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…that’s the only “bad news,” if you must categorize it as such. The “good news” is that, if you’re reading this, you’re still breathing and possess the opportunity to choose how you’d like the world to be better off because you lived.

I recently completed this choosing exercise after devouring this popular book in less than 48 hours, and boiled my desired “legacy” down to two simple statements: First, I’ll have increasingly loved the people closest to me with the best of my ability. Second, I’ll have equipped professionals to live more mindfully so they can make better choices.

After I wrote and refined these statements, I clarified and re-affirmed my values and priorities, ensuring they aligned with how I’d like to leave this world better off than before I arrived. I ensured my calendar and “to do” lists mirrored these values and priorities. And I even jotted down the items that I’m practicing spending less time and energy worrying or stressing about.

Give yourself the gift of completing this exercise.

Growing Your Strengths

I’m a Nashville-based writer, talent strategist, and certified executive coach. On this website, I primarily write stories featuring a diverse group of professionals whose examples of applying mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling will help you love your career and enhance your quality of life.

These characters face familiar pain points: nonstop change, accelerating economic and technological disruption, and the collective “noise” that grows louder each day. The impact, for these professionals and for many of us, has been confusion, distraction, and stress.

Until, however, each of these individuals chooses to do something new: practicing mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling habits, and growing them into strengths…strengths that respond to change rather than just react.

Strengths that you can develop as well.

Don’t settle for the confusion, distraction, and stress. You’re stronger than that, and capable of much more.

Choose to do something new. Today. Start with this post, check out my books, and join our learning community to receive free, exclusive content via email each month with timely guidance on applying mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling.

 

 

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John M. DeMarco is a writer, executive coach, and activist based in Nashville, Tennessee.