#72 Live Your Life In Overdrive

Published on: 20th September, 2020

Sometimes it's hard to push ourselves to being our most productive, successful and happy.  Yet, how many times a day do you think to self - "how am I ever going to get it all done?" 

I think we all go through this.  We pile our plates up as high as we can on all the amazing things we're going to do, only to get to some or none of them done that day.   Then what happens?  We beat ourselves up and think we're not worthy of getting them in the first place.  Have you ever felt this way?


One of the things I've learned through studying the masters of time-management, productivity, and, self-motivation, is that the one thing they had in common was about "acting quickly". 

Can you make a decision quickly?  Or, do you ponder on the thought about it and take so long to make a decision, the opportunity is gone?


One day back in the late 80's I had a chance to play drums on Joe Walsh's album.  I was working with Sony Music at the time and I met him and when he learned about me being a drummer, he asked me if I wanted to play on his album that he was recording at that time.  I couldn't believe my ears.  Here was THE  one and only Joe Walsh from the Eagles band.  A band I loved very much.  I also enjoyed watching my older cousin play their songs on her acoustic guitar in the 70's. 

There I was, this young 21 year old and I declined it.  I flat out said "Oh Joe, that' would be awesome, but I'm just starting out and I don't think I'm ready".  (I was so afraid I was going to fail and embarrass myself).  Can you imagine????

What would you do today if someone you looked up to asked you to do something you dreamed about doing (forever), and then there it was, right in front of you, would you take it, fake it till you make it, or say "no thank you"? 

 All I know is that if Joe asked me today, you can bet that I'd have a different answer for him.  It would be something like "Heck Yeah Joe, what time should I be there?" and then I'd freak out and try to figure out what to do.

Well, all I can say was after that day, my life changed.  No longer did I want to miss out on amazing life-changing opportunities.  I decided right then and there that I would live my life in overdrive.  Are you living your life in overdrive?

Check out today's show, I touch on how you can start to think about living your life in overdrive.  Vroom, vroom.  I'll see you in there.


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