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Welcome to the December 2018 edition of the Balance * Plan * Reward Newsletter.

6 Tips To Get Beyond The Buffer Zone To The Intentional Zone

Has The Buffer Day, coined by Dan Sullivan and Wayne Cotton become outdated?

A Buffer Day is a neutral day serving Free Days – time off, and Focus Days – client appointment days.

A Buffer is a neutral area serving to separate two opposing forces.

Are we unable to find a Buffer because we are too overstimulated?

Before we go further; do you remember the introduction to The Twilight Zone?

“It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call The Twilight Zone.”

You could say a Buffer is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge.

Personal and professional development has made The Comfort Zone into a bad thing; a place or situation where one feels safe or at ease and without stress. And yet there are times when we must act beyond our comfort zones.

But in today’s world, are we not in The Overstimulated Zone most of the time?

In today’s world, with so many choices, with so little space, we have to find different ways to find The Intentional Zone, the space between stop and go, sleep and work, expansion and contraction, because what is happening is, we go like hell and collapse.

Collapsing into exhaustion isn’t relaxing.

In today’s world we have to find ways to self-regulate through self-compassion versus self-esteem.

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Simon guided me to find my Vison, Purpose and Mission, but more importantly my connection with my Why.

I now feel my true purpose of helping people find their best path forward to meet and exceed their dreams. Working through the homework, the accountability and the straight forward coaching sessions, Simon truly brought forward my inner passion, heart and helped me understand that I seize every single day for the right reasons.

The work that I have done with Simon’s coaching is having a drastic impact and will continue to. He has shown me how to make myself happy from the inside out which improves my life overall, both professionally and personally. The scientific theory and experience that Simon brings to the coaching program, paired with inspiration, truly gets you excited about relearning who you are, what motivates your actions and moves you forward in a steady consistent nature.

With these skills and knowledge, I am now confident in asking for referrals from people who I know I truly want to work with. As well I have a new sense of worthiness to work with my ideal client and help them to succeed in life as well. I’ve never truly felt this way overall before and I thank Simon for helping guide me to this realization, that I knew was there, but I have never been able to fully realize.

I look forward to continuing working with Simon and giving back to my clients with solid products, service and sharing in the successful path forward that has been shown to me.

Jesse Barge
Financial Advisor
Northwestern Mutual
Carbondale, IL

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