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Every day is a present and requires you to be present. To master living an inspired life, live each day fully, because life does not contain an endless supply of days. Life is happening now in this very moment and no further days are a given. When you stop and realize that all of life fades away and your days on the planet are scarce you can remind yourself to bring in more passion in each and every moment and to live for each moment.

This means live NOW in a meaningful and vivacious way. The number of days you have on the planet aren’t important. Only the breadth of your life experience is.

So how do you live life fully? I have found living in the moment and not focusing on the future allows me to embrace the now and to do what what I love. When I am focused on today I live life with deep appreciation. Right now embrace life and appreciate YOU and others and only do what is joyful.

Be thankful for every breath you take. Discover what brings you the most juice and every day embrace a new opportunity to discover a new joy. Find adventurous activities that feed your soul and play with them like a child!

When you pause and get quiet and listen to your inner voice you will be more alive. You will trust your inner voice to know what brings you delight. Then follow your instinct and notice all your awesome options.

Once you see the options you can change your routine to let in more of what you do want and let go of anything you don’t want. If your inner mindset isn’t inspired and motivated and moving you to joy you might want to read inspirational quotes and listen to inspiring music. Find what gives you a boost and puts a smile on your face.

I always advocate to lighten up! Smile more and go to funny movies or find things that make you laugh. Watch children at play in the park or just be silly. Make snow angels. Eat like a child. Bring in the lighter side of life. Smiles and happiness start from within!

Take life more slowly by observing everything as unique events and enjoying every sensation you can feeeeeeeeel.

Whenever you find yourself dwelling in the past remind yourself you can’t change the past you can only have the experience you desire in the future. Stay present now to succeed in the future. Every minute ago is the past. Be in the moment and notice and be grateful for the aliveness you have!

Wake up every morning and spend your first five minutes setting up your ideal day and smiling at the same time. Smiles lead to happiness.

There you have my secrets for living an inspired joyful life. What are you going to do today to live life to the fullest?

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Terri Levine is the founder of Heart-repreneur® ( and is a business and executive coaching expert. She assists businesses worldwide with business growth, sales, and marketing. She has more than 40 years of business experience, encompassing work with more than 5,000 business owners and entrepreneurs in a variety of industries. She is also a best-selling author of dozens of titles, has her own radio and TV show and is also a keynote speaker.

Terri has a passion for helping businesses to grow with her own personal experience gained while building multiple successful businesses from the ground up. Terri has created the Heart-repreneur® cause teaching business owners to do business heart-to-heart.

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  1. Beautifully written. Yes, it’s all about getting in touch with one’s inner child, our inner spirit. This is a priceless piece that should be read and practiced over and over again. Thank you, Terri Levine.

  2. “Lighten up” is a big one for me to remember — I can get so serious and “heavy!” Thanks, Terri!

  3. Thank you for sharing and asking for my response. Yes, living in the moment is a key to one’s life success. We must consistently give pause to “smell the roses.” Often our most crucial answers can become more readily apparent when we focus, first and foremost, on being before doing. I encourage being grateful, remembering that the past does not equal the future, latching onto reminders of your core qualities, and visualizing what are one’s feelings to be experienced in the moment of dream realization. Each one of us is God’s gift to the rest of the world Each of us is a masterpiece. For greatest fulfillment, focus on your purpose, sense of autonomy, and become a master of that for which you were brought to the planet.

  4. You very eloquently spoke from your heart. I can feeeeeeel it! I hear it. And I’m most definitely going to LIVE more inspired. I’m blessed to say we are soul sisters & my life is all the richer for it!

  5. Reading this morning Ecclesiastes 2 this morning reminding me not to toil in my work but considering it a blessing and opportunity. 🙂

  6. It is so sad that we often lose our childhood wonder as we enter the ‘real world.’ What millennials get right is the concept behind worklife balance, and that has to transcend just youth – people all over must focus on themselves, and live each day fully.

  7. Awesome Terri! Indeed the present is the only time space one can be in 🙂
    I am focusing on creating structure for my business, supporting my friends and getting more distinctions around CHAOS!
    Love you sister <3

  8. Terri: this sentence is the one that resonates highly with me: “Once you see the options you can change your routine to let in more of what you do want and let go of anything you don’t want.” The power of choice is ours, even if in the moment it is only a reaction. Too many people place a bunch of ‘shoulds’ on themselves instead of what brings them pleasure and peace. Good reminders in this post, thanks.

  9. Great post Terri. Ive been doing a bit of mindfulness training recently and this totally resonates with what Ive been learning. Love your message, so simple and effective but it takes concious thought and daily practice to make the changes towards an amazing and fulfilled life. Thank you 🙂

  10. Timeless wisdom. I love these brilliant lines, “The number of days you have on the planet aren’t important. Only the breadth of your life experience is,” they say it ALL!

  11. I see I commented on this post back in 2018. Good to see it again Terri. I read a statement years ago that encourages you to start each day with the thought “Something good is going to happen today.” Other variations include saying wonderful, exciting, interesting, or whatever word you’d like to enliven your day. So simple. No cost. Sets a good intention.

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