After 25 years as an executive in the financial services industry – and a dozen more years split between the high-tech industry and the public sector – I left to pursue endeavors that were more fulfilling personally and more contributory on a societal level. Today I focus my time on writing and teaching.
Adam Donatello and Nina Morales share an immediate and powerful attraction, and their future together seems assured. But love is difficult enough without adding complications – real or imagined – to the mix. Nina sees life as a thousand shades of gray, while Adam tends toward black-and-white. He wants to move fast; she needs time. Nina sees her past liaisons with women as immaterial to their relationship, while her disclosure drives Adam to a state of irrational jealousy. He doesn’t know how he could compete with a woman, and his suspicions – which Nina views as hypocritical – lead them both to make decisions they may live to regret. MORE INFORMATION
Most people live a life planned by others. That’s why Thoreau’s observation that “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation” is even more true today than it was back in the 19th century. Our society is focused on teaching facts and figures (rote regurgitation) rather than nurturing true knowledge (insight and connecting the dots). Students graduate from college being able to write a more complete character description of George Washington than they can about themselves. There’s an old adage that you can’t truly love until you learn to love yourself. It’s equally true that you can’t understand others and the world around you unless you know and understand yourself. 20/20 Mind Sight provides a kickstart – as well as a kick in the ass – to a life of personal reflection and deep self-knowledge.