Pies, aka P.I.E.S.


When you think of pies, what comes to mind?

I could have a picture of and eat almost any pie:

Rhubarb, cherry, apple, pumpkin, you name it.

When we lived in Bangladesh, I used to make a mango pie – use an apple pie recipe and substitute for mangoes that are not quite ripe.




The term P.I.E.S. is an acronym for four important areas of our life that we need to pay attention to:

P physical

I Intellectual

E Emotional

S spiritual


Take a moment and think about these areas.

Are you physically active, do you take care of your body? What things do you do to intentionally make sure you are looking after your body: exercise, what you eat, visits to the doctor, etc.

What do you do for intellectual growth and stimulation? Are you a reader, studier? Do you watch certain talk shows or movies to learn? Do you visit museums or historical sites. What about local conferences or meetings that are tied to interests or passions of yours? It is important to keep your mind active and alert, regardless of age, passion, or interests.

How do you keep yourself in an emotionally healthy place? Some people challenge themselves to wisely choose friends, seek accountability partners and friends or get counseling. Having someone with wisdom in an area you struggle with emotionally can help you. How do you know when you are working too hard or have too many things going on at once? Take an inventory of your own emotional health and develop a strategy to improve.

Are you in a spiritually healthy place? Are you comfortable with what you understand or believe about life? For some this is tied to faith, God, Church, mosque, temple, etc. For others the spiritual component may be yoga, meditation, or a journey to one’s inner self.

Let’s put the PIES together: Your physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual being all come together to make you whole. Take some time and think about these things. What can you do to improve your life, to get a better piece of the PIES of opportunity and fulfillment.

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Just to whet your appetite, this weeks free book reviews are on the following books, with a brief intro (full reviews and videos for those who sign up to get our newsletter):

The Greatest Salesman In The World by Og Mandino

Although it was written in 1968, all of the advice in it is timeless. In fact, if you’ve spent some time reading books in the personal development realm over the past 10 years, you’ll notice a lot of the themes Mandino touches on being re-introduced in a scientific manner.

Willpower by Roy Baumeister

Many scientists believe that there are only two things worth studying so that mankind could improve its collective well-being: intelligence and willpower.

Until recently, it was believed that there was nothing you could do to improve either one. However, in this remarkable book, this myth is exploded. If you are able to apply the principles you learn here, you might literally be able to transform the trajectory of your life.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

Along with How To Win Friends and Influence People (which was published a year earlier by Dale Carnegie), it became one of the first best-selling personal development books. To date it has sold over 100 million copies, and is widely considered to be one of the best personal development books ever published.

Let’s dive in to the 14 principles that Hill tells us we need to learn if we want to be rich.

Last of all, enjoy your PIES!


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