Construction, is this something you enjoy or not so much? In the neighborhood which I reside and around the Minneapolis area, there is consistent construction. I know families who have moved out of their house for six or more months to have it rebuilt. One thing about construction is, that it takes time and we shouldn’t rush the process. Can you image if you informed your builder, “Just rush through the job.” I’m sure a response back would be, “Are you SURE?”
When you embark upon something which is going to take time, you shouldn’t rush the process, but remain diligent and faithful in construction.
I had originally wanted to have Tide Turners launched in the summer of 2016. What was I thinking? In the building a house or building there are specific details which must be accomplished, in specific order. When I had the thoughts of launching the book last summer, I realized I would need to skip certain things along the process and realized by doing that, it would have harmed the launch.
Have you ever realized by skipping and jumping ahead in the process could harm you or what you are working on? Today, I am so thankful I had a coach to help reshape my thinking and have me stay on course, so construction could be built correctly.
In building of Tide Turners, I wanted to share with you how the book is built. There are four parts to the book, think of these as the platforms the book is built on.
Part 1 is entitled: Lost at Sea. Within this chapter I share my own story of being lost at sea and share what is needed to begin to feel in control. If you are honest with yourself, do you feel somewhat lost? I chose to be very honest in writing this book and I unveil many things which only my immediate family knows. As an author you want to be authentic and I am throughout the book.
Part 2 is entitled: Docking. Have you ever been lost while driving and stopped for directions? I have been lost when using MapQuest or Google Maps. Many times, we do not stop for directions given ego has gotten in the way. In this section, I share additional personal stories and look into the frameworks of life which define you. The frameworks are: unplanned events, failure, choices, habits and the course you drive on.
Part 3 is entitled: Preparing for the journey. When you are preparing to leave for your vacation or a trip, it takes time to prepare to leave. In this section I share the components of what must be packed before you begin to leave.
I recently took a business trip and I forgot to pack an item I needed, which led me to seek out a solution. Having all of the necessities packed before you leave will make your journey more enjoyable.
Part 4 is entitled: Staying on course. This part of the journey is all about how to stay on target so you can arrive at your desired ending. Imagine if the pilots on your next flight never entered the coordinates for the flight plan. They just take off and you realize the flight is taking much longer than expected and the Captain comes on and says “Ladies and Gentleman, we have to land to refuel given we did not enter the coordinates for our flight. We realize this is an inconvenience for you. Thanks for flying with us today.” You would be upset, perplexed, annoyed and have many other feelings.
In life we often take off and never enter the coordinates of where we want to end up. This ending section is written so you can arrive at your desired destination with confidence.
To help aid in your own journey of life, I’ve developed a guidebook you can utilize, which align to each of the chapters within Tide Turners. You can access your guidebook at www.cardiffdhall.com/resources
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To arrive at the desired destination, you must build the right plan for arrival.