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Shift: Move from Frustrated to Fulfilled
Are you frustrated with seeking the next step to move forward? Every day, we move in one direction or another. We’re free to choose from endless possibilities. Only you can choose the direction of the rest of your life, your career, and your home. Whether you are a seasoned executive, emerging leader, stay-at-home parent, or college student, frustration is inevitable. Now is the time for you to Shift from, “I’m so busy and stressed,” to, “I’m living my ideal life right now.” And it’s not even that complicated.
In Shift, author Derek Deprey teaches you a 5-gear process. Each gear uniquely moves you from frustrated to fulfilled. Within each interactive chapter, you’ll drive up to powerful questions and practical exercises—calls to make today the day you are inspired to change.
Combining endless passion with captivating stories, Derek shows you how to
• Confront your fears.
• Form your core values.
• Pursue personal growth.
• Visualize your preferred future.
• Adopt a positive mindset.
• Personalize your desires.
• Exercise meaningful action.
• Fulfill your ideal life.
• Inspire fellow travelers.
Now is the time to reach your true potential. While there are many people who try to accomplish this, very few are given a roadmap of where to start. You’ve always had what it takes to make the first move, and you always will. The right move, at the right moment, can make all the difference. If something stands between you and your ideal life, Shift. If you’re looking for someone to help you maneuver the challenging territory, Derek is your fellow traveler to get your compass pointed in the right direction.
Unique Selling Proposition...
If consumers in the target market purchase and read Shift…
They will (benefits) . . .
o Build their ideal life around their core values, vision, passions, and definition of success.
o Personalize their plan for personal growth and be encouraged that it’s never too late to grow.
o Recognize that optimism comes before success.
o Invest time doing more of what they love and less of what they like.
o Be present and capture their most precious moments.
o Defeat stress and busyness by letting go of the rigid boundaries that exist between their work and their personal life.
o Move the obstacle that is standing in the way of their ideal life.
The book will (features) . . .
o Reveal influential questions that will move them from where they are today, to where they want to be in the future.
o Explain the Move to Grow principle to ensure lifelong learning.
o Provide a flexible formula (APE = Growth) to determine their Attitude, discover their Passions, and design their Execution.
o Teach them how to discover their Xs, the intersections of what they love doing and what their great at doing.
o Uncover 10 behaviors to help them make constant steady progress toward fulfillment.
o Weave Derek’s personal stories with action items throughout the book.
Overview and Chapter-by-Chapter Synopsis...
• FOREWORD by Kary Oberbrunner
• INTRODUCTION – CRASH: Confront Your Deepest Frustrations (Hazard image)
o I don’t know where you’re reading this book right now. You might be in a coffee shop, in bed, at the gym, or at a bookstore. I do know; however, that you want to be successful. Maybe you’re stuck in a rut and your life around you has crashed and burned. Is it time to remove any obstacles that are in the way of reaching for the stars? Wherever you are, I want you to stop and think about what success means to you. Fortunately, there is no “one-size-fits-all” model for attaining success. There is no right or wrong answer. You, and only you, know your meaning. It’s time to leave the crash behind and integrate your definition of success within your ideal life.
• CHAPTER ONE – FOUNDATION: Form Your Core Values (1st Gear Image)
o Is your foundation broken or rock solid? To be able to move forward in life, you will need great footing. In 1st Gear, you’ll learn that the best way to create a solid foundation is to determine your true personal values. I’ll help you discover them. Once you do this, you’ll be able to move forward purposefully, based on your rock solid foundation of values. Your values are the ideas and virtues that are most important to you. Your values are the things that you won’t compromise on, or that you would die to defend. When you consistently keep your personal values at the heart of everything you do, you’ll create a smoother journey to living your ideal life right now.
• CHAPTER TWO – PRINCIPLE: Pursue Personal Growth (2nd Gear Image)
o Now that you’ve shifted into 1st Gear, it’s time to build on your foundational core values. In 2nd Gear, you’ll learn that growth is vital for everyone. If we’re not growing, we’re decaying. In this chapter, I’ll reveal my Move to Grow principle that will lead you to your clues and transform your life. Once personal growth becomes a daily ritual, you’ll be on the fast track and nothing will stop you.
• CHAPTER THREE – VISION: Visualize Your Preferred Future (3rd Gear Image)
o Now that you’ve shifted into 2nd Gear and made a mental decision to grow, it’s time to shift into 3rd Gear and get a general idea of where you’re headed. In this chapter, you’ll visualize your preferred future and think about how you want the world to be different. You’ll create a vision that’ll give you the motivation for the choices that you’ll make on your journey of moving from frustrated to fulfilled.
• CHAPTER FOUR – FLOW: Follow the APE Formula (4th Gear Image)
o Now that you’ve confronted your deepest frustrations, formed your core values, made the decision to pursue personal growth, and visualized your preferred future, it’s time to actually grow. 4th Gear is the flow or formula APE: Attitude + Passions + Execution = Growth. APE is like the bridge between you and your vision. Each part of the formula will have its own respective chapter. In this chapter, you’ll get an overview of each concept. APE is all about having the right attitude while finding your passions and priorities and taking the necessary actions to move your life forward! Once this formula is implemented into your everyday life, you’ll be well on your way to reaching your true potential.
• CHAPTER FIVE – ATTITUDE: Adopt a Positive Mindset (4th Gear Image)
o There are three things that you have the power to control: Attitude, Passions, and Execution. Now that you’ve been given a rudimentary explanation of APE, it’s time to break down each concept. We’ll stay in 4th Gear for the next three chapters to ensure that you’ll no longer be stuck on the shoulder of the road. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to adopt a positive mindset. No matter what your own personal definition of success is, you must have the right attitude to achieve it. Attitude is your engine for growth. Stop your downward spiral once and for all. Today is the day that you will choose to have a positive and impassioned attitude. Allowing this change in attitude will help facilitate your desire to change your behavior.
• CHAPTER SIX – PASSIONS: Personal Your Desires (4th Gear Image)
o You can have the best attitude in the world, but it won't enhance your life without passion. Passion is your fuel for growth. Without passion, you’re likely to lose the great attitude and end up with fatigue and burnout. In this chapter, you’ll spend time thinking, dreaming, and personalizing your desires. You’ll find your X, the intersection where what you love doing (passion) and what you want to be great at (skill) will cross. Unfortunately, many people never live their X because they've never taken the time to find it, or they don't believe that their dreams can come to fruition. Let’s undo most of your negativity once and for all by connecting the twelve inches between your mind/attitude and your heart/passion.
• CHAPTER SEVEN – EXECUTION: Exercise Meaningful Action (4th Gear Image)
o Now that you’ve personalized your passions, it’s time to close the gap between knowing your Xs and doing your Xs. Passion without execution is pretending. Execution without passion is wasting. Passion with execution will transform your life. In this chapter, you’ll put your pedal to the metal and design every minute of your life’s activities around your passions and priorities with ten gap-closing behaviors. You’ll continue to go from, “I’m so frustrated and busy,” to, “I’m fulfilled and living my ideal life right now.”
• CHAPTER EIGHT – FUSION: Fulfill Your Ideal Life (5th Gear Image)
o The APE formula is complete. You’ve learned how to adopt a positive mindset, personalize your desires, and exercise meaningful action. In this chapter, you’ll shift into the 5th and final gear, and become the person with whom you want to spend the rest of your life. Life is not a dress rehearsal. You’ll create a lasting ID that you actually like. You can fulfill your ideal life while executing your passions. You’ll stop separating your passions and priorities from life demands. Instead, you’ll learn how to apply work–life fusion versus work–life balance. With integrated living, you’ll be happier, healthier, and wealthier.
• CONCLUSION – IMPACT: Inspire Fellow Travelers (HOV image)
o Now that you’re cruising in 5th Gear and living the life you’ve always dreamt of living, it’s time to pay it forward. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to inspire and impact other fellow travelers to Shift with you. Now is the time for you to pump the breaks, pick up some fellow travelers, and help others move from frustrated to fulfilled. Buckle up and hold on because your life—as well as the lives of many others—will never be the same.