Carpe Diem

“You’ve got to seize the opportunity if it is presented to you.”

…insert eye roll. Admit it. You KNOW you did.

Here’s the thing. Instead of ‘seize the day’ … shouldn’t you seize the moment? Embrace whatever life puts in front of you? Take risks? Dream like you’ll live forever, but live like you might die today?


Life is short, my friends. Tomorrow is promised to no one. You’ve got to ‘carpe the sh*t out of this diem.’ (Sorry, Grandma.)

Mae West said, “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” So are you truly living, or simply breathing,…treading water, just to stay ‘alive’? Do you even know?

Sometimes it takes a life changing event — a wakeup call, to acknowledge that you’ve lost your ability, or desire to live. “Life is full of second chances. When they come, be more intentional, courageous, and appreciative.” Brendon Burchard, you are a very smart man.

Buddha once said, “What you think you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create.” You only have one life; one shot. Make it count. Will your dreams into existence. You can. You must.

Stop waiting for the things to happen; get out there, and make them happen. Your future depends on what you do today and in order to love your life, you’ve got to create a life that you love.

“If you keep on waiting, telling yourself ‘someday’, that someday will become nothing more than the epitaph on your grave. The time to live is now.” John Mark Green’s words could not have been more true. The time to live IS now; live your truth…walk your talk.

In the end, you only regret the chances you didn’t take — relationships you were afraid to have, and the decisions you waited too long to make. Take the reigns of destiny and discover what lies on the other side of fear.

Jim Rohn said, “Success is responding to an invitation to change, to grow, to develop and to become … but most of all, success is making your life what you want it to be.” Amen, brother.

The reality is that life happens while you’re busy making plans — but, that doesn’t mean you have to sit there and take whatever lands in your lap. Life doesn’t get to determine the direction of your sail; don’t let it decide who you are or will become.

From a very young age, you’re trained and educated to look for a job — not an opportunity. You’re coached to pursue and foster someone else’s dream, not to develop your own. When opportunities finally present themselves, you don’t know what to do, other than run the other way as fast as you can. “Nope, not me. Not today. I could never do ‘that’.”

WAKE UP, PEOPLE! The world is changing around you. Business has been evolving for years. Jobs are transforming. People are discovering that they don’t have to work for the ‘big man upstairs’.

There are REAL opportunities out there that enable you to work wherever, whenever, and however best suits YOU. Opportunities that allow you to earn as little or as much as your heart desires. Opportunities that afford you the ability to continue your full-time career, parental responsibilities, and philanthropic efforts while earning residual income while you sleep, work, play with your kids, volunteer, and live the life you always dreamed of having.

Are some of these ‘opportunities’ too good to be true? Of course, the are. Can some of these opportunities help you achieve financial freedom…time freedom? Absolutely — and much, much more.

If your dream is to retire from your 9-5, work from home while you chase your kids or pets around, pay off your debts, travel the globe, or to simply be able to give more back to those in need, there is an ENTIRE WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY out there. Open your eyes, your ears, your heart. Educate yourself. Ask questions. Go to coffee. Attend events. Research, research, research. And then give it a try. You might be surprised.

Heck, you might just realize that there really is more to this life than paying bills until you die.

Pardon me, while I go carpe the sh*t out of this diem. And the next one!




















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