Wednesday, October 24, 2007

No Opportunity Wasted

Are you wasting opportunities in your life?

I was recently at an event featuring Phil Keoghan, who is the host of The Amazing Race. Phil spoke about his philosophy and the events that have led him to create a new program called No Opportunity Wasted -- or NOW.

And the key message in his talk is that the only time you have is right now. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.

Perhaps the idea of his I most appreciated was this: make certain you have a "life list". Your life list is the list of things you absolutely wish to accomplish before you die. And here's the juicy part -- then go about making a career out of accomplishing the things on your list.

You see, most of us have it the opposite. We pursue a career so that one day we might be able to accomplish some things we really want to do before we die. But how cool would it be to actually figure out a way to get paid while actually doing the things we want to do before we die all along the way?!?

All I need to work at is accomplishing them and then as I do, identifying something new to add to my list to keep it fresh and full!

What an inspiration this idea is for me. And Phil is walking proof that it can be done.

So let me ask you this question. What opportunities are you allowing to pass you by because you're waiting for tomorrow?

Let no opportunity be wasted; instead learn to spot and act on them now!

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Are You Ready To Get A Life?

Get a Life.

How did you just react to that sentence? Did you find it amusing? Or perhaps alarming? Was it insulting?

Ask yourself this, "what does my response to that sentence tell me about myself?"

I've been reading Larry Winget's book Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life. And I have to tell you, it's really beginning to rub off on me.

The world is full of people who are quick to complain about their circumstances and their lot in life. And they're quick to blame everything and everybody around them for the result they're getting, but never willing to take responsiblity for themselves.

It's sad.

It's sad because the world has more than enough victims and so what it sorely needs is more leaders. And the step to taking personal responsibility by beginning to lead yourself is not particularly difficult.

But it does require commitment. It requires commitment to yourself and a genuine willingness to change. As Larry points out in his book, it's the willingness most people fall short with.

You have the ability to change your life for the better. You may even have the desire to change your life for the better. But neither of those things is going to enable you to change your life for the better if you are unwilling to change.

So here's the question to really ask yourself. "Am I willing to change?" Are you really willing to buckle down and do what it takes consistently, day by day, in order to create the change you want in your life?

Here's the good news. Assuming the answer is "yes", there are some tools that can help you.

Firstly, Buy Larry's book, Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life: A Kick-Butt Approach to a Better Life. It's a great reminder and it's written in a no pussy-footing around style which is very refreshing and effective.

Secondly, there is a brilliant self study, personal development program you can buy that teaches you a daily recipe you can follow in order to get a life -- that is the life you really want. It's called Beyond Freedom and it has helped transform my life in a profound way. So learn how to get a life by visiting

It's so easy to whine and complain about our lives. And it's the rare individual who is prepared to take personal responsibility and begin to lead him or herself to a new life. It's the rare individual who is willing to step out from the crowd.

So which are you? Are you willing to step out and change your results? If you are, then do something -- take one action step right now today that moves you in the direction you'd like to go. And then take another step again tomorrow.

So now it's time to ask yourself the key question. Are you ready to get a life?

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