The Herd

The Beaten Path

“People tend to follow the beaten path.  The difficulty is that the beaten path doesn’t seem to be leading anywhere”.Charles M. Mathias, Jr.

Just wanted to share this because it begs the question, “If the path leads nowhere, why are we following it”?

I know exactly why?  Because we get into a poor habit of “going through the motions“.  Click here to see what You Tube offers to see & hear the song.

This video song has the power to change your life, but only if you watch and listen.

Most of us also have a poor habit (it’s one of my worst) of being insanely busy.

You know what, don’t watch it.  Go ahead and continue on your pitiful path, the beaten path.  But please don’t try to tell me you’ve done your best if you can’t invest four lousy minutes.

Choice is yours.  Always is.  Always was.  Always will be.

Take no prisoners today.

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Crossroads @ Midlife?

Crossroads @ midlife? No, in this case it’s crossroads as in “school crossing”.

Jogging past a school crossing guard yesterday morning, I said, “Thank you for volunteering”.

She replied back, “Oh, I get paid, not much, but it is paid”.  We both smiled because of the busy location and time of day.

I ran another 15 seconds and doubled back to talk to her.

“Do you know what kind of opportunity you have to say something encouraging to each child (maybe 30+) that crosses”?

“Be a leader today”.  “Make a new friend today”.  “Do something really nice for someone today”, I gave as examples.

What if everyone got off auto-pilot on their jobs and started fulfilling their purpose while they did their job?

Ain’t mid-life great?

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About Mid Life Celebration

What If?

“What if 1.2 million (just 3%) male Baby Boomers did something uncommonly great before they died”?

And then their influence, in the process, inspired others to think about their own responsibility to leave the world better than they found it?

And it started to trickle over to women baby boomers, and then Gen X-ers and Gen-Y and then Millennials, and so on and so forth until it rippled all the way down to our young children in elementary schools.

That the seeds of mental, physical, spiritual and financial responsibility were planted by great examples, their teachers, parents, relatives, neighbors.

What if? Carpe diem!

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About Mid Life Celebration

MLC 30 Second Speech

Mid Life Celebration 30 second speech:

“I want to challenge the top 3% of the male Baby Boomers to do something great before they die.  As small as mending an important relationship, to helping raise money until a cure is found for an incurable disease”.

There, what was that, about 12 seconds?

Nearly eighty million Baby Boomers.  Half are men.  The top 3% of 40mil is 1.2 million.

These men, the elders, the movers and shakers, owe it to the world to leave it better than it is now.

They’ll have more discretionary income and certainly more discretionary time.

I challenge them to get off their butts and do something great.

Carpe diem!

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The Movement

Pay the Price

Paying the price.  Be careful what you wish for.

“What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want”. —   Mignon McLaughlin

I got to mid life and the best part, the part I didn’t anticipate, is all the questions I have.

Seriously.  A TON of questions.  This started at least a decade ago, probably closer to 15 years ago.

Not sure how long a mid-life crisis is supposed to last, but it sure has been a fun, and long, ride.

Also not sure I ever want to give it up.

That’s why I founded Mid Life Celebration, LLC.

Tomorrow, the infamous 30-second elevator speech.

Do you have yours?

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