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Is Everything You do In Lieu?

As the year comes to an end it’s important to take a close look at those things which have added value to your wealth, health and happiness. And possibly take a stern look at those things and daily habits which have possibly decreased the value of your wealth, health and happiness.

What are the things you do “in lieu of” the potentially higher value things that you could be doing? Have those said things slowly ingratiated themselves in your life so that you are convinced they make you happy, or that you couldn’t imagine living your life without these things? Have they now become your trusted vices and you feel like your life only has meaning because of your vices. These vices somehow make your life tolerable and your vices have become more like a loyal friend, non-judgemental and always there for you not just when you need them most but on a daily basis?

All habits, both thought and action, should be put under the “eye of scrutiny” on a regular basis (at least once a year) to see if they are adding value to your life’s goals, maintaining your life’s goals or perhaps diminishing your life’s goals. If you simply think or feel you cannot live without a detrimental habit then you might want to look at seeking some type support group or investing in some professional coaching.

When you look at your daily habits and you notice a habit that is taking you away from your life’s ambitions, a habit that you do “in lieu of” a more positive and productive habit, perhaps try asking yourself some magical, transformational questions like…

  • Can I find a better substitute for what I’m doing/thinking now?
  • When I was 5 years old, what did I dream about?
  • Is what I’m doing now helping me get where I want to be in 5 years?
  • Why do I seem to prefer short term ___X___ (which is not bringing me long term satisfaction) over ___Y___ (anything you like doing that you know will bring you long term satisfaction and happiness)?
  • Is my short term weakness more powerful than my long term being?
  • Do “I” depend on “ME”? And if so, what can “I” say to “ME” that will convince “ME” to do the right thing for my long term success, wealth and happiness?

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“It is my belief that everyone has the potential for change. By focusing on making different choices and moving towards increased self-acceptance, you can begin to feel an expanded sense of self, full of hope and possibilities.” D.J.K.



After all is said and done, I firmly believe that you will have made the right decisions in your daily life that will bring you closer to your envisioned reality. You may have gotten off track over some mishaps in your life. You may have taken the long road in order to find your personal freedom and create your ultimate legacy. But that’s alright, you did it your way and you found a way to enjoy your journey and make the world, even if it’s just your personal world, a better place.

So be it, So “BE” “IT”! … Get it?

Dominic Kotarski – International Consultant | Author | Coach | Trainer | Speaker

Dominic writes, speaks, inspires, motivates and teaches on the most important aspects of  your business including Sales, Coaching, Team building, People Management and Business Development. Get weekly access to his blog & training videos FREE by subscribing Below or  HERE

Dominic Kotarski

Dominic Kotarski is an author, coach, sales trainer and Founder of Sales Success Academy. He's personally inspired, coached, trained and managed thousands of salespeople and business owners in 11 different countries. You can find him in Vancouver, Canada where he lives, works, runs, ski's and spends most of his free time with his family.

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