When we slow down and ditch our impatience for things to be different, our world opens.

Our best ideas surface when we stop rushing. When we allow ourselves time to breathe. When our cortisol levels drop and we lose the stress associated with our belief that everything’s urgent. When our minds are quiet and not preoccupied with our quest for answers.

Far too many of us pursue a dream and when we make it happen, forget to enjoy it. We become utterly miserable with the new pressured goals we set for ourselves. Our continued rush to succeed separates us from an appreciation of where we are now.

A hurried life causes us to lose the enjoyable bits of life.

Let’s shift our attention back to what’s happening right now.

In this episode I refer to the classic, Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now, which I’d strongly recommend. He wrote this book in 1997. You can buy it pretty much everywhere.


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I’m a former international tax lawyer and senior partner of Ernst & Young in Toronto, where I serviced banks and other large multinationals and led a large group of professionals.

My life expanded when I left the law in 2014 to learn how to paint, something I’d always dreamt of doing, but had no reason to believe was possible for me. After a couple years of painting and selling my work, I became passionate about helping other people who yearn to feel more personally fulfilled, invigorated and soul connected in their lives every day, and I became certified as a life coach.

I now spend my time painting, coaching, and creating live events at GRACE Studio (more formally, the “George Russell Academy of Creative Expansion”) in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. And, of course, producing this podcast for you.