Today we welcome T.B. Fisher to our blog for a Virtual Book Tour. He’ll be answering questions about his book, Bought In: Reignite, Retool, Rebrand. He’s got lots of exciting ideas to share so lets get started:
NR: We understand that you promote a unique way of dealing with problems we currently face.
TBF: Today we face challenges that fundamentals alone cannot solve. Challenges that necessitate utilizing our gift of free thinking. We are called to incorporate three new R’s – let’s call them R cubed (R3) – Reignite, Retool, Rebrand.
NR: Just what does that mean?
TBF: My messages focus on empowering those individuals and organizations whose journey has stalled. Stalled due to unkindly economic realities or just Life’s daily grind. Reignite your passions. Retool your burning desire with acquired wisdom. Rebrand yourself to achieve and succeed.
NR: If stalled, how can you help?
TBF: As a writer, speaker and teacher, I use my voice to encourage and empower. I am able to relate how we can combine the wisdom and knowledge gained though life’s experiences with our past passions to achieve our dreams.
NR: Tell us about your past, your passions.
FBF: I was born and raised in Southern California. My youth was well rounded — an Eagle Scout, AFS foreign exchange student, athlete, musician. I graduated from UCLA with a BS in Engineering and received an MBA from the University of Southern California. I had accomplished my dreams of sports victories and love triumphs. My life passions were well entrenched getting caught up in various social movements from war to hunger. I thought I had seen it all.
NR: And you hadn’t?
TBF: Not even close. The reality of Uncle Sam’s infamous draft lottery opened my eyes. But nothing like surviving events that never occurred to me– even with my wild imagination – family illnesses, financial setbacks, professional downsizing, sailing in a hurricane.
NR: What other life experiences have you had?
TBF: As an international businessperson, I conducted sales and operations in virtually every country of the world and traveled to most. I am driven by meeting and working with people of all cultures, climates and dreams. My sorrow is being a witness to worldwide rote behavior-stifling creative solutions. My blessing is a loving wife and six terrific children.
NR: Tell us about your new book.
TBF: “Bought In: Reignite, Retool, Rebrand” is a revisit of the Baby Boomer’s adolescent heritage in the ’60’s, motivating the reader to incorporate life’s acquired wisdom and past passion to achieving rewired goals – ranging from retooled careers to social reform. In this updated version of my 2009 book, we provide a free, downloadable working journal for the reader’s personal exploration, “Dream and Do.”
Available also in all e-book formats, the book is written in a quick read style of 52 segments containing thought provoking topics, discussion, affirmations and personalized questions. So, the book can either be used to motivate the reader weekly or in one airplane flight.
NR: How does the book parallel your life? Have we all “bought in?”
TBF: Unfortunately my life mirrors most. With kids and therefore bills, I compromised my youthful zeal. I bought in. I gave my energies to my career. We lived the life of a corporate gypsy, moving 20 times in 20 years. There’s a message here for everyone.
We all get so high on ideals, we fall victim to the realities of life. In doing so we aid and abet the Establishment to flourish. The 60’s weren’t about being dissatisfied with life, it was about tackling injustice, bureaucratic behaviour, ambivalence…No different than social issues we face today. But today, we face personal challenges that require us to tap into those deep-seated passions in order to survive.
NR: Who will benefit from these messages?
TBF: Anyone fallen prey to unkindly economic realities and desperately needing to retool their career. People feeling the need to jump-start social desires stalled by life’s daily grind. Those ready to reignite hibernated passions into missions of personal renewal, family unity or social reform.
NR: Well that sounds like most of us! Thanks for sharing your time with us today. Readers, now is your time to ask your own questions of T.B. Fisher – he’s graciously agreed to answer them today. So send in your comments and questions and we’ll start the dialogue.