The Five Vital Venues of Life

Powerful Habits in 21 Days  – PH 21 Day #14

In order to live a balanced life you’ve got to think about your habits in each of The Five Vital Venues of Life.  You don’t want to be a raving success in business but have a horrible family life, or vice versa (even though I’d take the latter over the former any day!)  You don’t want to have an imbalanced life – that is not success.

The Five Vital Venues are:

  • Self – (where most of the self help industry spends its time!) this is anything to do with self-improvement, personal habits, health & wellness, personal spending, etc…
  • Relationships – the dynamics of relationships, communication, and all that goes into having loving, open and thriving relationships falls into this venue
  • Home –  this venue is all about where you call home and all that happens there.  Your family life, the spirit of your home, the look and feel of your home, the peace of your home.  This venue is so important!  If your home life is not right, meaning it doesn’t nourish and sustain you, it would be impossible to maintain a successful life on the outside.  People do it, but that’s not success.
  • Work/Business – This venue is about the workplace and all that goes on there. Your advancement or ability to grow your business. For many people this venue is most of their life and all other venues are ignored.  Most imbalances come from this venue getting too much of your available time and energy.  But also, many of what goes on in this venue is like a rat in a maze (hence term rat race.)   People are very busy but because of bad or ineffective habits, their work is not as fruitful as it could be or as they need it to be. Powerful success habits are needed to work smarter.
  • Community/Church – For life to be truly balanced it has to have a ‘reach out’ component.  It can’t be all about you, your family and the business.  Giving something back to the community is crucial.  Service is actually one of the essential habits of prosperity.  Fellowshipping with fellow church members, with neighbors and the business community is a vital part of success.  And not just for the socializing piece either.  We have to be part of or lead programs that help other people who are not as fortunate as we are.   We all live in a community and we have a responsibility to be a player, active in some aspect of that community’s well being.  Being on the sidelines is not an option.

Review these 5 vital venues and decide which venue you will concentrate on.  A quick assessment will help.  On a scale of 1-10 where would you rate your success in each venue?  The one with the lowest rating might be a good place to start.

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