Last Thursday, I woke up at 5:00 a.m. to hop an 8:00 a.m. flight to San Antonio. I was picked up from the airport, proceeded to teach three classes that day at three different locations, drove to Austin the next morning to do the same thing, and then repeated my schedule in Houston on Saturday. In between classes and in the evening, I managed my online business, returned well over a hundred emails each day, managed to feed myself well, and even sneak in a run. Family was fine. I got a few calls in, even to my parents who complain if they haven’t heard from me in forty-eight hours.

Saturday night on the plane back to Denver, I had some down time with Southwest. As I was flying home, I couldn’t stop thinking about the conversation I had with one of my colleagues. She still hadn’t followed up with a few leads we had received a few weeks before because she couldn’t find the time.

You know what I hate more than anything? The excuse that someone does not have enough time in her day. C’mon people! We ALL have the same twenty-four hours in one day. No one has any more. No one has any less. So the issue is not that you don’t have the time; the issue is how you choose to use it.

Every single person on this planet is given the gift of life, but the vast majority don’t know how to show up. I hear it all the time: I coulda, woulda, shoulda.

Don’t be that person living for the future, stuck in the past, or fantasizing about the person you want to be, think you are, or will become tomorrow. If you want to get it done, DO IT.

The only thing that exists is the moment RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW. I know you want to stop making excuses. I know that sometimes it feels like you can’t get over that hurdle of whatever holds you back. I know that believing in yourself would be easier if someone else pushed you, challenged you, or believed in you. But guess what? This isn’t about anyone else but YOU and what YOU are going to do with the time you are given.

It’s really simple. You have two choices: You either bitch and whine and pretend to be something you want to be but aren’t, or you find a way to get beyond your excuses and capture the life you seek.

Please don’t be one of those people who always finds an excuse. Be one of those people who makes magic happen.

Don’t live vicariously through reality TV stars and celebrity lore.

Live your own bad-ass life!

You can either die with a fist full of regrets or you can rest in peace knowing you actually applied yourself by discovering what you are made of.

Have I given you food for thought? I hope so. Please tell me what you plan to do to live your kick-ass life by leaving a comment below.

XO, Hayley

Hayley Hobson is an author, speaker, business coach, yogi, Pilates instructor, and holistic nutritional expert based in Boulder, CO. Her unique and intelligent style promotes strengthening while softening—empowering her client’s to heal not only their physical bodies but their hearts and minds as well. To learn more about her nutritional courses, events, and custom programs, visit or follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

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