Who said it’s too late?

I talk to people everyday…at work, home, church and social events and I always enjoy listening to people when they speak about what they’d always dreamed of being or doing. There’s an inexplicable joy in the face, voice and spirit of  a person who speaks about what they’ve longed for in life. A pure, unadulterated passion.

And though their dream may not be mine, through their excitement I can visualize them achieving their goal and smelling the sweet scent of dreams achieved.

But all too often, the look of joy fades, their happy voice wanes and you can almost see their heartbeat slow down, right through their shirt. And, as they nearly flat line, they say, “But it’s too late for that now.”

So, I ask these folks and I’m asking you now “Who told you it’s too late?”

Who says it’s too late to start a singing career?  You can still sing, can’t you?  Who says you can’t go back to school?  Colleges and GED programs have no age limit.  And who said you were too old to be a model? How old do you think the folks are in all of those pharmaceutical ads?  Can anyone say Cialis?

If your heart still jumps with desire at the thought of becoming something you’ve always wanted to be, then your passion is still alive and it’s your duty to pursue it.  Even if your aorta dances just a little bit, there’s still time to jump-start your life.

You were given gifts and talents for a reason.  Use them! Get up and get started right now. There’s no time like the present and, in fact, the present is all that we have.

So dust off your camera and re-start that photography career or take out your laptop and start writing that best seller you know is within you. I’m working on mine right now and I’ll race you to the end.

Are you with me?








Who needs a life coach?

So everyone thinks they’re a life coach these days.

Some folks think, because they did something right a few times or they did something really well, that they are entitled to teach other folks how to do what they did.  They’re now considered experts.  They’re the go-to guy for all things related to that particular thing.

So they confer upon themselves the title of coach and deem themselves worthy of teaching others how to better their lives, achieve their goals and reach their dreams. They go around giving advice and encouragement, helping with time management, diet and exercise plans, teaching organizational skills, money and stress management and guiding the lost to a new life of hope and inspiration.

They’re everywhere, spewing their words of wisdom. But what makes them more qualified than you are to go around teaching the things you’ve learned?

Nothing at all. In fact…they could be you!

Someone needs to know how to manage their time and money. If you’re good at that, why not show them?  Someone would like to lose weight but doesn’t know where to begin. Have you been there?  Why not tell them how? Your neighbors would give anything to have a garden like yours.  Why not share your knowledge? Everyone raves about your baking. Why do it just for your family? And the way you do hair…people would love to know your secrets!

If you have a skill, and we all do, why not teach it to someone?  There’s someone out there that is looking for exactly what you excel at. And, as an added bonus, might pay you to do it!

Don’t sell yourself short. Your gift is significant. Teach a workshop, start a group or open a business of your own. Buy yourself some new scissors and realize your dream as the owner of Brenda’s Bob and Weave!

Do your thing! Show your talent. You’ll be amazed at how many people have been waiting for a coach just like you.

Leave a comment on lovingmiddleagedlife.com with the gift or knowledge you have to share. You might be the answer to another reader’s prayers. And quite possibly, mine!

Remember, your gift will make room for you! Prov. 18:16


Dedicated to the memory of Tony Boller of WDKX Radio, whose gift surely made room for him.