Meet the women of the book, Make Your Mess Your Message
This week I spoke with Linda (Chapter 21 “Letting Go Of The To-Do List”).
Linda’s creative energy, entrepreneurial spirit, and her superpower of being a “Super-Connector” is evident in all her ventures. A devastating stroke and discovery of a brain aneurysm while just in her 40s taught her the value of slowing down and focusing on taking time for the fun that life has to offer.
Linda’s 3 tips to live a healthy lifestyle:
- “Yeah, I mean, do what makes you happy. I’m going to go sailing right after this interview because I love being on the water. So I make more time now for sailing and being at the beach. We live in a world filled with technology where you can work remotely as we’ve all learned during the pandemic, which I call the great pause, but do what makes you happy and, and who cares? What other people think or say, this is your life. And, you know, we only have, I found out that the average life span is 960 months. That’s it. That’s 29,000 days. That’s the average life span. And that’s really not a lot, you know, when you think about it and the great scheme of things.”
- “Learn to say no, or learn to say, let me get back to you on that. Because I learned to say, well let me get back to you on that. Or no. Or if I do say, yes, it’s really setting expectations, like, okay, you know, I can do this, but here’s what I can do. Here’s my capabilities. Here’s when I can do that, and this is what I’m going to need, so we can accomplish this together.”
- “And then also really just focusing on, – I have a journal now. I journal every day. I do my affirmations. I meditate, I listened to relaxing classical music. And I just make sure to take time for myself because having that time is a luxury.”
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