The notion of writing a book and sharing personal thoughts, ideas and experiences with the world is frightening, intimidating and exhilarating, all at the same time. I have spent hours summoning memories from the past and writing them down so others can vicariously experience them and, hopefully, learn something or be inspired to live a happier and more impactful life.
The idea for this book was born when I one day opened my file cabinet and pulled out a thick file containing the many talks I had given over the years. I had struggled mightily to write those talks and condense my thinking to words on paper. I was once asked to speak at a graduation for a university, and I had chosen to title my remarks: Living a Life That Matters. Much of the content for that talk had come from other previous talks. I determined that day to begin a book dealing with that subject.
If you read this book, you will be exposed to many personal experiences stemming from a lifetime of interacting with and watching other people. I am a student of life and an observer of my environment. The beauty of writing a book is that I can share my world view. My philosophies. My opinions. Readers may disagree with some of what I write, and that’s okay. This book represents my thoughts about those keys that, I believe, will make our lives more enjoyable and more impactful.
So if you decide to buy the book, I welcome you into my life. I welcome you into my mind. I hope you enjoy the journey!