Friday, January 22, 2021

Part II: The Law of Organization and The Principle of Vision

From the “The Principles and Patterns of Building…  Everything!” 

A BEAUTIFUL LIVING, LLC Masterclass Series


The Second Principle of the Law of Organization


The second principle of the Law of Organization, in the overarching theme of “The Principles and Patterns of Building…Everything!,” is the Principle of Vision.  What can you see with the eyes of your imagination? What do you envision?



There is an ancient proverb or saying that goes back thousands of years.  It is this: “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18, Old Testament).   What does this mean?  What kind of vision?  Perish, how? 


As a child, I came from a family with six children.  Needs were long and the financial means were stretched short, but my mom was (and is) extremely resourceful and had learned to sew, so she made many of my clothes up until I was in Junior High.  As I got older, she would include me more actively in the process.  We picked patterns together, studied the ideal types of fabric and textures for a piece's construction, and selected colors of thread and buttons or zippers to match, all while imagining what the product would look like when finished.  If the piece didn’t turn out well because we had gotten the idea in our heads wrong, we couldn’t just throw it away.  I had to wear it! No pressure!  My mom had great taste so I trusted her to lead out in the final selection of the pieces we would need. I watched in amazement as the vision took shape in her nimble hands, just like she and I had imagined and organized it to be.  


When my father went back to graduate school, and I was a Sophomore in high school, we had to return to sewing new clothes for school--just for a year--to stretch every dollar.  This time, my mom leaned on my input much more heavily.  We imagined and planned everything together.  She even let me design a piece of my own that she was willing to sew.  Multiple pants, shirts, and a skirt or two later, my 10th-grade wardrobe was envisioned, color-coordinated, and cut out on the dining room table.  We were fully committed and I loved it.  I was so proud of her! My mom could do anything!  


Over the years, and with substantial mentoring, my mom taught me how to envision a final product, see how a single piece could fit into the whole collection, and carefully select and organize together all the pieces we needed on the sewing table before we could begin building.  She taught me this same pattern when planning meals and shopping.  She modeled it again when we decided to redecorate my room and needed to select linens, pillows, and drapery.  She refused to buy prepackaged bed sets and instead insisted, in her gentle way, that we could do better and have something that looked more customized for the same price--or less.  She taught me how to envision the end product, map the available resources, economically purchase the raw supplies, skillfully use the goods, and turn out just what we wanted.  Sometimes, things wouldn’t go to plan, but she also taught me how to re-envision, when needed, and adapt.  My mom hated waste.  Everything was used.  


This gift of imagination, of having a vision of what could be created long before it was tangible, that my mom gave me, proved invaluable when my husband and I found our bridal and prom wholesale and retail businesses in need of a new designer.  James relied heavily on me to envision the right cuts, in the right fabrics, at the right price points, in the right time frames, in order for our business to stay viable.  If there was no vision by me, as the designer, the business would begin to perish.  If it waned, so would the bread and butter on our table.  The designing branch of our business was not the only important piece, but it did absolutely matter to the health and prosperity of the company as a whole.  Now, instead of my mother, I would take the lead.  Where I had a vision, our business and five children could prosper more easily; were I to have had no vision, our business, and our 5 children would have certainly been adversely affected.


The Principle of Vision--where there is no vision, the people perish--is equally true of all aspects of organizing and building.  Where there is no vision of unity and mutual sacrifice in a marriage, contention causes the hearts of the spouses and of their children to languish and perish.  Where there is no vision of the value of an education, a student’s motivation to self-disciple perishes.  Where there is no vision in supporting business ventures and enterprises, communities, cities, even governments, perish.  Where there is no vision, the people perish.  The Principle of Vision is applicable physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually.  


How Does this Apply to the Law of Organization?


When we find ourselves in the first stage of building, when we start to organize our thoughts by increased awareness, the next natural step is vision--the spiritual creation that precedes all physical creation. When we undertake to create anything of value, our ability to accurately, clearly, and realistically envision what we want is crucial.  Where there is no vision, our plans will perish.  Clarity and honesty of vision have the power to be filters of all decisions we make, whether consciously or subconsciously, related to that vision.  What we learn to see with spiritual eyes acts as a pattern or guide for our choices which lead us, step-by-step, to its creation.   


Let’s Practice


Do you know what you want?  Do you have a clear vision?  Is it honest? Do you believe it? Does it match your core values? Let me share one exercise that will help with this process.  It’s a quick writing brainstorm that answers three questions as quickly as possible.  We’ll call it Part I.  In this part, you’re not allowed to think about your answers first, nor should you spend any time judging it’s ethical or moral virtues.  You’re just going to write--fast.  Get a paper, journal, or napkin, and something to write with, or grab your phone or computer to jot down your thoughts.  Set a timer for three minutes.  That’s very little time so you’re going to have to capture only the most important things. Answer the questions as quickly and honestly as possible. Are you ready?  Okay, here we go:


  1. What do I want to become? 

  2. What do I want to have? 

  3. What do I want to accomplish?


Here is a more tidy format:

Vision Brainstorm: Quick Write

Name:  

Date:

Part I Instructions: For this section, set a timer for three minutes.  Write everything that comes to mind without editing or judging your thoughts. Answer each question as quickly and as honestly as you can.  Are you ready?  Go!

What do I want to become?

What do I want to have?

What do I want to accomplish?























When we write what we most desire, our level of awareness increases.  It links the subconscious mind to conscious reality and not only reveals but also connects the waking mind with our emotions and the deeper, motivating desires of the heart.  This is a big deal!


Take a moment to let this sink in.  What is your vision for all three of these things? What did you discover?  Is it in line with the decisions you have been making recently?  What decisions have you made lately that support these objectives?  What decisions have you made recently that take you further away?   Is there anything you are choosing which could harm this vision that you could improve, stop, or do better? Let’s call this discussion Part II.  


  1. Which choices have I made recently that support the vision of what I want to become?

    1. What could I do better, if anything?

  2. Which choices have I made recently that support the vision of what I want to have?

    1. What could I do better, if anything?

  3. Which choices have I made recently that support the vision of what I want to accomplish?

    1. What could I do better, if anything?


Here is an organized format:

Vision Brainstorm: Evaluation

Name:  

Date:

Part II Instructions: Look at what you wrote for the Vision Brainstorm: Quick Write.  Evaluate recent choices you are making in relation to what you want to become, have, and accomplish.  In the space below, write answers to the following as honestly and clearly as possible.  There is no time constraint with this section though you are encouraged to be brief and concise.

Which choices have I made recently that support the vision of what I want to become?

Which choices have I made recently that support the vision of what I want to have?

Which choices have I made recently that support the vision of what I want to accomplish?














What could I do better, if anything?

What could I do better, if anything?

What could I do better, if anything?











For what you have done and are doing now that supports your vision, celebrate!  Keep going.  Be as deliberate as possible.  If you have written or thought about anything you could be doing better, that will become your next area of focus. Be emergent--adapt, change, be flexible.  It’s as simple as that.


It’s important to note that the strategy for enacting Part I often reflects long term organizing, planning, and work--a deliberate strategy.  As our awareness grows, the answers and solutions will change or evolve.  This is natural and should not be a source of discouragement.  Part II reflects a different strategy.  It acknowledges that many elements of life are out of our influence and are the effects of what others create for good and for bad.  But it also recognizes that our reactions are ours all while rejecting victim mentalities of any kind. We can be flexible while remaining focused.  We can change strategies as new information comes while remaining dedicated to lasting principles and values--an emergent strategy.


What strategy do I use to evaluate my direction? 

How often do I make adjustments to my strategy? 


The nuts and bolts of living, and conversely of life planning, is not a one and done event.  It’s organic, full of missing or incomplete information, unending, and unruly.  We do the best we know at the time we know it.  Sometimes it’s enough.  Other times it's detrimental.  I have been greatly benefitted by the teaching and writing of Clayton M. Christensen and credit him with introducing me to the terms deliberate strategy and emergent strategy.  In 2012, he, along with James Allworth and Karen Dillon, published an immensely useful book entitled, How Will You Measure Your Life?.  In chapter three, he introduces his approach to decision making using deliberate strategies and emergent strategies.  In a nutshell, Christensen defines these strategies like this:


Deliberate Strategies: A firm and linear plan based on opportunities and conditions within one’s own ability to influence, create, or achieve.  This includes “opportunities that you see and choose to pursue.”  I would add that these opportunities are either offered to you directly or are created by you.


Emergent Strategies: The unanticipated opportunities and conditions that develop outside of one’s own ability to influence, while working to fulfill a deliberate strategy.


I especially love Christensen’s emergent strategy perspective because he acknowledges the messy, unpredictable, sometimes chaotic nature of life.  One of my biggest complaints about goal setting I learned as a child was the implied rigidity associated with it and anticipating, with dread, the unspoken identity crisis that popped up when my plans went awry outside of my control.  That kind of goal setting and strategizing is not real life.  Not everything can be deliberate even when we want, want, need it desperately.  When our awareness increases through unexpected opportunities, hiccups, windfalls, or even tragedy, we have to adapt to stay healthy.  This does not mean we give up and lay helpless on the floor in the fetal position even if we need time to check out for a minute and regroup.  The most deliberate paths may dissolve back into emergent opportunities. And emergent opportunities may become new or adapted deliberate paths.  


Character Traits Suited to Balancing Deliberate and Emergent Strategies


I believe there are certain character traits that are more conducive to finding a pace of living that resists the chaotic or unpredictable nature of life.  I’d be very curious to know what your list would include.  Please feel free to share your own thoughts in the comment section at the bottom of the blog.  I’m not sure my own list is comprehensive but I know it works for me.  My list includes:


Sense of Humor: not flippant, vulgar, or detached but fully aware of how ridiculous things can be and learning to let it roll off without taking it personally.  This includes the ability to let off steam in nondestructive ways.


Good Judgement: discerning the right thing (correct knowledge--awareness), in the right way (appropriate application of correct knowledge--understanding), at the right time.  For more about the Principle of Awareness, read my blog dated January 7th, 2021.  


Resilience through Faith: believing there is always an answer and pursuing it as though it were inevitable; believing that it will all make sense eventually because there is a God in Heaven who is neither arbitrary nor cruel and loves us beyond our current capacity to get, especially when life gets nuts.


Long Term Perspective through Hope: remembering that some things will last and grow eternally, like relationships, knowledge, and character--almost everything intangible. And that some things are replaceable, secondary, and temporary--almost everything tangible. 


Compassion through Charity: this involves forgiveness and patience with not only others but also with myself.  This is kindness, not from naiveté, but from a sensitivity to the nature and struggle of living which affects all of us. 


Let me end with that for this week. Hold on to your brainstorm list.  Next week I’ll show you some ideas for how to make more balanced progress by choosing a single focus area to work in and how to increase the power of your vision by creating a simple but effective BEAUTIFUL LIVING Vision Board. 


The Principle of Vision fits into the greater Law of Organization. Please remember that I have workshops that teach all these principles and patterns in greater depth with printable, in-depth workbooks that invite greater personalization through participation.  It can be done in either a do-it-yourself formula or live through ZOOM, or at a conference or school gatherings.  Please email me for more information to suit your personal needs, the needs of your family, or of your group or organization at beautifullivingtoday@gmail.com.  I’d love to help you, and those you influence, learn principles that help us all enjoy greater levels of fulfillment, connection, and productivity, and learn to...


...Live Beautifully!


Heather Roberts Butler

Founder and CEO of BEAUTIFUL LIVING, LLC


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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Part I: The Law of Organization and The Principle of Awareness

From the “The Principles and Patterns of Building…  Everything!” 

A BEAUTIFUL LIVING, LLC Masterclass Series



Let’s focus on just the first law in this principle and pattern set: The Law of Organization.  There are 4 stages in the Law of Organization as it relates to the building or creation of all things:


Principle #1: Develop awareness

Principle #2: Learn to dream, imagine, and explore in ways that are believable to you and are within your powers of influence.

Principle #3: Choose a single focus area to work within.

Principle #4: Begin with the end in mind.





Each one of these elements requires further explanation and illustration to more perfectly understand.  Because I want this to be expansive, I’ll clarify these principles in specific posts.  Each principle stands alone but also fits beautifully into the context of “The Principles and Patterns of Building...Everything!” Let’s focus closely on the first principle in the Law of Organization: develop awareness.


Develop Awareness


In 399 B.C. the great Greek philosopher and teacher, Socrates, was killed by a poisoned drink containing hemlock, a flowering plant found in Europe and North Africa.  While standing in his own defense, Socrates, who did not write his own teachings but were recorded by those present, is said to have stated: “The unexamined life is not worth living.”  


What do you think this means?! What is this question asking the listener to do? What are we to examine? What are we supposed to be aware of?  


This short and hyperbolic statement was the final straw that got Socrates the death sentence.  He had already been labeled “a corrupter of youth,” “a gadfly.” Why?  He had spent a significant number of his years trying to disprove an oracle's prophecy stating that there was no one wise that Socrates by asking leading thinkers, politicians, artists, and innovators who they were and what they believed.  He concluded that he was the wisest only because he was aware of his own ignorance.  When we learn our limitations, we know where to grow next, we gain the humility needed for openness to new ideas and new ways, we experience increased awareness.  To be aware of our own limitations may seem unnerving.  Maybe that’s why Socrates’s accusers had him silenced permanently.  In truth, it is the first step of all learning, all growth, all creation.


Awareness--No Matter How Distressing--is Less Painful than Ignorance


Let me share a real-life example shared with me years ago through a friend and family member.  Though we lived states apart, we kept in contact by phoning each other when life gave us a few minutes of time.  We would chat about the ins and out of newly married life and we’d often end up on the subject of money--the most scarce resource of young married students and newly minted parents. She, matter-of-factly, shared her most reliable solution to insufficient funds in her checking registrar.  )Before there were digital tools and visual accountings of every dime which we enjoy on bank apps available today, we had to keep a handwritten record of every purchase to know what was left in our accounts.) Her comment was this: “If I don’t have enough in real life but I still need to spend more, or I have more bills to pay, I just add an extra $1000 to my balance and make a budget that works for me.  I feel better because I’ve solved my money problem.  Then, everything works and I don’t have to worry anymore!”  So, in order to avoid painful, financial self-examination she found it easiest to fake it, spending her creative energy on a game of pretending rather than on concrete resolutions!  You can see the troubles this would lead to immediately.  Of course, she knew it was a fairytale and that it didn’t fix her problem, but she liked to pretend because it gave her a temporary sense of control and prosperity.  But at what cost? There is no happiness in self-deception.  Ignorance, surely, is not bliss.  Though it “helped” her avoid her immediate pain, it did nothing to address the reality of her situation.  Her pain would not only linger longer but over time, would also intensify through her self-deception and neglect.  Our imaginations work most effectively when we are addressing reality-- through increased, honest awareness. 


The Four Primary Intelligences to Develop


Awareness can be learned and increased.  This need to develop awareness applies not only to physical life realities like money, but it also applies to our spiritual, emotional, and intellectual realities, too: meaning, our character growth, the way we interact in our relationships, our self-talk, our skill development.


Awareness is the beginning of the beginning, the very first step.


Modern teachers, business leaders, and psychologists are exploring 3 intelligences in addition to IQ.  Others argue there are upwards of  9 or 12.  We’ll briefly look at 4 major intelligences:


IQ, The Intelligence Quotient

PQ, The Physical Intelligence Quotient

EQ, The Emotional Intelligence Quotient

SQ, The Spiritual Intelligence Quotient


IQ

Most common to us is the IQ, or Intelligence Quotient.  Simply stated, this is a measure of our spatial understanding and of our use of logic and reasoning. 


PQ

PQ, or the Physical Intelligence Quotient, is the measure of body awareness including our motor skills and our skillful use of them.  It also includes our ability to detect and actively manage the balance of chemicals in our brains so that we can achieve more, experience less stress, and live more happily. Simply, it measures the physical capabilities of the brain and body to change and adapt. This and more information is available at arteshumanis.com.


EQ

Emotional intelligence, EQ, measures the ability to understand and manage emotions and of being aware of the effect one’s actions, moods, and emotions on other people.  It encompasses how we build and nurture relationships. Those with high functioning levels of Emotional Intelligence have the ability to self-regulate, have social skills, experience empathy, and can motivate themselves intrinsically.  More can be found on this at verywellmind.com.


SQ

Spiritual Intelligence, SQ, is more difficult to measure.  Not all psychologists include this intelligence in their studies for this reason.  This intelligence measures the ability to act with wisdom, which to me is the union of knowledge, virtue, and understanding.


David B. King has undertaken research on spiritual intelligence at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. King proposes four core abilities or capacities of spiritual intelligence:


Critical Existential Thinking: The capacity to critically contemplate the nature of existence, reality, the universe, space, time, and other existential/metaphysical issues; also the capacity to contemplate non-existential issues in relation to one's existence (i.e., from an existential perspective).

Personal Meaning Production: The ability to derive personal meaning and purpose from all physical and mental experiences, including the capacity to create and master a life purpose.

Transcendental Awareness: The capacity to identify transcendent dimensions/patterns of the self (i.e., a transpersonal or transcendent self), of others, and of the physical world (e.g., non materialism) during normal states of consciousness, accompanied by the capacity to identify their relationship to one's self and to the physical.

Conscious State Expansion: The ability to enter and exit higher states of consciousness (e.g. pure consciousness, cosmic consciousness, unity, oneness) and other states of trance at one's own discretion (as in deep contemplation, meditation, prayer, etc.).  


What I find most striking from these 4 intelligence quotients is how closely they align with the psychologist Abraham Maslow’s ‘hierarchy of needs’.  In 1943, Maslow published A Theory of Human Motivation where he suggested that “healthy human beings have a certain number of needs, and that these needs can be arranged in a hierarchy, with some needs (such as physiological and safety needs) being more primitive or basic than others (such as social and ego needs)” (psychologytoday.com). Maslow’s so-called ‘hierarchy of needs’ is often presented as a five-level pyramid, with higher needs coming into focus only when lower, more basic needs, have been met. This is what Maslow’s ‘hierarchy of needs’ looks like on the left and how it lines up with the 4 primary intelligences on the right (image on the left from simplepsychology.com):



The intelligences can be arranged to reflect Maslow’s research.  However, it's important to note that intelligences are neither developed independently nor sequentially due to the nature and demands of living, but there is an indication that they are progressive and they show what higher levels of living involve.  When we can honestly evaluate our standing in each category, we become more aware of where we need to focus our goals for greater fulfillment and ideally, a higher quality of living.


Characteristics of Self-Actualized People


Viktor Frankl, in Man's Search for Meaning, wrote about those people who were able to endure the harshest conditions of concentration camps as “sensitive.”  I believe his definition of sensitive could be understood today, in psychological terms, as those who had developed character traits of “self-actualized” people.  Frankl commented:

Sensitive people who were used to a rich intellectual life may have suffered much pain (they were often of a delicate constitution), but the damage to their inner selves was less. They were able to retreat from their terrible surroundings to a life of inner riches and spiritual freedom. Only in this way can one explain the apparent paradox that some prisoners of a less hardy make-up often seemed to survive camp life better than did those of a robust nature.


Frankl seems to indicate that despite physical quotient deficiencies, some fared better because they had developed elements of emotional, intellectual, and spiritual intelligence that sustained them through bitter injustice.


Abraham Maslow believed that “only two percent of people would reach the state of self-actualization” (simplepsychology.com).  By studying his own set of mentors, people who he considered living at the highest tier of self-actualization, he identified 15 characteristics of someone living at their peak potential.  I’ve organized these characteristics into a self-evaluation opportunity with one caveat that you understand that not all traits are required in order to live fully.  Even Maslow recognized that there is no perfection in man but that there are shared characteristics enjoyed by many of them: 'There are no perfect human beings' (Maslow, simplepsychology.com).  This means that when evaluating yourself, be honest, but also remember to remain fair-minded and merciful in the process.  As with all things, there is an inner (spiritual) component of self-actualization and an outer (physical) component.  


Self-Evaluations


Below you’ll find two self-evaluations.  The first measures the internal characteristics associated with those who live their personal potential.  The second measures the external behaviors associated with those Maslow found living according to their potential.  


Self-Evaluation #1: Inner Characteristics of Self-Actualizers

Inner Characteristics of Self-Actualizers

Name:                                                    

Date:

Instructions: Place an ‘x’ in the box that most accurately describes your current skill or ability in each area right now.  This should remain personal and private so you will feel free to be perfectly frank.  It is also valuable to revisit and retake quarterly or annually to look for patterns of growth and increase your personal awareness.


Never

Rarely

Sometimes

Often

Regularly

1. Perceive reality efficiently and can tolerate uncertainty






2. Able to love yourself and others for what they are right now






3. Spontaneous in thought and action






4. Problem-centered (not self-centered)






5. Developed and unique sense of humor






6. Able to look at life more objectively (through multi perspectives)






7. Highly creative






8. Resistant to enculturation, but not purposely or mindlessly unconventional






9. Concerned for the welfare of humanity






10. Capable of deep appreciation of basic life-experience






11. Establish deep satisfying interpersonal relationships with a few people






12. Have peak (highly revelatory or spiritual) experiences






13. Need for privacy; Value privacy and make opportunities for rejuvenation






14. Embrace Democratic (freedom-minded) attitudes; Support freedom of self and of others






15. Strong moral/ethical standards







Self-Evaluation #2: Outer Behavior of Self-Actualizers



Outer Behavior of Self-Actualizers

Name:                                                    

Date:

Instructions: Place an ‘x’ in the box that most accurately describes your current skill or ability in each area right now.  This should remain personal and private so you will feel free to be perfectly frank.  It is also valuable to revisit and retake quarterly or annually to look for patterns of growth and increase your personal awareness.


Never

Rarely

Sometimes

Often

Regularly

1. Live with Openness: Experience life like a child, with full absorption, concentration, wonder, and curiosity






2. Willing to Experiment: Try new things using good judgment instead of sticking to paths mindlessly






3. Think Independently: Listening to own thoughts, feelings, and experiences instead of mindlessly following the voice of tradition, authority, or the majority






4. Practice Honesty: Avoid pretense ('game-playing') and discern best practices for communicating; there is an absence of self-serving ulterior motives






5. Commitment to Truth: Prepared to be unpopular if views do not coincide with those of the majority






6. Fully Accountable: Work hard and take responsibility for the consequences of your own behavior and feelings






7. Discerning: Able to identify biases and unhealthy defensive walls and have the courage to address them and work to give them up







As you look at the results of your self-evaluation, you have already increased your level of awareness.  Congratulations!  You might find value in revisiting these self-evaluations quarterly if you’d like a more intensive approach.  Otherwise, yearly would be beneficial.  Take note of your progress each time you take the test.  Recognize where you’re declining, where you’re staying static, or where new habits or abilities have become natural and spontaneous.  


Awareness is not about Perfection

It’s easy to lose perspective when taking on the seemingly nebulous task of self-analysis.  It’s not about perfection, it’s about personal potential. The website simplepsychology.com states, “Maslow did not equate self-actualization with perfection. Self-actualization merely involves achieving one's potential.”  The site also confirms the idea that self-actualization, the pinnacle of all intelligences, occurs by degrees and is achieved in personal ways and through unique experiences.  They are most commonly identified by the things we struggle with and suffer through, so go easy on yourself. Additionally, simplepsychology.com emphasizes, “It is not necessary to display all 15 characteristics to become self-actualized, and not only self-actualized people will display them.” Again the article reminds us: “Less than two percent of the population achieve self-actualization.”


Increased Awareness Leads to Increased Choices


Self-awareness is the bedrock of solid choices.  When you know where you’re strong you can work to your strength.  When you know where you’re weak you can find creative ways to compensate for that deficiency--hire someone who’s better at it, research how to improve, be patient with your progress.  Awareness is the first principle of the Law of Organization when we are discussing the overarching theme of “The Principles and Patterns of Building…  Everything!”.


The next principle, in the Law of Organization, is about tapping into your potential by learning to use your imagination, harnessing the power of dreaming, and learning to explore new options.  What is possible with your growing awareness?!  


Learning to live more aware includes much more than self-evaluations.  It also includes taking every opportunity around you to learn either in structured classes, through workshops and retreats, in self-directed reading and study, through personal experience carefully evaluated, by connecting to other’s experiences, and so much more.  To aid you in this process, I have workshops that teach these principles and patterns in greater depth with printable, in-depth workbooks that invite greater personalization through participation.  It can be done in either a do-it-yourself formula or live through ZOOM, or at a conference or school gatherings.  Please email me for more information to suit your personal needs, the needs of your family, or of your group or organization at beautifullivingtoday@gmail.com.  I’d love to help you, and those you influence, learn principles that help us all enjoy greater levels of fulfillment, connection, and productivity.



Until next time, learn to live more aware and increase your capacity to...


...Live Beautifully!


Heather Roberts Butler

Founder and CEO of BEAUTIFUL LIVING, LLC


P.S.

Don’t forget to follow BEAUTIFUL LIVING, LLC on Instagram at beautifullivingsystems where we share free, short videos, weekly updates, and inspiring quotes all created to help you design a beautiful life!