Do you make time for the relationships that really matter to you?
The most enjoyable part of my career as a speaker is when someone hears me present and then sends a connection email. They tell me part of their story and what they took away from my presentation.
Recently I had an audience member come up to me after I spoke. She told me, “I’m no fun.” I asked her what she meant. She said, “My son always wants to play with me and tell me stories or goofy jokes. I’m always too busy working, cooking or getting through my never ending to do list.” I suggested she start to schedule, to make time to connect with her son. I told her to ask him to teach her something, even if it was a joke, and that would help him learn how to be a better story teller. She was shocked at how simple it seemed but how difficult she thought it would be to follow through.
It shouldn’t be hard or a chore to make time for our family, but we’re all busy and unfortunately, it’s easy to take for granted the most important people around us. A few months later the same mother reached out to me to tell me not only was she having fun with her son and enjoying life more, she loved empowering him to teach her something.
Success stories come to me often but I never get tired of hearing the simple steps that someone took to move forward in their life. Now once a week that little boy has some special time with his mom where he teaches her new jokes, and I just love it! Don’t make connections complicated! Take one step toward the desired life you want every day and before you know it you’ll be living that life.
What does living your best life look like to you?
What area of your life is unfulfilled?
Where do you need more success?
Do you find joy in your career, relationships, or your finances?