Have you ever wondered how someone manages to stay healthy and run a successful business but still has a lot of time for his family? Most of us have a narrow view of success, and we only think about monetary success and compare it to our own. Michael Eckerman shares three essential pieces of advice that we need to combine to have a fully functional life. At some time it is a juggling act but in time you master it and overcome obstacles with ease. It is all about fine tuning certain aspects of your life to be successful.

According to Michael Eckerman, we need to define our goals, be flexible and be a good reader and listener.
The first part is setting your goals in life. People skip over this part, but it is imperative to identify your goals in life, says Michael Eckerman. Take time and think about what you want to achieve in life. Don’t rush into this, take your time. You need to think about what you need in the next months, years and decades of your life. It is also important that you define your goals according to what you need and not how other people see your life. Take a piece of paper and write bullet points of what you want your life to look like in the future. What goals you want to achieve and how you want to reach them. Don’t forget, take your time, be honest and make sure you set your goals for yourself. Defining your goals will help you both professionally and spiritually.
Make sure you are flexible in everything you do. You need to be tolerant to overcome problems that might happen in the future. Rigidity and intolerance don’t fit in a harmonious life. Many think they are the driving force. But it is important not to confuse rigidity with discipline. Things won’t always fall in place as you want them. It is important to learn how to overcome them without driving yourself mad or fill yourself with negativity. You need to discover how to steer through problems and keep your sanity at the same time. It is also important that you learn from your mistakes, shares Michael Eckerman.

Being a good reader and listener is also important. Even if you have a busy schedule, you need to find time to read. There are many good ideas and thoughts in the world, so it is imperative that you find time to read, shared Michael Eckerman. Many brilliant people have brilliant ideas to say. Well-read people are smartest people roaming the planet. They collect all bits and pieces from everyone and are the most knowledgeable people you will ever meet. If you ever wondered how they know so much, well they read. Knowledge is power, so individuals who read are more objective and able to see both sides of issues. They can see beyond and find solutions efficient and quick.
Listening is a skill that many people have never learned. If you do not listen you are not able to get new knowledge and if you do not get the new insights you get stagnant quick. Always reload your mind with new ideas. It is also important that you use viable sources of information for reading, shares Michael Eckerman. You can choose what you fill your mind with; that is the beauty of it. Make sure the information you take in is worth taking space in your mind.