Just recently published another book, Live the Intrepid Life.
I am very proud of this work. Sort of explains who I am, and more importantly, what I aspire to be.
As it happened, I watched a documentary of The Eagles over the weekend. Fascinating. Guitarist Joe Walsh said something to this effect (I am paraphrasing here):
“When we were going through it in real-time, life and our adventure seemed like complete, painful, disorganized chaos. But when you look back upon the Eagles now, it seems to have happened exactly the way it was supposed to happen.”
That’s my life. Exactly.
And that’s what this book of mine represents. Essays chronicling my journey through business and life. As I wrote them over the years, perhaps they didn’t make a lot of sense to you or me.
But weaved together into Live the Intrepid Life, they make a ton of sense.
And that’s what was so intoxicating about watching this film on the The Eagles. Looking at their lives during the wild seventies, when they became an amazing band, it was ultimately painful to watch them come apart, fighting bitterly, becoming consumed my drugs and alcohol, and breaking up viciously when they were on top of the world.
But then live intervened, time passed, and they reunited. And climbed on top again. Then, we looked back, and celebrated and enjoyed this stunning body of work they had built.
It wasn’t pretty, but the art they had created together presented itself just the way it was supposed to. In a way that spoke to all of us. And that’s why millions upon millions of people know and (still) sing those songs.
And that’s my life. And that’s your life.
Going through it, it probably doesn’t make sense.
But looking back, it all seems to fit together. And that’s the miracle of it all.
I am in the midst of launching a new business, a new media platform, and it makes sense to me. It took me several years of chaos, of anger, of jubilation, wild highs and lows. But where I am right now, what I am building right now, makes sense to me. Everything that came before seems to have happened to prepare me to do what I am doing right now.
I wouldn’t have understood this five years ago. But it makes sense to me now.
What you have done, what you have created, what you have built, is ALL part of your body of work.
It probably doesn’t make sense when you are deep into it…
…but someday it will represent your body of work. And that’s your story. That’s who you are.
Celebrate it. And keep moving [that's the important part...].
You can get my new book here:
Live the Intrepid Life