Sunday, May 15, 2011

Profound Blogging

It doesn't get much more profound than this. This is the last post by a family man, and fellow blogger, who left this world at the very young age of 41 because of cancer. I ran across it the other day on the "Man Vs. Debt" blog by Adam Baker. It requires no additional words. Read it, really you should. The profoundness of the post, of what Derek has to say in his last words, should renew your desire to be inspired by the life you have today. And if you aren't, do something about it, NOW, not later!
Read it here:

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

TQL - Total Quality Life Blog Opening Date

I am so excited to be starting this new blog titled Total Quality Life, or "TQL" for short. How do you measure the meaning of a 'quality life'? Is it money, or free time, or a significant loved one, a big family, many possessions (stuff), or is it a fit and toned body, or being in good health? For most of us it is a combination of several of these, and possibly some others as well. Whatever makes you truly happy will be what you hold close when you measure the quality of your own life. This is true for each and every one of us.
However, you could eventually find yourself in a spot where what you have always used to measure the quality of your life suddenly seems to 'fail' you. If you invest all of the morsels of "life" that you used to measure its success into only one bucket (take Money, for example) and you lose your job and your Money is gone; you may suddenly find yourself standing on shaky ground with no stable and firm grasp on those things that can, AND WILL, keep you grounded during the rough times that life inevitably throws at us.

The definition of having a quality life is very different for all of us. But what is very important across all walks of life is having a foundation that is grounded enough to sustain you during the tough patches in the road of life. That is what this blog will primarily focus on. Finding that work / life balance thing that we all hold so dear. Realizing that the old saying about being on your death bed and not wishing you had spent more time working is really true! And most importantly....realizing it NOW! While you still have time to enjoy the quality moments of a life well spent. Whatever that ends up meaning to you. I hope you enjoy this blog as much as I anticipate that I will enjoy contributing to it. Feel free to leave a comment.