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Week 38 – The building blocks of an extraordinary life.


I’m teaching the next Speak, Write, & Promote workshop with Reid Tracy (president of Hay House), in Orlando, FL on Nov 6th–8th.  The early bird discount ends on September 9th and we have an exciting new prize for this business-building event.  You can get all the info here.

Have a great week!




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The building blocks of an extraordinary life.

Last Thursday I made the following list because I noticed myself smiling in the shower as I readied for bed.

What’s all this grinning about, I thought to myself. How come you’re feeling so happy?

Later on, while sitting in bed, I reverse engineered my day and uncovered ten reasons…

  • Waking without an alarm clock.
  • Feeling the soft fur of Poupon (my gray cat) against the crook of my knee.
  • Hearing Michael’s gentle, rhythmic breathing as he sleeps.
  • Feeling the warmth from a cup of tea leaning against my chest as I gaze out over the mist covering the fields behind our home.
  • Watching the pale, pink light of the rising sun as it slowly takes possession of the day.
  • The taste of watermelon and cucumber blended together.
  • Listening to a haunting playlist of music while walking in the woods.
  • Seeing the iridescent sparkle of a hummingbird as it feasts on a rosy, red blossom in the garden.
  • Sitting next to Poupy, staring at the yellow finches as they dip in and out of the birdfeeders hanging on the deck.
  • Enjoying dinner under the stars with dear friends.

When I finished writing the list in my journal, I thought about the sudden passing of my colleague, Wayne Dyer. He lived a simple life – t-shirt and shorts, beret always perched on the top of his head, a daily swim in the ocean, a mischievous smile, and a penchant for magic.

His wisdom changed millions of lives and he modeled a generosity of spirit that I can only strive to emulate.

Wayne’s unexpected death inspires me to take note of and value the little things.

Because they’re the building blocks of an extraordinary life heart-icon#x2665;.

This Week’s Video

This week’s video shares the wisdom of aging (except for the 51 year-old). You can watch it here. Thanks, Julie!