Good question isn't it. I am thinking of this question today because a good friend of a very great friend of mine died yesterday. The person who died was in her forties and she died of all things...a mosquito bite....in the Virgin Islands. The mosquito was carrying a disease...the hospitals in the Virgin Islands could not deal with it...sad ending.
It got me thinking of a story about a professor in sociology who once asked his students...for an assignment...that if they knew today they were going to die in 6 months...what would they do with their time left. A week later the assignments came back and the answers were spectacular. Climb Mt Kilimanjaro, visit Tibet, volunteer at a Childrens Hospital, skydive, meet their favorite actor, business person or hero, spend more time with friends and family, learn to play guitar...and the list went on. The professor then said to the students..."Okay..in this exercise you knew when you were going to die, in your real life you do not know when you are going to die. What are you waiting for to achieve all you want in life? Your life could be over tomorrow...Class dismissed!"
How long will you live? Good question...
Now what are you going to do?
- Rivers Corbett
- Rivers Corbett, MBA is an award winning entrepreneur, speaker, and author of "13 Fears of Entrepreneurs" He has received numerous business honors including Entrepreneur of the Year, Canada's Hottest Start-ups List and Canada's Fastest Growing Companies list through Profit magazine and most recently recognized as one of Canada's 10 Mentor RockStars.. Rivers is presently a member of Startup Canada's National Advisory Council, founding entrepreneur of StartUP Fredericton & the "Entrepreneur in Residence" at the University of New Brunswick. His real joy and expertise is being a StartUP Advisor and "zagging while everyone else zigs"...like his two newest businesses ventures the Relish Gourmet Burgers restaurant chain and TheRockStar StartUP for StartUP entrepreneurs. Oh... he is also the leader of a team of over 25 chefs through his other company The Chef Group. Not bad for a guy who hates to cook. Always looking for a new idea to help businesses' succeed...this is his newest marketing discovery for StartUPs The Lyoness Advantage. "Rivers is a 21st century entrepreneur, he's the one to watch" - Jim Gilbert: Canada's Huggable Car Dealer!