Blog Relaunch and My Mission
It’s time to relaunch this blog. When I started writing here on January 1st 2012, I wanted to practice writing. I still need a lot of practice, but process and product are also on my mind. I’ve learned a lot about myself in the last five years. I love to learn. I love to teach. I love seeing people improve. I love sharing my learning process with my students, friends, and family.
Why focus on process and product? George Bernhard Shaw said,
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
I have a clearer vision of the life I want to create. My mission is to help people become their best self through improved habits, health, and happiness. The process is to communicate valuable information on how to improve your habits consistently. Communication may come through this blog, a book, my classes, a seminar, a speech, coaching, consulting, etc. The byproduct will be improved health and happiness for my clients, friends, and family.
That’s a life I’d like to live. If it hasn’t inspired you yet in your one wild and precious life, check out Steve Job’s Stanford commencement speech and the relevant quote below.
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear or embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
I’d die content to see people better prepared to live their fullest life as healthy, happy individuals. I hope to play a part in yours.