Get the Life You Want Now — The Sassy Way
Heal the Past and Build The Future By Finding and Following Your Inner North Star, Developing Your Sass, and Finally Getting Control Over Your Life
Today I am the sum of all my experiences and beliefs that shaped me as well as the decisions I made, both good and bad, that led me to the situation in which I now find myself. While some things are beyond my control, I choose to focus on what I can influence, namely my own attitude and actions.
I am far from perfect. In fact, I dare to say I am quite flawed. I have been to hell and back and made enemies along the way. I have done things I can never take back, things I am not proud of, and would give anything to be able to undo. While my intentions were always good, my attitude and my judgment weren’t, and sometimes I also chose bad company and counsel.
But there is one thing I know for certain, from the deepest part of my heart, and without any doubt: that life is what you make of it. But the road is rarely clear. On the contrary. Life is often full of roadblocks, potholes, and detours. But if you know your destination, does the road even matter?
I once thought I knew it all: get a good education, find an amazing job, marry the perfect spouse, have kids, buy a house, and voilà! Happiness guaranteed, right? Not quite. For a while I felt good, but eventually things shifted, I changed and burned out, left my agency, got divorced, and started over…at nearly 40!
It doesn’t have to be that way. You see, I was misguided in my initial quest. I had great shoes and I didn’t have the right map. Life isn’t the way I thought it was. After my own experiences, I sought to set things straight and build tools to help others avoid the mistakes I made.
That’s why I developed a North Star Mission Statement. Polaris, commonly known as the North Star, is my favorite star. While it isn’t the brightest in the sky, it is located almost directly in line with the Earth’s axis so while other stars come and go throughout the night, you will always find Polaris directly overhead. You can count on the North Star, even on the stormiest nights.