What am I passionate about? That was the question I found I kept returning to when I first started thinking about writing.
I thought about what I often ended up coaching and mentoring on, and I thought about my own accomplishments, the things people always said, “hey, yeah, that's pretty impressive,” in response to when I talked about them.
I realized I’ve been successful in ensuring that when I work for a company, they’re not my only source of income! As a result, I’ve been somewhat freed to be able to make decisions and take actions without having to fear what my bosses think or, worst case, without fearing potentially losing my job. This freedom is empowering. It lets me think clearly, strategically, and fearlessly.
Making more money is one of the things you’ll be thinking about when you start reading this book. That's one reason to read, and, of course, a good one. Learning how to balance building a business while maintaining the safety and security of your career is another reason.
Personally, one thing I always want to prevent is growing fearful of getting fired from my job, of losing that stream of income.
That source of income represents a sense of security and peace of mind. My goal is that every reader is going to walk away feeling about how they can be “cause in the matter”, as well as how to take ownership, take control, and make sure that you walk away, Truly in control of your destiny.
This is a book designed for people to really understand how important their choices are, in all things they do. When we think about what's going to make us successful, every choice we make has potential to make or break that success.
Furthermore, it’s crucial to recognize that while choice is important, both action and non-action are equally critical. Do your actions and the choices you make stem from a true understanding of what decisions are you making? What planning did you put in place? What did you do for pre-work? What did you come prepared for? These are questions we’ll learn to continually ask. Taking a page out of the book “the art of war” – the victorious warriors win first, then they go to war.
In this book, we're going to go through a whole bunch of different topics. At the end of the day, you’ll likely love it or hate it. For my sake, if you hate it, I hope it still occasionally makes you laugh. As we go through the chapters, you might find yourself grinning and thinking, Huh, this book is the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Maybe you’ll laugh. More than likely, you might find yourself saying, “Holy shit, that arrogant prick is clearly from the northeast, and doesn't get anything or anyone outside himself or his circle. I wasted money on this?” Okay, so perhaps that’s an extreme reaction. But I believe in covering all the possibilities. Jokes can only do so much work after all. My hope is you'll both like and learn from this reading experience. Let's start from the beginning.