I turn 40-years-old today. And I’m loving it. I couldn’t be more blessed personally and professionally. I love what I do and I love my family and I’m grateful for all of my friends.
So now what?
I may be weird, but I tend to break down my life phases into 10-year chunks. Do other people do this?
1-10 – Childhood in the 70’s. Being a kid. No plan.
11-21 – Growing up. Still being a kid. No plan.
22-30 – Start a career. Figure out what I’m good at.
31-40 – Start a family. Build a successful career hopefully doing what I love.
40-50 – I think I know. I would tell you that 10-years ago the answer would have been “make a lot of money”. Today that answer is NOT the same. In fact, if I had to rank money on the list of important things to me as I turn 40, I’d put it down around number 6 or so. Want to know why? Read this.
So here are my goals for turning the big 4-0.
1. Be a better husband and father.
2. Become one of “those” fit people I see but have never been. “Those” is what people like me call you people who are always in shape and healthy.
3. Start a non-profit organization that helps people use the power of the Internet to raise money for worthwhile causes. Helping families in need financially overcome disasters. To use my skills as an Internet marketer to inspire and assist them in coming up with strategies to raise money.
4. Write about 10 books a year, at least. For the next 10 years.
Oh, and fishing. :)
Happy birthday to me. Life is short. Make it count.