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Building A Support System

We found that the most exciting environments, that treated people very well, are also tough as nails. There is no bureaucratic mumbo – jumbo… excellent companies provide two things  simultaneously: tough environments and very supportive environments. (Thomas J. Peters)

Supportive – Providing sympathy or encouragement. Providing additional help, information, etc.; auxiliary.

What Does This Quote Suggest?

The quote is right on the money. Excitement is required for ANYTHING. Excitement sets up environments that make all other things possible.

Excited environments are tough. That is an important element to everything we are trying to accomplish.

Additionally, excited environments set up a condition that is conducive for SUPPORT.

Support is incredibly important.

Why Is Support Important?

Support is important because without it, NONE of us would have any foundation. Foundational support is what allows all of us to continue functioning.

After all, why do you think we called it FOUNDATION EON ???

It’s because we built EON to be a FOUNDATIONAL SUPPORT for those who want to achieve LASTING weight loss.

There are two kinds of support.

  • The first is the foundational kind of support. This is support you receive from others around you.

If you are working toward achieving LASTING weight loss, you need a FOUNDATIONAL SUPPORT SYSTEM.

  • The second is your support of others. This is support you provide to others around you.

If you are around someone who is working toward achieving LASTING weight loss, you need to provide a FOUNDATIONAL SUPPORT SYSTEM to them.

If You Have A Support System In Your Life, What Should You Do?

You should be appreciative of that system. You should acknowledge the support they provide you and take action to return that support to those who support you.

If You Do Not Have A Support System In Your Life, What Should You Do?

You should try to build one. You should seek out people whom you think have the ability to be supportive and be supportive to them first. If you are correct, they will no doubt be supportive of you.

If You Are Already Supportive Of Others, What Should You Do?

If you already have the ability to be supportive, that’s great. HOWEVER, based upon my experience, 95% of the people who think they can be supportive may not be doing as fine of a job as they believe. If you want to be sure, you should ask others around you whether or not they are getting the support they need from you.

If You Suspect You Are Not Being Supportive Of Others, What Should You Do?

If you’re not sure how to be supportive, you should simply try to help someone. Why? Because, if you are in the middle of helping someone, you can NEVER, EVER, EVER be accused of NOT being supportive. As you help others, you will learn how to be supportive.

Being supportive of others is a skill. It is one you must constantly strive to develop and improve.

Support Is A Simple Concept

Support is helping someone.  That’s it.  Nothing more complicated than that.

So I ask you:

  • Are you helping someone other than yourself?
  • Are you NOT helping someone, other than yourself?
  • Are you being helped by someone other than yourself?
  • Are you NOT being helped by someone other than yourself?

These are simple questions for which you should have simple yes or no answers.

Until next time, may you find your path by walking it . . .

About The Author

Stanley F. Bronstein

Attorney, CPA and Author

President and Member Board of Directors

As his 50th birthday grew nearer, Stanley decided enough was enough. He was tired of living a life of obesity.

Since February 2009, Stanley has dropped from a weight of 320 pounds to the mid-190s.  He has gone from a life of inactivity to walking a half-marathon daily and full marathons on many weekends.

His latest book in what he calls his “iWarriorWalk Pathfinder Series” is designed to help people ask (and answer) key questions about themselves.  Stanley believes that the only way We The People of the United States are going to solve our problems (especially the growing problem of obesity) is by asking the right questions and by coming up with appropriate answers.

Through Foundation EON, he hopes to help you (and America) do just that.

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