Beginning “The Pledge”
Aunty recently joined the Wealth Builders Club (will give more details in a future post) and one of the bonuses of that program is getting Michael Masterson’s new book “The Pledge” in the mail. I like getting a “real” book, especially if they are hardcover. Somehow having pages to turn and paper to smell makes it of more value to me than an e-book.
I posted about Michael Masterson before – as the man with many names. Regardless of how many identities he has had, he delivers, and delivers very very well.
Upon flipping through it to get a sense of what this book was about, a test on page 2 of the Introduction stopped me in my tracks and I knew it was something worth sharing.
The heading of the section was asking the reader how good is their life? and take this test. The test/questions define the quality of your working life. The questions are:
- What will you do?
- With whom?
Simple questions which we already have the answers to right now. You are already working or have a career or will embark on a career or path, you already have an employer, co-workers, clients, vendors, partners, and you already are somewhere.
Aunty then skipped to almost the last chapter to get the purpose of these questions. You probably already know what the questions will evolve into:
- What would I really enjoy doing?
- Who would be the best person(s) to do it with?
- Where would I most want to do it?
This last set of questions do not only apply to your working life, but also your personal, retirement, and spiritual life.
Aunty isn’t the best of readers – finding time in the day to sit down and read is luxury time that I don’t have. However, Jeff Olson in “The Slight Edge” prescribes reading just 10 pages of a good book per day. Aunty can do that. And when I am done with this excellent book, I’ll do a book report/review if it turns out to be as good as I think it will be.