Mommy, I Want to be a Monkeytologist


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At 7 years old, my daughter has decided her life path. She will become a “monkeytologist” and live with monkeys in the African forest.

What did you want to be when you were 7? I wanted to be an astronaut. And yes, the 7 year old in me is very anxiously awaiting the success of Virgin Galactic’s space travel. Then I wanted to be lawyer, a college teacher, and get into politics. Not quite the path I ended up taking. But remember how much fun it was to dream as a kid?

At some point, many of us stop dreaming. We accept that life is what it is and we’ll get a job, go to work every day, and take home a paycheck. Even when we launch out into our entrepreneurial adventures many of us end up creating a job for ourselves. (And I don’t know about you, but some days I work for a seriously crazy boss lady named Michelle…)

If you could turn things around right now, what is it that you really want to do? What is it that makes you feel alive and like you’re doing exactly what you were created to do or be?
Can you start moving closer to that now?

Maybe you aren’t ready to leap 100% into it, but can you just do one thing to move closer to it?

One of my favorite quotes is “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Dr. Harold Thurman

Just a thought I’ve been pondering a lot lately… how about you?

Michelle Shaeffer's Twitter profile describes her as: "Caffeine powered, Libertarian gal enjoying life with my kids and husband. Empowering entrepreneurs by simplifying online business websites and marketing." That sums it up nicely.   Depending on the time of day you might find her blogging compulsively, hosting a teleseminar, writing an ebook, homeschooling her three children, chatting on Twitter, managing her website hosting company, or playing with her kids in the beautiful Alaskan sunshine while enjoying a frappucino. In addition to a hopeless addiction to Starbucks, she's also a fan of political thriller novels and the Deadliest Catch. Catch up with everything she's into online and claim your free treasure chest of resources for entrepreneurs at

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