Live your life as if you're alive

Let’s get one thing out of the way before we get started in earnest here. Steve hates me right now.

“Who’s Steve?”

Have you not been following me for a year? C’mon!


I’ve become very present to how I have been denying and hiding what I’ve actually accomplished this year. While I am not where I want to be…yet. I’m in far better shape than I have ever been.

So without further ado (and in the face of Steve trying to tackle me) here’s what I have accomplished so far in the last 365 days.

·      I’ve lost close to 50 pounds.

·      I am no longer on blood pressure medication and my blood pressure is normal.

·      I am actively working on my second book, with a goal to get it published before the end of 2017.

·      My personal confidence is at an all-time high. I mean, you should see some of the women I’ve been interacting with!

·      I have developed, delivered, and am revising and delivering another in-person coaching workshop. I’m actually comfortable as a public speaker!

·      I am actively building my coaching practice.


And last but certainly not least:

·      I travel once a month to New York City. And I train with and among the best coaches on Planet Earth!


And this is what I can actually think of!

Again, my life isn’t where I want it to be yet. I have hopes, plans, and dreams that scare me. But I know this with 100% certainty: I am far better equipped to make my dreams my life today than I was yesterday. I have the support of an amazing support system.

Let’s look at the next five years of my life. Here are some of the things I’m declaring that I will accomplish before I turn 45:

·      I’ll have a successful author career. A career with connections with readers. And my words and stories will leave an impact on the world.

·      My coaching practice will be successful, rewarding, and impactful.

·      I will have found love with that once in a lifetime woman.

·      And I will have a family.

My mom always called me a late bloomer. In all honesty, I hated that. I always thought that was silly, absurd, and insulting. But the more I think of it, the more I think that she was right on point.

I am a late bloomer. And that’s okay.

Yes, I’m almost 40 years old and I haven’t “made” much of my life.

And as I wrote that sentence and have read the previous 411 words in this post, I realize how ridiculous that sentence is. I have made a lot of my life and I’m just getting started.

Never forget; as long as your heart still beats, there’s still a chance. As long as you can still draw breath, there’s still a chance. As long as you’re still above ground, there’s still a chance.

Take that step. Step outside your comfort zone. And live your life as if you’re alive.