How Much is Your Life Worth?

I was recently contacted by John Wesley, Founder of He invited me to write a guest entry on his blog, PickTheBrain.

PTB is one of the fastest growing self-improvement sites on the web. Because of this, I was quite honored to even be asked. I agreed to be a guest author for PTB and collaborated with John while writing the article.

John: Thanks for the opportunity to write for your audience. I’m glad you enjoyed LifeReboot, and I hope that your readers will too.

Read “How Much is Your Life Worth?” at PickTheBrain

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5 Responses to “How Much is Your Life Worth?”

#1 Barbara James on 08, Nov, 2007 at 7:16 pm

Hey Shaun. I read your article over at PickTheBrain and I was impressed. You know, some people would have come away from that experience thinking about how to make a better knot. Instead, you walked away, well, limped is probably more like it, with a real appreciation of the value of life. What a gift! And now, you are sharing the wealth, thanks! :>

#2 Jinno on 08, Nov, 2007 at 11:13 pm

Gotta say, it’s one of the more eye-opening pieces I’ve read in my day. I had a situation somewhat similar to this, while I was driving. Suffice to say it was the middle of the summer and I took a turn too hard. As I watched my iPod fly out of the window I thought only of saving it rather than keeping my truck steady. Luckily no one was hurt, no collision occurred, nor were there cops who would have had the right to pull me over. But I didn’t come out of that experience thinking “I could have died.” or “The iPod is worth less than my life.” I could only think “That damned thing isn’t under warranty anymore, and I just got it autographed at VGL last week.”

#3 Chris Melton on 10, Nov, 2007 at 5:42 am

Hey Shaun, I went over to pick the brain and read your article. It was great. Isn’t it amazing that we tend to attribute value to something when we loose it or almost loose it (your tow rope and your life/health). Prior to having your tow rope get hung up on a zip line, I doubt that you thought it was very valuable and I doubt that you would have considered risking your life for it. Thanks for the reality check. Life is more than “stuff” and few have the maturity to see it at your age.

#4 Yankeesnapper on 23, Feb, 2008 at 10:02 pm

My wife and I used to “park” at Gravelly Run – the one that comes up when you Google it (south of Mays Landing, west of EHT). It was a site for much of the drama of my senior year in high school. From couples secretly skinny-dipping and under-age drinking to innocents losing their virginity and knock-down drag out breakups, it was quite the night spot – in 1975! I can attest to having both experienced and witnessed others experience life-altering adventures at Gravelly Run.
Thanks for sharing your story. I’m going to share YOURS with my high school senior daughter – ’cause I sure as heck can’t share mine.
[AHS ’76]

#5 Stu - Power Essence Self Improvement on 15, Aug, 2009 at 7:19 am

This is one of the best articles on PTB. Thanks for sharing your story.

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