What If Today Was Your Last Day on Earth?

Written by Ingo Loge

October 19, 2013

Yesterday I read a mans last post. It was truly his last post. He passed away on October 3.  What I got from his message can be summed up in a few sentences. Life has  unexpected twists and turns. Enjoy your life and be open to possibilities. Be there   for the people you love the most.

This brief blog  is by no means a philosophical discussion about life and death. It’s not intended to bring up any morbid thoughts. It’s a gentle reminder about life now in this  moment.

After reading Derek’s post, I asked myself: What would I do differently if this were my  last day on earth?

Of coarse part of the beauty of our journey is we don’t know for certain when this day  will be. And because of this any day could be our last day.

How does this make a difference in how we live now?

Forgive me if what I say may sound too cliché, but it’s my truth as it stands today—now  in this moment.

If this were my last day I would:

Get up and make myself a fresh cup of “Fasting Tea” by Yogi brands. I’d sit in my favorite chair outside in the back yard facing the morning sky, and drink very slowly, being very grateful for my life to date, savoring each sip—it’s my last taste of Tea.

Then I’d go for a walk in the rain on the beach here in Encinitas. I’d walk, breathe and smile taking in fresh moist air and being grateful that I can experience this on my last day. Then I would face the ocean, root myself in the sand and do a 20 minute session of Qi-Gong that I learned from Jeff Primack my favorite teacher. This would be my “alone”  time with God and I would love every minute of it

I’d visit my mother and uncle in Glendale, Ca. and have my favorite meal with them at the Smoke House in Burbank.  We’ll eat and talk but this time I’d listen more—without judgment.  Before leaving I’d give them both  the biggest hug ever and tell them no matter what our differences were, I loved them deeply and am grateful for their love and care for me through out the years.

I’d talk to my aunt who lives back east, cousins and their kids. I’d apologize for not visiting or writing very much over the years and tell them how much I love them and how much I miss them.

Then I’d spend the rest of my time with my partner/best friend at home. I’d just be—at peace, in love, contented that I was where I want to be and that everything I was supposed to do is done. I’d pick up the guitar and sing a few of my favorite worship and secular songs. Music has a way of washing from the soul the dust of everyday life…(currently I am still single) so I might just invite a few of my favorite friends, Molly and Chloe the best labs ever, and family  over to just “be” to the last breath.

What if when we get up every day we think the same thought: what would I do if this were my last day?

There are of course things that we have to do. We have to pay our bills, show up for work and put food on the table. But what if we did all those things as if it was our last day?

What a privilege would it be to provide for our families or those who depend on us! How much we’ll miss our co-workers in spite them being a pain in the backside sometimes. And how blessed we are to be able to have a meal with our loved ones. Your life is a sequence of short moments. Awaken, love and be all you can be now in this moment—no regrets or disappointments.

This is a short message from my heart and soul to yours. I hope every day and every minute of your life will be fully experienced, enjoyed and savored.

Now you see why I coach people as a Nutritional Lifestyle Expert

With a Coach, You Will:
Take More, Better, and Smarter Actions Because You Set the Goals You Really Want Ultimately, humans do what they really want to do anyway. Finding out exactly what you really want for yourself, life, and your business is our first task together. I help you to distinguish between what you “coulda,” “shoulda,” “oughta,” and have-to want from what you, in your heart of hearts, really want for yourself. Once you create the ideal goal, you’re much more likely to naturally and consistently take actions to reach it.

Here are few samples of questions I ask,  How would you  answer them?

There are literally dozens & dozens of ?’s, so  here are just a few of the top ones

  •  What do you have some of that you’d like a lot more of?
  • What is it about coaching that sounds most interesting?
  • How would you benefit from partnering with a coach?
  • What financial opportunity are you missing out on because you are too busy dealing with problems?
  • What outcome would make coaching worthwhile?  
  • How do you define success for yourself at this stage of your life?
  • What are the three biggest challenges you are facing right now in your business, lifestyle or health?
  • List what you are tolerating physically or at home at this stage in your life, 
  • If you wanted to make your job more impactful, what are two or three things you would do differently?
  • “What is the opportunity that will pass you by if you don’t act on it?”
  • What do you really want in your personal life that you’ve never told anyone? 
  • Why wait for that? Why not start working on that right now? 
  • What gift or skill do you want to use more often?

 Make Better Decisions for Yourself, Your Health and Your Business Because Your Focus Is Clear

Every single client of mine is smart, smart, and smart. Yet they still use me. Why? Because they know the value of sharing ideas with someone who understands them and is subjective enough to want a lot for them, yet objective enough not to be biased or self-serving. Just talking about your options with someone who can listen is often enough to have it all become very clear. You’ll always get my honest, constructive views and…
Have a Lot More Sustainable Energy—No More Chugging Along 

When you’re happy, productive, and free from toleration’s and problems, you’re going to feel better!

Ps… Here are the TOP THINGS that most people want or need

Feel Better Physically and Emotionally

  • Get your home, office, and car in perfect order
  • Recognize and eliminate any high hidden “life costs”
  • Establish a reserve of time, energy, money, and love
  • Redesign and find out your food fingerprint and evaluate and change lifestyle habits
  • Get personal needs met

Make and Keep More Money

  • Start saving or investing 10 to 30 percent of income
  • Get a handle on spending, lifestyle, and habits
  • Increase income by 20 to 200 percent Handle debt, financial problems, and crises
  • Stabilize cash flow

Get More Done in Less Time

  • Get focused on what you most want to have
  • Simplify your life, responsibilities, projects
  • Automate systems for peak efficiency
  • Permanently eliminate inventory of to-do’s
  • Reduce the shoulds, coulds, and oughtas in life

Communicate Much More Effectively

  • Say everything you need to; withhold nothing
  • Motivate others better (by speaking in messages)
  • Respond better in the moment (by hearing it all)
  • Be able to ask more for what you want
  • Ask the right questions

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