Introduction

The purpose of this book is to help you constructively rock your boat. Not merely taking a new tack, but simultaneously shivering your hull down to its spine. Why? Because this is your life we are dealing with, not some random project that has gone astray and needs a week or two of concerted effort to regain its bearings. This is your life—its glories, disappointments, promises, and pitfalls—and you only get one. Sure, you can change course and reset your sails as you like. Without stark focus on what truly floats you, though, no matter how strong the winds might blow, your sails will uncontrollably flap disconnected from their purpose, and your internal rigging will hang limp in inconsolable knots. Instinctively, to make real and ...

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