Personal Life Contracts - Being Accountable To Yourself with Joel Fotinos

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Contracts are used to lay out expectations and responsibilities of the parties involved. We take them very seriously in business and law. Joel Fotinos believes that we should take our own goals just as seriously and create personal contracts to hold ourselves accountable in our pursuit of excellence. His philosophy is that once we make clear the responsibilities for our part of the contract, we set success in motion. “Energy follows action. We can say what we want all day long, we can yearn, we can hope, we can read, we can understand it intellectually, but until action happens, nothing happens.” Fotinos shares his methods and ideas for committing to a Personal Life Contract, such as finding a group or person to connect with throughout the process. He further explains that there are different components in a contract and we can only control our part. When we do that, life or spirit will do its part. “Our side of the contract is to decide what it is, to get clear and then to make a decision, take action, be consistent and persistent.” He suggests that when we let go of control of the “how” and the “when” the results happen more quickly than we expect. (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)

Bio

Joel Fotinos is a vice president at Penguin Random House Publishers and publisher of the Tarcher/Penguin imprint. He’s also a licensed minister with the Centers for Spiritual Living.

Joel Fotinos is the author and coauthor of several books including:

To learn more about the work of Joel Fotinos go to www.joelfotinos.com.

Topics Explored in This Dialogue

  • What is a Life Contract
  • How can we create a Life Contract
  • What is a Mastermind Partnership or Group
  • What is the difference between your purpose and life’s purpose
  • Why is it important to prioritize
  • What is a contract map
  • How can we stay on track and take the right actions
  • What does it mean to be consistent and persistent
  • What do we have to do every day during our contract
  • Is the path to success linear
  • What does it mean to be accountable

Host: Justine Willis Toms   Interview Date: 5/28/2015   Program Number: 3546

Music Playlist

From Album: Rhythms of Awakening
Artist: Glen Velez
2005 Sounds True #M923D

Music Break 1: Track 04 Waking
Music Break 2: Track 10 White Throated Sparrow
Music Break 3: Track 06 Citric Motion