Bend, Oregon is an amazing place to live. Most of us thrive on the beauty of the surrounding nature and the unique culture of people that Bend attracts. From our Freedom Ride to our High Desert Museum, from our sunny days floating the river to our winter days on skies, one thing I know about the people of Bend is that they love balance and contrast. This balance and contrast shows up in the symbiosis of our booming entrepreneur culture and our distinctly active quality of life that is supported by our great outdoors. I think it's one of the reason that Bend is considered one of the best cities to live in.
Balance and contrast are two key elements to success and joy in both your personal and professional lives. They are essential in relationships (professional and personal), they optimize health and wellness, and they become the cornerstones to a life well lived. However, these two attributes can be challenging to achieve and seemingly impossible to sustain.
When individuals are out of balance they communicate ineffectually, they lack energy and creativity, they suffer from stress and anxiety, and they find it difficult to create lasting positive results in their life. Without balance, it is difficult to live and lead with intention. This results in the slow deterioration of personal relationships, physical health and wellness, and career satisfaction.
When teams are out of balance they create drama, loss of productivity, decreased profits, miscommunication, and apathy. In-balance teams eradicate negativity, replacing it with creativity and curiosity. Balanced teams create results in record time with extraordinary outcomes. If your team or your employees struggle with lack of ownership, gossip, indifference, or blame - you have an unbalanced team. Unchecked, unbalanced teams can corrode a business and leave lasting scars on the relationships of the individuals involved.
Merriam Webster defines contrast as: "the state of being strikingly different from something else." In today's world embracing contrast can feel risky. Whether you are looking to build your business, attract a life-partner, discover your life-purpose, or define yourself as a leader - contrast is essential. Despite this truth, most individuals lack clarity about what makes them 'strikingly different' and how to harness their uniqueness to create depth and satisfaction in their lives. For teams, businesses and entrepreneurs, the lack of embracing contrast is disastrous to success and profitability. Without clear intent and distinctive branding it remains impossible for a business to become a leader in their marketplace.
Mindy Amita Aisling
ICF Life Coach,
NFPT Fitness Trainer,
OMA Certified Mediator
Mindy Aisling is a certified life and business coach in Bend, OR, exceeding all of the educational requirements & training set forth by the ICF.
She has worked with such organizations as St. Charles Hospital, Soroptimists, The Dispute Resolution Center, Olympic Medical Center, Americorps, and Juvenile and Family Services.
She has been featured in the New York Times, The Seattle Times, The Bend Bulletin, The Peninsula Daily News, KOMO 4 TV, The Oregonian and many more. You can learn more about Mindy here.
Mindy offers professional, affordable online coaching to clients around the world, and local coaching to clients in Bend, Oregon.
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