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Todd Henry helps you lead a life full of real living and accomplish your “most important work.”


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Putting off the occasional tedious job until tomorrow won’t upset your life. Constantly delaying big moves – writing your book, changing careers, and so on – can be devastating. The problem is that you will eventually run out of tomorrows. Many people succeed at the daily rush of life but never accomplish their “most important work.” Author Todd Henry – who resolved to make the most of his life after a serious childhood illness – offers worthwhile ideas on how to reorganize your life and mind-set to accomplish everything you can. Though Henry writes with passion about the moral and practical urgency of not wasting your life, his editorial presentation is a bit formulaic and burdened by platitudes, albeit sweet ones. Still, he has much to teach. getAbstract recommends his insights to people seeking the boost they need to seize their future.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What the “seven deadly sins of mediocrity” are
  • How to avoid them
  • How you can fulfill your true potential


Am I Going to Die?
When author Todd Henry was 16, he underwent a frightening medical emergency. He woke up during the night and found he could not move his legs. Terrified and in pain, he crawled to his parents’ room and moaned for help. His frantic parents called an ambulance. Henry came...
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About the Author

Todd Henry, founder and CEO of Accidental Creative, a consulting firm, also wrote The Accidental Creative, the name of his business podcast.

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