Be the author of your own epitaph!

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Real Estate Agent with Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info DB-17066

If you have turned on the news at all the past week, you have seen memorial tributes and eulogies for people that passed away in 2016.  Also, many of you are probably working on sticking to or still creating your New Year's resolutions for 2017.

I too have been working on mine.  We can get bogged down with what we can't do in life, or we can decide what we can do with our life!

I want to use more colored pencilsI want my life line to look like a Spirograph, I want to see what the outside of the box looks like!

I am going to live 2017 by design.  Who else is more capable of writing my own epitaph, than myself?  I am going to take my passions and skill sets and use them to help others.  For example, I love skiing so I will volunteer as a guide for Special Olympics Idaho at their  Western Regional Games on February 24th.  I have invested a lot of money in a Matterport camera, so I will volunteer it's use at local community centers like the Discovery Center of Boise, Boise Art Museum and for the company's that have helped me succeed like Pioneer Title (where my wife works too).  I will use my new Phantom 4 drone to fly over the Boise Green Belt, along Boise's Ridge to River's Trails, over the MK nature center and our great city parks so people can see why I choose to live here.  I am going to spend more time teaching people what I have learned, both in my personal life and in real estate. I am going to spend more time traveling and visiting my family and friends in person, not just on Facebook.

You may not realize it, but are already writing your epitaph as well, every time you post on social media or interact with other people.  How do you want to be remembered when someone delivers your eulogy  What songs do you want played at your funeral to represent your life?

Some great authors write a book based on how it will lead up to the ending.  Doesn't it make sense to plan ahead for your ending?

"Be the author of your own epitaph!" Jim Paulson 2017

 

 

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Marnie Matarese
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"She lived on the edge so that she would not take up too much space"  would probably be fitting for me.  LOL

Jan 01, 2017 11:48 AM #1
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Susan Haughton
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I love your perspective and creative ways of giving back

Jan 01, 2017 04:46 PM #2
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Patricia Feager
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Jim Paulson - I absolutely, positively love your post and the way you think! It's refreshing and honest! Your goals are realistic and a golden opportunity to make the world a better place. Living outside the box takes courage! Giving back is noble and good. I applaud you!

Feb 03, 2017 05:53 PM #3
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I think most people do in one way or another... My plan is to just not die lol

Wishing you and your's a very happy, safe and prosperous new year!

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