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Review – Life’s Golden Ticket

21 November, 2007 (12:28) | Life, Reviews | By: Nick Dalton

Have you ever met someone who’s personality is so exuberant with the joy of life that you can’t help but wonder what their secret is? I had the pleasure of meeting Brendon Burchard recently at jvAlert Live in Long Beach. He gave the most amazing presentation of the entire conference.

Brendon used to work for Accenture where he was on a fast-track to becoming a partner. (I used to work for a big consulting company so I can tell you that becoming a partner is a *big* deal.) But he left his career at Accenture to write an inspirational novel: Life’s Golden Ticket.

The premise of the book is:

If you were given a ticket that could magically start your life anew, would you use it?

Stop and really think about that for a moment. Would you? Why or why not?

If there are aspects of your life that you are not entirely happy with, how much pain do you need to experience to change? Do you have to be attacked by lions like the main character in the book?

On the surface the book is an entertaining read about a young man’s visit to an amusement park. But each adventure in the park is a not-so-subtle metaphor for things that have gone wrong in his life. In the bumper boats ride kids self-select into two different groups: the explorers who set out to reach the other end of the pool as quickly as possible to explore new areas and new experiences, and then there are the spinners who spin their boats around and around in one place. Are you an explorer or a spinner?

Life is a wonderful gift, you must not waste it! Brendon was given a second chance after surviving a car accident ten years ago. Since then he has made it his mission to not waste a single moment, live life to the fullest and return the gift by giving to others.

Tomorrow the Thanksgiving holiday is celebrated in the U.S. But you should not limit giving thanks to one day per year. Every day is an opportunity to give thanks for the fortunate life that you’re living. Every day is an opportunity to give back to others.

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