I missed my chance.
I made the wrong decision.
It’s too late for me.
I can never do it now.
Haven’t we all told ourselves that at some point? I know I have – too many times. But I don’t believe that anymore.
Here’s what I believe – because of what I’ve seen other people do, and what I’ve done:
You are exactly where you’re supposed to be. Every decision, moment, and event in your life has brought you here, reading this in order to do something extraordinary.
Isn’t that exciting? It can also be kind of scary. Fear will creep in and tell you that if you take a big leap you might fall flat on your face. You might lose everything, let your family down, and end up divorced and homeless.
Wow. That was a quick downward cycle, but I get it. Fear can be paralyzing.
But, what if you don’t have to take the huge leap? What if you can take some baby steps today that lead to big strides? What if the big strides can turn into jumps and then, one day, you take a big leap into the life you’ve always dreamed of?
People do it every day. Why not you?
Hey, even the tough times and difficult decisions we go through can be used to get us ready for something great.
It’s not too late.
Your chance is now.
I’m almost 50. I’ve spent 21 years of my life as a radio talk show host. I’ve been in big markets and even been nationally syndicated. I’ve interviewed regular folks, authors, entrepreneurs, senators, governors, and presidents. It’s been a lot of fun.
But, my radio career may be ending. The business has changed. My last gig is done and I don’t want to move my family from city to city anymore. It may be time to do something else.
But, am I too old to start a new career? Can I do what I’m passionate about and make enough money to take care of my family?
I know what I want to do. I want to help people find and pursue their passionate purposes so they can live out extraordinary lives and help change the world. (I know that sounds corny, but I like corny. Corny inspires and motivates me.)
I plan on doing this through my blog, my books, my speaking, my online courses and my coaching. I’ve been working on this (off and on) for the last couple of years. But I haven’t gone “all in” on it.
I’ve been afraid. Afraid of:
No one wanting my help
No one wanting my products and services
Not knowing what to do
Not knowing how to do it
Not knowing how to let people know the great stuff I have to offer
Not knowing how to get to the people who book speakers like me
Not getting enough clients
Wasting my money and time trying to build my business
But I don’t want to live my life in fear. I don’t want to get to the end of it and look back in regret on what I could’ve done. I don’t want to meet God and have to explain why I didn’t use the talents he gave me to help other people lead extraordinary lives.
So, I’m going for it. I’m going to figure out everything I need to know to build my business and help other people. I’m still scared, but I’m going to do it anyway. (I’m also going to continue working a “real job” to generate income as I build my business – I’m not crazy.)
In fact, I’m going to start a pilot course in the next couple of months. I’m only going to take a limited number of students. The people who join me are going to co-create this course with me. It will include a very high level of personal, live support from me. If you’re interested, simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll explain it in more detail.
What about you?
“Greg, I have an idea of what I’d really like to do, but I’m too old to do something different. That time has passed.”
Really? Too old? Check this out.
- Grandma Moses didn’t start painting in earnest until she was 78.
- Ray Croc didn’t start McDonald’s until he was 53.
- Duncan Hines didn’t license the rights to use his name to the company that developed his cake mixes until he was 73.
- Julia Childs didn’t make her television debut until she was 51.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder didn’t get Little House in the Big Woods published until she was 65.
- Fauja Singh didn’t run his first marathon until he was 89.
- Audrey Crabtree went back and graduated high school at the age of 99.
- Frank McCourt didn’t publish Angela’s Ashes until he was 66.
- Diana Nyad didn’t swim from Florida to Cuba until she was 64.
What about you?
Are you living out your passionate purposes? Have you created the life you were made to live? What are you going to do?
You’re reading this for a reason. You are exactly where you need to be right now to make a decision that will change your life forever.
Now is your time.
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