I decided to go a little off-piste this week, and for good reason.
In February I lost my dad, we hadn’t spoken in a long time but there was a sort of reconciliation on the cards. He died at 77. I decided soon after that I was going to play full out until that age and assume I would go then or soon after.
This actually gave me a new lease of life.
What could I do in my next 25 plus years?
I’ve started to list everything I want to become, to do and to be.
And the list is getting longer and longer (as is the excitement).
In our teens we all have this invincible ‘I will live for ever mentality’ but of course we won’t.
I’ve got that now. And I want to see, do and experience LOTS of stuff with different people.
Just last week one of my clients told me that their accountant came in from the garden and just keeled over, had a massive heart attack and died. Geoff was only in his fifties…
I had known Geoff for quite a while, we worked together with this client and were advising together on an acquisition for them, it was not his time.
But the reality was it was.
So, message this week is simple. Plan to do the stuff you want to do – not have to do, take a few extra days off, and spend time with your loved ones.
Live the life you have been given.
Mark Twain said it best for me…