There’s no doubt when you pull back the zoom and take in the big picture of these blogs as a whole, there are repeating themes. I’m fully aware of that and my only response is: This is where my head is. And so, we write about what we know (or at least where our attention is at the present moment). So, here we go.

As I sit at my desk writing this, I can look around my space – including the windows I’m surrounded by in my office and observe my current surroundings. Both inside and the outside view. Not only can I do that, I can also do my best to take (an objective – to the best of my ability) inventory.

What we see around us can certainly vary depending on the lens we’re choosing to look through metaphorically. Over the years, I have found for me, it’s really important to choose the lens that benefits me as much as possible.

For example, I’m in a better place when I take my inventory in a positive light as opposed to focusing my attention on all of the things I don’t have in my life. I’m able to have the physical and mental capacity to write this blog, I live in a beautiful part of the country, I have my strength, I have a wonderful family, I have the opportunity to run my business to the best of my ability and employ others, etc.

This may sound simplistic and quite elementary, but often times our clarity can come from keeping our world and what we focus on simple and always returning to the essentials in life. The basics.