Before writing the foreword for Who Owns the Ice House, I wanted to better understand the eight life lessons the authors wrote about and subsequently architected an incredible entrepreneurship training program around. In particular, I scrutinized the sequence they chose to use in laying out a prescription for a self-directed life enabled by embracing an entrepreneurial mindset. Not surprising, at least not to me, was their decision to start the book with Choice.
For me, exercising our power to choose how we react to our circumstances is the single most important thing we can do in our life. I believe it is the distinguishing act (or inaction) that differentiates people that direct their lives from those that passively acquiesce, allowing the world around them dictate their life’s trajectory.
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