Life’s 5 Essential Elements


Who would take a book for their first trip without their wife to Vegas?  As I prepared to leave on the trip, I knew that I wasn’t mentally in a good place.  I wanted my life to change.  Vegas offers lots of life changing opportunities, but I really did want a positive change.  Cory Brown of iThemes had recommended I read the book Wellbeing by Tom Rath and Jim Harter of Gallup.  Over the course of the week I was drawn into seeing the world (even Vegas) from a new perspective.

This book wasn’t just one man’s opinion.  This book wasn’t even based on the American experience.  This book was based on 50 years of research in over 150 countries.  It is based on the finding of the universal human experience summarized as five essential elements.

  • Career Wellbeing
  • Social Wellbeing
  • Financial Wellbeing
  • Physical Wellbeing
  • Community Wellbeing

This concept completely destroys the idea of work-life balance.  It takes fulfilling your needs in all of these areas that makes a complete and balanced life.  I was only at two and a half.  That left me feeling unfulfilled and angry at those two areas as I poured more and more energy into those areas thinking that in that I would find satisfaction.  Now I have put those elements into proper perspective as I now work on the other elements of life.

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