Introduction These zones were
developed while we were operating the Life Focus Foundation and
Broeckx - Life Focus Facilitators in order to help both ourselves and any clients. In each case when we used them we did so to
learn a new perspective or Life Focus.
It is likely that many of these zones will not ring fully true to
many people. This is true because of the
preference that begins to be formed at or before birth from a
combination of influences: like nurturing and culture for
example. This preference influences the perspective with which we
view overall life or our life focus.
Interestingly though there is little difference from one culture to another on our overall life focus. The global preference from which humans perceive life is this: there are billions of separate/individual lives (all living on Planet Earth) which in turn make up
the whole. In other words, our perspective is that individual
humans, dogs, spiders, trees, fishes etc. are each an individual life and
those in turn make up the whole.
Now for the Life Focus Foundation big statement: We
think it is this perspective that creates all of the negativity
that humanity exhibits and experiences individually and culturaly! More simply put, it is the
perspective with which we look at life that in turn produces the
Bert and Shelly Broeckx are not satisfied with the human experience of war,
pollution, violence, hatred, planetary destruction etc.
Therefore, a life focus perspective was developed completely
different from the norm. You could say it is a perspective that
is inspired from the desire for a new preference. That new
preference is to be in harmony or synchronized with the bigger
or even biggest portion of life possible at any given time.
To realize this new preference of harmony and synchronization it was necessary to develop a new perspective. That perspective
we thought should look at life as one. That perspective is that everything
is one life, us, the dogs, spiders, trees, fishes etc. and even
planet earth and the rest of the universe: one living thing! What
then are we and the other parts? Just that, internal, unique, parts of the
As humans we should be selfaware parts that fully realize our total
dependence on the whole. Thus producing the recognition that there is nothing more important than the wellbeing and sustainability of the whole. Believe me when I say that this preferred
perspective or life focus would produce a much different and more valuable successful
experience of life for us; especially if it was the generally preferred
perspective of humanity.
Some people cannot visualize this perspective without help and
discussion, so don't be surprised if your self talk is very
strongly negative toward this concept. Never the less, people
balked at the perspective of the planet being a ball and not a
pancake too, but I think it's a ball.
Anyway these past few paragraphs have been written simply to
introduce these 26 self help zones. One can use these to enhance
their "selfaware part of one life" life focus or at least that's what they were developed to assist. If you want more information go to
our mission statement and read through
what is available from there.
Meanwhile going through the work of self
evaluation and creating answers to these questions and statements may help you learn about the unique way in which you have developed dew to your preferences up to this time. If you choose to have a new preference and develop a new perspective of
experiencing life from within it you may find some things to incorporate here.
I have placed an emphasis on the selfaware part of one life perspective to help your mind flash to there at appropriate times.
26 Life Focus Self Evaluation And Help
1. Life/Self-awareness Level
Life/self-awareness is your ability to feel, see and understand
who you are and where you are coming from in relationship to the
big picture of life. For example: what you are doing, why you are
doing it, and what your spirit, mind and body is experiencing and
tell you about how you are a benefit to the one life whole.
Through life/self-awareness you come to know your uniqueness and
understand why things happen the way they do, including your own
reactions, and you tend to make better choices that fit well.
Without life/self-awareness, one tends to repeat patterns, ignore
intuition and miss out on the rich subtleties that a designed
alliance with the one life provides.
2. Depth And Breadth Of
Perspective is both the angle you see your uniqueness as a part and the
one life from, and the height or scope from which you
The higher or more distant the view, the wider and clearer the
perspective. In other words when you are viewing the universe by
looking out and up you see much more of it than you do looking
straight down at the ground under your feet. Expanding your
unique mental view results in a better designed alliance with the one life.
A narrow perspective results in: A lack of context, single
paradigm thinking and self-referencing, minimal understanding,
small self-focused (or human/animal) choices and reactions. looking at what's happening of planet Earth I think it is fare to say... Unfortunately within the context of what we are focusing on here this could be
considered normal among humanity in general today.
To move beyond the norm a person would increase both the depth
and breadth of perspective by asking themselves challenging
questions, introducing and investigating paradoxes, distinguishing distinctions and
co-creating possibly with the help of a mentor stimulating environments
that expand perspective and thinking.
3. Personal Values Values are
personal priorities based on their personal perspective –
that which is most important to you, because of what you have
learned and understand; your preference.
There are hundreds of personally developed values.
Values are developed via the preferences that begin there influence at birth
and thus virtually impossible to change without retraining at the innermost level.
Appropriate one life benefiting values are often hidden by
Discovering and applying one's appropriate values affords their integration
and reduces the one life opposed stress we feel.
When values are synchronized and in harmony with the one
lifeperspective, fulfillment and joy occurs.
A one life focus mentor may be of help to discover
personal values in harmony and how to orient yourself for a
redesigned one life alliance.
4. Inharmonic Personal Values
Inharmonic values cause a person to spend 10-95% of their
time/life expensively chasing people, materials, and events
(happiness) or being inactive.
Personal problems and delayed development occur when values are
treated like options, instead of like obligations.
Values are not personal; they must synchronize and harmonize with
the one life. Harmonizing values are satisfying and produce inner peace once
they are discovered and acted upon.
There are 100's of values; a designed alliance uses 3 or 4 that
appropriately support the largest perspective of one life.
When you synchronize and harmonize values, you utilize time and
space to experience the joy unique life offers. (unique life it the experience within one life)
If you have difficulty a mentor may help you identify, synchronize and
harmonize your values.
5. Nothing Better To Do Humans
default to teaching the traditional and familiar, even if lame or
proven not to work.
If you want to retrain yourself, develop the need and the
opportunity for the change; make the need, opportunity, inner
peace, freedom, fulfillment and joy compelling.
Changing your environmental/life perspective can quickly give you
something worth doing.
One life Focus works because it creates a wide enough
perspective and a gap in the old perspective so that the person has the ability and a
reason to change. There becomes nothing better to do.
6. Rigid, Self-defining
People are already unique parts of the biggest team imaginable one life But dew to customary preferences many people define there uniqueness by roles.
Roles that define and dictate thinking, priorities and behavior,
usually at great cost/loss to the persons potential joy.
Roles are traditional or tribal in origin and thus
You are more than your experienced roles.
You can become role-free and better fulfill your obligations to
one life, there by assisting your family and self.
It helps to identify historically restricting roles, and focus on
designing a one life alliance independent from defining roles.
7. Addictions, Compulsions
Addictions and compulsions eliminate or significantly reduce your
ability to choose.
Addictions/compulsions actually choose for you.
There are many more addictions than the common
ones like alcohol, drugs, sex, and carbohydrates.
Addictions and compulsions do provide welcome numbing and
diversion from complexity and stress, but at a high price.
Sometimes people need help from a mentor to see where they are being
driven/controlled; a counselor or therapist provides recovery
8. Emotional Damage And Reaction
Triggers Past events nurture us and at some level
leave permanent memories and scars, these dictate future
Similar people, situations and/or events trigger us emotionally
and create reactions. (In fact this page could be doing that for you)
Reactionary individuals 'close down' or have 'open wounds' as a
result of past nurturing and trainings.
Emotional damage is not personal even if it occurred to you. But
unrectified emotional damage results in developing a way out of
our obligation to synchronize with the one life, and live
Terrific unifying opportunities are missed/avoided because of
fear of potential pain or failure.
The solution is to heal emotionally and develop a designed
alliance with the one life. This will put you in new situations
and relationships with others who trigger your new emotions of
9. Tradition And The Status Quo
People do things the 'old way' because they get a sense of
identity and inclusion from those who also operate this way;
resulting in assured affirmation and stroking.
When an individual moves against tradition, the tribe rallies to
convince or exclude them; resulting in a perceived threat.
Rituals and traditions should be only choices, not
self-defining requirements; if there is pressure not to improve or change, then it's a
One should help themselves to develop their own one life based
traditions. This helps to replace tradition and the status quo
perspective with a what's best for the sustainability of the whole of one life
perspective. A perception that promotes empowering uniqueness and personal
growth, inner peace and joy.
10. Personality Type
Personality type is genetically wired in and also nurtured in
culturally; can be difficult to change.
There are many ways to measure and describe personality types;
more are on the way.
Usually, it's best to fully understand and accept your uniqueness
and natural tendencies then leverage those to your advantage in
designing an alliance vs. trying to fight yourself with will
power to make change.
The more you know about how you operate and your thinking cycles, the
easier it can be to accept the developed self and others.
A mentor may help you understand and make the most of your unique
11. Nurturing And Society
Nurturing begins at birth and the first 2 years of infancy
dictates much of your unique preference, way of thinking, perceiving and
Time reinforces and nurtures certain allowed tendencies and
values of your uniqueness.
Societal expectations and rules become deeply embedded and can
take years/decades to release.
Rejecting your upbringing/family usually doesn't release their
effects on you; better to accept and constructively integrate all
that occurred and then evolve by designing an alliance within the
12. Assumptions And Fundamental
Assumptions save us time and filter
information, so they come in handy... to a point.
Fundamental beliefs are assumptions we've internalized.
Problems occur when we:
Accept traditional assumptions without thinking them out to their
Hold on tightly to such assumptions; individuals don't
Continue to base our future on our false/erroneous fundamental beliefs; we
don't change or experience life the way it was meant to be
experienced. (as a much larger experience as a unique part of the whole one life
During this rapidly deteriorating cycle of separation from life
that we are all experiencing, there is a need for appropriate
Note: I am not referring to religious beliefs here. i'm talking about a fundamental change of perspective.
A Mentor may help you reorient around one life supporting values,
assumptions and fundamental beliefs.
13. Models And Examples We tend
to do what we do because we've seen other people do it and assume
it works/ed for them.
We tend to rely on traditional models and examples to provide a
picture to get from A to B during change. This means we really don't get anyplace unique and new.
It may be necessary to locate various thinking models that
expand thinking and awareness in a way that promotes our unique way. Thus the choice of direction
and the approach to moving in that direction is truly your own unique way of one life harmony and synchronization.
14. Wants And Desires Wants
usually come from known un-met needs or fears.
Desires can be a combination of genetics and nurturing.
To grow, change or evolve, it is better to first come to
understand the source and nature of your desires (spiritual,
intellectual, physical, emotional and/or sexual).
Desire is energy and can be re-channeled to your advantage.
Desire is a wonderful and possibly the most powerful element to act upon human change, not a negative
However, if desire are not managed or directed they can become unmanageable; then they have become dangerous compulsions
15. Support Structures The more
personal and professional support we have, the more we can
achieve with less stress.
In an increasingly chaotic and troubling global culture,
structure provides a necessary framework; providing a personal
focus of attention and a system to get change moving.
As a unique person becomes more creative and experiments more in
new appropriate areas, structured endorsement, encouragement and
collaboration provide a baseline of support.
It is necessary to get the proper amount of support and
structure during change that empowers vs. restricts or
16. Rewards And Incentives
Humans are easily motivated with the most fitting carrot or
stick; if in doubt, ask the person.
Usually your carrot is not my carrot; your stick is not my stick.
Never the less we have a common part of one life bond.
The larger a persons perception is of this it provides
inspiration and the power of one life usually works better than other
We are subject to subliminal and primal messages via advertising,
all of which reduce our ability to choose freely.
One may need help to clean up their motivators so they are
healthful, natural and best for experiencing sustainable
17. Life Vision, Possibility
The clearer the one life vision, the more focused a person
can be from within their unique part of it.
To have a one life vision, one needs to have a sense of
possibility far beyond traditional and reasonable thinking.
A one life vision is the most powerful motivator and
With focus it is likely you will see your unique one life
vision and begin to express its possibilities.
18. Resources, Tools
have the necessary time, space, network, style, knowledge,
access, technology, money, and/or experience, they can accomplish
Without a one life designed alliance no matter what the
resource or tool, people repeatedly fail to change into life
supporting beings or don't even start.
We all have hidden one life supporting talents and resources
we don't know we have; these can be leveraged.
Focus can help you make the most of what resources you have and
to develop new ones.
19. Lifestyle Lifestyle is
something that humans are either striving for or are eager to
The process of designing and choosing a lifestyle is a new
experience for most people.
Lifestyle has a nurturing effect of its own.
Sometimes, lifestyles limit our growth; sometimes, they
accelerate our growth.
The people your lifestyle attracts to you will affect who you are
becoming and what you choose.
If you want to change you may find that you need to simplify, customize or expand your
20. Living Environment
and how you reside, who you reside with, affect your personal
direction, assumptions, expectations, dreams, desires and rate of
development. These affect the large picture and the living
Improve or personalize your perception of the living environment
and different priorities naturally emerge.
People have far more choice and permission today to reside
exactly where and how they wish.
Based on what you want you may find it necessary to craft and
build the perfect personally supportive living environment.
Where you work, who you work for, the industry in which you work,
who you work with, your career/job function, physical work
place/office, how much support you receive at work and your
compensation/incentive plan greatly affect the quality of your
life experience and what becomes most important, both
professionally and personally.
Perfect your choice of work; and you evolve professionally,
personally and spiritually.
Based on the one life perspective however, you may find need to
redesign the perfect work extension for you.
of not fitting in with life, death, emotional loss, spiritual
deprivation, success or physical harm.
Fear of failure is stronger than the fear of success, but they
are both valid fears; they lead to taking fewer risks than we can
actually afford; humans tend to be afraid of loss.
Fear can be/is a positive emotion, not always a negative emotion.
The best choice is to use your fears to advance yourself toward a
designed alliance with one life.
Sometimes it can be best to give into fears vs. trying to
Fortunately fear is something you can integrate and use to benefit
instead of be subject to.
23. Unclear Identity Symptom:
One is overly influenced by external events or influential
people, a.k.a. anchoring.
Synonyms: Door-mat, no self-love, chameleon, co-dependent, low
It's not unusual for people to not know who they are, but anyone
can be helped to clarify their identity.
A therapist can usually help if the unclear identity has a
psychological problem or source.
A mentor can sometimes help, using appropriate one life focus
values as a personal foundation program.
24. Unavailable Heuristic
Reasoning Definition: Tendency of people to focus on a
single fact, element, or event, rather than the biggest
People do this because the fact, element or event, is seen first
and is clearer, more understandable and/or fresher in their mind,
thus it attracts even more of their mental focus.
The bigger picture requires contextual thinking, an embracing of
uncertainty and additional use of personal random access
A life focus or one life mentor could help a person think “bigger
25. Ignorance Definition: State
of being uninformed, or appropriately unaware, this can be a
result of education as well as none.
We're all ignorant to a degree, especially about designing an
alliance within the one life over following tradition.
To keep up with new information, concepts, and strategies, one
has to be connected with others who are traveling in the
direction they choose.
A strong, diverse network = reduced ignorance.
Ignorance = missed opportunities.
A life focus one life mentor can help to fill in the pockets of ignorance
that we all have.
26. Preferences Preferences
begin being formed at birth or even before and from a combination of
Nurturing teaches people to be more willing to trust their
preferences even if not logical or benefiting their uniqueness within the one life.
Preference-based choosing is a learned skill set that includes
likes, wants, whims, and corresponding intuition and
inklings. It even means evaluating those preferences against what is best for a unique part of one life.
A one life focus will help a person become clearer over time on what they most
want that supports the
one life. This goes far beyond the traditional teaching of what they should want, could want or used
We all know something serious must be done within the human community. We must move in a new direction toward becoming a uniquely conscious part of the whole, of the one life so that we change our approach to what we do. What did you
discover/learn about your uniqueness and the potential for growth in this direction?
If you want to communicate your feelings, thoughts, ideas, needs
or comments, feel free to contact us.