James Arthur Ray is considered one of the world’s foremost leadership and performance advisors, coaches and consultants. He began his career consulting with C-Level Executives at the AT&T School of Business. It was here that he realized his purpose for helping others find their unique gifts, and then leveraging them to take their life and business to new levels. His extensive study of behavioral sciences, experience as an entrepreneur, and tireless quest for spiritual knowledge gives him a unique and powerful ability to address issues in both life and business from an integrated level; much deeper and more fulfilling than most can accomplish.
His company hit The Inc. 500 in 2009 as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States. James was featured in the film documentary “The
Secret,” a ground-breaking feature-length film, and New York Times bestseller. James has been interviewed in numerous national media outlets including a full-feature article in Fortune Magazine, People Magazine, Larry King Live, Piers Morgan, the Today Show, CNN and Oprah.
He is the author of the New York Times Bestseller Harmonic Wealth: The Secret to Attracting the Life You Want which focuses on his principle of Going Three For Three:
how to effectively bring your thoughts, feelings and actions into harmony with bold application. James states vision without bold action is a total waste of time. James’ new book Redemption: The Price of Leadership in Both Life and Business is scheduled to be
released in 2018.
James is the dark knight of leadership performance. He didn’t grow up in a wealthy family though. He was a skinny, scrawny, awkward kid that got bullied in school. James father was a dynamic speaker and Protestant minister which contrasted quite a bit with James personality.
Early on in James’s life, he had many questions about life and the way things work which lead to him studying a variety of topics including business, philosophy, psychology, biology, and even quantum physics. He started looking for ways to synthesize the common threads between all these very different areas of knowledge.
We live in very disruptive times, AI is on the rise and the fact is if you are not doing something unique and accessing your full human potential you’re going to be left behind.
Leadership isn’t a title or position, that’s positional power. It’s also not the number of social media followers you have. Leadership is first and foremost about leading your own life. Self awareness is the number one necessity in today’s world in leadership and entrepreneurship.
There shouldn’t be a dividing line between life and business. Most people who preach balance aren’t actually balanced in their lives.
Most people think wealth means money, but the root definition of the term means well-being. For every person is successful, 20 people attempt and are not successful. We’re in a technology and psychologically disruptive world.
In perfect balance nothing happens. Noone is in perfect balance. Life balance is one of the greatest causes of suffering in the entrepreneurial world. You have to be able to put attention to the five pillars of success in everyday life and put them into harmony, not balance. These pillars are Financial, Relational, Mental, Physical, and Spiritual.
There will be times when finances are tight. If you’re shooting for balance you’re going to feel depressed and guilty, but the fact is you’re going to have to realize that you need to hustle and let some other aspects of your life take a back seat. Don’t totally neglect the other areas but you have to focus.
Balance as it’s perceived is not