We think its time to end the burnout epidemic. Don’t you?

We’re claiming 2020 as the Year of Holistic Wealth as more emphasis is being put on the importance of finding balance and redefining our notion of wealth. My new book Holistic Wealth: 32 Life Lessons to Help You Find Purpose, Prosperity, and Happiness, provides interesting and important insights that can help you maximize deposits and minimize withdrawals from your holistic wealth bank account. This framework is what I call the Holistic Wealth Method™ and it entails examining every decision and action you make – as either an addition or depletion to your holistic wealth bank account. Toxic relationships, stress and burnout are all depletions to our holistic wealth bank account. Make too many withdrawals and you can become bankrupt.

Here is how I’ve defined holistic wealth in my book:

On a basic level, holistic wealth emphasizes wealth in key aspects of life, this includes financial wealth, physical health, emotional and spiritual wealth, and wealth in our relationships with others as well as in our contributions to humanity. These elements are interdependent, and they are necessary building blocks. Cultivating holistic wealth helps us to be mentally tough and to have the grit to weather the inevitable storms and setbacks that life brings. Copyright @ Keisha Blair.

According to the World Economic Forum, the 20 to 39-year-old generation will account for half of the global workforce in 2020.  At the same time, they will bypass their predecessors, Generation X, as the leading global consumer group. As more and more Millennials move into positions of leadership in 2020 and beyond, there will be a trend towards the need for more work life balance, flexible schedules and leadership based on values and consensus.

There will also be a trend to redefine what wealth means – and increasingly there is a recognition that the burnout epidemic isn’t sustainable for achieving real and sustainable wealth. From an individual and societal perspective – it just isn’t sustainable. What truly matters is holistic wealth and a lifestyle that is holistically wealthy. One where we are not sacrificing our physical, spiritual and emotional health in order to gain financial wealth.

Millennials in particular have embraced a trend towards taking time to renew themselves by taking sabbaticals and extended breaks. In 2017, American University’s Kogod School of Business released its second “Greater Washington Millennials Index,” and out of 19 employer benefits included in the survey, millennials rated sabbaticals and telecommuting in their top five benefits.

Millennials Holistic Wealth Travel
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The Art of Wealth-Getting

We are at a turning point and I tend to agree with Aristotle in his assessment of the art of wealth-getting:

Aristotle spoke about the “art of wealth-getting” and the need for riches to be measured by more than just acquisition of money. He states, “Originating in the use of coin, the art of getting wealth is generally thought to be chiefly concerned with it, and to be the art which produces riches and wealth; having to consider how they may be accumulated… Hence men seek after a better notion of riches and of the art of getting wealth than the mere acquisition of the coin, and they are right.” 

Excerpted from Holistic Wealth: 32 Life Lessons to Help You Find Purpose, Prosperity, and Happiness by Keisha Blair, with permission from the author and publisher.

So as we head into a new decade – lets claim 2020 as the Year of Holistic Wealth. The year which we all embrace a holistic wealth mindset and living a holistically wealthy lifestyle.

If you’re interested in starting a holistic wealth project group to keep you accountable in achieving your goals in 2020, email me at info@keishablair for a holistic wealth project starter kit. Its a fun way of connecting with friends and loved ones who encourage and motivate you to achieve your dreams.

This article contains excerpts from the book Holistic Wealth: 32 Life Lessons To Help You Find Purpose, Prosperity and Happiness by Keisha Blair. No part of this article may be reproduced without the consent of the Author or Publisher.