So, for months now I have been sending out advice about how to make the most of the MacGyver Secret and solve problems effortlessly.
Well . . . today is a bit different.
I want pull back the curtain a little bit and share something more personal. So, here goes. I have one of those ‘milestone’ birthdays fast approaching. A mega one. Now I don’t usually make a big deal about my birthday– it’s just another day on the calendar, right?– it comes and goes like any other day and, so what? But those milestone birthdays have a way of making even me sort of pause and take stock. Think about where the journey of my life has taken me, and, even more, where it should be going. So, this got me to realize that now it might be time to share some of this with you.
You will see why as you read further.
Let’s face it, birthdays are pretty much “me” days. Where friends and family have a chance to celebrate, well, me…even if I’m not exactly wild about how fast my life is going and how quickly I am getting older. Sort of like my own personal New Year. A day to think about letting of of the past, and how I might want to change and, you know, maybe expand myself personally and professionally. A time to set some new goals. Like…
- Finally checking out the Grand Canyon, or China
- Getting back into my guitar. (I know there’s a rock star in there somewhere)
- Learning Tai Chi
- Doing enough sit ups to make my abs at least visible.
- Taking all the great hikes that are like 15 minutes from my house
- Learning Spanish
- Re-reading all the great books I read in college (and maybe understanding them this time!)
- Writing that script that’s been knocking around in my head for the past few years
- Maybe creating a new product to help parents cope with their teenage children
And the list goes on. Some big goals and some small. All with the intention of creating something new and changing things up. Though, to be honest, those are goals I could have on any personal new year. But since this is one of those mega milestones of a birthday, I realized it was time for a BIG paradigm shift in my life and the way I look at my work. And I don’t think it’s a mid-life crisis– been there, done that. No, this is really different. Because, instead of making this ‘new year’ about me…
I realized that I should make this year about YOU!!
As many of you have noticed, I am revamping the way I do things and am focusing on what YOU have told me over the years that you would like to see me offer or address.
Hence, I’ve stepped up my speaking schedule, I wrote and published the MacGyver Secret book, I’ve started more trainings, I published a MacGyver Secret Mini-Course and I’ve finally opened up the MacGyver Secret Online Course.
There’s still more to come! I am always interested to know what you wish for me to provide, so keep the ideas coming!
But…..(the infamous “But”)…
There is one REALLY BIG request you have made that I’ve been keeping to myself– for YEARS, despite many of your requests and outcries.
I’m contemplating changing my mind and giving you what you’ve been asking for since, like, forever.
But I’m nervous because it means sharing with you more of myself and my approach than I have in the past.
And I’m also going to need your help.
Anyway, that REALLY BIG request is . . . . (stay tuned until next time) – Lee Zlotoff, The MacGyver Secret
P.S. I’ll be back with more details in a couple of days. But until then, tell me in the comments where you’re headed this fall. Any goals for your personal “New Year”? Does anyone else go through this?