DEFINING YOURSELF

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When a person decides to start a business they are encouraged to put a business plan together. This plan addresses:

  • A description of the business

  • Capital available for investment into the business

  • Financing requirements and sources for obtaining these needs

  • Customer analysis

  • Marketing and advertising plans to generate customers

  • Operation’s plan

  • Overhead and other expenses

This is a comprehensive, well researched and detailed analysis providing a REALISTIC game plan to getting a business “off the ground.” Without taking the time to create a well thought out, well executed plan, what do you think the chances are for success?

PRETTY DARN SMALL (in most cases)

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When it comes to our own individual lives, how many of us create a “HUMAN” BUSINESS PLAN to provide a comprehensive outline detailing the different components necessary to achieving the HEALTH and LIFE we desire?

VERY FEW OF US!

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If a start up business is likely to FAIL without a detailed comprehensive plan, why should we believe our HEALTH (and LIVES for that matter) won’t also FAIL without a similar detailed comprehensive plan? What makes us believe our behavior and personal choices won’t (positively or negatively) impact the quality and duration of our health and lives? Is it a lack of awareness or an unwillingness to face the TRUTH when confronting tough decisions involving ACTIONS OF WANT versus ACTIONS OF NEED?

You don’t need advanced certifications and educational credentials to live a HEALTHY and HAPPY LIFE! You need an ability to REALIZE SELF VALUE and SELF POTENTIAL. You need to understand that living life by the “seat of your pants” is a “plan of action” designed to produce POOR LONG TERM OUTCOMES (in most cases.)

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WHAT WOULD A “HUMAN” BUSINESS PLAN LOOK LIKE?

  • A description of SELF:

    • who are you?

    • where do you want to go?

    • what are the benefits of following this newly designed game plan?

  • Capital available for investing in ONESELF:

    • How much TIME will you invest to study and learn?

    • What is your FINANCIAL BUDGET for ESSENTIALS (ex. food, exercise, job/career training, etc…?)

    • How much EMOTIONAL capital are you willing to provide YOURSELF to handle unseen obstacles?

  • Analysis of SELF:

    • are you willing to place NEEDS above WANTS?

    • are you willing to work on BOTH SHORT TERM GOALS AND LONG TERM GOALS?

    • are you important enough to place YOURSELF at or near the top of the hierarchy of those you NEED and WANT to SATISFY?

  • Marketing and Advertising:

    • where are you going to turn for information to help you achieve your goals?

  • Operations:

    • how will you address eating NEEDS (food preparation, eating out, work lunches, etc…?)

    • how will you address EXERCISE (where, when, how long, what type, etc…?)

    • how will you address WORK/CAREER (training, transitioning for upward mobility, creating job/career satisfaction, maintaining optimism in a working environment etc…?)

  • Overhead (COSTS:)

    • how will you achieve SELF IMPROVEMENT without compromising the quality of your relationship with a spouse, significant other or child?

    • how will you balance time restraints without compromising PERSONAL alone/quiet time?

    • how will you limit debt and determine which MATERIAL POSSESSIONS are worth sacrificing in exchange for LIFE TIME EXPERIENCES?

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This is an example of a HUMAN BUSINESS PLAN. This type of plan creates a REALISTIC approach to achieving better HEALTH and QUALITY LIVING.   Its format is FLEXIBLE and can be MODIFIED as one undergoes periodic reviews to make certain ACTIONS and INTENTIONS are in sync resulting in ACHIEVEMENT.

The “HUMAN” BUSINESS PLAN replaces

  • the New Year’s resolution

  • the diet

  • the dreaded lifelong job

  • the sedentary life

  • the ongoing emotional suffering

  • the unrecoverable state of debt

  • the growing chronic state of disease

RATHER THAN DREAMING AND “WISHING” ABOUT THE LIFE AND HEALTH YOU ALWAYS WANTED, WHY NOT CREATE IT FOR YOURSELF.

It requires EFFORT, but no more so than the energy expended living a life of anguish, pain, frustration and UNHAPPINESS.

 

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26 comments

  1. I thoroughly appreciated this post and will be sharing it. I will also like to share the concept with others, if that’s okay with you. Thank you

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    1. I appreciate your willingness to share this message. Anyone looking to provide resources to people seeking help to improve their lives is ALWAYS welcomed to use ANY material I place on my blog site. Thank you for caring!

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  2. I like the idea of creating your own success. What a way to fly!!!

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    1. Creating the capability to becoming the “master” of one’s own destiny provides real CONTROL over many factors in life. This is a great method to reduce stress (and health complications as a result of stress) while enhancing quality living!

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  3. I really like this idea, an all around life plan. Something I have never taken the time to do, until now.

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    1. “I really like this idea, an all around life plan. Something I have never taken the time to do, UNTIL NOW. I like those last two words. Change can NEVER occur UNTIL we are willing and ready to IMPLEMENT a new plan. Often, we don’t succeed on our first attempt. Those recognizing the value of persistence ultimately achieve success. I wish you all the success possible on your journey!

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  4. I love the idea of a human business plan! I think everyone does – it’s not something I would have ever thought of with regard to myself, even though I think it’s essential (in various forms) to so much else in life.

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    1. After experiencing the same mediocre success with patient care as many doctors experience, I decided to try thinking outside the box and incorporate additional ideas with conventional approaches. It made a world of difference. This is why I share these ideas. For most people, they see the validity in the concepts. The computer, however, is such an impersonal tool to assist people over the hurdle with. Getting them to apply actual ACTION STEPS in life remains the challenge. One on one (in person) offers more accountability and usually better results.

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      1. I would guess it’s something about the accountability that face-to-face time seems to require more than does computer time.

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  5. Kallmann.C · · Reply

    As always, excellent post Dr Jonathan! I especially like the analogue you used to compare between busines and health to help raise awareness the importance of creating a comprehensive plan for out health. Good job!

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    1. Thank you very much.

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  6. And create I shall! thanks for another focused and insightful post..you are good like that! 🙂

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    1. Thank you Maureen.

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      1. Sure thing! 🙂

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  7. You are a ‘life-changer.’ Thank you for taking the time to care so much for others….
    May you be truly blessed. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you for such kind words. As you have so elegantly expressed, I am just the middle man. I simply take information I have acquired over a lifetime and pass it on to others hoping it offers a better path for those seeking a healthier and happier life. The man upstairs is responsible for the path I follow. It is a joy giving to others as well as receiving their heartfelt gift when they share their journey of transformation with me.

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  8. This is brilliant Jonathan. Great concept !

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  9. Love the quote….kat

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    1. Kinda like the quote myself!
      Keep smiling, Kat. 🙂

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      1. always…..thanks

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  10. Powerful road to success.

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting on this article. Hopefully people see the benefit in this thinking and apply the concepts to their lives. Incredible opportunities once hidden become VISIBLE!

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  11. The wife and I really love this blog and appreciate the creativity and useful information you provide. If you decide to take this blog to the next level by offering a Mobile App version my company Zenlight could provide service for an extremely low price, we appreciate the hard work you have put into this blog and wish you all future success in business and in life.

    Thank you for your time, it is the most precious thing we all possess.
    -Jacque’

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words. I provide this information to help those without resources find answers to health concerns. I do not provide this service seeking monetary compensation. Hopefully, people will continue to value the ideas and messages I offer and spread these words so others will benefit as well.
      Good luck in your business ventures. I look forward to you and your wife’s future comments on any subject post that inspires you. Have a wonderful upcoming weekend.

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