The following is excerpted from the preface of Endeavor.
You are enough.
Yet, capable of more.
We need you.
It’s time to make a difference.
Have you wasted enough time traveling the well-worn path of what’s expected?
Are you done seeking a destination mapped out by the status quo?
That map leads to where everyone else is headed.
Do you want to settle for the tried and true, the ordinary, and the unremarkable?
It’s time to embark on a voyage of discovery. Who are you? What are you good at? Where do you belong?
You've answered these questions before. But, you’re not the same person, nor in the same situation, and not surrounded by the same people now as then.
The answers to these questions aren’t found on the same map everyone else is following. They’re discoveries made with a compass.
An endeavor is a compass to help you draw your own map and a process to encourage you to step into your “what’s next” with integrity and intention.
You enhance your life most when you engage in serving others. That work is at the intersection of your values, talents, and tribe.
It’s time to fly higher in an endeavor that makes a difference.
Are you ready?
It's more than a hobby, but not necessarily your job or role. It is a vocation found at the intersection of who you are, what you're good at, and where you belong. An endeavor is work you are meant to do.
An endeavor is work that cultivates gratitude because you don’t have to do it, you get to do it. It also cultivates gratitude in others because it is a gift generously shared with those who need it.
Understand that endeavors shun the status quo. Endeavors intend to transform. Endeavors strive to help people get from where they are to where they want to be.
Endeavors cultivate fulfillment and well-being. They align who you are, what you do, and where you belong. They encourage a sense of passion and purpose. Endeavors inform a healthy perspective about your status and your level of prosperity.
You might luck out and “wander” into a vocation, but a thoughtful approach gives you better odds of developing and delivering work that is significant and satisfying.
Here’s a Venn diagram of how you can identify your next endeavor.
This book shares a way to identify, develop, and deliver work that makes a difference. It’s not a guidebook, a checklist, or a step-by-step system. It’s a set of concepts and practices developed through my journey as a husband, father, teacher, and musician.
More recently, the approach shared here is honed through my coaching practice and the work I do as a coach in two online programs created by Seth Godin. Everything here has helped hundreds of people experience a greater sense of well-being and fulfillment while navigating their challenging journey into what’s next for them.
Let’s unpack this process. But before you begin, a question.
Actually, a few questions….
Endeavor is available for pre-order on Amazon.