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If you’re looking to build a strong inner foundation for your life, self-development plays an important role.

It is essential to have a positive and self-empowering mindset that enables you to make the most of your potential and live a more fulfilling life. I have put together 5 of many ways that have helped and continue to help me build a strong inner core and infrastructure.

Here are 5 ways on how to build a strong inner foundation:

1. Practice self reflection and self awareness – Take time each day to reflect on yourself and analyse what has been going on in your life. This will help you gain clarity into your thoughts, feelings, values, beliefs and behaviours. The better you understand yourself, the easier it becomes to make changes that will strengthen your inner foundation.

2. Develop self confidence – Being self confident allows you to feel more self worth, self respect and self assurance that you have the power to make changes in your life. It is essential to believe in yourself, trust your capabilities and accept who you are without relying on others for confirmation or approval.

3. Tap into the power of positive thinking – Positive thinking gives us the motivation and strength we need to take action towards achieving our goals. Your mindset influences how well you cope with stress, adversity and difficult situations so strive to practice thought patterns that will bring out the best in you.

4. Become mindful of your emotions – Emotional awareness enables us to control our feelings and manage them in a healthy way rather than letting them control us. By understanding why certain emotions occur, it’s easier to identify which ones are beneficial to your overall wellbeing and which ones should be let go.

5. Take time for self-care – Taking care of yourself is essential in maintaining a strong inner foundation. Self-care involves doing activities that boost our self esteem, increase energy levels and improve overall health and happiness. This can range from regular exercise and eating healthy to spending time with supportive people or taking part in activities you enjoy doing.

Remember friends, as much as it can be daunting and easier said than done – don’t be afraid to take the first step towards discovering the best version of yourself! Let me know some of the ways that have worked for you when looking at building your inner foundation.

Shane Wenzel

Shane Wenzel

Shane is the President & CEO of the Shane Homes Group of Companies and the namesake. Shane's responsibilities include strategic direction for the companies, policy advice for the building industry through BILD Calgary, and political involvement through the Alberta Enterprise Group on the economy, making him an industry leader in his field. Shane's sales and marketing background comes from growing up with two entrepreneurial parents, Cal and Edith, and participating in a business advisory group. On the personal side, Shane considers himself a bit of a "tech junky" and social media influencer on various platforms. He's also proudly apart of the LGBTQ community.