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Find Your Message in LA

Like many of us, my father would often say, “I hate my boss. I hate my job. I can't wait to retire so my time is my own.”

My father took an early retirement at 55 as a mechanical engineer from the Los Angeles DWP, and he finally had the time to do what he wanted. The problem was, he had no idea exactly what it was he wanted to do -- with the exception of drinking himself into a stupor. 
 
At his funeral, there were few friends to lament his passing, to share wonderful stories of time spent together, or to pass on life lessons he had taught to them. No co-workers stopped by, so there weren’t any work stories to be shared, to tell us of accomplishments that should be remembered. And even the Rabbi was hard pressed to find stories that might show some meaning to his life.

Perhaps, that’s why I really wrote, “The Message of You” -- because I believe that when you clearly understand your life’s message, it gives you purpose. Most of our lives, like my father’s life, are dictated by the needs of others, our family, and our business obligations.  But, when we’re not doing the things we have to – how many of us can get up out of bed excited to express ourselves and do what we love to do -- and know that it is what we were born to do?

Your message is your legacy. I’m getting so many wonderful emails from readers of The Message of You who find it eye opening to do the exercises in the book, examining the journey of their life -- and finding it’s meaning. 
 
Don’t mistake The Message of You" Conference in October as just another speaking conference. It’s more than that. It just could be a life changing conference where you take an amazing journey – into yourself. Just like my dad -- you don’t have forever. What are you going to do today to determine how you will be remembered?

Sign up, travel to the conference, and be ready to discover your message. I’ll help you get started. 
 
The rest -- is up to you.

4 comments:

Nutmegslim's Tree of Life said...

Judy, I started following your blog about two years ago and had gotten away from it a little. However, lately you came back to me in a dream...in fact last night after watching the commercial plugs for Honey Boo-Boo's "Smell-O-Vision" three times, I determined that my story needs to be told!!!

I know there's a market...where there's love for Housewives, washed up rappers and Duck Hunters there has to be room for me! I commend you for keeping folks motivated to tell their stories. I wish I could come to LA to see you but I just started a job at a University in Dallas, Texas and a raise is out the door for at least a year. Besides I think I wanna pursue my PhD first (lol).

Please let me know when you are headed this direction, Dallas or thereabouts. I have your "Comedy Bible" and just purchased "The Message of You." I am really looking forward to reading that - but I bet the up close and personal is even better.

Let me know when you're headed this way. In the meantime:

1. The divorce rate is spiking
2. Domestic abuse is out of control
3. I hope the next famous baby to be born is not named after a map direction, fruit, vegetable or mineral.

God Speed!

Meg Mills

Anonymous said...

"The Message of You" is definately a thought provoking book. I have always thought that someday maybe there will be an "Oral History" source for every person who reaches adulthood. We all have a story to tell and that is what makes each person so interesting.
I know that I need to work on your lessons in your book.

Mr Ed The person... said...

Judy on May 14, 1977 I was in a near fatal car crash. Sever concussion, sever fractured skull, multiple contusions of the brain, two blood clots on the brain, deaf in right ear, epilepsy, other brain damage... Why I didn't die I could never figure out, until The Message of You. Examining my life isn't always fun but now I know why I'm here. I have a message to share. Thank you and please get your lovely butt down to south Florida or any part of Florida to do a seminar. I want to meet the person that has inspired me!

Julie Kertesz said...

My first ex, died as your father, early and from drink, and always unhappy with what he had, or at least not appreciating it.

And I think I figured it out, message or not: I like to teach to pass along what I learned, and, learn from it. How to pass that in 2 minutes is another matter...