Jan 27, 2017
This is Tom Asacker’s second appearance on the show. His newest
work is “I Am Keats: Escape Your Mind and Free Your Self.” The
title of his book spawned from a conversation he had with a friend
whose 20-something year old son was still living at home. Tom told
his friend “Too bad we can’t wipe his memory clean and start over.”
All actions come from your memory so Tom figured if he could wipe
the 20 something’s memory clean, he could rewrite his life. After
that conversation Tom had a sequence of serendipitous moments that
lead to the writing of “I Am Keats.” Tom gives a unique perspective
on the human condition that will no doubt give all listening
something to think about.
Tom’s work allows people to think of themselves as being in a “mental cell,” to think clearly outside that, and learn how to make better decisions. There is a powerful misconception among people that they have a predisposed identity. Asacker says, “Who you are is what you create.” Just because you choose to go one direction, doesn’t mean that you won’t have some serendipitous event that changes your course of life. Just enjoy your journey, whether it is a journey full of struggle or journey full of success. The process is the goal, not where you think you are going to get to in the future.
There is no linear path to success and happiness. This illusion of stability causes people to wake up when they are 40 or 50 and think to themselves, “What happened with my life?” Life is not predetermined. It unfolds as you live it. What you do in the past sets you up for the future. How do you compete with the Steve Jobs of the world by staying in your office cube? Stop hedging your bets, and jump off the ledge.
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