Live As If This Is All There Is

Live As If This Is All There Is

Live As If This Is All There Is

The story behind Life Begins When You Do
as told by Mac Anderson

For many years, the quote hung in my office. It was there for inspiration and as a reminder of what's important in life. I'll never forget when I saw it for the first time. The words hit me right between the eyes and all I could say was, "Wow, that's how I feel!" I've often said that it's not what you say, but how you say it that turns the switch from "off" to "on." Although the quote has only 42 words, it has captured the imagination of millions of people around the world.

Live with Intention
by Mary Anne Radmacher

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard. Laugh. Play with abandon.
Practice wellness.
Continue to learn.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Lead or follow a leader.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.

A few years ago, I got a call and my assistant told me that Mary Anne Radmacher was holding on the phone. It quickly became apparent that I was talking with a very unique individual, and I could feel her passion and er kindness through the phone.

From that conversation, the idea for Life Begins When You Do was born. Each of the 10 thoughts from "Live with Intention" is represented in the book, and the end result is a masterpiece. It has more nuggets of wisdom per page than any book I know! Mary Anne is an artist with the written word, so if you want the recipe for how to live a full and meaningful life, this little book will be a treasured guide. As only Mary Anne could say, "It'll help you rediscover what you deeply know."

An excerpt from Chapter 8
"Choose With No Regret"

It's up to you to make choices that work best for you. It really is all within your point of view. Regret is a matter of perspective. If you like who you are NOW, it follows that you can embrace, without regret, all the choices that led you here.

Difficulties impact me—they do not define me.

Challenges mold me—they do not make me.

Praise may encourage me—it is my own vision that inspires me.

Success may spur me on but it is my own reward that satisfies me.

Pain may permeate but my heart and hope prevail.

Criticism and pettiness may knock but the lock is on my side of the door.

Abundance may pave the road but it is generosity that lights the way.

As long as I'm breathin'—I'm livin'.

As long as I'm breathin'—I'm livin'.

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July 12, 2017
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