It was November 4th 2009, and I can remember the conversation like it was yesterday.
It was a no holds barred discussion with my good friend Joseph that evening, at a restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia.
A discussion that would change the course of my life.
My business was growing like crazy…
I was helping more people than ever before…
I was getting compensated better than I ever thought possible…
Yet there was still this HUGE empty feeling inside.
And the nagging question was – “WHY”?
Why did I have such a terrible feeling inside, when everything on the outside seemed to be going so well?
In the interest of saving time, I’ll spare you all the intimate details, and simply tell you what the problem was.
Even though my business was growing, and by anyone’s standards, I would’ve been considered massively successful, there was still this big problem.
I had absolutely no balance in my life.
When I was working, I felt guilty for not spending more time with my family.
And when I was spending time with my family, I felt guilty for not getting more accomplished with my work.
It was a vicious cycle, and something had to give.
At the time, Brock was 19 months old, and Elliana was due to be born in just 4 short months.
My concern was that the situation would only get worse.
It sure as heck wasn’t going to get any better… unless I made some major changes.
That’s what I thought anyways.
As it turned out, I only had to make one small shift, and by doing that, everything else seemed to take care of itself.
Joseph went through an intense process with me on that evening of November 4th, 2009, and without downplaying the incredible transformation that took place, I’ll share the same secret with you, that he shared with me.
Here it is:
“Live in the moment”.
Now, before you dismiss that, and say, “Is that all there is”, let me point something out.
And this is HUGE.
There’s a lot of people who pay this concept a whole lot of lip service, and do nothing more than that.
When Joseph laid this whole concept out for me, I decided that I was going to take it seriously.
And when I did, I saw an immediate and dramatic shift take place in my life.
The push and pull between my business and my personal lives vanished.
I no longer had this feeling of frustration inside.
Instead, I finally had a sense of peace, and knew that no matter what I was doing in any given moment, that it was the right thing to be doing at that time.
Talk about a heavy load being lifted off of you.
Today, when Brock comes racing into my office while I’m working, saying “Daddy, daddy, I want you to play with me”, there’s no more feeling of guilt.
I simply let him know what time I’ll be done, and I’ll play with him then.
And when that time comes, I’m true to my word.
When it’s “Brock Time”, the two of us can play, and play, and play… without a care in the world.
And I don’t have these crazy thoughts going through my head, telling me that I should be getting more things done at work.
My mind is crystal clear.
No matter what I’m doing, whether I’m at work or play, I’m completely living in the moment, knowing that that’s exactly what I’m supposed to be doing at that point in time.
Talk about liberating.
Try it, and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
And if you already do this, share your experience with me.
I’d love to hear YOUR story.
Dedicated to your success,
“The Automatic Income Coach”