I woke up and stared at my phone.
It was Steve’s birthday. What do you say to your best friend on his birthday? Tell him how important he is to you? Send him something funny? Simply tell him Happy Birthday?
No, none of that was worthy of him. Instead, I texted him a life-changing quote that I read every year on my birthday – a quote that’s so deep… so intense… that just contemplating it for a single day is never enough.
It’s from David Deida, and it goes like this: “What do I need to do or become before I die, so I can die full, complete, and happy?”
I pushed send… and deep thoughts started filling my head about what I’m doing in life and why I’m here.
A few minutes later, I got an email from Brad Howard. The subject line said, “If today were the last day of my life…”
Inside was the Steve Jobs speech – the one he gave 1 year after being diagnosed with Cancer.
“For the past 33 years, I’ve woken up, looked in the mirror and asked myself…
If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today?
And whenever the answer has been, no, for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life…
Because almost everything…
– All external expectations…
– All pride…
– All fear of embarrassment or failure…
These things just fall away in the face of death…
Leaving only what is TRULY important…
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose…
You are already naked…
So there is no reason not to follow your heart.”
– Steve Jobs
There Is No Reason NOT to Follow Your Heart
This quote from David Deida and the Steve Jobs speech, there’s a reason they came into my life 5 minutes apart today.
It’s a reminder that one day, each of us will die.
And in the grand scheme of things, NOTHING really matters when you compare it to dying. Fear, pride, success, money, vacations…
None of it matters.
But when things get stressful and life gets hard, fear consumes us.
Thoughts creep in like, “I’m not good enough. This is never going to get better. I can’t do this any more.”
This is the time we need to stay focused on the big picture and remember that the good and the bad things in life don’t really matter…
And that life is too short NOT to follow your heart.
It was only 7 years ago that I was dangerously underweight with Celiac disease and having diarrhea 10-15 times a day. The doctors had given up on me and I lost hope.
I thought I WAS going to die… so much so that I wrote my will on a piece of notebook paper one night.
That was rock bottom for me.
But I made a promise to myself I’d figure it out. And I did, with the help of great practitioners.
It was then that I followed my heart… and Steve and I built SCD Lifestyle.
A few years later, we quit our jobs.
Days like today remind me that if I hadn’t figured out my chronic illness through the help of great practitioners… I literally might not be around to write this today. I wouldn’t have started this website that’s helped SO many people…
And I wouldn’t be here, following my heart.
That’s why I’m writing you today. Because if you’re anything like me, your heart is telling you to help people with their health.
Deep in your heart, you want the hundreds of millions of sick people to get better… just like we do.
And Steve and I want to help you.
Here’s the thing: we could’ve continued helping hundreds of people 1-on-1… but instead, we can create a much bigger ripple effect together that reaches 6 Million people.
Where do we get that number?
If we help 10,000 practitioners and health coaches build and grow their online health businesses, and they go out and use the same blueprint we did and impact 600 clients’ lives, that’s 6 Million people.
Each person matters, you matter.
Now It’s Your Turn…
What’s your heart telling you?
Do you want to build and grow an online health business?
Do you want to save hundreds, if not thousands, of people’s lives, and get paid well to do it?
And more importantly: What’s your reason why? Why do you want to do it?
In early 2015, we asked the same question of over 10,000 practitioners and health coaches in this community. And we gave away free scholarships to our Practitioner Liberation Project to the 3 most powerful “reasons why.”
Their passionate “reason why” blew us away…
Like Jyl McLean – The survivor (and amazing Mother) who healed her gut and now wants to help others do the same!
She went from laying on the bathroom floor struggling with IBD, worried about losing her pregnancy, to a happy and healthy pregnancy #3 in complete remission. The fact that she decided to begin a career change with ITN is wonderful and we’re really proud of a Mom balancing all of her duties and taking on a new career to help people.
Like so many of us, he’s struggling to support his family as a single Dad (and keep growing his practice). His undying devotion to building his skills over the years, despite his own health issues, to keep helping others is incredible.
As an RN and Mom, we’re sure she’s seen her fair share of how the modern medical system hurts unwitting mothers to be. She’s ready to become a force in the world and change the course of this issue…
So, what’s your why?
My son and daughter and the 6 Million people’s lives I want to impact by helping you are my WHYs…
Your mission is our mission. You are why I get up in the morning.
And now it’s your turn…
You have the power to create massive change in the world… you have a unique ability that no one else has but you.
Everything you need to create your ‘why’ is already inside you.
Everything you need is already there – the Drive, the Passion, the Determination – it all comes from the reason ‘Why.’
And we would like to help you.
That’s why we’re doing a presentation that I’d like you to register for:
If your WHY is all about creating massive change in this world and you’re already licensed in the health field… this is for you.
If you’re not happy, you’re not helping thousands of people, and not making the money you’d like to… growing an online health business like ours could change EVERYTHING.
It could be the leap of faith to get from where you are right now to following your heart.
This is the ESSENTIAL business training we wish we had (before making 6 years of mistakes).
Registration is free and only takes 30 seconds.
So, let me ask you one final question:
If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you’re about to do today?
Let the answer to that question guide you. Let your heart guide you…
That’s the best advice I’ve got to share with you at this point in my life. It’s served me well… and I know it can do the same for you.
The bottom line: There are so many people out there that need you. And whether or not you decide to join us for the online health business presentation, know that you mean the world to us. Know how much we care about you.
And know that, no matter what, we’re going to continue to support you through our blog and continuing free content…
I hope that you never give up following your heart, creating your “why,” and saving lives…
Like a few of our friends from the first class of students graduating from the Practitioner Liberation Project:
“I just wanted to take this opportunity to say how incredibly grateful I am to be a part of your programs and mentorships. I am continually blown away at how much you have accomplished in such a short period of time. I just wanted you to know that in eight short weeks you have truly changed my life. Your guidance has helped me define my online business, brand and niche, create a business road map, and you provided invaluable business building tools and advice to achieve true greatness and success in this industry. Thank you again for all you do. I am honored to be a part of your dream.” -Kimberly
“I am very thankful that I took the step of being committed to this course, and being a part of this community. I am very convinced that this course is the missing link for me, because for 14 years I have been in this small town, wearing the invisible lab coat, 16 years since residency, and 21 years since medical school. I now look at my “day job” from a new perspective of getting inside their heads, getting to their fears, their wants and “everything is a test.” You hit the nail on the head with this one, and I want to say “congrats.” Many thanks. I will have to buy another course from you, because I have enjoyed hearing from you so much. Blessings to you both.” – Michelle
It’s an honor to serve you. Together, let’s change the world.