“Your days are finite. One day, they will run out. As a friend of mine likes to say, ‘You know, the death rate is hovering right around one hundred percent.’ Many people I know spend their entire life trying to avoid this fact. They fill their lives with frantic activity, bouncing from task to task, and no matter how successful they perform in their work, as they close up shop for the day they are left with the question, ‘Did the work I did today really matter?’ Others I’ve met are incredibly successful at, vested in, and highly compensated for their work, but over time they’ve grown stagnant. They sense they have something more to give but they can’t quite put their finger on why they’re stuck in first gear. They have a nagging suspicion that they are capable of contributing more—maybe even being truly brilliant at something—but have no road map for unlocking what that contribution might be…
If there is one overriding goal of this book it is this: to bring newfound clarity and sense of urgency to how you approach your work on a daily basis, and over your lifetime. I hope to help you lock onto a focused understanding of what’s really important and help you make a commitment to chase after it with gusto rather than simply settling in for the ride.”
~ Todd Henry from Die Empty
How would you like to die?
With a calm serenity knowing you gave your best and used your greatest gifts in greatest service to the world as you created a body of work you are proud of?
Or, with deep regret that you never took the risks and cultivated the discipline to show up with urgency and diligence each day to create a life of deep meaning?
The answer is obvious.
The challenge, of course, is closing the gap between our aspirational ideal of giving our lives all we got and our current reality that may fall a little (or a lot) short of that.
Closing that gap and unleashing our best work every day so we can Die Empty is what this book is all about. It’s awesome. (Get a copy here.)
Todd Henry is the founder and CEO of The Accidental Creative and author of a book by the same name. He helps organizations and individuals come up with and implement brilliant ideas and his book is packed with Big Ideas on how we can go about doing the work we’re here to do.
I’m excited to share some of my favorites so let’s jump straight in!
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