Are you afraid of death?
Are you afraid of death?
I know, this question is not the lightest way to start an article. But it's a fascinating one.
And if you are afraid, like many people are, why is that? Have you always felt that way? What's your emotional response to this question? Does even just the word 'death' startle you? Do you frequently contemplate your own mortality?
Because I do. I think about death on a near-daily basis.
Now, before you start questioning my mental health or ringing any alarm bells, hear me out. You see, people are often immediately concerned when you say you think about death often. But contemplating death is not the same as desiring to die. Not every thought about death is a suicidal one. To me, thinking about death makes a lot of sense. It's healthy to think about death. A lot healthier than pushing any thought about it away, like it's some kind of shameful or dangerous thing. So why do I think about death so much? Because without death, there would not be life. Death enables life to occur. The fact that we will all die one day gives meaning to the time we have on this planet. Life and death go hand in hand. How could I think about my life, and the way I choose to live it so intentionally, without thinking about the finite nature of my existence? It is precisely my preoccupation with death, this deep awareness of my own mortality, that inspires me to live life fully every day. To be led by purpose, and to lead with purpose. To seek out ways to make my life as meaningful as possible.
My Biggest Fear
I'll let you in on my own biggest fear... Oooff, this is about as vulnerable as I can get with you. My biggest fear is not death itself. But its timing. I'm afraid of dying a premature death. I'm scared to death about dying prematurely, because I know that during my lifetime, I have a calling to fulfill. I have a lot of work to get done. A lot of lives to touch through my coaching and teaching. A lot of research projects to execute. A lot of art to produce. A lot of lessons to share. A lot of wisdom to put out into this world.
I'm afraid of dying before I've had sufficient time to pour my gifts out into the world. I'm afraid of dying with a lot of potential trapped inside of me.
This fear has already reduced drastically during the past few years. Because it's exactly during these years that I've started to live more in line with my mission. I used to feel that I had a mission to fulfill in this life, but the problem was that, for a long time, I did not know what it was. That was, as I'm sure you can imagine, deeply frustrating. It's part of why I felt restless for most of my life.
Now that I stand firmly within my purpose, through my coaching, my creating, my teaching, my searching and researching, I am fulfilling my potential each and every day. Knowing that calms me. Soothes me. Allows me to sleep well at night, knowing that my legacy is growing with every day that I exist.
Even writing this very email for you to read soothes my soul. Because I know that there are people out there who will read this and think: 'Wow. Me too. I've never heard anyone say this out loud. But now I know I'm not the only one feeling this'. Every email I write... Instagram post I publish... Coaching program I create... All of it comes from a place of service. A motion of pouring. A feeling of overflow. So that these thoughts, lessons and feelings don't die with me once I do. But so that they're out there, in the world, for others - like yourself - to be inspired by, even after I die. That's what we call LEGACY.
Gifted Go-Getter Mastermind
What will be your legacy? What will you create? What will you leave behind in this world after you die? What do you WANT your legacy to be? Thinking about these questions will help you live with more purpose and intention every day.
These are some of the questions we'll be contemplating together in the Gifted Go-Getter Mastermind. You don't have to answer them alone.
This Mastermind is gonna be on an entirely different level altogether. It will be the kind of space where conversations about life, death, and legacy are not shunned, but sought out instead: they'll be central to this journey of gaining clarity on the vision and mission of your life. We're going deep into fears and desires.
I'm looking for just two more gifted people who desire to do this work with me. To get real honest with yourself, and clear on what a fulfilled life looks like to you. To take real-world action to make it happen. To put all that potential out into the world instead of keeping it trapped inside of you.
If you want to be a part of the Go-Getter group, I invite you to reach out.
Applying to the program starts by replying to this email: tell me you're interested and then I'll send you the intake form. We'll then have a 1-1 call to discuss your needs and questions too. Let's chat!