“My original goal was to define what I wanted my life to look like, post-retirement, and to start putting some of that in place. I guess you could say that it was a multidimensional goal that encompassed the financial, physical, mental, emotional, human, healing and spiritual sides of my life. Those were easy enough to breakdown, using the tools that Telana taught us, into smaller goals, tasks, and do-able action steps. Putting a timeline to them, and having regular accountability sessions in which we shared our progress was a fantastic “guard rail”. Intent is the starting point, but action is where the rubber hits the road, and after doing the thinking, speaking about your intentions, you ultimately need to start “doing” something to reach them. And from the process, right in front of me, was the stuff I knew that I needed to do to get to where I wanted to be. We all know this, but so few of us practice it, and it was the accountability sessions that gave me the motivation to keep doing things. A year later many of these things have become part of the fabric of my life. One area where I’ve always battled is finding a purpose for my life. For many of us that seems to come from our job, or our role as husband and father, or from some religious or philosophical belief, but after retirement, some of those drivers seem to fall away. I needed something to fill that hole. Working with Telana on that One Courageous Goal I set out a mission statement for myself that I would craft a life of wonderful experiences in the time that I have left based on the law that “Thoughts Become Things”. It’s allowed me to become an active participant in the events of my life, using the processes I learned with Telana, and best of all I get to choose where I want to go. So far, I’m delighted with the results. So, many thanks to Telana and her guidance for setting me off on my journey – it’s one I will happily recommend to anyone.”

– Michael Payne, participant in 2023’s one courageous goal challenge