I’m excited to offer a completely re-written and updated version of my book The 4 Spheres of Intentional Living, available in both paperback and Kindle formats by visiting here.

This book, as the title makes explicit, offers practical action steps and examples intended to help people enrich what I identify as four key “spheres” of intentional living. Why “spheres?” A sphere is “an area of activity, interest, or expertise; a section of society or an aspect of life distinguished and unified by a particular characteristic.” I use this metaphor because there are particular characteristics that are worth reflecting upon at a deeper level, and I believe that these show up within four key aspects of life that happen to interrelate in myriad ways.

In particular, my book offers:

Physical Sphere

* A simple, sustainable nutritional approach that’s better than any dietary fad
* Three core behaviors that equip a person to be physically fit for as long as possible
* How to prioritize rest and play to enhance overall physical health

Intellectual Sphere

* Strategies for multi-disciplinary, lifelong learning and its benefits to the human brain
* A careful examination of several forms of quality thinking, combined within an actionable framework
* Tips for ensuring effective communication and a strong personal brand
* Leadership defined and examined through the timeless framework of the “Hero’s Journey”

Emotional Sphere

* Powerful tools for continually building emotional strength and perseverance
* A guide to developing the stamina, agility, and influence needed in a world of constant flux
* Steps for transforming one’s artistic yearnings into tangible and joyful expressions
* Insights for fostering mutual intimacy and support within your most important relationships

Spiritual Sphere

* Challenges to help you ensure you’re spending most of your time doing meaningful work
* Coaching and guidance on how to practice mindfulness
* Suggestions on caring for yourself, your resources, and those in your community

I’ve had the privilege of helping numerous professional and individuals, through my executive coaching work, self-identify goals and aspirations within these spheres and take concrete steps toward fulfilling them. And I’ve been writing and speaking about the four spheres, in one form or another, across most of my career. I’m more convinced than ever that consistent, mindful practice of these spheres gives us the capacity and energy to stay focused and resilient, while going after the goals that are crucial to our most personal values.

Thanks for reading this and please check out the book! It’s a quick but substantive read.

Growing Your Strengths

I’m a Nashville-based writer, talent strategist, and certified executive coach. On this website, I primarily write stories featuring a diverse group of professionals whose examples of applying mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling will help you love your career and enhance your quality of life.

These characters face familiar pain points: nonstop change, accelerating economic and technological disruption, and the collective “noise” that grows louder each day. The impact, for these professionals and for many of us, has been confusion, distraction, and stress.

Until, however, each of these individuals chooses to do something new: practicing mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling habits, and growing them into strengths…strengths that respond to change rather than just react.

Strengths that you can develop as well.

Don’t settle for the confusion, distraction, and stress. You’re stronger than that, and capable of much more.

Choose to do something new. Today. Start with this post, check out my books, and join our learning community to receive free, exclusive content via email each month with timely guidance on applying mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling.