Skiing inspires me. Skiing makes me feel fully alive. There’s nothing better than shredding the mountain with a fun group of my favorite peeps!
And that brings me to today’s topic.
How can we spend more of our lives doing the things that make us come alive?
While skiing is not my legacy work, it does provide massive inspiration to create work that fits around my life rather than a life that fits around my work.
I know that some of you may be thinking it’s fantasy to converge doing what you love and getting paid really well for it. It’s a bold idea, but one that more and more people are embracing and accomplishing. These are the people that I will be interviewing for my upcoming Startup Sessions Show.
Now….how can we move closer to living more fully?
I propose filling your days with the things that you enjoy the most and that leave a legacy. At the end of the day, I want to be “good tired”. That’s my term for laying my head on the pillow with a sense of wow.
We have all had those days where we have given it all and we sleep so well because of the laughs we’ve had, the people we’ve touched, or the personal goals we’ve reached.
How many of those kinds of days are you having? How can you have more of them?
In Mihaley Csikszentmihalyi’s book Flow, he states that the moments in life that we are most proud of happen when we stretch ourselves.
“The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing time…the best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.”
I love these words!
And I want to live more of my life trying my best to accomplish something meaningful and worthwhile. I want to run half marathons (maybe even a full marathon someday!), write, talk with fun people, ski, start businesses, practice yoga, travel, spend time with friends and family, enjoy great wine and coffee.
So how is it possible to move towards this kind of living?
I will tell you what’s worked for me so far. It can be broken into four steps.
- STEP 1: Get on your feet financially
- STEP 2: Simplify and prioritize
- STEP 3: Create room for expansion
- STEP 4: Start a meaningful project
In the coming weeks, I will write about each of the four steps that I have accomplished. I will give you my insight into each one including what worked, what didn’t, what sucked, and what moved me closer to living a more full life.
Meanwhile, think about your own life and what it would feel like to be living it fully with no regrets.