I just got off the phone with Margaret, a client of mine who lives in Michigan. She’s in her seventies and she’s had enough. She’s decided to leave the ice and cold to follow her dreams. She’s selling her home and she’s going to travel. She worked out her budget of course, and it’s all very doable.
I must tell you that I felt energized by Margaret. She’s living her dream. She clarified her priorities. She understands that her money is there to support her life – not the other way around. Trading your time for money isn’t a good exchange if it’s a one-way trade.
Of course, this has to be done carefully and consciously, but I am a big fan of what Margaret is doing. I don’t think you have to pack up and move in order to have a full life. You can find a meaningful career or make your career meaningful. Both are very possible. Margaret has reminded me of this, and it’s really a great gift.
How about you? Do you need to make any changes in order to make your life more full? What are they? Do you know your own definition of success? When are you going to seize your day?
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