In today's show I discussed the book I gave away a few weeks ago, Henry And The Great Society (get it free via PDF here).
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Most of you reading and listening were going along in your life, only to get hit with, "I feel little meaning or purpose, I spend all day toiling for nothing of worth other than money". But you have no margin in your time and money and are handcuffed. You're best option is to simplify. Do you want purpose and fulfillment and meaning and a legacy, or nice, unnecessary stuff?
Points from the book, covered in the show:
1. Fulfillment in work comes from being invested in it all, from beginning to end.
- today in traditional employment, we seldom get to participate from beginning to end and are disconnected from purpose and responsibility.
2. Relationship focused
- 'Henry' in the book was fully engaged with family, again, from beginning to end.
3. Henry and his family were Community focused (much more relational)
- They had to be, as they relied on those close by cause of geographic boundaries
4. Simple life
- They just had much, much less, which led to much margin!
5. Longterm view
- Henry was focused on building the assets of his farm, not accumulating amenities
- He expected his work to add up to something that could be handed down
Ultimate, Henry gave it all up for EASE and 'MORE'
When did we as a culture abandon purpose for comfort?
- We work to afford our stuff, and we only buy 'stuff' due to comparison
- Until we know the next gadget, we're stoked with what we have. Cooking on an open fire was fine. But along came the wood stove, and soon we couldn't fathom cooking by the fire. Then the gas and electric stove. Then the microwave.
Listen, and give your feedback:
Free Agent Underground Show - "You'll need to simplify to make room for the free agent pursuit"