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The World Needs More Kindness (Starting With Us Being Truly Kind To Ourselves)

What Could Be Kinder To Yourself Than Truly Understanding Yourself And Living Fully As The Best Version Of You?

Here's our way of spreading a little kindness: helping you to understand yourself, others and the world around you in a new and unique way.

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The Vitality Test is our gift to the world. It's simple, easy and free.

The World Needs More Kindness

What if we lived in a world where Kindness sat at the heart of how we all thought, communicated and acted with ourselves and each other?

What would businesses be like, whether large corporations or small local businesses, if they put Kindness at the heart of what they created and how they treated customers, staff and society?

What would our families, homes, childhoods, education, health care, politics and economics look like? Kinder? More dignified? More just? More inclusive?

And what if society as a whole, from the kitchen table to the playground to every other place we gather, work and live, made decisions based on the simple principle of... "Is this kind?"

For example, how would that be within your work and life choices?

What could be kinder to yourself and others than working in an area where your talent & brilliance shines through. Where you contribute the most while loving what you do.

Or understaning others so deeply that your relationships blossom, and you allow and empower them to be the very best version of themsleves.

That's all the effortless power of Kindness and The Vitality Test. 

Sitting On The Edge Of Chaos

What's more, we believe that Kindness is essential if we are to move from a world that is sitting on the edge of chaos, with many of our systems being challenged and stretched like never before, to a new way of acting, functioning and being. Going it alone rarely serves anyone well. 

We believe that Kindness is the glue that can hold us together as a world, and allow each and every one of us to live a life of safety, fulfillment and peace. In a world that has a robust and sustainable environment, where Kindness extends to the planet and all our fellow inhabitants.

Now, in case you're wondering, does being kind mean being soft or shirking tough decisions? No, Kindness can sometimes involve standing up to what's wrong, or holding institutions that are cruel, discriminatory or unjust to account. About making tough choices for the good of the planet. 

So sometimes kindness is the hardest path.

Why We Choose Kindness & How it Serves You

Kindness sits at the heart of everything we do at the Five Institute, and that starts by helping people grow by being kinder to themselves and others, through what we call their KindSet.

Having a healthy KindSet is similar to having a healthy Mindset, except that it's about Kindness. It means having a focus, making decisions and taking actions which are truly kind to you and others, resulting in a more balanced, healthy, wealthy and enjoyable life.

We each have our personal reasons for wanting to increase Kindness. You're welcome to read our reasons here. Meanwhile, let's focus on you, and how we can help you on your journey.

This journey to rekindle and spread Kindness starts within you, just as it does for each of us.

Your Personal Kindness Journey

Kindness isn't some fluffy concept, it's a real world way of being that creates profound and long-term results in life, relationships and work. This is a global journey for all of us.

We believe that knowing yourself in a deep, meaningful and profound way is the secret to being the best version of you, and having a life you love, enjoy and cherish

And knowing others in a similar way is the key to healthy, happy and balanced relationships. 

Your journey with us starts with you taking The Vitality Test. It's free to anyone in the world, and it's our way of spreading a little kindness by making a big difference for you.

The Vitality Test is built around ancient Chinese Philosophy, and if you're not familiar with this Energy based way of looking at the world, you'll be amazed by its power, accuracy and ability to be applied in your life, your relationships and your work. 

Once you've taken The Vitality Test, we'll share some deep insights and then give you some guidance on what to do next, based on practical but inspiring small steps that get results. 

The Vitality Test is our gift to the world. It's simple, easy and free.

What people have shared about The Vitality Test

Gido Schimanski... "Nick’s work will change your life..."

“Working with Nick has been a truly groundbreaking experience and I could literally hear one penny drop after another. It finally made perfect sense why some areas of my business were constantly jarring, where others are thriving without me even trying. 

And utilising those insights has enabled me to take my relationships with my clients to a whole new level. If you want to find out how to harness your genius rather than banging your head against the same close door over and over again than Nick’s work will change your life.”

- Gido Schimanski, London (Transformational Coach for Creative High Achievers)

Marcia Martin... "Create enormous success in business and life... all the while aligning everything with the power of your purpose and passion."

“Nick is a magician.

His insights and knowledge of how one can create enormous success in business and life by utilizing your natural energies and inner gifts is brilliant and quite unique.

The business building system he’s created helps you to first build an internal foundation that provides personal sustainability and strength; then it helps you create and implement a powerful external structure and plan – all the while aligning everything with the power of your purpose and passion."

- Marcia Martin, USA (Transformational Leader; Human Potential Pioneer & Co-Founder of The Hunger Project)

Every time somebody takes The Vitality Test we give someone else clean life-saving water to drink, through our friends at B1G1


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