How to have a good life


“Ahhh the good life….”

Have you heard the phrase before?

If you’re like me, you probably have heard it more than once. I have a lot of ‘successful’ entrepreneurs in my circle of influence; and every now and again, one of them will throw out the phrase in celebration of something great that’s happened in his life.   As a coach, I’ve come across many people who are certainly searching on how to have a good life.



But what really is the good life?

For one person for whom marriage is not a biggie, ‘a good life’ may be hitting the party scene on the weekend, and seeing which new girl goes home with him. For another person, ‘a good life’ may be taking the family on a vacation to Paris or Bogota; and yet I’m sure for Mother Theresa, the good life was serving others.

If you’re reading this post, chances are, you hold a leadership role either in a corporate setting, or you’re an entrepreneur of some sort who wants more out of life.

But just ‘wanting more’ doesn’t cut it.  And if you’re thinking of living a good life, then you  need to get more intentional:

What is a good life for YOU?

Is it getting  as many girls laid as possible?
Is it making $10,000 or more per month with you online business?
Is it having the freedom to live and work from any where in the world?
Is it being able to travel to villages in the far east simply to make life better for those living there?

Many people do not attain their good life because they have no clue as to what it is FOR THEM.

Don’t be one.

When I was growing up, my view of the good life was having my own office with employees  referring to me as “sir”. Well, when I started to live that “good life” I quickly realized that it wasn’t mine.

I had to redefine what it was for me. So right now, a good life for me, is sitting at a computer to write a powerful article and positively impacts someone- like this one; and then grabbing a great movie before hitting the town to have some fun – whatever fun is on that particular day.

Many people here in Liberia don’t understand why I refuse to get a job with any of the many international companies that have offered me one. The answer is simple: A good life of me means having the freedom to be where I want to be, when I want to be there.

So what is the good life for you?

Once you have a clear understanding as to what a good life is, the next step to then having it are quite simple:

Start living it NOW is whatever small way possible:

Before becoming a full-time consultant, and later a coach, I started taking on part time business plan development consulting project while still employed as a banker. I then started refusing to work on Saturdays as a way of taking back my life gaining my freedom.

Get Help

Is there someone living the life you want to live? Reach out them. How did they come to that point? Some times the only that stands between us and what we want is asking for help.
So there you have it..

Want to live a good life? Know what it is FOR YOU, and then start living it in what ever small ways possible.

And if you need help charting out a path to your good life,  feel free to reach out to me.


Now that you know what it takes to have a good life, I’d love to hear from you. What is a good life for you?
Please share your answers in the comments below.

And if you’ve found this article helpful, please take a minute to share it on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Your friends and family will appreciate you for that.

Catch you later,




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