In this thought-provoking guide to creating the extraordinary life you’ve always wanted, business and personal coach Mike Jaffe will challenge you to dramatically redesign your life. Jaffe, a 9/11 survivor who worked on the 96th floor of the World Trade Center, arrived 20 minutes late to work that day after deciding to have breakfast with his wife and daughter. This was his personal wakeup call to realize that life is a precious gift and small actions can make a big difference. It’s time to join him—and countless other successful individuals—in the Wakeup Revolution™.
Stop floating or drifting. Stop waiting for “someday.” Now is the time to own your path and start moving powerfully toward what you want.
Wake Up! Your Life Is Calling will get you there by inspiring you to:
- expand your universe of what you believe is possible
- develop the internal fire and vision to stop accepting a life that is “fine” and push for one that is truly extraordinary
- land your dream job, create that lasting relationship, and carve out time to achieve bigger goals.
The secret? The five essential principles for rewriting your tomorrow contained in this book. Your life is waiting.
Are you ready to dive in?
Every exit is an entrance to somewhere else.” ~Tom Stoppard
Today Is Your Wake Up Call!
The next morning, my wife saw that I was dressed and ready to go. She gave me a surprised look and said, ‘I thought you were taking the later train today?’ She asked me whether we were still having breakfast together or if she should drive me to the station so I could make my normal train. Little did I know, at that moment, I was standing at the crossroads of my life and my answer to that innocent question would determine whether I lived or died . . .”
Sometimes it’s the small decisions that make the biggest differences in our lives. That was the case on that day in September when I had to make a split-second decision on whether or not I’d keep my promise to my family to have breakfast with them before heading to work. Sounds simple enough, right? Have breakfast with the family. But like so many other Americans, my work routine started early—and that meant no time for breakfast with my wife and one-year-old daughter. Except that day was supposed to be different. I had promised myself that work could wait. And, yet, there I was, all set to go to work early, like normal. If I caught my regular train, I’d be at my office by 8:45 AM.
There is a lot of drama built into that excerpt above. I’m not someone who gets entangled in too much drama, but I included it there for a reason. That statement above is part of the story I share with you below. My story. Of course, I didn’t know it at the time, but the small decision I made that day really did determine whether I lived or died.
Defining the Wake Up Call
Before I share that story more fully I want to return to our focus for this book, which is about designing and living an extraordinary life, starting today. For many of us, including me, the ability to accomplish this amazing and worthwhile goal starts with a realization—with a wakeup call. But what does that really mean—a wakeup call?Download Article 1K Club