Why I Wrote This Book
I wrote Motivated or Misplaced in order to help you answer perhaps the most important question in your life—Areyou living the life that you truly want? Be honest with yourself and contemplate whether this is truly the life that you always thought you would have.
If you conclude that you are not living the life that you want, then you are what I term in the book as “Misplaced.”
A “Misplaced” life is one that you don’t own because it’s not truly yours. Instead, it was given to you by someone, somewhere, and at some point in time, and you decided merely to accept it. You didn’t follow your own passion and purpose. Instead, you took a safer and more traditional path, or did what your parents or teachers advised.
Although this may have appeared as the safe and logical choice, it ultimately catches up with you because sooner or later you will have to pay attention to your true passion and purpose. It’s your reason for being here.
Being “Misplaced” happens to all of us in one or more aspects of our life. It might be in our professional life, personal relationships, financial planning or even our physical fitness. In every person’s life, it’s easy to find some area where we are “Misplaced.”
When you are “Misplaced,” you know it and you consciously feel it. You may deny it and try to suppress it, but not a day goes by when your inner voice doesn’t speak to you to let you know the truth.
“Motivated or Misplaced” is a blueprint to help you begin to find your way back. It will guide you through the necessary steps to achieve what I term as a “Motivated” life, one based on your true passion and purpose.
When you achieve a “Motivated” life, you will live life on your terms. No longer will you aimlessly walk through a life without a planned path and destination. You will be doing what you were meant to do, and you and those around you will know it. A “Motivated” life is a life set up by you, for you! It’s the ultimate gift to yourself.
How do you get there? The book begins by clearly describing the “Motivated” life. The first section is about Rediscovering Your Passion and Purpose. This includes looking at the one word that is likely ruining your current life right now. It also begins to introduce you to your new life so that you can actually imagine what that will look like.
The book then helps you ask yourself and determine just how you ended up where you are now. It discusses the problems that you will encounter on the conventional path, and looks at some of the things that you may have learned that are actually holding you back. These are things that you learned way back in your early learning years, traits that haven’t served you well and must now be replaced with a new way of thinking.
The final chapters of the book focus on 8 Steps to Create the Life that You Want! These include key strategies such as the ability to Visualize That It’s Yours,Investing in Yourself, and Creating the Right Goals. It continues by teaching you how to Think Like an Entrepreneur, Own Your Financial Future, and how to Embrace Change.
The book concludes by discussing a key element of success, which is the ability to Serve Others, and finally, the book concludes with a few words about the valuable trait of Perseverance.
Motivated or Misplaced is a book for you, and about you. If you’ve found this book early in your life, consider yourself fortunate because it will save you from many years of feeling Misplaced. If you are well into your journey, then you need it even more!
Daren A. Benzi, The Author.