I'm Learning to Embrace the Discomfort and You Should Too

Kristen Marks

by Kristen Marks

Kristen Marks is a travel enthusiast, empty-nest mom to two young adult children, athlete, attorney, author, speaker, proud wife of almost three decades (to the same wonderful man!), and the founder of My Pink Lawyer®, Florida Estate & Legacy Planning attorneys. Kristen has been crafting professional estate plans for Floridians and their families for over 28 years.

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Like most women my age, I am on a constant mission to eat healthier and lose that nagging middle aged bulge. I blame mine on my kids. What about you?


Anyway, it’s a constant struggle and I’m open to new ideas that I read about online or hear from friends.


One idea that a running buddy mentioned is intermittent fasting. That’s a philosophy whereby you decide on your “feeding window” and then do not eat outside of that window. Somehow it’s supposed to kick start your metabolism.


I chose a seven hour feeding window of between 11am and 6pm. That means no eating before 11am and nothing to eat after 6pm.


Sounds easy, right? Not if you work out in the mornings AND you like to eat.


By 9am I was famished which is ridiculous because I certainly wasn’t going to starve to death in the next two hours.


Embrace the discomfort became my mantra. There are people truly starving around the world. What a wimp I am.


There’s certainly a time and a place for discomfort but not in your Family Succession Planning. In fact, I’ll go out on a limb here and suggest you’re being selfish if you fail to plan when you have the opportunity to do so. And if you’re reading this email, then you do have the opportunity to plan.


You are not too poor to plan.


You are not too busy to plan.


Your situation is not too simple to plan.


Unfortunately, I am in the minority here because over half of the American population has not planned at all.


Sure, talking and thinking about your death can be uncomfortable for some of us.


I sure as heck can promise you, however, that the discomfort your loved ones will feel due to your lack of planning will be ten times worse.


My intermittent fasting experiment lasted about three weeks which ironically is about the same average amount of time it takes my clients to execute their new Family Succession Plan after our initial design strategy session.


So I’m on the hunt for the next food experiment. Let me know if you have any suggestions.


Kristen "Attempting to Embrace Her Discomfort" Marks


P.S. If you are willing to get uncomfortable with me and talk about your Family Succession Planning to save your loved ones mucho discomfort in the future, you can schedule your strategy session online here.

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