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How to maximize each season of life

This week I had an eye-opening chat with Bill Perkins, author of Die with Zero, in which he helps you make the most out of each season of life.

Seasons might be major changes like your switch to being a parent, or minor ones like your kids outgrowing playing a favorite game with you. You die many deaths, not just one. I will never be a college student again. I will never not be a mom again. I will never breastfeed again.

In order to maximize life, you need to match the experiences you want to the season in your life when you will get maximum value. For example, I won’t be able to climb Kilimanjaro at 80.

This morning I wrote down all the experiences I wanted to have with my kids, from moving to Europe for a couple of years to taking them to space camp to going to Disney World. Then I mapped them in two-year increments on when these needed to happen.

I love having a roadmap like this. I don’t want to look back and realize I missed a window. Life (especially with kids) is too freaking short. What’s on your list?

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