I’ve always been a fan of Jack Canfield, Cheryl Richardson and Elizabeth Gilbert (listening to Liz is like going to church for me, if you know what I mean), and hell yeah, Oprah – because if she can’t motivate you to look deeper and do better, nobody can.
My shelves are full of self help books, but I realized that I didn’t just want to read about creating a meaningful life – I wanted to help others find their ideal lives. So I became a certified life coach through the Certified Coaches Federation.
My life has been a real adventure and I’m far from perfect. We can chat about it some time over a drink. Or two. Family tragedy. Depression. Two divorces. Unemployment. You name it, I’ve lived it. But through it all I could always find the good in whatever challenge was staring me in the face.
That said, I’m not a fan of “oh woe is me” thinking. Yep, shit happens. But it’s what you do to get through the shit that makes you resilient and stronger than before. Living through my own challenges has clarified what’s important to me: writing fiction, living a meaningful life, and helping others pursue their goals and dreams.
Now it’s your turn. Life’s too short to be miserable. Let’s start creating a life of joy today.