We don’t often step back and really take a look at how we’re living our lives until something big happens. We lose someone or something important, we get sick, or a pandemic comes along. But life is for living now, and today I’m chatting with Kate Christie who believes that creating your life list could be the key to your health, happiness and true sense of fulfilment.
Kate is one of Australia’s top time management experts, with clients that include the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the European Union. She has taught thousands globally to save 30-plus precious hours of time per month, and how to use that to design and live their best lives. Katie is a bestselling author of five books, and her fifth book is called The Life List: Master Every Moment and Live an Audacious Life, a call to action for women who want more.
In today’s episode, Kate talks us through her own heart-breaking story of loss, which became a catalyst for her to take stock and decide how she really wanted to spend her life. She encourages us to work out what’s truly important to us and adopt practical frameworks that will make sure we live out all the desires we have for our lives.
Kate describes what a life list is and how it differs from a bucket list. Rather than creating a list of things we want to experience before we die – and often put off until then – a life list is full of goals to be lived out today, while we’re still young enough to achieve them.
We discuss the struggle women in particular have with prioritising their own lives and happiness, and Kate gives practical advice on how to find time to make a rewarding life list. This includes changing your language around being busy, and valuing yourself as though you were your most important client.
Kate talks about the process of time audits and shares the alarming results she’s seen within workplaces. We discuss the importance of filling our own cup so that we can show up as our very best selves, living out our ideal lives.
I just love Kate’s vulnerability and the incredible message she has to share. I hope this episode inspires you to really think about what’s important to you, and how you can ensure you’re living out your most meaningful life.