“If I died tomorrow I’d say I rocked it. At some point I finally realized that I am enough, I do enough and I have enough. I’ve gained the perspective from my hospice work that we don’t have long and there’s no point in putting things off. We die a little each time we compromise ourselves and put off those things we know in our heart we must do.” – Christine Comaford, Serial Entrepreneur, Speaker, Best Selling Author.
The brief excerpt below is from the book; 50 Interviews: Entrepreneurs Thriving in Uncertain Times. The award winning 300 page book includes exclusive interviews with over 50 successful entrepreneurs in a variety of industries.
Q. How do you deal with adversity today?
A. Whenever I come across something that I get upset by I ask two questions. 1) How important is this in the grand scheme of things? 2) What’s the lesson in this? I believe there’s a great lesson in everything, and in knowing that part of me needs to grow because I brought this situation into my life. My dad said cancer was the best thing that ever happened to him, after my mom. He said Nancy was first but that cancer was second because it helped him see how valuable his life was. It enabled him to turn his life around in his last four months. So, I totally believe in crash course life lessons. My dad got to have that peace and he got to really feel love before he died. He graduated. Who cares if you cram? If you
pass the exam it doesn’t matter.
Q. Slogan to live by or what it might say on your tombstone?
A. Make a difference. Get out of yourself and touch lives. When you focus on elevating others, you lift yourself. Life is a contact sport and it’s all about collaboration.
Authors note: Christine provided me with one of the most impactful interviews in the book. She oozes passion and I feel extremely grateful for time with her. I was forever changed by the this interview as it took place on our ride out to the Denver airport together. Thanks Christine – You are making a huge contribution to the world!