The Power to Choose

  • Someday Lesson: Life is choice. Are you aware of the choices you are making?

In yesterday’s post, I was pretty candid with you all. I opened up my bank account and discussed how little I actually earn.

As a business person, that might have seemed like the wrong thing to do. Some might say that I’m supposed to get you to believe that I have a backed up schedule and everyone is clamoring to book my coaching services.

I’d like that, but let’s be realistic here. I launched my services a month ago and changed the blog from a personal to professional one only eight months ago.

Yes, someday I will have the clients banging at my virtual door, but it will take time.

This blog exists to show you how to live authentically and how to live without any Somedays hanging over your head. I do that best through the example of my own life.

I don’t care if you earn $200 a month or $200,000 a month. I care whether you are happy and whether you will look back on your life on your deathbed and say “I chose this life and I am satisfied with what I did.”

If not, then don’t you think it’s time to make some choices and change that, before it’s too late?

Choose to get started: contact me for two free email coaching sessions.

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9 thoughts on “The Power to Choose

  1. Hi Alex – What fabulous advice. Too often people are on their death beds, looking back on what they wish they would have done, only to realize it’s too late.

    I’m guessing anyone who uses your service will find you’re not only authentic, but are looking out for your client’s best interest.

    I wish you well.

    Barbara Swafford´s last blog post..Picture Yourself In Her Shoes

  2. Jenny Ryan says:

    “I don’t care if you earn $200 a month or $200,000 a month. I care whether you are happy and whether you will look back on your life on your deathbed and say “I chose this life and I am satisfied with what I did.”

    Thank you-I needed to hear that today!

  3. Mike Goad says:

    While I may not be to say it on my deathbed, so far I feel comfortable with saying, “I chose this life and I am satisfied with what I did.”

    Except for my tendency to procrastinate.

    But what the hey, when you’ve made it to retirement without getting fired, it’s no long as big a personal flaw.

    The choices I made were the right ones for us. Others that I worked with over the years made different choices and ended up making better money and getting a better pension. However, doing the jobs that they ended up with would not have been a good fit for my personality and I might not have made it to retirement.

    It’s all about choices and attitude — and being honest with yourself, at least in my view.

    Mike Goad´s last blog post..The Sun Has Lost Its Spots — Part 2

  4. Paul U says:

    Sometimes it is not the money that it is important but the fact that you are happy with what you have done.

    Paul U´s last blog post..How to create your own RSS subscriber reminder

  5. J.D. Meier says:

    Happiness is a good measure.

    I focus more on fulfillment over happiness. I think of success as the response meeting the challenge, whatever that is in my life. I’ve come to think of happiness more as a mindset and a decision, sort of like choosing to be an optimist over pessimist.

    Great post and I like how you reinforce the power of choice.

    J.D. Meier´s last blog post..Monday Vision, Daily Outcomes, Friday Reflection

  6. Andy Hayes says:

    Yay! for making a choice in the first place.
    Yay! for making a choice, not about money, but about the right thing to do.
    Yay! for a good coach to help you do it.

    Andy Hayes´s last blog post..Inspiring Travel Blog Carnival – April Edition

  7. Alex Fayle says:

    @Barbara
    Thanks! I believe that authenticity is paramount for coaches – walking is more important than talking. 😉

    @Jenny
    Yay! Glad I could help out today.

    @Mike
    That’s a good way of looking at it too – not just the deathbed, but at all major moments in our lives. And yes, I don’t believe procrastination to be that bad – sometimes it’s what saves us from overworking.

    @Paul U
    And for some people that happiness involves lots of money – for me though it’s not necessary.

    @JD
    Fulfillment is a great term – definitely has a more measurable/concrete sense to it than the totally abstract “happiness”

    @Andy
    And Yay to you for starting to work on your own Somedays. Woo hoo!

  8. Take a stand, speak your truth and live your life authentically. I applaud you for being real!

  9. Very good advice !
    this blog exist to show you how to live authentically and how to live without any Someday hanging over your head. I do that best through the example of my own life.

    Thanks for the tips ..
    .-= Alvin Manzano´s last blog ..CARDWATCH =-.

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