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What is a “Fabulous Life”?

Recently I was reading an article where someone described themselves as having “a fabulous life.”

A few thoughts quickly buzzed around in my head…

1. Wow. How unusual for someone to boldly describe their life so hyperbolically positive!

2. What the hell is “The Fabulous Life” anyway?

I write a lot about living your “best” life.

Or creating your most “optimum” career.

Is there a difference between “best” and “optimum”…versus… “fabulous”?

Is the word “fabulous” merely a superficial word…or does it have substance?

I think the word “fabulous” can connote something meaningful… not merely glittery …if it’s interpreted as taking the time to enjoy the fun in your life.

Sometimes we get so caught up in living the best life we ironically don’t take the time to wake up and smell the Frappucinos.

Indeed, someone recently shared how his accountant asked him to cut out all his Frapuccino’s — to save cash.

But for him, these Frappucinos were a fun indulgence which made him feel…well, fabulous.

Plus whenever he brought his wife a Frapuccino, she’d call him her hero – and there weren’t many times in his life he could get his wife to call him a hero.

In your striving to be the “best” and living “most optimumly” … are you losing some of the fabulousness in your life – all the fun, playful, sexy, sensual, glamourous, quirky, surprising, zest-filled, exciting stuff?

In the same way that it’s often said that the good” is the enemy of “the great”…. are the best” and the optimum” the enemy of “the fabulous”?

Each of us have our own specific “Frappucino’s” which make us — and the people we love — feel fabulous.

Are you taking the time to smell whatever your specific Frappucino’s are?

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Karen Salmansohn (Founder)

Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.

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