And all of a sudden, like everything right in her own life and starting with her ideal day and turning it into her ideal life vision, all of a sudden, instantly, the guy shows up that she’s looking for.
So these types of magical things happen which fill my heart with joy and passion and purpose to keep delivering this message.
The way the book is created, Chapter 1 is your ideal day. Chapters 2 through 10 are how to literally turn that day into reality. Every season you meet along the journey.
And Chapter 12, the final chapter, is how to then use this process to now map out your ideal life. So five, ten, twenty years, and use the same tools in Chapter 2 through 10 and 11 for how to turn that life vision into reality.
But we start with a day. And the reason we start with a day is because so many people, like you said, they’re so consumed with trying to make this perfect plan for their entire life that they forget about today. And they live in what we call the rat race. They’re saying, okay, I’m just going to keep working, working, working, working.
And some day, this magical place in the future, I’ll finally get to live the life that I really enjoy. I’ll finally get to do something I really want to do.
When I was faced with that moment of five days left to live, all that someday stuff disappeared. Because I realized in that moment that there is no promise or guarantee of anything, except for right now in this moment.
And the next statement I say isn’t going to sound very motivational, but you could walk outside and get hit by a bus today. Twenty minutes from now. Five minutes from now. You never know that.
So if your whole life’s happiness and fulfillment is delayed on some dream of some day from now, ten years, twenty years, whatever down the future, you’re betting a lot. I mean, you might go five, ten, fifteen, twenty years and in twenty-two years you get the dream. And twenty-one-and-a-half years, you die. Well, was it worth it? Who knows?
So my thought is how do you create a day? Just an outline of a day that’s so fulfilling and so rich and so filled with meaning and purpose that you would trade literally nothing on earth for it.
Meaning, no matter how simple or how complex this day is, you can create whatever day you want. And for most people, it’s not that crazy. It’s not that complex. It’s really pretty simple and unique, but it’s meaningful to them. It’s spending time doing something you love with the people you love, in the place you love and the locations on earth that you love – stuff that makes you feel fulfilled and alive.
And whatever that is for you, whether it’s taking yoga classes or writing a book or teaching a course or attending a course or going to work or working on the business you love – whatever it is.
But I remember, helping map this conduct out for people and walking them through. The moment you wake up in the morning, what’s the first thing you see? Where would you go? Who would be there? How would you feel? What would be possible in that day?
And then we take you through literally a visualization process from early in the morning till all the way late at night. We talk about every aspect of your life. What are all the things that are going to make that day magical?
Now, for some people, when they hear this concept, it’s not that far off from the way they live their life now. It’s a couple of very simple fine tunes and bingo, they’re living their perfect day.
For other people, they are nowhere close to this perfect day they’ve written down. And that’s where I was when I started. I came out of working a job that I was good at, but not in love with. I transitioned to working three jobs. Living in the front den of a house. Trying to pay off some debt from when I started my own business.
And as I’m working these three jobs, one was inside sales. One was coaching, which I loved. And one was stuffing boxes in a warehouse, which I hated.
And I remember working these three jobs and looking at my life. Living in the front den of a house. I had three roommates and a curtain was the door to my bedroom. I also had a roommate who was depressed for about six months, who listened to Sex and the City every day outside of my curtain. So that song is stuck in my head forever.
But while I was there building my little business online in my spare time, like I had any working three jobs, I remember looking around and seeing my vision of traveling the world. Helping people. Making a difference. Giving back. Having the ability to give something back. Even monetarily, at that point. I didn’t have any extra.
And looking at my actual life in that moment and being like, wow. This is nothing close to what I’m dreaming of. And it was almost discouraging in that moment, because it felt so far away from what my dream was.
Now, this is crazy. If you fast forward eighteen months, I remember just getting done giving a speech to like three hundred people. I had been hired to give a speech and teach people how I grew my coaching business so fast online, in London. Hopping a train under the river, over to Paris. Sitting having lunch under the Eiffel Tower.
Taking out my journal where I had written this original vision in. And reading my vision of traveling the world and helping people. Getting paid and using the money to give back and make a meaningful difference in the world. And I remember having this gigantic smile on my face and realizing 18 months later, it happened. I was living it.