I’ve often been asked, ‘What’s the ONE thing I need to do to _______________?‘ You can fill in the blank any way you want. For some it’s ‘What’s the one thing I need to do to make my marriage work?’
For others it’s ‘What’s the one thing I need to do to get ahead at work?’
The question looks different for every person, but the answer is the same. There is no one thing!
To get where we want to be in life…where we need to be in life, demands that do many different things. There is no one solution to your problems. By that I mean, there is no one step to take that will make it all go away! There are many steps we have to take (throughout life) that gets us to the destination.
But the most important thing is the NEXT Step!
Life is complex in the sense that it is comprised of many different relationships.
- We have family relationships – children, spouse, parents, grandparents, relatives.
- We have business relationships – bosses, employees, co-workers, assistants, etc.
- We have a relationship with ourselves – our thoughts, emotions, dreams, fears, and hopes.
- We even have a relationship with money – how you feel about it, what it means to you, and how you treat it.
- We relate to our body – our health or lack of it.
All of life is about relationships.
That’s why at Better Life Foundations we focus on the core relationships that make life work.
While there are many relationships that are important, we believe that the core relationships are the ones that have the most impact on our life. They determine the ultimate success or failure of life.
The Four Pillars Of A Better Life
Our research and interviews reveal that there are four basic areas of life that must be healthy in order for life to work. They are:
- Our Relationships With Others
- Our Health and Fitness
- Our Finances
- Success and Productivity
We view these four pillars as the legs of a stool. Most stools have four legs to provide maximum stability. Could it work with less? Probably! But four gives the stool the best support.
We believe life revolves around these four pillars. As we work on these areas to strengthen them, all of life takes shape and stabilizes.
The articles and research on this site will generally fall into one of these broad categories.
Note: We value spiritual life highly, but we place this under ‘personal growth’ because all personal growth should include and center on spirituality.
How To Search The Site
There are several ways to navigate the site.
In these ‘search’ area just type in a keyword you would like to read about. For example, if you are looking for articles and research on ‘love’ simply type this word into the search bar. All articles that deal with love should be displayed.
Category or Topic Search
Each articles is placed in a specific category or topic. These can be found in the right sidebar under ‘Focus Topics.’ Some articles fall into more than one category, but each article is assigned at least one category.
Each article is also given several tag words that identify the key focus of the article. For example, an article on family life might include tags like – love, children, family relationships, marriage, etc.
I think you get the point.
The final way is by going to the ‘Articles’ page. We list all the major posts and research by article name. You can browse through them to see what’s available.
We’ve tried to make it easy to find what you are looking for.
One last thing
If you have a self help topic (or issue) you would like to see covered, feel free to email us and let us know the topic. Be as specific as possible. If you put in the form of a questions, please try to be as clear as possible.
Our goal is to bring you all the latest research to help you build a better life.