Episode #12: Welcome to the Coaching Closet, I'm your host Richele. Today I'm talking with you about what we do with our lives. A friend of ours suddenly passed away, and he was only in his early 50s, my boyfriend and I attended his funeral. It was sudden, and in a situation like that, you can't help but think about your mortality. He was just a handful of years older than us and it made me think about what meaning and legacy we'll leave in our lives. It's something I've thought about every time I lost a loved one. How much they meant to me, and not just me, but everyone around them, every single person their lives touched, mainly older people, my grandmother and grandfather, people like that, that have a really, really long life. They really sent so much love out into the world and made a big difference. But what if this is our last day on earth, what would you do with it? Thinking about that, it really makes you ponder, how would I spend it if I knew this was my last day, and why wouldn't I live like that every day, living joyfully and really living doing what I love and loving how I want to love?
Let's explore this and much more on today's episode. Ready? Let's go...
• Sometimes I think we sit and think, Well, I'm just one person, but the reality of it is, we are all just one person. But our actions and our gifts and talents and passions, and what we share with the world, they do have a ripple effect and they do affect people and inspire people if we use them. They can change the world if we use them. And so I don't think we think about how important maybe one kind word, one kind action or one helpful thing can be, how important that can be. It can change the course of a life. (03:26)
• I think we've all had that person or that person that said something or inspiring talk that we listen to that made us keep going... I know I have. If it's happened more than once, somebody that shared their passion or somebody that was sharing their gifts or their talents and inspired us to do something or to act on something. So I just want to encourage you, if you hear, or if you feel a nudge of intuition inside of you about something you should do, or if you feel that you should do something, especially if you feel it more than once, you need to act on it, you need to do it. (4:35)
• Sometimes it takes more than once. You'll feel something inside, Oh, I really need to do that, I really need to do this. And we think, Oh no, I can't do that, or we have excuses of why it's not the right time, you really need to act on that, because I think that's really God pushing us, the Universe, whatever you want to say, is pushing us to act on our gifts and talents that we've been given to make a difference in this world. (05:12)
• Someone else can do it, but really, it's you, you're the one that needs to do it if you're filling that, and so don't hold back on those things, if you're feeling continually called to do it, you need to do it. So, be encouraged today, if this is something you're hearing again, and you've already felt the nudge, consider this, that second, third, fourth time you're hearing it and you need to do it, there's something you're called to do, it truly is a calling on your life and just know that you are the person to do it and be encouraged to do that. (06:20)
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