It’s Not Easy But It’s Worth It

December 22, 2017

This week was my 18th wedding anniversary and it got me thinking.

How do two people – over a long period of time – stay connected, raise happy kids, run successful businesses, nurture quality friendships and at the end of it all, find time for themselves?

The truth is that it’s not easy, but it’s worth it.

Building an invigorating long term relationship is just like climbing to the top of a mountain in business or in sport.

It’s a journey that consists of inevitable ups and downs, but if you create strong foundationsalways focus on the positivesdon’t lose sight of the bigger picture and never give up, you’ll usually get the rewards.

A a kid, I remember having it drummed into me that ‘there are no shortcuts in life’…and even today, in this world of instant gratification, Inga (my wife) and I try to teach our children the same, as hard as it is.

Nothing will ever be perfect, but if you have a desire to improve any aspect of your life – relationships, career, business, finances or health, clarity is where the power is.

Being clear about what you want and WHY you want it, is the daily fuel that brings energy and ‘life force’ to your personal life and goals.

Ask yourself, ‘am I giving it my best shot every single day?’

If the answer is ‘no’, or you feel that you are but you’re still not happy, ask this question:

What am I doing to change it?

You and only you have the ultimate power to lead your life in the direction you want it to go.  If something’s not working, try harder or change it in order to get what you deserve.

Here’s what I know for sure…

We are in a time now, where there are fewer obstacles than ever before to create the life you want.

The world is changing fast and with that comes tremendous opportunity, to connect with like-minded people, to build community, to create your own business, secure your financial future and take charge of your health.

It’s no longer a question of, ‘is it possible?’

The REAL question is, ‘how is it possible for me?’

If you need any type of support or guidance in finding your purpose, Inga and I have created a new online community in a project we’ve called the: Essential Self Care Collective.

It’s a place where we’ll be spending a lot of time helping people to live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives that are in true alignment with their values.

We’ll be sharing our key self care tips (refined from our 14 years of working with Don Tolman and living his message), our life lessons (gained from our own 23 year relationship and in raising three teenage girls), as well as key business insights, tips and strategies that we’ve used to create three multi-million dollar brands in the wellness arena.

It’s also for people who’ll want to join us on a journey to design their life using the booming self care industry as a vehicle, by creating a home-based business with our support.

If you’d like to know more about this, feel free to ‘direct message’ Inga or myself (Zane) directly on Facebook, or simply search for and ‘like’ our Essential Self Care Facebook Page.