You can live life on your own terms. It doesn’t matter at all what’s going on around you.

Your day may be booked with back-to-back meetings.

You may have 5,000 words of copy to submit to your client by end of day.

You may need to wake up at 5:30 AM, get your kids ready for school, head off to a job you don’t like, pick up your kids from school, and work on your business at night.

It makes no difference whatsoever.

It’s up to you how you show up. It’s up to you what you show up to. Your participation is yours to cause.

Of course, do what you’ve committed to. Keep your word. Follow through.

If you don’t intend to, get into conversation with the people who will be affected. Acknowledge why you’re not coming. Take a moment to understand the impact it will have on the stakeholders and take full responsibility for it. Do right by them.

Not doing this will erode your confidence. You’ll begin to second guess yourself. And that’s a negative spiral you can’t allow into your life. You want to be the first person who speaks up when it seems like the least comfortable.

But even the impossible will seem possible when you’re present and in the moment.

Even when you’re double booked, you’ll find a way to make it work.

Even if you’re driving while the meeting is happening (not recommended), there’s a way to participate in the conversation that’s unfolding.

You think you can only do one thing at a time, in an orderly, sequential fashion. And it’s categorically not how successful people operate. They’re out making a mess while you’re trying to get all your ducks in a row.

You assume that juggling a full schedule would be stressful. But it’s the opposite – it’s exhilarating!

You believe that it takes a long time to coach someone or to help them understand where you’re coming from. It doesn’t. If you’re straight, direct, and authentic, the conversation doesn’t have to last for hours. You can lead someone to a meaningful solution. You can create a connection. Transformation is now.

Nothing takes time. Time is an illusion. Overwhelm is an illusion. Everything is in the moment.

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