I want to share the preface to my book, EntreBalance. The links to order are on the bottom of this page.
One could argue that one of the most important necessities in life is water. Water covers over 70% of the Earth, and the human body is made up of nearly 60% water. It surrounds us, fuels us, and keeps us alive. But it’s not just any type of water that’s important to our existence and survival. It’s clean water. Fresh water. Pure water.
Perhaps this is why so many metaphors found in literature, philosophy, and religion revolve around water. It flows through our consciousness in the same way a river cuts a line through the land. In this way, water fuels our stories and our thoughts just like it fuels our lives. Metaphorically, our search for contentment in life can be seen as a search for clean water.
In January of 2006, I decided to leave a management position at a large company to travel the world and help the poor. According to conventional wisdom, it was an illogical decision. Although many people thought it was noble to want to serve others, they couldn’t understand why I would walk away from upward mobility and job security.
The benefits were immediate, however. My life quickly changed from being overworked, overwhelmed, and unbalanced to excessive amounts of free time and the ability to live out my life passions. It was spectacular.
It was also short-lived.
I had noble ideas but lacked effective planning. I soon ran out of the resources necessary to take care of my own basic needs. I came to the hard realization that I couldn’t effectively serve other people if I was unable to buy food, shelter, and clothing for myself. It didn’t take me long to figure out that money is just as important as time and can be used as a valuable tool to serve more people.
From that low point came a new focus on creating enough time and money in my own life to be able to provide for my family, live a balanced life, and serve people. I had a passion and urgency to join a company or start a business that would help others achieve their own unique dreams. I was driven by the desire to wake up every morning, in love with my life and work. I decided to start a coaching company that helps people earn more money professionally while maintaining balance in their lives. I originally began working with owners, managers, multi-level marketers, and self-employed professionals in the small business community. I began to help this group by providing a process that improved their businesses while giving them a model that could help them achieve their life dreams.
I ran into another problem. My business grew to full capacity. There was a limited amount of coaching hours per day and an unlimited amount of people that I wanted to serve. That’s when I decided to change the way I shared my coaching with the world. My dream is to create high value content that I could share in a variety of different ways. This book is one such way.
Please join me for this adventure. I hope that what you find in these pages is as refreshing as a glass of clean water.
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