351. You Only Die Once with Jodi Wellman

As humans, we face this dilemma of wanting to live life to the fullest but also taking everything for granted, including time. We often only realize the importance of time when we have little time left. Don’t let that be you! In an episode with Jodi Wellman, we dive into her phenomenal book, You Only Die Once: How to Make It to the End with No Regrets. We have about 4,000 Mondays in our lifetime, and if we’re halfway through, we have roughly 2,000 to go. The good news is that you are in charge of how you spend those days. Drawing upon principles of positive psychology, practical tips, and research-backed data, Jodi’s book will provide you with a fresh perspective and renewed appreciation for life!

Listen and Learn: 

  • The impetus that made Jodi aware of her deep-seated fear of dying with regrets and that inspired her book, You Only Die Once 
  • Why do we only realize the importance of time when we have little left?
  • How the Grim Reaper is a prominent character in Jodi’s book and message 
  • Regrets of commission vs regrets of omission 
  • What is death reflection?
  • Ideas for gaining vitality in your life 
  • Finding meaning in life 
  • The value in pre-savoring and savoring the things that bring you joy in life  


About Jodi Wellman

Jodi Wellman is a former corporate executive turned executive coach. She has a Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, where she is an instructor in the Master’s program and a trainer in the world-renowned Penn Resilience Program. She is a Professional Certified Coach with the ICF and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach from CTI. She has coached and spoken with clients like American Express, Fidelity, pwc, Royal Bank of Canada, BMW, and more, and runs her own business, Four Thousand Mondays. She lives between Palm Springs and Chicago with her husband and cat, Andy. You can watch her inspirational TEDx Talk on how death can bring you back to life.

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Episode 351