In “Whale done”, Ken Blanchard highlights the importance of being aware of our behaviour and that of others. He emphasises the more we focus on our behaviour, the more likely we are to repeat patterns thus the importance of noticing patterns of behaviour and how people respond to those patterns can help us in evolving our own behaviour. Establish goals you want to achieve, identify how others behave in achieving those goals and then focus on what works and follow the path of success. Elegant living can be achieved by modelling excellence. Follow the path of success that others have established and develop a flow in what you do and how you are. This will empower you to achieve what you want to achieve with minimum effort. We can sense expectations with astonishing accuracy. Applying a respectful and thoughtful philosophy to all relationships can deliver a huge turnaround. If you don’t want to encourage poor behaviour then don’t spend a lot of time on it. Accentuate the positive, trust in others and encourage them to perform to ever higher goals. Use of goals in everyday life fosters a sense of achievement, leading to greater morale and motivation, leading to higher levels of energy, purpose and ultimate happiness. In essence, Blanchard suggests the A B C of performance as: A = activate : whatever gets performance e.g. goals, incentives, targets, mission B = behaviour: performance resulting in progress e.g. policies and procedures, culture, values, measurement and reporting C = consequence: response to performance e.g. rewards, praise, congratulations, awards Alignment is all about focusing on what you want to achieve in life, mapping out your journey, empowering yourself for success and then getting on with happiness – the sense of knowing that you are on your path – calmly manifesting exceptional results!