Endorsed by Nolan Ryan, this “how to” book teaches key life skills to fill the gaps in personal and professional development that corporate initiatives often fail to cover.
I left Xerox to pursue something vital to me: helping people attain, sustain, and retain a great balance in life. I felt corporate life was negligent here and I felt the gap needed to be filled. The catalyst was a sad one, the most heinous crime in the history of Hawaiian statehood. I was working in Honolulu when it happened, a troubled co-worker snapping. He shot and killed seven others at a team meeting.
The shootings numbed us all.
“How,” I wondered, “could anyone reach such a hopeless state of despair?” I determined to learn everything I could about the man’s troubled life, trying to figure out why he’d do such a thing.
Finding facts wasn’t easy. But I persisted. I wanted to sort out why.
I am a champion of positive living, so the research into the assassin’s motives was an uneasy area to pursue. But I was driven to do it and finally reached a point where I understood it. Didn’t like what I found but I understood it.
I took those frustrations he’d drowned in and used it as a framework for the contents of the book. I would never be so arrogant as to think I could have stopped him. But I certainly could help others never reach such depths.
So I wrote Rich Without Money to teach people how to better handle life’s frustrations. In many ways, Managing the Worry Circle is an extension and continuation of that work.
I was honored that Nolan Ryan volunteered to endorse the book. Nolan is a great man, one of my role models, a man of integrity, decency, hard work, and discipline. Nolan would be great at whatever he chose to do in life. God gifted him thunderbolts with his right arm to throw unhittable fastballs, but what he’s done outside of baseball is what I admire most. He’s a man’s man in every good and true meaning of the phrase. Like all great men, he continues to want to learn and grow.
I am proud he felt that Rich Without Money helped.