The sky is orange and the air is heavy with smoke.
There is a brush fire burning in Ojai/Ventura – right now – about 20 miles from my home.
Houses burnt to the ground.
People and animals displaced.
Normally I wouldn’t try and email you in the middle of a crisis.
But we know that “crisis” contains both danger and opportunity.
So I thought we might take the opportunity of this moment to dwell on a deep truth:
Everything Is Temporary.
And it was ever thus.
Everything is always falling away from us as we circle toward something else.
Mostly we hope for things to fall away gently, not be gone in the whoosh of a sudden fireball.
But we don’t always get to pick.
Your emotions, your belongings, your body, your thoughts and fears – in time they will all pass away
Take a moment right now and imagine that it’s 100 years from now. If you were to return to this spot, what might you see?
Will there be any trace of you?
A book in a library somewhere?
A child with your name or likeness?
A piece of art displayed?
A scrap of music?
A few words of inspiration?
It’s nice to think that the work I do today could ripple through time and still be of consequence a century from now.
And if it were 10 years from now?
What of yours will survive the decade?
What about just one year from now?
What would you like to see in 12 months, as you gaze around the landscape of your life?
What will have been burned away? What will be new?
Will your dreams be still unrealized?
Or will you have created something that lasts?
I know that you are being called to create something that will still be having an impact 1 or 10 or 100 or 1000 years from now.
And I won’t accept any excuses.
You have wonderful ideas and a willing heart – all you need is some structure and support to create a workable plan.
Here’s a BRAND NEW offering:
You’re especially invited to join me for a live, highly interactive (via Zoom) workshop
Your Clear Year: 2018
Eliminate Confusion and Overwhelm and Create a Flexible, Do-Able Plan for 2018
10am-1pm PT/1pm-4pm ET/6pm-9pm GMT/5am-8am + 1 day AEDT
Can’t be there live? Register anyway and get the recording – no worries.
Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Tuition Cheerfully Refunded.
NOTE: This is NOT your standard “goal-setting” workshop because, as I said, those annoy me.
“You rocked my mind set…you really get how our brain works!!! I was giving up on my dream of writing the 6 books I have titles for. I got my dream back today….Deep Thanks” – A.W.
I have devised a NEW, unusual, and highly-participatory creative process designed to get you to:
- Dream a Bigger Dream (because it’s never too late for your sweet dreams to come true)
- Discern Your Right Path (even if you’re not sure right now what your “goal” should be)
- Declare Your Deep Truth (because it’s time to stand up for your creative wisdom)
- Determine Your Do-Able Daily Steps(I’m a practical girl – this isn’t just about your vision, it’s about making your vision WORK in your actual life)
This is a live, interactive online event. You will need a good internet connection and an open mind.
If you’d like some clarity on what 2018 is going to be about for you AND how to get there, please register now.
Because the reminder that everything is temporary is also the reminder to take action now.
There is no better time than now.
Now is the only time there is.
P.S. In the past few years, I’ve had major surgery, written a few wildly successful books, lived with depression and anxiety, grown my business into the mid-six figures, and still found time to walk on the beach. I know something about how to be productive, even when life is getting in the way. Join me for this all-new live interactive video workshop – in which you will actually be DOING stuff (not just taking notes : ) and let’s have 2018 be the year that makes a difference, OK? – S.
P.P.S. Your Clear Year: 2018 also includes a full year of membership in the 365 Club, featuring a monthly “Ask Sam Anything” call, daily inspirational emails, a private FB page and access to the Library. So this isn’t just a one-off quickie – you’ll get a FULL YEAR of support from me and the team. – S.
P.P.P.S. If you are interested in helping, United Way of Ventura County is accepting donations via text by sending UWVC to 41444, online at www.vcunitedway.org, or by calling 805-485-6288. Also the Humane Society of Ventura County has taken in over 120 refugee animals, and I’m sure they would also welcome any assistance you can give. http://www.hsvc.org/. Thank you. – S.
By The Way, You Look Really Great Today