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Finding Meaning In Your Life

For a few years now there has been an increasing trend toward people taking steps to find greater meaning in their life. Gradually, more and more people are having the courage to do it and not just talk about it. This may involve turning their back on what is a well paid job and years of study and even moving from where they live. I even believe that this desire to find meaning will increase with turbulent financial times which could be quite dislocating for some. To survive emotionally and financially people will have to change their perspective on life and their relationship to money so that their meaning is not as much defined by how much they have.

I know for myself the Financial DNA business exists today because this is a major life transformation I made. I found my deep passion is to help people worldwide to become more financially empowered through greater self understanding of how they are wired. This was a big shift from the numbers world of accounting, tax and packaging investments for people. What I do know is that your quality of life in every dimension can increase well beyond where you are today if you take the plunge.

I would encourage everyone to discover who they are and what would provide the greatest meaning in your life. Do not die with regrets. Of course a fear is the financial consequences. Remember getting there is a building process and will not happen overnight. Putting a plan in place is the key to start with and thereafter you can manifest it step by step over a number of years.

Also, there is the fear of actually what am I passionate about? How do I discover that? There are processes for discovery which are both structured and more feelings based. We are helping many people around the world with discovering their passions as this is a core part of reaching a greater level of becoming more financially empowered. If you would like some inspiration click on the link to this USA Today article on 24 September 2008.

Uncovering Human Behavior Risks

Generally in business, and particularly in financial services, people associate risk with the markets or economy. What we fail to drill down into are the risks caused by human behavior. Another way of looking at this is to consider how people handle the market risks. What decisions do they make? What solutions do they come up with? How do they manage their emotions? How do they communicate?

In essence, the market risks can be managed or exacerbated by human behavior. So, what needs to be better understood is how your people are going to handle market and economic risks that may be impacting your business. This will be particularly important when they are under pressure. What are their blind spots? What are your blind spots? Then, how will you manage your people so the risks are better managed?

Through our Financial DNA profiles we are able to reliably predict how people will behave and therefore the risks they may cause. Will they take too many chances? Will they be too impatient? Are they too independent and not accountable? We have found that the profiles are able to provide great insights into the true behavior of people when they are under pressure. Having this information can help you put in place the right management controls and also to provide the individuals with more self-awareness of how they will make decisions which could cause or exacerbate market risks. There is no doubt a large part of the success or failure of businesses in the long term comes down to being aware of and managing human behavior. You only have to look at some of the major corporate and banking disasters to see this.

So how aware are you of the risks that your people could be causing to the future of your business?