Who’s riding my bicycle?
Historically, men and women have worked to provide the bare essentials for everyday life. "Life is a Bicycle If You Stop Pedaling You’ll Fall Off" explores work’s next generation of thought and examines its higher purpose: to nurture the advancing mind and unfold the soul. It is your birthright to express yourself harmoniously through your daily work.
The bicycle as a metaphor for life endeavors to clothe the ideal of finding one’s professional true north in a recognizable and practical form. It makes the act of discovering one’s genuine work physical, understandable, and ultimately, actionable.
Inside, you’ll discover:
The largest collection of quotes ever assembled capturing the art of discovering sincere, heartfelt work
Four fountainheads that reveal and spur your desire, will, and love
Principles that will guide you through an evolution of thought en route to your professional best
Enlightening exercises and insightful questions designed to reveal your true nature
The mechanicsbut more importantly the heart and soulof how to discover your professional authenticity
If you believe your talent, energy, and appetite indicate ideal work that is capable of bringing out your best while reaping the greatest professional enjoyment possibleand this is the life you wantthen you must answer the question: Who’s riding my bicycle?
|Publisher:||Morgan James Publishing|
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About the Author
After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a master’s degree in education, Garry Fitchett abruptly chose not to enter the teaching profession. Instead he followed his heart and became a business executive and eventually co-owned a business development company. Despite his business success, he longed to find deeply meaningful work that would allow him to display his authentic self. In the spring of 2012, he sold his business and embarked on a three-year intellectual journey to answer the riddle of how one goes about finding his or her authentic work. Life is a Bicycle: If You Stop Pedaling You’ll Fall Off is the culmination of that philosophic journey, revealing the efforts of his research and self-reflection.
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Historically, men and women have worked to provide the bare essentials for everyday life. Life is a Bicycle explores work’s next generation of thought and examines its higher purpose: to nurture the advancing mind and unfold the soul. It is your birthright to express yourself harmoniously through your daily work.
Timeless philosophical thought is melded with the symbol of the bicycle in an effort to communicate a truth in the only way it can be successfully communicatedindirectly. The use of the bicycle endeavors to clothe the ideal of finding one’s professional true north in a recognizable and perceptible form. It makes the metaphysical act of discovering one’s authentic work physical, understandable, and therefore, actionable.
The ubiquitous and universally recognized bicycle becomes a metaphor for work: cycling, the act of performing one’s work. Why? Because life is a bicycleif you stop pedaling, you’ll fall off. The bicycle captures the beauty and the essence of work through analogies, principles, and parallels.
Over the course of three years, I have bicycled and performed my work as I researched and wrote this book. Three years is not really an uncommon amount of time to spend writing a book, but many would consider this slow and arduous work. However, this is one of the finer points to be conveyednothing feels slow and arduous when one sincerely feels they are on the right track.
"Life is a Bicycle: If You Stop Pedaling You’ll Fall Off " is really about finding your authenticity and living a genuine life of which you can be proud. Since you spend so much of your life at work, finding your authenticity is centered on discovering the work you were elegantly engineered to perform. The American author Richard Bach said, “We teach best what we most need to learn.” Finding my own authenticity was something I needed to learn. And I set out to learn this as I earnestly began writing this book in the spring of 2012.
As you read on, you are encouraged to identify and seize your unique philosophical thread, out of many woven into the fabric of this book. This will likely be a thread only you can see or feel. Upon discovery, begin at once to weave your own philosophy for success in work and life. This book contains as many formulas for success as there will be people reading it. For these reasons, you must take this information and make it your own.
One thing is certain: the alternative of not finding your peerless bicycleyour authentic workwill never lead to the happiness and life you were meant to live. Therefore, find and follow your genuine work. If you believe your talent, desire, energy, and appetite indicate a manner of work that is capable of bringing out your bestand this is the life you wantthen let’s get started.
Table of Contents
Part I: Bicycles, Love, and Keys
Chapter 1: Your Invisible Engine
Chapter 2: When You Win
Chapter 3: The Illustrious Bicycle
Chapter 4: The Inglorious Work Week
Chapter 5: A Cycling Genius
Chapter 6: Two Master Keys
Part II: Why Find Your Bicycle?
Chapter 7: Introduction
Chapter 8: Four Fountainheads Reveal and Spur Your Desire, Will, and Love
Chapter 9: Intuition: To Be Heard
Chapter 10: Creativity: To Be Explored
Chapter 11: Growth: To Be Enjoyed
Chapter 12: Dreams: To Be Appreciated
Chapter 13: The Magical Classified Employment Ad
Part III: How to Find Your Bicycle
Chapter 14: Introduction
Chapter 15: Sisyphus’s Dilemma
Chapter 16: Governing Insights
Chapter 17: Exploring Insights
Chapter 18: Enlightening Questions Arouse Illuminating Answers
Chapter 19: What You Value, Clarifies the Way
Chapter 20: Defining Your Nature
Chapter 21: Writing Your Personal Classified Employment Ad
Chapter 22: Universal Laws Guide Creative Action
Chapter 23: Back to the Bicycle
Chapter 24: Paint Your Picture
Part IV: Finding Your Bicycle
Chapter 25: Elements, Qualities, and Achieving Flow
Part V: Enjoying Your Bicycle
Chapter 26: The Ride of Your Life