By Kathleen Riessen | Speaker, facilitator and business adviser 

I'll never forget the moment right before we found out Josh and I were pregnant. Our goal was to be parents. We were trying to have a child. Yet, when I brought home the pregnancy test, Josh went into the equivalent of a toddler tantrum. "How could we have a child?" he said. "How could we afford one? We don't know what we are doing."

Just a few months later, I quit my job to start my first business. My friends and family reminded me that I was pregnant. They looked at me like I was insane to start a business NOW. They worried for me about how we would afford a child if I wasn't an employee.

Yet, I knew that if I didn't start the business now, then I might never do it.

And you know what happened?

Our baby boy is now 10 years old and I'm celebrating my 11th year as a business owner. I wouldn't have it any other way.

I'm in the business of coaching high-performing leaders and entrepreneurs, and I see the same thing time after time after time. High performers have one thing in common.

They don't wait. They realize life is NOW, and they move with urgency.

Think about it: What would it be like if instead of waiting for the right time, you made this moment right?

What would it be like if instead of waiting for the right amount of money, you made the amount of money you have right?

What would it be like if instead of waiting for someday to build your dream, you made today the day?

It's your choice. You can have whatever it is you want. How bad do you want it? Use the email link below to let me know.

Kathleen Riessen is a down-to-earth Iowa girl who works with busy leaders to help them unlock the potential in themselves and their businesses. Riessen has been exploring the concept of Pyramid Leadership involving identifying how leaders can be successful in balancing family, business, community and self-care – a concept she has coined as "Leading at the Peak." She’s spent a lot of time investigating the prevalence of burnout and the disastrous effect it has on organizations. Riessen enjoys speaking, coaching and facilitating conversations with leaders across the country. Contact her via email