Your Big Decisions May Require The Rocking Chair Test

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Rocking Chair TestAs we move from 2021 into 2022, many people are contemplating a life change or a major business project. Perhaps you are considering a career transition such as going freelance or starting your own company. Maybe you’re weighing a personal decision such as moving from the city to the countryside. Or you might be considering writing a book or starting a podcast.

The “Rocking Chair Test” is a simple way to weigh those big decisions.

Imagine you’re in your 90s, sitting in a rocking chair on a porch contemplating your life. What are the things you’re glad you did? What are the things you wish you had done?

Many people who use the Rocking Chair Test are motivated to consider a major decision in a different way.

Sure, it’s a lot of work to write a book. You’re busy! But imagine yourself in your 90s in that rocking chair. Would you regret taking the time to write and publish that book? Or would you regret not writing it?

For many of us, a new year brings new projects. Perhaps this is the time to take on the challenge you’ve been thinking about.

Your future self in your rocking chair will be glad you did!


Perhaps I can help, meet with me one-on-one

Much of my own Rocking Chair Test centers on how many people I’ve been able to help in my life. I feel fulfilled when my ideas and advice help people to accomplish their goals.

With the surge of the COVID omicron variant, I’ve had to cancel upcoming travel plans and find myself with availability to help a few people on a one-to-one basis in the coming few weeks.

I’m offering the ability for you to connect with me to discuss anything that’s on your mind.

With Project Live Fanocracy, you can sign up for a 20-minute Chat or Brainstorm, a 1-hour practical Strategic Advice session, or I can Meet with Your Team virtually for an hour.

There is a nominal fee for these Zoom sessions. All the funds I collect from these virtual meetings (after I cover my out-of-pocket costs) will be donated to Boston Medical Center Coronavirus Relief Fund to provide immediate and substantial impact at BMC.

Book your meeting with me here

Instead of worrying about the future, let’s look at how to position for a fulfilling life when we look back on it in our rocking chair many years from now.

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