Have you read the Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz? If not, then it’s time to fire up that kindle, ipad, iphone, galaxy s4 or whatever device you have and search for this book. It’s an easy read!
Don Miguel Ruiz talks about four practices and agreements that we need to make with ourselves so we can live a life that’s stress free, drama free, and best of all, have a peace of mind. I don’t want to give all the book away, but just to tease your imagination, here are the four agreements you must perfect:
1. Be Impeccable with your word
2. Don’t Take Anything Personal
3. Don’t Make Assumptions
4. Always do your Best
They all sound simple but the book breaks it down and makes you realize all the wrong moves you’ve made in life because you didn’t have these agreements with your #selfie :).
My favorite one is #2 DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONAL. Why? Because in my life, I’ve been angry, disappointed, upset, etc… with people, business partners and colleagues because I took it personal. I’m slowly learning not to… easier said than done but at least I am aware. After reading the whole chapter, I had a better understanding of WHY I shouldn’t take things personal. One reason, is that people act according to their mood. If someone said hurtful things to me, it’s not about me, but it’s about them. They must be hurting, or in a bad mood, or maybe going through some things. If I really understand my value, no one can ever tell me different. For example, if I know I’m beautiful, one person (who might be in a bad mood) telling me I’m ugly, will not change the fact that I know I’m beautiful!
I think that it’s valuable for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners to keep nourishing their mind, body and soul. Other’s call it “Self Help”, I call it “Soul Food”.