I had had lunch with an old friend that morning. Our conversation inspired me so much that as soon as lunch ended, I went home and wrote the introduction to my new book. I edited and rewrote the introduction that very evening. And I was so fired up about the project that I was wide awake at four o'clock in the morning, mapping out my next steps and deciding on what I was going to write.
As excited as I had been about the other books I've written, this had never happened to me before. Writing had always been a pleasure, sure, but it was also work. Writing this book was different. For the first time in my life, I understood what the Shakespeare meme, “This shit writes itself” actually meant.
Of course, not all of the process was quite so invigorating nor that inspired. Between writing, rewriting, researching, interviewing, editing, rewriting again, designing – not to mention all the delays COVID caused – it's taken three years to complete the project. But today I'm finally holding a copy of my new book, Is That All There Is? in my hand and for the first time I'm bursting with pride.
What's the book about? It's about each and every one of us. You and me. And everyone else who's wondered what to do next with the rest of our lives…
Some of us work hard and achieve our dreams; We grow a business, raise and launch our kids, and settle in for the long haul. Some of us have our dreams interrupted – the market changes, a health crisis intervenes, we make a mistake, we fail despite our best efforts. Sometimes we even reach our destination and then get bored. Whatever our circumstances, we inevitably find ourselves asking, “Is that all there is?”
Thus begins the search. Do we go back to school? Do we start a new business? Do we devote our lives to public service? Do we retire?
To find the answers, I interviewed lots of people who had faced their own Is That All There Is? moments and had gone on to live important, productive, fulfilling lives. I listened to their stories and shared their journeys and their recommendations. Sometimes they agreed with each other. Sometimes they disagreed mightily. But each one of them offered thoughtful, meaningful, and productive recommendations that each of can use to chart our own paths. Sometimes they even share some shortcuts that can save you a lot of trouble and heartache.
And here's my offer: Click on this LINK, buy the book, and upload a review to let the world know what you think about it. Once your review is posted on Amazon, send me your mailing address (click HERE for my personal email) and I'll send you a signed and personalized hardcover copy at no cost. It might take a couple weeks because the hardcovers haven't arrived from the publisher yet, but as soon as they do, I'll pop one into the mail for you.
Of course, I'd also love to know what you think of the book, and I'd love for you to order lots and lots of copies to send to all your friends. But I am willing to start with one or two copies and a nice word or two as well. Just click HERE to get the ball rolling and to find out for yourself Is That All There Is?