The Dear Accountant podcast is the ultimate mentorship tool: advice, stories, and career introspections from executives, leaders, and idea makers in the accounting industry. So much of what we do as accounting and finance professionals requires us to sit for long periods of time doing some difficult and mentally challenging work. When we’re done, we’re exhausted. Maybe we grab something to eat, go to bed...then repeat the same routine over and over. If you want to stay mentally alert and at the top of your game, you must stay fit - mentally, physically, and spiritually. Our guest this week, Robert Brace, knows all about total body fitness.
1. THE BEST FEELING IS SEEING HOW YOUR IDEAS CAN POSITIVELY IMPACT PEOPLE'S LIVES
As a minister, dancer, instructor, coach, and leader, Robert Brace explains that faith and desire helped him discover his passion towards helping others. In this journey, he realized that connecting body mind and soul were some of the best ways to make practical connections between self and spirituality; as such, he began his journey helping others. For him, personal value is located primarily in the ways he can provide others with an elevated mood, sense of joy, reduced stress, and an intentional life through his practice. Seeing his ideas come to fruition and help others has been the best part of his career; perhaps you can instill these ideas into your career journey as well!
2. IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN GOALS (LONG OR SHORT), CONNECT THEM WITH YOUR CORE VALUES AND DEEPER MEANING FOR LIFE
When you do this, Robert explains, the action becomes not just about the result, but about the process that one goes through that they can learn from. Find the reason you are reaching for this goal - no matter the size - and cling to your “Why” to build a spiritual relationship that will enhance your experience no matter where you are.
3. ALTHOUGH THE BODY IS A TEMPLE AND SHOULD BE TREAED AS SUCH, THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE TEMPLE IS THE SPIRIT INSIDE
Focusing on physical and mental applications of spirituality can bring about a more powerfully focused intentional life, Robert explains. Connecting the three parts of oneself can build a greater sense of fullness and accomplishment. Even though they have been separated in the past, Physicality is connected to mentality, and both are intertwined with spirituality. Finding a way to connect the three for yourself can bring about tremendously positive consequences.
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💬 About our guest, Robert Brace: Known in the fitness community as the Mind-Body-Soul Connector, Robert Brace is a celebrity wellness expert, motivational speaker, and a former soloist ballet dancer. In 2008, he founded what is now known as Brace Life Studios. As a visionary fitness expert, Robert believes that true fitness begins within and infuses “inner work” with physical workouts to realize substantial and sustainable results. By the way, he’s also an ordained minister.
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