If you follow me and my work at all, you almost certainly know that I’m a HUGE fan of The Tools —the first book by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels. It’s at least tied for first for my favorite book ever.
I knew I wanted to work 1-on-1 with them. But which one?! Phil or Barry?! It was like picking between Yoda and Obi Wan Kenobi. Tough choice. (Hah!) But, you pretty much have to go with Yoda in that scenario, right? :)
So, I started working 1-on-1 with Phil. Words can’t quite put into perspective how deeply meaningful that has been for me. In addition to getting wisdom that has changed my life (and filled up an inch-high stack of notes), I also got a new Honorary Father.
In one of our sessions Phil said, “You must have been a son in my prior life.” I said, “Well, why don’t we make it official in this one?” He said, “Good idea.”
All that to say that I’m *deeply* aligned with their work and I was eagerly awaiting the new book.
Coming Alive is kinda like The Tools Part 2. It’s a next-level immersion into a new set of 4 tools to deal with that part of us that’s constantly getting in the way of us living at our heroic best.
They call that “Part X” and the book is all about helping us defeat that inner enemy so we can “ignite creative expression and unleash your soul’s potential.”
For now, I’m excited to share a few of my favorite Big Ideas so let’s jump straight in!