Life Is Not a Dress Rehearsal
I just returned from 12 glorious days in France touring the Chablis, Burgundy, and Champagne wine regions, something that has been on my bucket list for a long time. I tell you this not to turn you green with envy, but to compel you to think about what’s on your bucket list. As our tour guide reminded us numerous times during the trip: Life is not a dress rehearsal.
I was reminded again of this last week when a I learned that a friend’s cancer had returned, one of my husband’s golfing buddies had a massive heart attack, while another was diagnosed with late-stage prostate cancer (both are his age), and, in a freak accident, a woman was killed at the beach when an umbrella blew into her and stabbed her in the chest. And, of course, the week was capped off with the horrific shooting in Orlando.
Truly living life doesn’t have to mean a two-week jaunt to Europe. It could mean taking a Friday afternoon off to see the Picasso exhibit at the museum without crowds; kidnapping your 7-year-old from school for a long lunch and trip to the zoo; or tearing up the lawn you’ve always hated and planting a vegetable garden.
The older I get, the more convinced I am that living is about experiences, not stuff.
So get out there and experience life.
On the Project Side …
I’ve been freelancing nearly 16 years now and I never get bored. The projects just get more and more interesting. This summer, I’m turning cardiovascular guidelines into an e-book with video and audio; writing a book on cybersecurity in health care; and covering an all-day symposium on the future of oncology. I am so lucky!
The Business of Freelancing: Getting to Six Figures
I know that many of you are freelancers or wish you were a freelancer (it’s a great life, I promise). Which is why I’m bringing back my four-week webinar on successful freelancing.
It’s been two years since the last webinar, long enough for several of my “students” to tell me they reached six figures for the first time, many after several years in the business, by following my advice.
Now it’s your turn. I will offer a live webinar on four Wednesdays in August. Each session is 90 minutes – one hour of advice and tips and 30 minutes for questions.
This is your opportunity to start off your fall (which, as we know in the working world, is the true “New Year”) on the right foot.
Can’t make the live presentations? No problem. They will also be available for viewing on demand – and I’ll respond to emailed questions.
Here are the details:
- Wednesdays, 1-2:30 pm Eastern: August 3, 10, 17, 24
- $279 with a money-back guarantee
- Available live and on demand Membership in a private LinkedIn group that will help you grow your business
- Discounts for one-on-one coaching
You can learn more and register here.
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and receive a 15 percent discount off the regular price.
Cheers from the Midwest (where summer has finally arrived).