I'm 55 years old and I have ONE regret in life.

If I could have ONE do-over, I know exactly what it would be.

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I grew up in the mountains of Vail, Colorado. My high school not only had a football team, we had ski team!

At the end of the season of my senior year, I missed going to State in cross-country skiing, by just a few points.
My biggest regret, my ONLY regret, is NOT that I didn’t make it to State,

It’s that I didn’t even try, and that's why I didn't qualify.
The effort I put into cross-country skiing was a good representation of the effort I put into life.

I was an average student with average grades.
I was an average friend.
I got an average score on my SAT,
Which got me into an average school.
To this day, I wonder, "What would have happened if I'd tried?"

It's EASY to do less than your best.

It’s easy and comfortable to be average.
Marianne Williamson wrote,

"Our deepest fear is not that we're inadequate,
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world."
Are you tired of being average?

You can change the course of your life, with no regrets, starting today, starting right now.
What are you passionate about?

Starting your own business?
Running a marathon?
Losing 20lbs?
FIFTEEN MINUTES A DAY will get you there.

1. Write it down. Get it on paper.

2. Break it up into pieces.

If you want to run a marathon but can't run a mile, run for 15 minutes. If you can't run for 15 minutes, walk for 5. Start there.

[Read Atomic Habits by James Clear]
3. Tell someone.

It keeps you accountable. (Hell, send ME a DM.)

4. Study mindset. When you believe you can achieve it, you're most of the way there.

[Read Mindset by Carol Dweck]

5. Get a coach.

Find someone who's done what you want to do.

Ask for help.
Can you commit to 15 minutes a day? 15 minutes are the seeds of success.

If you can't, I have some bad news...

You don’t actually want that thing you say you want.

15 minutes a day is 84 hours a year.

And 84 hours a year can absolutely change your life.
Here’s the thing. It’s never 15 minutes.

When you’re pursuing something you care about, 15 minutes turns into 30 minutes or an hour.

And sometimes you get lost and you realize you just spent FIVE HOURS running towards your future.
You're powerful
You're brilliant
You're gorgeous and talented and fabulous

"Who are you not to be?"

No regrets
I want you to win so bad.

Send me a DM and let me know how I can help.

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• Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl.
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Invest money from the sale into an IRA.

Buy more books.
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Reframe failure.

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