Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about the one's who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it
Friends are like balloons; once you let them go, you can't get them back. So I'm gonna tie you to my heart so I never lose you.

Overcoming the Obstacles to Midlife Change

Mid life is a lot like being a teenager again – only with more wisdom (experience). We may not stay out all night and run with a wild crowd, but many 40’s and 50’s experience the restlessness and yearning for change. We’re still asking questions about what we want to be when we grow up, but the questions are deeper, more profound. This time we won’t settle for less than what makes us truly happy.

This is especially true for the work we do. Yes, we want to pay the bills, support a family save for old age. But, many of us now want to work to be meaningful and make a difference. We ask ourselves if not now, then when? What better time to act on those unfulfilled dreams? Work is one of the most profound ways we live our true selves, and now is the time to start doing that.

Yet, it can seem as if there's a chasm between the knowing and doing. We know something is not right with our job or career path, but we tell ourselves to live with it. Too compromise. We set goals but feel too overwhelmed with daily life to try something new. We worry that to make a change to follow our desires would be selfish, especially if it means a loss of income, or upsets our family and friends.
In fact, every person living out his or her dreams gives to the world- a gift because it inspires others to do the same.
“We often hesitate to follow our heart, to grow, because of perceived barriers.”
Such as: Fear and Confusion
Fear- we think: I’m too old to change. If I switch jobs now, I’ll have to start over at the bottom. What if I fail, then what? Fear is normal, and it’s important to acknowledge it. There are numerous tactics to help you through fear. The most powerful may be looking to others who’ve gone through the fear. The most powerful may be looking to others who’ve gone through life/ career changes.
Confusion- Many of us are clearer about what we don’t want than what we actually do want. We may have lived out others ‘ expectations of us for so long we’re not even sure what actually makes us happy. Or we’re not certain how to turn our many talents and skills into meaningful work.
Coaches are an excellent resource to help you ask the right questions to sharpen your focus and goals.
Whether it’s a new career or small shifts in redefining success, making a change in midlife can bring new energy and joy for life.

Live Consciously!
Coach Chris

Life's most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rules for 2008

Make realistic goals for yourself, write them down, pray about them and try to achieve them!

Go through your cell phone, caller id, calendar, and email addresses and discard all the people and events that mean you no good or don't benefit your life!

Stop making excuses about your life and make changes!

If you are involved w/ a person, job, or circumstance that is doing more harm than good, do yourself a favor - LET IT GO!

Stop being someone's mistress; especially if you are aware that you are!!!!

Take care of your kids and devote a weekend or two when you spend "quality" time with them. Who cares if you miss out on a "mix"! You can party anytime!

Stop spreading senseless rumors and try to get your own life in order!

Listen more! Talk Less!

Give without worrying about it!

Tell him no for once!

Tell people you love them before your hear about some great tragedy in the world or lose a close friend!

Speak clearly and not ignorantly! Anyone can be a fool.

If you are married, stop cheating. If you're guilty of this, ask God to forgive you and don't do it again! Remember the Ten Commandments.

Stop waiting on Tax Season and Save Now!

Eat what you need and not just because you can!

See how long you can go without checking your cell phone when it's not ringing.

Be more positive and stop being a grouch!

Start telling your children that when you're having a "grown folks" conversation, they need to go play. (Remember back when)

Appreciate everyone. WHY do we put each other down for the most ridiculous things?!?

Men and women! Cry more! It's therapeutic. Stop tripping about not being where you want to be! What have you been doing to get there?!?

If you aren't in relationship, it's not the end of the world! Self-love is more valuable!

Keep your opinion to yourself! We all know what others should do, but what about you?

If God delivers you from a messy relationship, friend or situation, why do you keep PULLING THEM BACK? Let it go!

FORGIVE! FORGIVE! FORGIVE! All of us have been forgiven for some low life things! So open your heart! Remember - God forgave you.

Men, stop trying to be so hard when it comes to relationships. Let that guard down before you lose the one that's meant for you!

Speak up for yourself!

Learn a new hobby! Broaden your mind.

Live like today like is your last day, love like God taught us, and laugh like you've never laughed before!