THE “CHECKLIST-LIFE MANIFESTO”
Goes Something Like This …
go to college … get a good job … meet “the perfect” (wo)man … get engaged … have a wedding … buy a house … have a baby … live to work (not work to live) … drool over your ever-growing retirement account or stress over the non-existing retirement account that’s only made it as far as your to-do list.
if you make it to retirement, you attempt to travel or dust off that list of hobbies you’ve saved for one day. One day when you realize your body isn’t like it used to be. You attempt to spend days with your children who are now adults with busy lives.
AND JUST BEFORE YOU DIE YOU WONDER
“why did I wait
so long to live?”
are right on track, checking off each box, yet you feel empty, bored, unfulfilled, or don’t even know what you’re feeling.
know what you want but your confidence is at zero and your doubts are at 100.
can’t seem to get off a merry-go-round of broken relationships and endless checking of the single box. The possibility of having a family is shrinking with each passing year.
feel your life is good but desire to have a little more balance, fun, or adventure.
have endured profound loss – maybe divorce, death, heartbreak loves, unexpected job loss – and just can’t find your way through the pain. You’re numb and empty and your faith is wavering. Your mind has become a hamster wheel of regret and what if’s.
are out of shape, overweight, and straight-up unhealthy.
are the star of your small universe but at night you lie awake wishing you could duck out of the limelight, step away from the pressure and do something different.
crave to make a difference in the world.
battle massive ADD with a splash of anxiety all due to having too many ideas with no idea of where to begin.
feel like you’ve lost your edge, heart, power, or passion for showing up as you used to. Or maybe you never did but wish you could.
Whatever your truths are, perhaps it’s time to rip up the Checklist-life Manifesto and start redefining the rules for answering the simple, yet often difficult, question of …
WHAT DO YOU WANT?
It’s not what do your parents, lover, friends, children, boss, employees, customers, or therapist want.
THIS IS ALL ABOUT YOU.
Don’t know what you want? That’s okay too; we’ll get you there.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.