What’s the most important life advice you would give your 12-year-old?

Or anyone for that matter! My son’s homework over Spring Break is to interview three people who will respond to that question. I’m one of his three, and I’m thrilled!

My mind raced as soon as he asked me… Of all the principles I’ve learned so far, which is the one that I couldn’t live without and that comes effortless to me? I can’t wait to share it with you.

The advice I gave him and how it can serve you

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever”, recorded as last said by Mahatma Gandhi.

I explained to him that living life to the fullest and always learning throughout it will ultimately allow him to have the most rewarding life experiences.

Think about this for a moment. If I hadn’t applied this life philosophy from an early age, you wouldn’t be reading this newsletter right now. As simple as that. When I was a teenager I used to spend the summer with my family in Ronda, a small town in Southern Spain. I recall my aunt Mercedes telling me almost daily “Naima, stay home and rest a bit; life isn’t coming to an end tomorrow”. I was out and about, meeting people here and there, travelling and doing everything I felt I had to do. I didn’t want to miss a single moment. There was a burning desire in me that pushed me all the time to enjoy life and to learn as much as I could. Those experiences in Ronda took me to where I am today: living a magical life in Los Angeles when the thought of living in the U.S. had never even crossed my mind. The benefits of being open to everything! But that’s material for another newsletter!

Do what you want today and leave all your excuses behind

Why wait? No more waiting and no more excuses. The perfect moment is now, and this is what you must do:

  1. make time (I can help you with that- I do that for my clients, for my son and for myself).
  2. put this concept into practice EVERY DAY. Even if it’s just for a few minutes. You’ll immediately notice how much lighter you feel, and how much more you laugh (these tools are the secret to a healthy and happy life).

What’s the motto you live by?

In your opinion and your own experience, what’s the most precious life advice you can give? Please share by replying to this email. I believe this answer helps with getting to know someone better, and I’d like to learn more about you!

I’m always grateful for your time and for your desire to live a better life. Follow @boutiqueconcierge_usa on Instagram and Facebook to stay current on time management, lifestyle tips, and other fun stories.

Viva la Vida!


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