A Wake-Up Call From the Emergency Room

My mom was 50 years old when she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

At the time, I was 25 years old, attending law school, and I had a profound wake-up call upon hearing the news.

I thought to myself… If I have 25 years left of my life, what do I want to do with it?

The truth was scary, but I knew more than anything…

  • I didn’t want to die a lawyer,
  • I didn’t want to die sad,
  • I didn’t want to die overwhelmed, and
  • I didn’t want to die unfulfilled.

When my mom was looking death in the eye, she did not look back at all the things she had done…

She looked back at what she had NOT done.

Feeling confused, overwhelmed, and unsure of myself, it was then that my newly-minted husband asked:

>>“If you could do one thing for the rest of your life and be happy, what would it be?”<<

I immediately knew the answer: I wanted to be a photographer.

There were a few problems with this answer, starting with the fact that I didn’t have a camera or any photography know-how.

But I did the dang thing anyway.

With a lot of hard work (and the help of my husband), I went from not even owning a camera to becoming one of the world’s most socially influential photographers in just six years. 

Now friend, I don’t bring this up to #humblebrag. I bring this up as testament that you do not have to be:

  • Talented 
  • Connected
  • Educated
  • Funded

…You have to just do the dang thing!

That pull you feel in your heart to dream audacious dreams? Lean into it.

Life is too short to do anything less than what sets your soul on fire.

Feel the fear, but then shove it aside and continue on anyway.

>>It takes just as much energy to come up with reasons why it won’t work as it does to come up with reasons why it will. The choice is yours.<<

Are you ready to just do the dang thing? Get started with this Productivity Planner and organize your goals into simple steps that will make it easy to get to work. *Ahem, WERK!* 

Download it >>HERE<< and start chasing those dreams, Hustler! I’ll be cheering you on every step of the way.