I just finished reading your first chapter, "Inner Peace through Self-Awareness". You truly are inspiring. I can apply much of what you had written to my daily life. For the past 5 1/2 yrs, I have been managing one of my fathers restaurants. The restaurant was my mother's dream. Two weeks before opening, she unexpectedly passed away. To help my father out, the family got together and decided to open the restaurant in memory of our mother and to help my father, so that he wouldn't have to sell. The business has been growing every year....but, I find myself unhappy, knowing that this is not what I wanted to do with my life.
I have no self discipline whatsoever. I am like the one that you wrote about....hitting the snooze button, and running late for work (maybe not quite as bad), but I feel like I am always running behind in everything that I do. There is so much more that I can do to help build his business up. Not only do I manage, but I do all of the home cooking. Today, I took a step in the right direction. I hired another cook to take my spot in the kitchen, so that I can have time to do the things that I have fallen behind on...like advertising and creating new menus. Reading your chapter has made me a little more self aware of myself and my actions. I look forward to reading more as you finish.
Loving your poetry, too. Very passionate...again, LOVE IT!!!