The Time You Have Left (in Jelly Beans)
Hey, there's something important I want to share with you…
It's something an investor friend recently shared with me, and it really made me stop and think about not only what I’m doing in my life, but what I am doing today — with each moment.
- First, a thoughtful, 2-min video that'll really make you think. ⇊
- Then, I’ll explain why it stirred me so much personally.
- Then, I'd be grateful to hear your honest thoughts on whether it resonates with you in the same way.
So, without further ado, let's take a look at the 2 mins of pure awesome… ⇊
Now that you have a visual picture of the time that you have left (in jellybeans, no less)…let me share with you some candid thoughts.
Thing #1: Make your Moments Count
Be intentional, not passive, with how you invest your moments. Don't ‘spend' your time… INVEST it. It's a small shift in thinking that can make a huge and positive difference in your life.
At any moment, ask yourself:
Am I using this moment in a way that's congruent with my values and who I want to be?
What's the highest and best use of my time right now?
Time stops for no one, so make every moment count. Be happy. Be grateful. Be ambitious. But yet, be content (yes, it's possible) and don't waste a day if you can help it — because tomorrow is never promised.
Carlos Castaneda says it well here:
“I wanted to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while, in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.”
Thing #2: Put Work in Its Proper Place
Work hard, but don't give yourself to your work. Be ambitious, but don't let ambition be your master.
Hard work and achievement (especially on something you truly enjoy) is rich and fulfilling and a part of what we're created to do… but only a part, and not the primary part.
No one ever said on his deathbed: “Gee, I just wish I would have worked more.”
Invest more time with those things (and those people) you'll regret not having done more with in those final moments of your life.
Here’s a great quote by Les Brown that really puts it in the right words:
“Make each day count by setting specific goals to succeed, then putting forth every effort to exceed your own expectations.”
Thing #3: Have a Clear Vision for Your Life
And, make sure it's your vision, not someone else’s.
Don't let others around you decide who you are, who you should be, or how you should invest your moments. It's your life… fight for it. Focus more on experiences, and less on “stuff.”
Serve more, give more, learn more and share more.
Here’s the perfect quote to explain what I mean:
“It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth — and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up — that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.” ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
So, those are my thoughts. I hope you guys found this as powerful as I did.
- Realize life is precious and unpredictable.
- Increase your awareness of how you spend every moment of your time.
- Make how you spend your time intentional.
- Live a better life.
Mind leaving an quick comment below?
I'd honestly love to hear how all this hits you.
Please and thank you. 👊
The jelly bean message is very profound; in essences, will we waste our time or put it to use for us! It’s always nice, when we can lend a hand to our follow human being. We’re all just spiritual beings having a human experience!
No one knows the meaning of life nor how long an individual will live. This is a great outline
for making the most of the time you do have.
I truly concur with what was said; it has always been my goal to do the things I like each day; however, they have eluded me until now, I hope. It is taking me some time to make the adjustments to this new journey,
This is what I live by!! It’s awesome that you guys are sharing this with people all around the world. Well done
Much of the working world is filled with people who make false promises to customers or employees, and they try to hide any deficiencies which is natural. I felt the answer to that is to have your own business, but that is often tougher than you think. I learned to get promises in writing, which can still be broken but not as easily. Be careful of the guy you thought was a friend but screws others. He may do it to you one day. I found having access to an attorney is helpful when you are reading contracts. My dad always said do your homework and be a student of your business. It always helps. Don’t compromise your ethics just for a few bucks if you can help it. One owner in California told me he had 500 clients only to find out there were fifty some. I stayed a month in his office and not one person came in the door. One owner was violating his agreement with his supplier, while another one sold his business two months after I started and stopped all the advertising. A new guy may often start at a low priority office until he proves himself. Once I had a track record for being honest and making sales I got better offers. A married man will almost always perform better and have a higher income level,
but make sure you marry the right one.
Yes an awesome point to always keep in mind. I want to use my time wisely of course being in my early 60s, I need to. So I know my jelly beans are more than half gone, and I definitely want to use them wisely because I don’t know how many are left. Everyone would love to reach their 90s but we’re not guaranteed that. So hopefully we’ll see what’s to be for me in this journey.
Hey thanks for those opinions : life is a big school more experience more ideas but if someone need to be in some situation he must learn how to be able to get in this situation as well as you can but time is not important to be in your dream life because how you look your life to be : how you will learn or program your mind to be in your dream life and if someone need to learn something he need to ask someone ho have experience in this domain 1 step 2 step 3 step : if someone need to be in his dream life or job…. He need to follow this steps thanks
I’m down to the last few handfuls of jellybeans, I’ve wasted so many. Don’t know if there enough left to have or create a meaningful impact but I still want to try.
Well I’ve taken in a lot since I opened my congratulations email about an hour ago, read and listened to every word, video, blog and now all of these comments…
I could honestly say that it’s all affected me in one way or another especially the jelly bean analogy, I’m pretty sure like everyone else I’ve wasted a lot of time but have zero regrets and super excited about everyday.
I purchased access to this business and everything this program had to offer to educate myself and start making a living because for some crazy reason I believe this to be good and real, not sure how that happened because I’m skeptical as hell, it just feels right.
I’m excited and can’t wait to start working with these guys, thank you for emailing me and giving me this opportunity.
Time is very precious, and it’s important how we use our time. This read has been a true
eye-opener. I am so grateful I came across this program, to be encouraged to live life to my
highest potential! You guys are truly Awesome!!
I love this message ❤️
I like all or most here has got to work one early morning and probably said to thier selves, after maybe passing through one of those neighborhoods where the price tag alone and a simple calculator math make you think How on earth do they afford to live there.? What could they possibly be doing for a living? Well I like most got to do some work in one of those neighborhoods. I even got the opertinity to talk to the guy before his phone kept going off. Soo, he hurried off inside never Actually answering my question. I finished up and just texted him I was done and he texted thanks.
Now later the same man reached out to me Directly and invited me over to look at a possibil next project. Now I’m at the time a young guy trying to get into Landscaping. Something I done since Before I was old enough to work. He ushered me into the Backyard. I stood and Just Gasped. He smiled and politely said “if you Truely love what you do for a Living, You’ll Never really Work a day in your life.” Spoken by Jeff Foxworthy. Sence then I must admit I tried really hard to try and understand each company I worked for. But Always found myself coming UP JUST SHORT of the for the rest of my life Career status with pension or Healthy 401k. Needless to say. I Never got to that point.
Infact I NEVER got to work anywhere for more than 5 Years. Yes very sad. In fact each time Either the company either folded, bought out, or out-of-buisness. Then I found a Global company. Once again hit the five year mark. Then Yup, you can guess, they Downsized on December 23rd. YES, for real! From there I lost my first and Only House. And thanks to the housing Crash. Work was Super though to find unless you Where willing to take A huge Pay cut, or willing to reinvent yourself.
So, this Large construction company decided to let me learn how to Grade the land. I learned as fast as possible I was really enjoying life again. Worked my way up to foreman. Shortly after I got that promotion with a Beautiful Salary Plus type Pay. Then On June 28, 08. Yup, you guessed it. The Second wave of massive unemployment.
But During this time I took the opertinity to go back to school at ITT TECH. Was Highest honors. But when I lost the grading job I fell back on what I new best basic low pay jobs that MILK the youth out of ya. I was a bouncer, medical transportation driver, and a fast-food worker, all while attending Night school. I didn’t mind it too much. Because I Was Dreaming For the SKY!
Now I graduated it in 2012. I felt as if the world was ready for me. I got my first job in the industry. I Never had to Where a suit and tie before. But I figured it out fast. And one day on a big contract I got to be part of. The customer came in spoke with the Owner. Left I got called in and Fired. And it was because I Misused the the word Where. In a sentence of “as to where the-… ”
Now I left sooo, confused… Frustrated, frought with pain. Of being a failure. I find this construction company that’s hiring a foreman. Well before the second wave I was a foreman. So I got the job 2 months later I’m asked to train this guy to be a foreman. Teach him what I know.. well I didn’t think twice about it. Trained him, taught him. Then next thing I know I keep what my pay was breaking down the salary to hourly.. I was frought. Then 2years later this guy hires his son then 1year later he puts his son as leadman. My position.. well This time I made my stand in the company office with the guy that hired me my foreman and the owner.. I got heated! They didn’t to think anything Wrong about it. So I Quit.
I Quit and less than a week later I was working for the Largest grading and Roadway company in the South East. Started out on try he bottom. Worked to stay busy because I wanted the surveyer job I initially applied for. Told I wasn’t allowed to transfer over because they said so, but the recruiter said I could. And thanks to recordings proved correct, but month or 2 down was set as the fall guy on someone else’s job. Guess what just AFTER Athe 5 Year mark.
So be my own boss. I started working for Uber. And Lyft. Doing ok but starving because maintaining the car. Was eating me alive. Now Thankfully MANY people spoke out to the Foreman and Supervisor that left to start their own company decided to pay my moving expenses and housing to move up to Ohio. So I must be pretty dang good at what I know. Now that being Said, mind you. YUP, you can guess it. everyone in the company knew I was to be the next foreman, I have the experience, done the job, know What to do, and was respected. Well then personal problems happen at home but I was professional enough NOBODY knew. But when the new truck that I Personally picked out arrived. I didn’t get it. So outta curiosity who… ? Then the News hit. My supervisor brought in his Brother -in-law to be his next FOREMAN!!! I Was sooooo, steamed I just broke down mentally and physically. I could NOT talk.. just cried.. had a panic attack behind the wheel of the dump truck with a case of Dehydration. I was fearing the worst and pulled over couldn’t breathe. Dialed 911. Then my boss as I’m loaded into the ambulance. I was Soo weak I couldn’t stand. This is when I have come to realize I need to do something before that day comes. Now 6 months later I saw this infomercial. I thought by everything Ive read and heard on the video that why not I had an extra thousand for the FIRST time in my life. So I opted for everything they offered. I want to make this the DAY MY LIFE TURNS AROUND!
Sincerely thanks for taking the time to read this,
No, thank YOU, Robert, for taking the time to share all of this! Your story is remarkable and enriching. I really appreciate you taking the time to share it with us. Grateful to have you here. ッ
I see you have gone through a lot Robert and it has prompted me to include my $0.02 as to what I got out of the reading.
From the start it was obvious that I was a fighter, as I almost died at birth and the Priest stood up for me, as my uncle was Protestant and at the time, the Church wouldn’t allow him to stand for me at baptism. I was finally baptized with the same priest standing up for me again.
Starting grade school being crippled with both legs twisted due to clubbed foot, wasn’t easy, but I strove through the early rough years and finally learned how to walk without any crutches at age 14.
Soon the naysayers made themselves visible, always telling me what I could not do, due to my being born crippled ( I prefer to think their minds were what was truly crippled ). I took extra care to thankfully always prove them wrong.
For instance, when I decided to go to the best school in Brooklyn, to study Architectural Design and Construction, as I would never be able to perform properly in that hard field.
I only worked in Manhattan for 20 years as a Senior Architect, while taking pictures at all of the nightclubs in Manhattan.
Then my dream job opened up and I jumped at it, once again the naysayers informed me as to the rigors of being a Structural Engineer on the Trident Submarines.
The rigors they failed to mention was that the tech company was trying to break the Union by sending us in to replace the other Engineers who had gotten temporary jobs during the strike.
I got fired for using the same word twice in my design to remove machines that had been attached to the Sub, but were past the checkpoint & had to be removed and reinstalled to meet the required checkpoint in order to fit all the needed equipment into the sub. My drawing of the redrawn design were impeccable, However, The word I used twice was : ” THE “.
Came back to NYC & decided to go back to school, to learn a new trade. Oh you can’t do Programming its too hard etc…, 5 years later I could program in 5 different languages.
I decided to change my major from Computer Science to Business Management, when I started at a pvt University, because when I would graduate, I would have to compete with these young students, but since I already had 25 years of experience in Business Management, they wouldn’t be able to compete with me.
As I sat with the school counselor, he informed me that if I took Business Management & Business Marketing I could receive 2 diploma’s at the same time because I would only have to take the shared courses one time. Graduating with 5 degrees in: Business Management, Marketing & Finance with a double minor of Information Technology & Math and making the Deans list I felt on top of the world at age 54, having spent my last 5 years at a private University and now having a debt of $55,000 back in 2006.
I Unfortunately, became Permanently Disabled my final Semester. Since then, I have fought for 8 years & beaten cancer, gotten through two torn rotator cuffs, fought two doctors who wanted to amputate both legs due to their own mistake of caused a wound on each leg & caused to be infected with four different bacteria. Fought for another 9 months before finishing my 30 credits to receive my 5 degrees.
Now at age 70, I plan to put my 5 degrees to proper usage by starting my own business. The setting of Goals, then surpassing them to make higher goals, is what drives us to spectacular accomplishments.
Seems the reading proved to me that hard work is NOT what counts. What does count is the strength of your convictions and seeing them through to fruition.
I didn’t plan on writing this mini novel, Hope I didn’t bore you to tears
Very moving Robert! You’ve demonstrated the art of perseverance; what’s your 20 now (your situation)? Were you able to build a legacy for your grandchild; it’s going on 6 months since you last shared. Give us an update.
The video really makes you think of how much time I’ve let slip away. I’m 46 and have 9 kids. I work more than I actually have time with them. I’m definitely not getting any younger and know time is ticking. I want to be able to give them all the best life possible and teach them anything is possible when you put your mind to it, as well as time is precious. Value your worth and appreciate everything life has to offer. We all have an expiration date. That is the one thing that is guaranteed, but also know there is no limitation on what one can accomplish in a lifetime.
“We all have an expiration date…” Well said, Paul.
And Re: your nine kids…
➊ WOWZERS (busy boy)
➋ Yes, time is precious, always ticking, and you only have so many days with them until ‘poof’ they’re gone. So, pay attention & be ready to use each moment you have with them to it’s very best potential.
I really enjoyed this read! True eye opener to where and how we spend our time and energy. Deciding if we’re making all our moments that we have matter. I am truly thankful to have come across this program, to really expand my horizons and excel to my highest potential! Thank you so much for the blessed opportunity!
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