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Mar 20, 2018

You’ve probably heard the mantra carpe diem, which means, live for today, but how about memento mori? Which means, remember you will die. Tom Asacker, educator, business advisor, and internationally published author, is here to remind you memento mori with the intent to have you stop taking everything that you’re doing in life so seriously. To help you focus on how you’re living and for what purpose.

Tom’s inspiring combination of down-to-earth philosophy and intellectual reasoning has given him supporters all over the world, and for the past 10 years, he’s been advising leaders that the traditional engines of growth have run out of steam. He’s predominantly known for several critically acclaimed business books such as The Business of Belief and A Little Less Conversation, but it’s I am Keats that we’ll focus on in today’s episode -- a reference to the 19th Century English romantic poet who celebrated the need to embrace your life’s purpose and find a life worth living.

Be ready to look forward to your unknowing future ahead and never be tempted to look back again!

Key takeaways:

The rewrite. The moment we’re born we’re thrown into a movie world where everything from the language, characters, and environment must be learned to survive. It’s as if the script, our destiny, is predetermined. Ready for the ultimate rewrite? Write the ending to your own “movie” by learning this ONE lesson...[11:01].

The unscripted. In I am Keats, one of the main characters represents curiosity, compassion, and creativity. He’s the wild-eyed child who wants to change the world and live out his own story without knowing how it’s going to end. Doesn’t that just sound like the way to live? To add a little improv to your life, try THIS…[25:42].

The finale. Our society is fixated on the achievement of success and happiness, but can you actually have them both? While ideally the path of curiosity, compassion, and creativity seems like the right direction to aim, how can you be successful in it? And does it even matter? The only question you NEED to ask yourself…[28:59].

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You're never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.