Baby Boomers,

The New Year is just a few days old.

Did you jump out of bed this morning ready to conquer the world?

Did you kiss your wife and children and let them know how important they were to you?

Did you rush off to work with excitement coursing thru your veins?

or

Did you sleep in wishing your job and the world would just go away?

Did you lay in bed afraid to face another day of drudgery and misery?

Did you wake up wondering if you will have the energy to attempt any new year’s resolutions or if it would even be worth it?

How do you see your options for the new year?

Before I go any further, let me just say to you that you can either hate me, be happy for me or be jealous of me.

Why?

Because I woke up this morning doing exactly what I wanted to do.  I slept until I was no longer tired.  I woke up next to a beautiful woman.  I lay in bed for a few minutes meditating and then planning my day.  I jumped up excited and ready to make today an even better day than yesterday.

How about you?
Granted, I am not living what you would consider the "normal" or "textbook" life  like most of you.  I don’t have a 9 to 5 or corporate job that needs my attention 24 hours a day.  I am secure enough financially not to worry about making ends meet.  I think I am emotionally stable and I have a pretty good plan on how I want to live out the rest of my life.  I am happy, I am focused and I am excited about life.

How about you?
Today is the first “Fervid Friday” of 2015, so it is incredibly important to start the year off right and bring you some helpful motivation.  Let's get you thinking about making some sort of positive change in your life.

It's not the end of the world if it is not the life you really, truly want to be living right now.  What is important, is that you realize it and are willing to make a change.  I am not talking about any grandiose, world shattering life changes here.  
I'm talking about one simple, practical and achievable change that is relatively painless.

I know some of you are saying to yourself:

 "No way Jay.  I am already working on all of these great New Year's resolutions."

"I'm going to lose 500 pounds and go to the gym twice a day and quit smoking and be nice to everyone I meet and learn 5 different languages and travel the earth and, and, and.........."


Hey, wake up !!!

Let's get realistic about where we are going with this change thing.

What's the top news story every night for the entire month of January?

That's right...........95% of people fail at their New Year’s resolutions.  So why put yourself through that crap again?

First things first, OK?

Let's work on ONE, SIMPLE, PRACTICAL AND ACHIEVABLE change today !!
Here we go.

Please read this quote I found from Brian Dyson, the former CEO of the Coca Cola Company. 

Do yourself a favor.  Read it more than once.  Read it until it sinks in.  

“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them - work, family, health, friends and spirit … and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls – family, health, friends and spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.”
So what is this quote saying to you?

Is it asking you to make a big change in the way you are currently prioritizing your life?

Are you so focused on your work that your family, friends, spirit and health are being managed without the care they deserve?

How about making this ONE, SIMPLE, PRACTICAL AND ACHIEVABLE change today !!

Stay balanced and don’t worry about the “work ball”.

Sure, at first, it may seem stressful and confusing and hectic and insecure but if you stay focused on your future, as you have always wanted it, things will begin to fall into place.  Stay focused on the important balls: Family, Health, Friends and Spirit.

You will know if your life plan is good, if you can easily balance these 4 balls and keep them in the air at all times.

Treat your job like a rubber ball this year.

If it’s interfering with the balance of the other 4 then let it fall.

That’s pretty simple huh?