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Redesigning how we work together as part of organizations and society, to achieve a full life, no matter what.

 

Basic

Constituting or serving as the starting point; something that is fundamental.

We find untapped abilities to reach your full potential and have the best outcomes possible, together.

Complicity

Deep partnership or collaboration. From Old French complice "comrade, companion" (14c.) and from Late Latin complicem, "partner”.

BC builds on the best theoretical and scientific knowledge from philosophy, psychology, medicine and business to offer tools that enable people to enjoy life, meaningfully and purposefully, especially when facing the inevitable forces of self-sabotage, fame, money and other risks associated with abundance.

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Basic Concepts

Self-sabotage

Self-sabotage is personal behaviors or internal mental processes that negatively interfere with one’s well-being, or long-standing goals; the main barrier to thriving. It is a kind of emotional cancer that expresses itself in many forms. It destroys lives, careers, families, relationships, organizations, communities, and the planet.

 

This phenomenon may be the only unique ability that sets us, as humans, apart from other animals or machines. 

 

This often overlooked and essential force has massive implications at all levels inhibiting greater outcomes and performance. It is possible to control this tendency and implement protective measures, to enjoy the best life and collective outcomes possible.

We are limiting ourselves and possibly ruining our own lives. 

Full life criteria

When making big life decisions, or in times of reflection, the tendency is to assess ourselves, our life and the future consequences that we will have to live with, which can cause anxiety and fear. It is normal to struggle when trying to identify the true cause restlessness.

 

What if there was a way to feel more secure in our choices and make sure that we are getting the most out of life?

 

BC has created a framework of 36 criteria for a full life, based on the work conducted by world leaders in the space of human flourishing. Flourishing, often linked with well-being, is a broad range of states and outcomes, including mental and physical health, incorporating happiness and life satisfaction, meaning and purpose, character and virtue, and close social relationships (VanderWeele, 2017).

 

Rather than guessing whether you have “made it” or fidgeting to figure out what could be missing, this tool made of 36 elements for a full life makes it clear and empowers you to move in the right direction with purpose.

Personal Board of Directors

Who is the person that can most stifle your efforts to reach your full potential? You are.

 

You are also a person who seeks to live the fullest life possible, while constantly striving for excellence; a high achiever.

 

Just like a Corporate Board of Directors, created to provide guidance and oversight to encourage prosperity within an organization, the Personal Board acts as a team of confidants, to advise you, and to give you feedback on your life decisions, and to guide you while you identify opportunities and tackle the inevitable challenges you will encounter throughout your life.


Enjoying a full life while striving for excellence is a collective effort.

Love

Love is one of the most important elements in your life and yet, if someone asked you: “what is love?”, you would probably notice, right away, that it is difficult to describe it with words. If you actually try to answer the question, you may find yourself explaining situations in which you think you love, or have loved, and the people involved in these relations, though you really would not be stating what love is in one (or more than one) sentence. Most people have felt this way for centuries.

 

It is essential to first acknowledge that love can be more than a romantic feeling. If you think about it for a second: Do you love your friends? Do you love your family? Do you love other people? You will likely answer yes to most of these questions.

 

BC has attempted to capture the meaning of love in this single sentence to reflect most of the key insights from the top thinkers spanning 5,000 years:

 

"Love is the ability to wish good, do good, see good and feel good."

Jadad Garcia & Jadad, 2017

 

With this perspective on love, we are put in a position in which we are able to cultivate it in our life as an asset to collectively excel and thrive. It is possible to increase our capacity as individuals and collectives to love.

Wisdom

"Wisdom is the ability to slow down, to think about and manage uncertainty, listening to our inner voice, with humility and patience, while being conscious of our mortality, to promote full lives, as part of a flourishing planet.”

Jadad, 2014

 

It is an ability, just like love, wellbeing and health and we must dedicate time to increasing our capacity to be wise as it is closely linked to the fullness of life and our ability to work together.

 

This conceptualization of wisdom has 7 elements that should be given careful consideration and purposeful attention:

1) Slowing down

2) Thinking about and managing uncertainty

3) Listening to our inner voice

4) Humility and patience

5) Conscious of our mortality

6) Promoting a full life

7) Being a part of a flourishing planet

Exhausted

More than 70 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder 

 

Fatigue is estimated to cost employers $136 billion a year in health-related lost productivity.

Unhealthy

Less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day

 

80.2 million people, aged six and older are physically inactive.

 

1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year.

 

84.1 million Americans age 18 and older had pre-diabetes.

Lonely

30% of Millennials, and 20% of Generation X say they are always or often lonely.

 

22% of Millennials say that they have no friends and 30% have no best friends 

 

Note: The health impact of chronic social isolation is as bad as smoking 15 cigarettes a day… 

Dissatisfied with work

Only 34% of people are engaged (involved in, enthusiastic about and committed) to their work and workplace, representing a huge 66% of people not engaged or actively disengaged with their work.

 

25% of employees have felt like screaming or shouting because of job stress, and 10% fear that an individual at work could become violent

More than 60% of work absenteeism is attributed to psychological stress and stress-related burnout.

Taking

unnecessary risks

1 person died every 48 minutes because of drunk driving.

1 in 5 deaths per year are caused by smoking.

Destroying the planet

There has been a 15% increase in global per capita consumption of materials since 1980.

 

More than 100% growth of urban areas since 1992.

10 times more plastic pollution since 1980

 

 75% of the land environment has been “severely altered” by human actions (marine environments 66%)

 

100% increase in greenhouse gas emissions since 1980

 

300% increase in food crop production since 1970

 

It is estimated that $100 billion of financial support in OECD countries (2015) goes to agriculture that is potentially harmful to the environment.

 

Approximately 50% of live coral cover of reefs has been lost since 1870s.

 

100-300 million people living in coastal areas are at increased risk due to loss of coastal habitat protection.

 

Self-Sabotage Cessation

Self-sabotage is a vicious cycle that negatively interferes with the ability to enjoy wellbeing, or attain long-standing goals. Collaborative action is needed to break this trend before it destroys lives, careers, families, relationships, organizations, communities, and the planet. ​

The proprietary tools and processes, developed by BC, generate rich insights and identify full life assets to provide organizations, institutions and communities with the tools, understanding and methods to unleash untapped potential.

 

Stage 1:    Internal mapping 

High level assessment 

First round results analysis 

Focal point selection

High definition evaluation

 

Stage 2:    Strategic Roadmap Design

Establish collective priorities

Strategic plan

Sage 3:     Execution and growth assessment 

Culture Building

Engagement

Workshops and tools

Re-evaluation

Full-life design

BC’s Full Life Design adds clarity when defining direction and setting plans, providing solid foundations on which to build upward. In three different stages it is possible to pinpoint the areas of life and wellbeing that should be targeted in order to reach optimal outcomes as a collective and as individuals. ​

Stage 1:    Baseline assessment

General assessment

Focal point selection

High definition evaluation

 

Stage 2:    Strategic Roadmap Design

Establish collective priorities

Strategic plan

Sage 3:     Execution and growth assessment 

Culture Building

Engagement

Workshops and tools

Re-evaluation

Personal Board

of Directors 

Together we will work to build a team around you so that you can allow yourself to reach your maximum potential.

 

Assembling your Personal Board of Directors requires careful deliberation and includes three phases, which will follow a proprietary method based on the best available evidence on the control of self-sabotage, first to become aware of yourself; then, with support, mindfully to select and onboard each member, while creating the conditions necessary for you to face anything that life throws at you.

Stage 1:    Being

Topic introduction and basic concepts

Baseline assessment

Self-sabotage tendency analysis

Basics in personal board building and design

 

Stage 2:    Inviting

Selection refinement

Approaching prospective members

Guiding principles

Sage 3:     Thriving

Bespoke strategy for difficult situations

Calibration Insights

Giving yourself permission to flourish

 

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