Life never should be easy.
For some, this can be a very hard idea to accept.
As for me, I’ve been privileged over the past three years to have a chance to deeply reflect on my life while writing "Take that Leap: Risking It All for What Really Matters” and I have come to realize I would not change a single day—not even the toughest ones. Actually, I consider myself extremely fortunate to have had so many really difficult challenges to struggle with.
Let me repeat that: I consider myself fortunate to have so many really difficult challenges.
A life without challenge would be boring: I’d just keep having to deal with more and more of the same old stuff that I already know I can do. We all will have struggles, just as we all will have triumphs. Having something difficult or new to struggle with, something to triumph over, something to learn, actually rewires our brains and makes us stronger and more confident to face the next challenge. A life with struggle builds character and awakens the soul.
For a guy who has always struggled with dyslexia and ADHD, writing my first book has been a massive challenge. I have to admit that I’m excited—and at the same time nervous—to release it in January on Amazon. I would greatly appreciate your support. We've set it up so that all proceeds will go to our family’s favorite charities. All of these organizations are making our world a much better place for generations to come.
Keep an eye out. I’ll be posting a link shortly so you can pre-purchase Take that Leap on Amazon.
As 2017 comes to a close, I feel extremely grateful for the many people who have either been a part of my story or helped me live it. My parents for taking the leap way back in 1966 with the bold choice to emigrate to Canada. Rieko, my wife of 29 years, and our three children Dylan, Devon and Kina for putting up with my crazy schedule. The many friends—so many I can’t even count them all—who have welcomed us into their hearts and supported us from wherever they are in the world. The team that built Aqua-Guard with me. And the team that supported me in making this book happen. Thank you, everyone.
Happy New Year to all and best wishes for 2018!