Almost weekly, I receive messages from men and women who dream of doing what I have done for over 45 years. They want to make a living doing what they love to do, speaking, writing or providing a service that changes lives. They are talented people stuck in jobs they don’t enjoy.
There is one major question each of these people ask. How do I get started? Because the BIG answer to those questions couldn’t fit in an e-mail or blog post we developed the Launch Conference.
But I can at least give you the first steps toward seeing your dream become a reality.
The day I celebrated my 69th birthday, I began making this statement in my road shows, “Next year I will be 70.” My wife Diane challenged me, “Why would you say that? 70 is still 365 days away. Why in the world would you use that number now?” Here is why I did it.
I wanted to repost this blog – the lesson I learned here has stuck with me even though I originally wrote this post a few years ago. I hope it will give you a little encouragement this morning. Enjoy!
In 2009, On Valentine’s day we gave each of our grandchildren little notebooks to be used as journals along with instructions on how to use them.
The older children immediately sat down and began recording their thoughts for the day.
Four year old Jadyn, could not yet write and I was worried that she might feel left out.
My fears were put to rest when she sat down, took out her pencil, and whispered as she pretended to write, “Dear diarrhea!”
This morning I woke to a beautiful day and the certain reality that this blog post needed to be written. Outside my window the mountains beckoned and I could hear the fish from a nearby pond begging me to bring worms.
There were dozens of things I wanted to do and one thing I was obligated to do. I love the opportunity this post gives me to keep in touch with my fans and friends but today, I didn’t feel like doing it.