I got a call from my granddaughter and I could hear in her voice that she’d been crying. I asked, “what’s the matter, Cleopatra”? She said, “Grandpa, my boss is just getting on my last nerve, I’m not supposed to be here, I can’t stand this job; but it pays the bills.” I gave her a few words of encouragement and said, “you won’t be there long because you’re not in your true place.” She was working a job that paid the bills, but being my granddaughter, she realized that you were not born to work for a living but to live your making, and that living you’re making, will make your living.
My name is Les Brown. I’ve come to believe in life, that wherever you are is your rightful place. Your rightful place is where your thoughts have brought you; your true place is where your thoughts can take you.
Daren Benzi, father, speaker, global business consultant and creative author has written a book that is designed to help you to live a larger life, to tap into your greatness, to conquer your fears and ultimately to get unstuck and live the life that you were born to live. The book that Daren has written is a book that I feel addresses a major challenge that many people are facing, which he calls, the Misplaced life. We are in an era that the late Peter Drucker calls the three C’s: accelerated change, overwhelming complexity, and tremendous competition. For the most part, our educational system has not prepared us with the right mindset or skillset for this era. We need new strategies and skills to help us prepare for a life that gives us a sense of meaning and fulfillment.
Daren is not only a messenger, but he lives the message that he brings. His life is an example which demonstrates that at any given time, we can redefine how we see ourselves. Daren has given us the blueprint to living the Motivated life. He lays out in detail the process of how you can master change in your life and reach beyond yourself. If you’re a young person getting out of school or a person in mid-career stuck between your dream and a job like my granddaughter, this book will allow you to liberate yourself.
Daren Benzi, raised in a single mother household living in a mobile home, made a conscious decision not to allow his environment and the adversities in life to define who he would become. Driven by hunger to live a purposeful and passionate life, he literally soared to an executive suite in Manhattan, becoming a dominant voice in the global business space. Now, he is a highly sought-after consultant for major corporations around the world. Daren’s fresh perspective on success, motivation, and life-changing tactics is destined to catapult him as a voice of transformation for many years to come. Daren Benzi walks his talk.
It has been said that the wealthiest place on the planet is not in the Middle East where there is oil in the ground, and, it’s not in South Africa with its diamond mines. Dr. Myles Munroe, a great orator from the Bahamas said, “the wealthiest place in the planet is the cemetery.” The cemetery is filled with people who lived Misplaced lives, along with their gifts, abilities, talents, and skills that they took with them to their graves. With each word in this book, Daren Benzi challenges you to get out of your head and get into your greatness. He inspires you to step out of line, not follow the crowd, but instead, find your own true passion and purpose. He challenges you to operate in the thinking of Henry David Thoreau, who said, “do not go where the path may lead but go where there’s no path and leave a trail.” You have something special, you have greatness within you, there is a place for you. Now It’s time for you to find your true place and live the life that you were chosen to live.
When you have finished reading this book, your life will never be the same. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.