It’s Time.

Posted on June 2, 2012

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It’s time. 

And by that I mean, IT is time. 

And what is IT? IT is everything that matters.

Several months ago, I had a nice, big reality check. Lying in a hospital bed in an ICU after severe cardiac failure, I knew that there was only one thing I really wanted. And that was more time.   

Not more money or more recognition or more clients or more published articles.  Not a vacation or a sports car or a better wardrobe. Not a scale that read 10 lbs less or better-looking abs.

See, one of the best things about near-death experiences is that they help you become very clear on what really matters in life.  Almost dying is one of the best ways to get your priorities straight. Things that matter yesterday no longer matter. Things that seemed really urgent a week ago become suddenly unimportant. Things that caused stress or anxiety or frustration seem laughably ridiculous when faced with death. All that really matters, in the end, is your time.  

Don’t fool yourself. When it comes down to it, when you are faced with your own mortality, you, too, will ask for more time.

So in the end, if all that matters is time, why don’t we better use the  time we have now?

Why do we waste so much of our very precious time worrying about things that don’t matter, spending time with people who don’t enrich our lives, misusing our hours comparing ourselves to others and wishing we had what they had?  Probably because we choose to be unaware that our time will eventually run out. 

People. It is seriously time to get it together.

When I was finally released from the hospital with my then two-week old son, all I wanted was a mocha. That’s all I could think about. My husband took the baby and I drove to Starbucks. I remember standing in line, in complete awe of how everyone around me could just let the minutes pass by so easily, doing things that weren’t really all that important. I had this incredible urge to just go around, shaking people and saying-This is it! This is all there is! This moment! Stop wasting it goddamnit!

Of course, I didn’t end up doing that. I decided to shift the focus of my coaching company instead. And my new company, with my new mission, my new life’s purpose, will be ready this fall.

This new style of coaching may be perfect for you. In fact, for many of my clients, it will be just what they need to completely transform their lives. But, for some people, it may not be what you’re looking for. For the past two years, you’ve been reading my blogs on how to create great romantic relationships. It’s been fun but it’s no longer my gig. I feel called to do something even bigger than that. Something more authentically me. If you’re hoping for dating tips and strategies, this soon will not be the place to find them.  

But now, now we have time. We have the summer. And I want to give you a wake-up call. It’s the least I can do, really before my whole business does a 180.

So this summer, I’d like to help you make the most of your time. I’d like to inspire you, encourage you, hell, downright coerce you if it’s necessary, to stop wasting the one resource you have that is truly non-renewable.

If you receive the newsletter, you already know that I’m going to be sharing with you a three-step process for radically transforming the way you spend your time. These tools are usually only shared with my private, paying clients, but I have  decided they’re too essential not to share with everyone. I’m sending them out in a three-part newsletter series this summer for free. {If you don’t receive the newsletter, you can sign up for it here.}  

And I’ll be blogging this summer about how these tools have changed my life by saving me more time. I’ll be sharing with how I’m changing my life, minute by minute, with great coaching tips. I’ll be recommending books, articles and other blog posts that proffer strategies that really work. 

Hopefully, all of this will inspire you to get your priorities straight, to free up your summer and to make more time for the things that make your life worth living.

Welcome to the first summer of the rest of your life.  


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