In researching the emerging values shifts for my upcoming book with No Limits Publishing, I’m always eager to come across “real life” examples. Meet Sandrine Gressard Bélanger, who had hired me for a speaking gig several years back. My memory of her was as a positive, energetic, and hard worker — someone on the fast track to success.
We recently caught back up, and she relayed some significant changes in her life. She and her husband took over an Inn in the country called Auberge des Beaux Cantons, which they run as a ranch and wellness center with workshops, conferences, and performances around happiness and well-being. Her production company, Jasabel productions just launched a new motivational audio CD on Happiness with 8 songs and 10 spoken tracks. She helps people to focus on the positive in their lives and to find the happiness inside them. Not stopping there, she wants this happiness work to form the basis for working towards a society model in order to go into politics. She thinks politics can be done very differently. Her overall goal, “is to get people to reduce the economic factor from their lives and instead focus on their potential and create their lives using that and unconditional love. Then, abundance always follows and finds its way into their lives.”
There’s more (e.g., presiding over a Business Women’s Network) but you get the idea. The essence here is how value shifts are leading consumers (aka people) to increasingly make career and lifestyle choices that favor quality-of-life, self-expression, and making a difference over the old model of accumulating materials goods, wealth, and success-at-all costs. Andy Hines