May 10, 2013

Creating a Life in Forward Motion – The eBook

A little over a year ago, I wrote the eBook “Creating a Life in Forward Motion”.  The intent behind writing the book was to help people understand how to get “unstuck” from the many facets of life; relationships, careers, jobs, and life in general.  I’m going to publish excerpts from the book from time-to-time to give you insights into the book.  My hope is that the things I share will prove beneficial to you.  Of course, should it cause you to want to go buy it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and many other online bookstores, that would benefit both of us.  But, don’t think about buying it now.

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“In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may find…
In the year 3535
Ain’t gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies
Everything you think, do, and say
Is in the pill you took today

In the year 5555
Your arms are hanging limp at your sides
Your legs got nothing to do
Some machine is doing that for you…”

Those lyrics are from a 1969 song that Zagar and Evans wrote and sang.

What the song was pointing out through its lyrics was that technology was growing at such a fast pace that, soon, man wouldn’t need to think or act because machines would be doing everything.  Yet, to give you some perspective, when this song was topping the Bill Board Charts, the U.S. was still just a few days away from walking on the moon for the first time.  There were no cell phones, microwave ovens, LCD/LED plasma screen TV’s, or Google Glasses.

We’re not in the year 2525 yet, but we’re well over 40 years past the time the song was popular, and what do we see?  Has the need for people to think and act become less with the advent of all this new technology?  No, in fact, in 1989 we went from the Industrial Age to the Information Age, and ever since, we have seen more of a need for people to think and act.  As of the writing of this book, technology is doubling every 18 months and that can’t happen without the uniqueness of human thought.  The exponential growth of technology has given us so much in what we can get done in a day’s time.  According to the song’s lyrics, we should be starting to see ourselves with a wealth of free time.  Is that the case for you?  Do you find yourself with times where you have just nothing to do?  If so, you’re in the minority.  The majority of people that grew up before most of the inventions we see today find that they’re busier now than they were 20 or 30 years ago.

There are unique challenges, though, that technology has brought upon us; Lack of motivation, a sense of not having a clear direction, and a weakening of our daily thought processes being among them.  With technology growing exponentially, human society is having a difficult time keeping up with the changes.  We haven’t prepared ourselves to advance our social and work skills to keep up with them.  People today are gifted with more options they have ever had before, and these options cause people and organizations to lose the sense of direction and loyalty of the past.  Whereas, our father or grandfather might have had one job for 30 years and retire with a guaranteed pension, today we might have anywhere from 3 to 10 jobs and our retirement is now our personal responsibility.  You now not only have to know how to do your job, you have to know, or should know, how to invest your money to maximize your retirement.

“In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may find…
In the year 3535
Ain’t gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies
Everything you think, do, and say
Is in the pill you took today

In the year 5555
Your arms are hanging limp at your sides
Your legs got nothing to do
Some machine is doing that for you…”

Those lyrics are from a 1969 song that Zagar and Evans wrote and sang.

What the song was pointing out through its lyrics was that technology was growing at such a fast pace that, soon, man wouldn’t need to think or act because machines would be doing everything.  Yet, to give you some perspective, when this song was topping the Bill Board Charts, the U.S. was still just a few days away from walking on the moon for the first time.  There were no cell phones, microwave ovens, LCD/LED plasma screen TV’s, or Google Glasses.

We’re not in the year 2525 yet, but we’re well over 40 years past the time the song was popular, and what do we see?  Has the need for people to think and act become less with the advent of all this new technology?  No, in fact, in 1989 we went from the Industrial Age to the Information Age, and ever since, we have seen more of a need for people to think and act.  As of the writing of this book, technology is doubling every 18 months and that can’t happen without the uniqueness of human thought.  The exponential growth of technology has given us so much in what we can get done in a day’s time.  According to the song’s lyrics, we should be starting to see ourselves with a wealth of free time.  Is that the case for you?  Do you find yourself with times where you have just nothing to do?  If so, you’re in the minority.  The majority of people that grew up before most of the inventions we see today find that they’re busier now than they were 20 or 30 years ago.

There are unique challenges, though, that technology has brought upon us; Lack of motivation, a sense of not having a clear direction, and a weakening of our daily thought processes being among them.  With technology growing exponentially, human society is having a difficult time keeping up with the changes.  We haven’t prepared ourselves to advance our social and work skills to keep up with them.  People today are gifted with more options they have ever had before, and these options cause people and organizations to lose the sense of direction and loyalty of the past.  Whereas, our father or grandfather might have had one job for 30 years and retire with a guaranteed pension, today we might have anywhere from 3 to 10 jobs and our retirement is now our personal responsibility.  You now not only have to know how to do your job, you have to know, or should know, how to invest your money to maximize your retirement…

I hope you enjoyed the content!  Please feel free to ask me questions about the book or if you have a question about coaching, hypnosis, or NLP.

Creating life in forward motion,

Dr. Edward Lewellen

ed@trans-think.com

972.900.9207