Dave Arnold is a return guest on the podcast this week. He was previously in episode #35, in which he talks about his book, “Pilgrims of the Alley.”

Dave Arnold has written another book: “It’s Possible: How to Thrive, Not Just Survive.

He shares the story of how he began the journey in his own life that led to this book, starting with a sermon he was preparing: “The Impossible Becoming Possible.”

He refers to the story of Hugo Cabret, who was an orphaned boy that lived in a train station in Paris during the early 1930’s. He became engaged in rebuilding a automaton. He deduces that the little mechanical man was just waiting to do what he’s supposed to do – waiting for his purpose.

Dave also shares what he calls Destiny Deterrents – those things that try to stop us from fulfilling our destiny.

He has a great quote and lesson:

Well it’s time to unlearn and relearn what we’ve learned.

This reminds me of a quote by Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back:

In closing, he shares a little bit about the Levels of Languishing – those things that cause us to lose vigor or strength.

If you purchase the book before February 23, 2014, you can get some free bonuses:

  • Pilgrims of the Alley
  • “Leadership Mandate” by Dan Black
  • Video

To get these bonuses, go to his website and follow the instructions.