CBSI’s New-Year Life & Business Empowerment Principles
A Teaching Series by Coach Banks
View/Download Course Outline: Pathway To Empowerment_2018
Effective Living is about many things working together – however, at the core of those many things, planning and management are key. So, before we get started with this teaching, it’s important to keep in mind that everything we’re going to cover is not meant to be a sideline or an add-on to your life. These teachings are more like power principles you’ll be incorporating into your life. The results are, you living a new, more effective type of lifestyle. Empowerment living is something that, over time, you learn to graft into. It becomes what you do and eventually, who you are. Once you truly commit to the planning of becoming successful and actually become successful, you’ll then have to plan how to manage this new successful way of living… which is not as simple as you might think. Then, to take you full-distance, you’ll eventually have to manage how to handle your retirement. Seems far off, huh? It’s a full-picture process. We envision the full picture! So, think of your life as a three-act-story, having a beginning, middle, and a final act. Twenty-eight, Fifty-six, Eighty-two. And, even when this physical story is over for you, someone will have to organize your funeral. Now, I can fully understand that this may sound undesirable to you. However, there’s really no way of getting around it. The end happens to everyone, and planning is always taking place – you’re either not participating, which makes you a poor planner or you develop power planning skills, which will result in you living a fully empowered life – and in the end, will keep your loved ones a little less stressed when you go!
Keep Records! What you record (measure), you can change. The things you can change will allow for maximum growth potential. If you’re not already doing so, record everything you’re presently ‘working on’. Whether it’s visualization, goal planning, time management, or nutrition, record it! You can use any recording device you’re most comfortable and/or empowered with. So, if it’s an aggressive piece of software or a good old-fashioned notebook, keep a record of it!
As mentioned, there are people who plan their life effectively, and there are those who plan disastrously. And, regardless of which category you’re presently in, you’re about to have, at your disposal, some tools that will successfully take you from where you presently are to where you’re going. Prepare yourself to get into this, and effective planning won’t be a chore for you, it will be a pleasure. And, just because power-planning may be unfamiliar to you doesn’t mean you should have a casual attitude or an ‘off’ mindset about it. When you sit down and start getting into focusing on your life, it becomes incredibly exciting! It can actually become electric because you’ll begin to realize that you, you will be taking an active role in designing your own life… the way you want it to be. Now, it’s not all on you. You’re not going to be the only one working here. There’s some good news in store! It’s something called life-design, destiny, purpose, God! Now, I personally have a bit of difficulty not believing in a Creator. However, whatever you believe, even if it’s not in your Creator, you will still never be in complete control of it all. Life itself will always choose to do some things that you’ll just never see coming, simply because it is what it is… and that big ‘if’ is called life!
Think about this for a sec. Right now, you are right where you are this very moment because, at some point, somewhere in your earlier days, a much younger version of you had a vision. You might not have thought about it too much at the time and it might not have been very clear. In actuality, your vision for yourself was more than likely, by default, a random set of completely unintentional thoughts. You weren’t working on a vision statement or a vision board (before now), you just had thoughts. Now, some of them might have had a bit of umpf underneath them and that’s why parts of your life are good. But that’s about it! However, now, now that you’re being more proactive with yourself, you’ll see that your thoughts have a direct effect on where your life winds up and ultimately who you become. It’s exciting to see evidence that you can make things happen for yourself. And, how we do all of this is with the tools I’ve previously mentioned and that you’re about to possess. A vision is key. Without one, you’ll end up a statistic. And, a vision statement is a big part of the answer. Your personal vision statement is a proclamation. It’s a statement of faith for you, to you, and to the world that this is who you are and this is where you plan on going. Think about it, if you were going to research any company, organization or institution, like a business, church or foundation, for example, the first thing you might want to know is what its called… its title. The next thing to find out is what it does and/or what it represents—sort of like the “About” button on a website; you have to learn what they believe and profess. Well, you need an “About” button for you—and that’s called your vision statement. It tells everyone, “This is what I see, this is what I’m desiring, and this is what I’m manifesting”. Sure, it’s only a snapshot of you and your life, but in that snapshot, is your life! From when you were born (you can alter your past), where you are present, to when you die. If you’re healthy and things are working out all right for you, then you’ll be recording about 30,000 days. That’s about eighty-two years. So, plan for that. Except of course if you get hit by a truck.
The faculty or state of being able to see: The ability to think about or plan the future with imagination and/or wisdom: A mental image of what the future will or could be like.
A combination or collection of various things/images.
Without a vision, people perish! – Proverbs
In everyday living, intentionally stop & spot images that have a positive effect on you… connect with them. Visualize those things that you’re in pursuit of DAILY! Embrace them, work for them and persevere until you have them!
SOMETHING TO PONDER – How You Were Raised
A majority of your current life is a result of the design of the people who raised you. Emotionally as well as psychologically, approximately 85% of who you are today was already set, determined, and developed by the time you were four years old. Meaning that you, as a child, didn’t have a whole lot of say in the matter. Whoever got you through those years did, and who they were at the time shaped the you that you are today. It’s been tested and shown that the number one, two, and three words kids hear between birth and age five are “no,”, “don’t”, “stop.” While most of it is preventative and in the name of safety and concern, this bombardment of the negative began to put a limitation on your life… right out of the gates. By about 3rd grade, who you are now was pretty much determined. Then, as you turned 10, 12, 14 when you became exposed to more things in the world and started thinking more independently, that younger version of yourself started to activate another set of ‘thought gears’. Let me ask you something — would you trust your business to a 14-year-old? Probably not. Unfortunately, most people are living that reality right now, because it’s the teenager in them that got them to where they are today. Great! Right? So, what’s the answer to this bummer of a situation? There are two options here: either you can do nothing, which declares that you’re a victim, “That’s just the way it is, that’s the way I was raised and there’s nothing I can do to change it.”—The victim mentality. And if you hold onto a victim mentality, then you’ve already made your choice and why are you reading this? This teaching is for people who choose option two. These teachings are powerful and created for people who want to change their lives, people who desire to do greater things. This is for people who realize they can change things around. How you start to see things and how you start to visualize them are going to put you in those trends and put you in more control of where you want to go—and, yes… even as actors. So, let’s get going. Shall we? If this is you, let me hear a big YEAH!