How’s your day job? Are you doing the work you’ve always dream of doing?

Julie who is now 55 years old is a sought after ghost writer and journalist. She created a lucrative business and can hardly keep up with the demand of wannabe writers needing her skill set.

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Julie the ‘baby’ in a family of seven feels like she’s always stood in the shadows with her work and for the most part has been comfortable being in this safe space.

These days Julie has branched out and occasionally writes articles that have been picked up by the likes of the New York Times, Forbes, The Washington Post and other prestigious print and online outlets.

For the first time in her life Julie enjoys seeing her name in print. In fact, in a recent conversation she courageously told me that her deepest wish is to write her own book.

Julie’s book would capture the rich legacy of her family of origin—a story that lies deep within—that only she could tell. She’s secretly been dreaming of doing this for years.

Julie is at a pivotal point in her work and life. She’s supported so many writers and watched them birth their books. Now more than anything she wants to rise up and take full ownership for her story and her truth.

Do you ever feel like there is something within you that you simply have to bring to life or somehow make happen?

It’s not too late! These are crucial years for realizing your dreams—for creating the meaning and legacy you’ve longed for.

It’s never the right time. Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith and go for your dream rather than playing is safe.

Did you know that the number one regret of the dying is: “I wish I’d had the courage to a live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”

Do you feel like you’re not living a life in which you are being true to yourself and living life on your terms?

Answer these questions for yourself:

1. What are the next steps I need to take in my life?
2. What holds me back from experiencing more fulfillment?
3. What’s my plan for finding greater fulfillment this year and beyond?

As always, I am looking forward to hearing from you!