#121: Wake Up. You’re Not Dead Yet.


Looking to the outside world to make things better? Wake up and try being a self-authoring human being instead.


Do you feel overwhelmed, overworked and over scheduled? Do you feel as though there’s not enough time, space or peace in your life? If so, then wake up and tune into this episode. You’ll hear my passionate plea about waking up and becoming a self-authoring and anti-fragile human being. 

To start, I ask (if you are) to stop blaming the world for your lack of time, lack of quiet, lack of space, and lack of peace. In other words, stop blaming others. Instead, look at yourself and your life, put your own hands on your own steering wheel and start driving your own life. 

Self-Authoring and Anti-Fragile

I also beg you (yes, I beg you) to stop looking to the outside world to make things better and instead, be a self-authoring human being. In short, self-authoring means an empowered someone who generates motivation from within. Also, it’s a person who trusts his or her own intelligence above and beyond what the world has to say. 

In addition to being self authoring, I encourage you to be anti-fragile. Be that person who is not easily put off or thrown out of whack by external forces, i.e. the angry boss, the upset partner or the cranky kids. 

Finally, I remind you that you are “not dead yet” and that you can wake up right now and admit to yourself what is not working in your life. You can look at yourself, lift up the hood of the car, and get underneath and check yourself out (with love and compassion of course!). 

Nobody’s going to do this for you. Nobody. There’s no self help book out there that is going to change your life the way that you paying attention to you can. 

Give yourself the time and space you need to pause and reflect. Remember that you are not dead yet. There is plenty of life waiting to be lived. So, remember to wake up and pay attention. 

Because this is your life. And you are worth it. 

 Mentions and More


Episode #96: What is Your Hell Yeah?
Medium Article – Your Hell Yeah Wake Up Call

Alive at Work by Daniel Cable
On The Verge: Wake up, Show up, and Shine by Cara Bradley



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Cara Bradley - Motivational Speaker and Author

Cara Bradley

Top Motivational Speaker​

Cara Bradley is a former pro skater and currently a world renown motivational speaker. Cara works with busy people just like you to work and play in FLOW so that they can achieve their peak performance.

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