I Just Can’t Quit…

...talking about our new book "101 Ideas to Kick Your Ass Into Gear"

Last week I found myself “waiting passionately”. You don’t get to do this too often. The more common forms of waiting that are at odds with themselves are the ones requiring adverbs like “expectantly” or “anxiously”. Remember the feelings of being a kid on Christmas Eve? You knew that by merely WAITING those last few hours, you would be rewarded with EVERYTHING YOU EVER DREAMED OF as you tore the shimmery wrapping from the packages under the tree. Well, that’s how I felt last week as Nick and I awaited the delivery of the proofs for the book we’d labored over for the last few months, 100 Ideas to Kick Your Ass Into Gear. Well, they came. I won’t speak for Nick, but for ME it was like Christmas day. If you’ve ever thought to yourself “I really should finally write that book”, I highly recommend doing so as soon as possible. On the one hand, the feeling of reward is incredible, and on the other, you realize Audrey Hepburn was right when she said  “Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same”. And the combined feeling is pretty gratifying.

We’ll be riffing on chapters from the book each week in The Daily Fix for a while, and the first chapter is “Quit”, which happens to dovetail nicely with the fact that it’s the end of the year. We’ll be back throughout the week with more interesting angles on the idea of “quitting”, but just for today, I can’t quit talking about our new book. Learn more about it at the KickYourAss101.com, or buy it on Amazon.

This isn’t your standard-issue self-help/motivation book. It’s lighthearted but heartfelt, with punchy, entertaining chapters that would be great while you’re sitting on the pot or on the plane. And when you’re DONE sitting wherever you sit to read it, hopefully you’ll Kick Your Asterisk Into Gear! And speaking of the holidays, this is an ESPECIALLY fun gift idea for this time of year, when we’re all pondering where we’ve been and where we’re going.

About Ian

Ian is a media consultant, writer, musician, and budding public speaker with an eye on being the next Ellen. Ian's interest in helping others find success and happiness stems from his experience with events planning and media consulting with organizations like Interfluence.com and the Kenya/US NGO Amara Conservation from 2000-2008, which taught him how little we all know about what we're really doing. From 2008 until April of 2011, Ian wrote for and maintained the site DissociatedPress.com. Ian learned long ago that the journey to success may take occasional detours, and often eschews the road map in favor of taking in life's scenery. His first business venture was a small telecom company in the late 1980's, but subsequent ventures included pursuing a pop music career, screenwriting, and the foodservice and retail employment that often follows such pursuits. After struggling with addiction for years, Ian is happily embracing recovery and the clarity it brings.