Welcome back to our series on finding YOUR ideal life, I know this one sounds greedy, but promise you its not. Its the heart of the reason I wrote this series to help you find yours. I have my ideal life and live it, my hope is you are writing down the ideal you want for your life.
WHATS MINE IS MINE; WHATS YOURS IS YOURS
This blog series are exactly what this “ideal” is about. I have a great list of things that make my life ideal. They are mine. A few of my friends have written to me telling me what seven things make the ideal life for them. In the comment section would be the place for you to write your own. This list is mine and you may find things here you can relate to. You may adopt some of it to your life for a while. It's ok to follow someone else who has a dream or to share someone Else's dream. But ultimately you must have your own dream, your own ideal life. So there are certain things that you must decide for yourself. Maybe for now you'll use my ideas to get a starting focal point, then you can correct it to your own ideal life, your own focus, once you start moving forward.
As I said some others gave me some input and I want to share with you the ideas they gave me. Maybe it will help you to see another point of view and not just mine on this subject.
My friend -and a person I look up to- Charley, listed things that make his life ideal; God being first, his wife, his dog, friends and other people in his life are a few things he listed. But he also listed that he liked helping people, which is how I met him. He was helping people at a seminar in the Dallas area called “The Road Adventure.” These are great keys he already has and he looks at his life as Ideal.
My Daughter, Jess, gave me her list of seven things that would make her life ideal as well. She listed God first (again), her family (Love ya Jess), friends, good health, a safe place to call home, financial security, and her iPhone. She put iPhone there but tried to edit it out as editor of my writings. I put it back. I love my daughter and it was a joy of my life to buy her that iPhone. But I know that her writing that in my input section was t make me laugh. Jess can make you laugh, ill get to that later, I know one she didn't put down that means a lot to her (she gets it from her dad) Freedom, she wants to be free and set her life up to be free just like her dad.
My biker friend, Gisela, listed that she needed friends, family, health, brain food, ability to travel, safe haven and laughter. She was the only one to list laughter. She will hate me but you should have seen the time she dropped her bike at the gas station and was laying on the ground kicking like a 7 year old kid. We all rushed to her and she was just mad at herself for where she dropped it.
My West Coast friend, Alison, listed the following: “The confidence to do what I believe in, fantastic friends to share life with, the love and support of family and friends, a healthy mind and body, coffee, motorcycles, and music.” She is a true lover of life and in the small amount of personal time I got to share with her, she is enjoying this life even though she has faced a challenge or two. Rock on girl and stay cute.
A close friend -and someone I look up to for business help- J.R. Atkins gave me a great list of his: “Peace with God, fulfilling my purpose, love of family, fun and friends, meaningful work, relaxing and renewing, and personal growth.” I will say this about J.R., when I got to spend time with him it's like that bible verse “As iron sharpens iron so one man sharpens another.” He truly lives his purpose in life, enjoys his passions, and loves his sail boat.Each time I get to spend time with J.R. I come away with a renewed knowledge of life.
I received many more on this but because of space I've only include a few of those in this blog . Also, if you would like to submit yours own points, put them in a comment at the end of the blog I would love to hear your list of ideal, after all this series is to get you to find YOUR ideal life, I already live mine.
Join us tomorrow when we get to have fun, and ill give you some behind the bar Barista stories from my Starbucks days.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Get ready to be a RockStar in your world.