an income stream and, in the long haul, cash is a questionable motivator. So, try not to mistake standard of living with quality of life.

Each relationship depends on “five A’s,” or, to be more specific on  “attention, awareness of differences, appreciation, affection, and action.” To live a better life examine how you presently allocate those assets, and if you can do it better.

Fun and Contribution Compass Points

Do not disregard the fun compass point, even when you face increased obligations. Joy and pleasure are vital. Happiness has positive effects on almost every aspect of your life. Obviously, you do not need to be happy all the time. In fact, that is not human. The truth is that everybody faces difficult clients, money problems or stolen time. However, instead of rejecting your bad feelings, examine them, and utilize them as maps that will show you what is wrong and what can be made better.

The last, community compass point, unlike the other compass points, is focused outward, on the big picture: community, nation, and the world. You live surrounded by layers of micro and macro frameworks that require substantial dosages of emotional intelligence. Your EQ represents your capacity to realize the long haul effect of your present choices. With refined EQ aptitudes, you can figure out how to defer gratification to serve your family or community.

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“Get a Life” Quotes

People wish for financial independence to get the freedom to ’escape,’ but if what you are doing is what you truly love, do you need to escape? Click To Tweet Do what you love and love what you do. Ensure that what you do is an essential part of your being. Click To Tweet Allow yourself to take some time out each day to stop the internal noise, to recharge. Click To Tweet Circumstances will never be ideal. Click To Tweet Never consider it too trivial to have fun. Click To Tweet

Our Critical Review

“Get a Life” is useful and practical, but just like many books of the self-help genre, it gets too repetitive at times. However, maybe that is the point of such books – to make you pay attention, and repeat the lessons until they become engraved in your mind.

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