Why your all “HAVE TO’s” will KILL YOU and your chances of becoming a master in the art of living

A master in the art of living…simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both. —L.P. Jacks

I knew a person with no HAVE TO’s

About five years ago, on a Friday morning, I met my friend and builder Chet Scott at a local Panera.

Why are you so happy?” I asked. Chet’s glowing smile needed an explanation.

“Oh, nothing much,” he replied with sincerity. “I guess I’m just content.”

Content? Now there’s a word you don’t hear much, I thought.

“Tell me, Chet, why are you so content?” I joked back—sort of. Truth is, at that point in my life I secretly wanted to know his secret.

“Well . . . I guess I’m just at a place in life where I don’t have to be anywhere I don’t want to be,” he stated.

I let his words sink in for ten seconds, then blurted out, “What planet are you living on? What do you mean you don’t have to be anywhere?”

Despite my tone, I knew exactly what he meant. Chet spoke authentically of a freedom few people ever find. Six years prior, he’d left his day job and entered his dream job. Since then he had created a life of freedom. He only worked with his “ideal” clients and he had the bandwidth to read, write, and exercise.

His life seemed . . . light. Not easy, but light.

Me, on the other hand? I lived on a different planet. Maybe even in a different solar system.  My life seemed like one big HAVE TO.

I became a person with no HAVE TO’s

I’m not going to sugar-coat the truth. It wasn’t a easy process. The transition from a life of HAVE TO’s to a life of WANT TO’s took intense effort and energy. Chet showed me how to author my OPUS. Slowly, everything changed. I went from STUCK to a SOUL ON FIRE

Although the journey never ends, my clarity gave me the confidence I needed to make tough decisions. I realigned my entire life. Today my days aren’t pain-free, but they are truly unbelievable. I have:

  • A gracious God
  • A loving family
  • A dream job

I don’t HAVE TO do anything any longer. Instead, I get to IGNITE SOULS—full-time. Sometimes, I pinch myself, just to make sure I’m not asleep in some kind of plot similar to the INCEPTION movie.

You can become a person with no HAVE TO’s too

When you experience this type of transformation you can’t keep quiet. To do so would be unkind and criminal. Although most won’t listen, you still have to try. You must wake-up those sleep-walking though life.

True, few people are willing admit their lives contain HAVE TO’s. Most would rather pretend they’re the ones in control. But if you’re brave enough to unplug from the MATRIX and bold enough take off the MASK then join me on a special live call Tuesday night May 13. I’ll tell you what Chet told me.

Life didn’t change until I did.

Become a Master in the Art of Living.

Take the Deeper Path.

Register for the free call.