The Deep End of the Pool

Mitch Schneider
September 10, 2019

Now that the book is completed, the hard work of creating awareness begins. In many ways, it’s unlike anything I’ve ever done before requiring skills that need to be developed. The problem is time…

There is no time for tip-toeing to the edge of the pool and tentatively placing a toe in the water. With so much to do and so little time to get it all done, this an instance where the only way to proceed is the same way I learned to swim: by my father  throwing me into the deep end of the pool.

The only way I know to proceed successfully is total immersion! Nothing less will do.

This is not something I’m unfamiliar with. It’s how I learned to work on cars. It was how I learned to write for an audience, to speak in front of large groups of individuals, to create seminars and ultimately to write Misfire. And, while it isn’t something I’d necessarily recommend for the faint hearted, it works for me. It works for me because I really know no other way. It works for me because I’ve learned to limit whatever projects I take on to those that are really important to me: the projects I am passionate about. Those consistent with my Vision, Goals and Objectives.

Throwing myself into the deep end of the pool when it came to my treatment, the stem cell/bone marrow treatment was no different. It was the only way I could have survived. The only way I know.

The best part of throwing yourself into the deep end of the pool is that after having done it once or twice, it’s likely you will become very selective about which pools you choose to dive into! Very selective about the projects you are willing to say, No!, to.

So, choose your pools wisely. And, after you have, don’t hesitate to cannonball yourself into the deep end with a fury, a flurry and a big splash! And, while you’re in the air remember to stay well and take care!



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