- You owe it to yourself.
- You owe it to those you love.
- You owe it to those who love you.
- You owe it to those who came before you and to those who will come after you.
- You owe it to God, Allah, the Universal Life Force, or Charles Darwin – whatever you believe put you here.
There are tons of people drifting aimlessly through life on autopilot because they don’t realize just how much it matters. They are stuck in the BS.
You owe it to them to serve as an example.
I’m here to help.
My name is Patrick Mathieu and I help people to destroy the bullsh*t that stops them from choosing and living the lives they want. I see too many people living “by default” and accepting whatever they are handed. I help people to choose to live lives that are worth dying for. (That’s why I have my ‘expiry date’ tattooed on my shoulder.)
I’m a motivational speaker, author and coach. I’ve been featured in a full-length documentary film and appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including Oprah & Friends (in an hour long interview with Dr. Oz.) discussing my work, helping people choose and live the lives they want.
What Do I Know About Mortality?
I am fortunate enough to know when I am going to die. I was born with multiple congenital heart defects, but amazingly I’ve never had any surgeries or been on any medications because of my heart. When I was eighteen years old, a top cardiologist told me that he and his team hoped I would live to be 30 years old.
“Because of the way your heart is built, it will give out much sooner than normal. We hope that doesn’t happen until you’re 30.” – the news I was given at age 18
It took me six long and difficult years to come to terms with the news that my life was more than half over. But accepting and embracing my own mortality left me a transformed person. In 2003, I made it my mission to help other people destroy the BS that keeps from living their best life.
I took the numerals of my 30th birthday, converted them into a barcode, and had it tattooed on my arm, where it serves as a daily reminder.
Don’t worry, I’m not suggesting that you get a tattoo –
you can simply take the Mortality Manifesto Pledge instead!
So How Do YOU Get Started?
You start by embracing your mortality. You need to realize (not intellectually, but deep down in the core of your being) that there’s no good reason why you’re alive today. No one owes you a specific amount of time on this planet, so each and every moment is bonus time. (You’re starting to look worried. Don’t worry. This isn’t about fear – it’s about GRATITUDE!)
Embracing your mortality gives you the ultimate power…
the power to finally destroy the BS that keeps you from choosing the life you want to live!
The best part is, this is a choice that you get to make over and over again, on a daily basis.
The Mortality Manifesto is a daily tool for Choosing The Life You Want.
How Do I Know This Approach Works?
I know that it works because I was forced to test it out in a real-life ‘fire drill’. When you decide to take the pledge by entering your name and email address in the box below, I will send you an email back telling you about the time I had a stroke in 2006.
Why Am I Doing This?
I do this because I don’t want you to end up being one of “those people” – stuck in the BS. You know, the ones who live their lives as though they’re immortal – always assuming that there will be “more time”. Even more dangerously, they live their lives as though there will be “enough time”.
- They assume that they’ll have enough time to do the things that have not been done.
- Enough time to say that things that have not been said.
- Enough time to right wrongs and heal wounds.
- Enough time to follow their true path.
- Enough time to live their life!
Does that sound like anyone you know?
So What Exactly IS The Mortality Manifesto Pledge?
I wrote the Mortality Manifesto in 2005 as a personal credo or statement of belief. When I began to share it with audiences it struck a chord with people who found that it was a very useful guiding principle to use on a daily basis. When I included it in my first book, I turned it into a pledge.
Here it is. (Click on the image to read it.)
Read the Mortality Manifesto. Read it a few times. Let it really sink in.
Then let’s both agree that today… is our last day on earth.
I’m not trying to be morbid or sensationalistic, but the fact of the matter is that there is not a single person on this earth who can guarantee you that you will wake up tomorrow morning.
Once you are ready to really commit to the truth of that statement, you are ready to take the pledge.
Simply enter your name and email address in the box below and you will automatically be emailed your very own copy of the Mortality Manifesto Pledge.
Fill it out and put today’s date on it.
Then, if you wake up tomorrow, you’ll begin to realize that none of the usual bullsh*t matters because it’s your life.
I dare you to go back to living on autopilot once you’ve signed the pledge!
Once you’ve taken the Mortality Manifesto Pledge, you’re ready to start Choosing The Life You Want!
And that’s where the ‘Destroying the BS’ emails come in.
The ‘Destroying the BS’ campaign, is about taking a few moments each Friday to reflect on your answers to the three most important questions:
And it’s about ensuring that you are focused on thoughts, words and actions that will move you towards your dreams and goals. Once you do that, imagine how much more relaxed and enjoyable your weekends will be because you’ll know that you’re on the right track!
Every Friday you will receive an email from me. They are short and to the point. A two-minute read. Sometimes you will be given food for thought, other times there may be a suggestion for some action that you can take. (Of course, you can unsubscribe at anytime and I will never sell or share your email address.)
There’s also the Choose The Life You Want podcast - subscribe on iTunes or wherever your get your podcasts.
PLUS: I’m here for you. I offer coaching services, online programs, books and ebooks over at ChooseTheLifeYouWant.com.