I'm aware that the title of this blog and of my book can sound a little ridiculously upbeat. "Awesome Your Life" -- like, hmmmm? What's that supposed to mean?
Does it mean living on a beach, working 4 hours a week, being regularly massaged with coconut oil by sultry servants?
In my experience -- not so much.
To me, an awesomed life isn't a life that's brimming with luxury and prestige. It isn't the inflated capitalist magazine-gloss dream that's only available to people who make massive amounts of money.
A life that's burgeoning with radically all-embracing love, community and creativity.
Somedays, I forget this. I look at my tiny (but adequate) bank account, tiny apartment, and think "I must be doing this wrong."
But other days something happens that snaps me out of my negative trance and shows me-- no, I'm doing it pretty darn right and my life is indeed incredibly awesomed.
Just this kind of snapping happened on my birthday this year. My friends gathered together and surprised me with their rendition of "Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone" -- in reference to the month I spent away from them in India when everyday in our hometown of Pittsburgh (so they tell me) was grey.
They met in secret to practice the song complete with accordion, guitar, voice and tambourine parts.
It sounded amazing. They gave me the best birthday present ever by performing it to me in the very same tiny, cramped apartment that the mean and incorrect part of me sometimes uses as evidence that I'm a loser. Check it out:
I mention this not to brag (I'm so adored! Look at ME!) but because my ability as a life coach is tied to my own personal experience and accomplishment. I can't guide you on how to set up a trouble-free existence with mad cash in a tropical paradise because I haven't done that.
I can, however, help you work through what holds you back from forming deep connections with others and enjoying a life filled with art and meaning. You might want to check out the stuff people say about me to see what that entails.