Holistic Living Coach
“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi
What good is money without health? What good are luxuries without someone to share them with? What good is life without love? What good are any of these things without peace of mind?
These are questions Lateef realized early on in his career that many people go to their graves without learning! Many of us get so wrapped up in chasing our dreams that we miss out on the blessings already in our lives, right in front of us. Lateef is a Holistic Living Coach to teach the nurturing of the complete person in body mind spirit.
Regardless of what we accomplish in life, it is all temporary. The only thing guaranteed in life is death! This isn’t meant to be morbid but just a harsh reality that no one is promised tomorrow. If we all had a crystal ball and knew the exact hour we were going to pass then we might live very differently.
The reality is that no one has more hours in a day than the next person. We all choose how we’re going to spend those hours. We can spend them alone and isolated in a dark room trying to come up with the next billion dollar idea or try to find some balance in our lives. Don’t get me wrong, there are times where you may need to spend time alone to regroup, focus and just enjoy the solitude.
Yet our lives become a reflection of what is most important to us and as the old adage says “we never miss our water until our well runs dry.” Sometimes what we think our priorities aren’t as important as we might think when we lose a loved one, end up divorced, lose our health or our children don’t recognize us.
This is why Lateef only teaches a balanced approach to chasing dreams, building empires, pursuing passions etc. What we often realize is that the journey was much more fun than reaching the “destination.” Making a specific dollar amount, acquiring a property, being recognized or achieving a goal are all just moments in time. They tend to be fleeting. Yet who we are on the inside determines the quality of our states of mind, our relationships and the true value of ourselves.
We are three-part beings in body, mind and spirit. Negligence of any of the one will inevitably impact the other two. As a yogi, Lateef attempts to begin and end each and every day in quiet meditation. Granted this can be challenging depending on the day but that is the intent. Taking time to meditate allows us to recharge, revisit what is truly important in our lives and live in the present. This “time alone” is vital in maintaining perspective and seeing how to be most efficient in our days.
Lateef then tries to take care of his body through exercise. He’s found that getting his 30-45 minutes of exercise out the way in the morning is most effective. He can then shower and be prepared for what the day may bring. Of course the rest of the day is consumed with mental and physical activities. Yet Lateef always tries to be “calmly active and actively calm” as taught to him by Paramahansa Yogananda. This the holistic living approach that Lateef teaches all of his audiences.
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“Lateef is a wonderful writer and spiritual leader. He is on a mission to bring spiritual guidance to the world through his books and website.”
“I had the opportunity to get to know Lateef as a member of the Atlanta Urban League Young Professionals. As President of this great organization, I had the opportunity to interact with active members of the organization. Lateef was a member that participated in many of the professional development workshops and always willing to assist and lead different activities. Lateef was a member that you can count on to make a difference and always be counted on for community service activities. It was a pleasure to have Lateef as an active member of the Urban League family.”
William Bryant JrPerformance Coach/External Consultant
“I had the pleasure of getting acquainted with Mr. Warnick while attending Savannah State University. We were both members of the Navy ROTC Unit. I had the opportunity to being exposed to his great leadership, integrity & administrative ability.”
Rochelle Mack-TateSocial Worker
“Lateef is a pioneer and his work embodies the core of Jesuit/Ignatian spirituality: “Finding God in All Things.” While many of us will compartmentalize our professional and personal lives, Lateef is working to integrate supporting both individuals and groups to integrate every aspect of their lives so that each person is a channel for the divine.”
Frank DeVitoSpiritual & Educational Entrepreneur
“Lateef possesses a phenomenal intellect that has served him well in all endeavors.”
Capt Godfrey WeekesLand Attack Dept Officer
“I’ve known Lateef since we were students at Savannah State University. He and I served as midshipmen at the Universities’ Naval ROTC unit, where he served as a constant motivator for me and the other student leaders. Occasionally, Lateef would also tutor me on especially difficult mathematics concepts. Through his selfless dedication to me and the other NROTC midshipmen, Lateef displayed his caring leadership, attention to detail, tireless work ethic and dependability. Lateef is a real team player, leader and mentor. He would make an excellent member of any leadership team.”
Daniel KalsonProgram Specialist
“I am happy to recommend Lateef for any work that your organization needs. He is well versed at management issues, multi-talented, positive, energetic, and an excellent problem solver. His mind moves quickly and thinks of important solutions that will not only get the task done earlier but done in an innovative manner. Hire him today for any consulting projects in editorial, social media, or even engineering needs–he is well versed in many backgrounds!”
Tim KaviFreelance Writer
“Lateef Warnick promotes openness, diversity and tolerance, but more importantly the appreciation of good qualities in others. Paradoxical as it may sound, I think Lateef has managed to combine and connect his business and financial skills, and to some extent, his military training to create something much bigger, but also much more fundamental – a spiritual grounding! Lateef as a result of this spiritual wellness through his Concept YOUtopia & 1 S.O.U.L forum, encourages others to share their spiritual experiences, beliefs and insights thus promoting openness and diversity.”
“Lateef is an enthusiastic, friendly and qualified person whose energy is infectious. He knows what he wants and is willing to achieve that goal. He has a background of hard work and training and his ambition and discipline will not only achieve what he seeks but will help everyone he works with. He is destined for great things.”
Dr Derek LamarDirector
“Lateef is a self starter! He is definitely a man who wears many hats. Lateef is an accomplished author who has a special gift when it comes to motivating people. I am proud of the fact that I have crossed paths with such an outstanding individual.”
Fred Ogletree MBADirector
“Lateef is an amazing professional. He operates with a very high work ethic putting in the time to provide consistently high quality. I most value his willingness to be flexible and do whatever it takes to get the job done.”
Marlon AndrewsBusiness Management
“As a Christian, I’m a practitioner of Indian yoga and Buddhist mindfulness meditation. In addition, I’ve spent many years observing and participating in the ceremonies of the Ojibwe Uti and Lakota tribes. I’m also a lifelong student of comparative religion and philosophy. This gives me a good background to evaluate Lateef’s knowledge of spiritual disciplines like Yoga. He has a good overall knowledge of spiritual practices, metaphysics, new thought and mysticism. I believe his spiritual background and knowledge, as well as his previous Navy and business backgrounds, give him much insight and expertise to be the CEO of his current spiritual social network.”
Randy KempB2B Technology Writer