What Would You Do If You Won The Lottery?

What would you do if you won the lottery? Would you quit your job? Move to Key West? Buy a race car – or even better, a race car driver? I heard someone talking about this the other day, and asked myself this question, and was surprised with my answer. If I won the lottery, I would do exactly what I’m doing right now. Just maybe in better shoes – and with no bills. What a joy – to realize that being a motivational speaker is exactly what I want to do.

But now I want to ask you. If you won the lottery, what would you do?

(I’m pausing here so you can dream.)

Now I ask,

Then why aren’t you doing it?

Okay, so maybe it takes money to buy Tiger Woods’ house before his ex took a bat to it. But I think that there are some things you always wanted to do – that you could do – with little effort.

Always wanted to paint? Then paint! Nothing says you can’t come home from work and go to an art studio. Wish you could work with dolphins? Then go do it! I once took a writing class with a bunch of really old people who spent their whole lives wishing they could write. So they waited until retirement and started taking classes. Hey, I’m all for finding new hobbies after retirement – but good grief – these people could have been writing for years! Why wait until you retire to do the things you love? Do them now! And you just might find, you didn’t need that lottery after all.

Like a good friend said recently, “Life is too LONG to be miserable.”


Motivational Speaker Kelly Swanson - called one of North Carolina's funniest women by Our State Magazine. Kelly lifts the spirits of audiences from coast-to-coast using humor, storytelling, and lives of the characters from Prides Hollow - Kelly's make believe small town. This unique approach to motivational speaking allows Kelly to break through communications barriers and connect directly to the audience's imagination.
Her powerful stories and wacky wit will make you laugh, remind you that you matter, show you how to see beyond your obstacles, and teach you how to stand up and stick out in a crowded market.
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  1. What a great reminder Kelly to live your life – really live your life, and not wait for things to come like the lottery. Like you, if I won the lottery, I would still speak – just with better hair! (My DREAM is to have a hair dresser do my hair before every speech). By the way, I believe I won the lottery when I met Frenchie…..:)

  2. Right on, motivational speaker sister!

  3. I love that friend quote, “life is too long to be miserable”!!!! I know if I really look at my dreams, it would be that I would really happy with myself, doing what I love to do. Motivational speaking rocks! Oh, yes, and with a killer Calvin Klein wardrobe.

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