Posted by: smilecoach | December 20, 2007

The Speed of Life

Wow where did 2007 go?  It has been a whirlwind year with more change and excitement than I could possibly imagine.  Relax, I am not going to turn this into a Christmas letter that details everything the family did this year.  I just want to write about the ‘speed of life’.  


The ‘speed of life’ for me this year has been phenomenal.  I drove across country twice, moved to Las Vegas, adjusted to running my business in a new city and time zone, numerous flights back to Michigan, a new grandchild, etc., etc.  When the ‘speed of my life’ starts to crank-up, I want everything around me to move at the same speed and to do it perfectly.  Things don’t always go perfectly and then I focus exclusively on the things that aren’t working.  I lose sight that I am living the life of my dreams.  Life turns into a struggle.  I did that on occasion in 2007. 


I am committed to that not happening to me in 2008.  No, I am not going to decelerate my ‘speed of life’.  My New Year’s Resolution is to accelerate my ‘speed of life’ in 2008 and to enjoy every moment of it.  The adventure will continue in 2008.  I choose to be joyfully conscious of all that is happening around me.  In 2008 I plan on giving the “Smile Exercise” a workout. 


As you prepare for 2008, I encourage you to:

  1. Decide what your ‘speed of life’ will be in the New Year.
  2. Check to make sure your ‘speed of life’ is in alignment with your mission and vision.
  3. Create life patterns that will flow smoothly with your ‘speed of life’.
  4. Experience the power of love that the smile exercise creates. 
  5. Invite others to join you on your amazing journey. 

 “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming…’Wow! What a ride!”  Source Unknown 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!!!!




  1. A helpful post, Frank. I plan to evaluate my plans for 2008, which includes the “Smile” program, and will keep in touch.


  2. Well said, my friend!

    I learned last night that the number 7 represents closure and the number 8, new beginnings.
    So here’s to 2008! For me that means creating joyful connections living with endless possibilities all thru this upcoming new year!

    Remember, smiling adds to your face value!!!


  3. Merry Christmas, Frank!

    I enjoyed your post and the encouragement to be joyfully conscious in 2008.

    Many of us are on similar thought paths…I just created a new program for my Team called Mapquest. The purpose is to determine our primary goal for 2008 and create a Massive Action Plan (The Speed of Life) to reach the goal.

    Sherri, I also recently learned the implication of the numbers 7 and 8. Love it!

    I look forward to seeing you and Shelli in Chicago after Christmas, Frank…can’t wait!

    With a great big smile!

  4. Every time I read your “Smile” thoughts, I smile. This blog is a great reminder to think the right thoughts and what a difference that makes!!

  5. How wonderful your thoughts!

    Closure and new beginnings.
    In life we all have our “wanna’s” I wanna do this, etc. Putting it in place with smiles, a plan(mission) and our vision will carry us down the path we are meant to be on.
    Letting ourselves trust what is around us..opportunity comes along…for us….friends are here….for us…..Thank you God!

    Thank You Frank!
    Have a marvelous holiday!

  6. Thanks to all of you who have writen a comment. For me there are few things more gratifying than having someone respond to what I write. Your responses are a gift that I treasure.

    In case you are wondering the picture at the top is taken from the deck at our home in Michigan.

  7. Thanks, Frank. It makes such good sense to “go with the flow” as far as the speeding up of time is concerned. We can’t win, so why not go with the flow. Thanks (as always) for your wonderful inisight. Much love to you, dear friend!!!

  8. A belated thank you Theresa for your post. I am happy that you found value in what I wrote.

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