• Alex Barilec

The Key to Begin Leveling Up Your Life

Why living authentically is the place to start and how to begin, today.

Everyone has a moment in their life when they had a realization so profound that it stopped them dead in their tracks and made them scream, “Holy sh*t, you’re right!” Sometimes it’s the hard truth relayed to us by a friend and sometimes it’s an observation by a complete stranger, it doesn’t matter. Mine happened to be the latter.

It was January, 2018 and I was in Dortmund, Germany. I was sitting at the head of the table, being treated like a king by my host parents and brothers. I was spending 3 weeks with them while I was taking part in a research class with my graduate program. I admit I don’t remember what we had for dinner. But I do remember 2 important things.

1. Their response when I told them what I planned to do after completing my program the following year.

2. The delicious Jever beer that kept flowing all night long (thanks Reinhold and Subine!)

When I told them, at the wise age of 24, I would return from Germany, complete another year of grad school and promptly begin my career in higher education they weren’t enthused. They couldn’t understand why so many Americans were in such a hurry all the time. A hurry to get from “here to there” or “somewhere in life”. They pointed out how important it was in your 20s to explore, learn, fail, grow, develop and mature.

They made wise points that I conveniently chose to ignore on my “path”. I knew where I was going….

Then on the second to last night before I left for home they called my bluff. After spending the day enjoying some more Jever and watching the Borussia Dortmund football team with my host brother and friends, we took what would become a very memorable walk to the U (subway) to get me home. My host brother, in honest German fashion, told me he knew that I was not doing what I wanted to be doing. I was not living authentically. He knew I wanted to adventure, to learn through experience and genuinely help others along the way. He opened the door for me that I could not see myself.

This sentiment would be echoed by 2 others’ close to me before I finally got the message. Again, by a dear friend and finally by an incredible professor in front of 20 of my peers (to say my face turned bright red is quite honestly an understatement). I got the message.

Stop living a life that is inauthentic. You are not serving yourself, and you are certainly not serving others.

And so I stopped. But I didn’t know where to go. I was ready for a change, but I didn’t know where to start.

Fast forward over 2 years and my mission is to serve people asking the same question. I know how you feel, and I’ve got your back.

My clients often arrive to me saying, "I'm ready for a change, but don't know where to start..."

Maybe you are ready for a big move or life transition, but the truth is you're scared.

Maybe you've been busy creating results for others in your life and your physical, mental or emotional health has suffered. You know it's time to serve yourself, but the truth is you don't know what to do first.

Maybe you've realized that you have lost your way and are living a story that isn't genuine, but the truth is you don't believe that you are enough to embody your authentic self.

That realization is THE BEGINNING! And it’s liberating, scary and opens up an entire world of adventure in itself. If you are asking yourself any of these questions, it’s time to begin leveling up your life!

Where we go from here is to take an intentional look at our lives from ALL perspectives. Our career and money are only 1 piece of the pie.

If you are feeling out of balance it is time to examine how you plan to care for your physical health as well as your mental health. How you want to define and create your intimate relationships. What you value most, and you will act on that to create a meaningful impact in the world. How to create your day to perform at a high level of productivity.

Leaving these aspects of your life up to chance is always an option, but it’s not how high performers who report high levels of satisfaction, performance, meaning and happiness chose to live.

If you are a bold, courageous action take who is 1000% committed to transforming one or more aspects of their life, now is the time to begin!

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