John Alan Turner

Speaker, Author, Mentor, Coach, Facilitator

Welcome To Your Life

I went to school for a long time. I learned how to figure the square root of an isosceles triangle. This did not help me one bit in real life, but I learned how to do it. I did not learn how to forgive myself or others.

I learned what direction migrating birds fly in the autumn, but I did not learn how to figure out which way to go myself.

I dissected a frog, but I did not learn the mystery of human relationships.

I learned who wrote "To be or not to be, that is the question," but I did not learn how to answer that question.

I know what pi is, but I'm still not sure who I am.

I can diagram a sentence, but I do not know how to love myself.

That our educational system is ill-equipped to teach us the "secrets of life" is not a secret. In school we learn how to do everything -- except how to live. And maybe that's just how it should be. Unraveling the great mysteries of life takes courage and determination. This only comes from self-motivation.

There is more to life than reading and 'riting and 'rithmetic. Of course reading is a positive thing -- otherwise, you wouldn't be here. And I'm glad I learned 'riting. As for 'rithmetic, well, as Mae West said, "One and one is two, two and two are four, and five'll get you ten if you know how to work it."

And that's what I'm talking about: how to work it.

It's true, a lot can be learned from adversity, but most of the same lessons can be learned through enjoyment and laughter. If you're anything like me, you've probably had enough of adversity. So, if you're looking for serious, pedantic, didactic instruction, you will not find much of that here. I intend, with a light touch and a light heart, to present techniques and suggestions -- the kinds of stuff I talk about with my coaching clients.

And I'm going to ask of you what I ask of them: What if it works? What if you took this crazy idea and gave it a shot, and it actually worked?

If it works for you, great! Use it. It's yours.

If it doesn't work for you, let it go and try something else.

You may not like some of the things I say. You might find some of it untrue. If/when that happens, don't discard everything else I write. Some of the things that don't work for you will work for someone else, and vice versa. It's a big world. We're all at different points on our personal journeys. Life has many truths. Take what helps you and leave the rest.

If you take 10% of what I write here and apply it to your life, I'll consider this whole enterprise a success.

When you were born, you probably had quite a welcome party. You were probably too young to remember. But you're on the cusp of a new life, a new year, a new you. So...WELCOME!!! Welcome to your life! Buckle up; crazy and wild things are about to happen here.

Oh...by the way...I have just created a new coaching program designed to help people just like you get and keep the life you've always wanted. It's a 12-week program. It costs just $3,000. Leave me a comment or send me an email if you're interested. This is your one and only life. You deserve to make the most of it.