“How do I get a life that matters to me?”
I used to ask that question a lot.
I worked hard, but the days just felt empty.
And bit by bit, it was tearing me down.
Inside I kept shouting…
“Why is it so hard to figure out what I should be doing with my life?”
“I want a life I’m excited about, damn it.
Don’t I get to do that?”
More and more it seemed like the answer was “No Paul, you don’t.”
But it just didn’t make sense.
Everything has a purpose.
I had to be looking in the wrong places.
And I was.
The Clues Were Right Inside Me
We all take lots of little actions in our lives everyday.
But most of them are made unconsciously, with no specific intention.
I realized up to that moment, I wasn’t consciously at the helm of my own life!
I was just Reacting To Life as it happened and hoping it would turn out well.
That way was definitely not creating happiness.
I Had Gone Blind To Me
I realized I’d never sat down and taken stock in the talents and gifts I already had.
So I went on a mission of self -assessment.
I took a wide variety of personal “assessments” used in psychology and business.
I took personal development trainings and courses, read hundreds of books on the subject and earned two Master’s degrees in the process.
In the end, I realized that I came into this life with an amazing set of tools to help me live a really fun, happy life.
And I was barely using any of them!
I was like a talented carpenter with a great box of tools,
But the only tools I used were a screwdriver and a hammer for every job I worked on.
I Finally Woke Up.
Those very gifts were big clues to what I should be doing with my life!
I was literally built to do those things well.
So I took that “me data” and started using it to guide what I decided to do in my life.
And that really moved me forward.
But there was another piece missing:
Step two: Know what life I actually wanted.
I needed to get clear on the experience of life I wanted, so I was Intentionally moving towards it everyday.
And that’s exactly what I did.
And it turned around everything in my life.
I focused on work that developed my gifts and mattered to me.
I knew what why I cared, and it brought greater value to my relationships.
New opportunities opened up for creating and doing a lot of fun, very cool things.
And that amazing life keeps being created by me everyday.
Because I make it so.
And if that’s a life you’d like, I now know you can do the same thing in your life.
The more you build your life around the best of who you are,
The better life gets.
And you can get there a whole lot faster than I did!
I took what I learned (that worked) and turned it into a step-by-step process.
so the path is clear, but the entire journey is yours.
I simply called it:
What’s the ILM?
It’s a step-by-step process takes you from living as a Reaction to life, to Intentionally Directing your life towards a deep appreciation of who you are.
You understand your own value, are clear about the experience of life you want, and are actively making it so!
A Happy Life Happens Intentionally.
Start to step away from the constant chaos of A Reactionary Life now,
Don’t miss another day of feeling happy about who you are.
Step up and start pointing your life at a life you love.
One you’re excited to wake up to.
A life you don’t want to escape from on the weekends.
An Intentionally Happy Life!
Because this is your life. Nobody else’s.
And you get to say how it goes.
That’s how you get to live the life you’re supposed to live.
When you do, I’ll also send you a copy of “You Can’t Be Great…If You’re Living The Wrong Life.” to help you get started on your journey faster.
You’ll get a peek at the power you have to create positive change in your life.
And if you decide you what to go all in on living a happy life, the ILM will help you get there faster.
I can’t wait to meet you inside.Yes, I’m In!
Paul A. Good MM, MEd
The Power Of Intentional Living
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