by Rob Wood
For a good part of my adult life I mentored young people, mostly under the age of twenty-five. “Set goals, get a plan, love what you do…” was my standard message. Some of it took, some of it didn’t.
The idea behind The Kingfish Way came to me as I saw people much older, people in the second half of life, struggle each day with their careers, their families, and their lives. Life had become difficult, tiresome, and not much fun. These people had good jobs, nice families, and plenty of money, but they were miserable. I watched jovial, interesting people turn into angry, venomous shells of their former selves. What was going on?
So I read just about everything I could get my hands on regarding how we behave, and why we do such things. Book after book, I found a common denominator for overcoming such behavior. It went by many names, but the message was the same: Be in harmony with your desires. As we age, we change and with that, our desires change. If we don't tend to those changes, we will soon find a life full of monotony.
It is now my belief that as we move into the 3rd quarter of the game of life, something inside of us evolves ever so slightly. We move from a egotistic-driven life to more of a individual purpose one. For the first time in our lives we start thinking about our own mortality which causes us to question the value of our daily activities. I believe the path to a fulfilling third and fourth quarter can be found by doing some self-study of knowing yourself today and allowing yourself the freedom to pursue an authentic purpose. A purpose in sync with your true desires. I call this living in your sweet spot.
So, with all this in mind, I decided to write a book about a man who had lost his harmony (lost his way) and what he did to get it back. It is a simple, somewhat humorous read, with a serious message. Whether you're already in your "sweet spot" or you feel the need to change your life, this little book has a big message for almost anyone who could use a little boost to "find their way."