I first met author Tom Hinton about a year ago. He was introduced to me by a good friend who I rode bikes with while doing mentoring for Team In Training. I had a great lunch with Tom and was impressed with what Tom had created in his business, but more importantly I was inspired by him as a person.
Tom’s new book entitled ” 10,000 Days: the Rest of Your Life, the Best of Your Life.” is based on the principles that their are three (3) stages of our life. The first 10,000 days are the “Discovery Years” and span from infancy to early adulthood. The second 10,000 days are called the ” Fulfillment Years“. Most people spend the Fulfillment Years building their resume, acquiring wealth, searching for true love, starting a family and laying down roots. The third 10,000 days are the ” Legacy Years“. This as Tom explains it is the moment we grasp that something significant in our life is missing.
We frequently are asking the questions: Who am I?, How do I live a life worth remembering?, and What is my higher purpose in life?.
In my interview with Tom we discuss what is referred to in “10,000 Days” as “The Course”. The course consists of four parts: Acceptance of Self, Acceptance of Others, Acceptance of the Divine and Embracing the Gift of Love. The book has been written for those entering the ” Legacy Years” and are yearning for meaningful answers to life’s most powerful questions as Tom states.
Answering the above questions are a turning point in a person’s life–this turning point is not defined by age but by opening our hearts to new possibilities. Tom mentions that whenever our Inner Spirit senses we are receptive to its overtures, it surfaces and invites us to respond to its call. This book has been written for those who are awakening from a period of spiritual deprivation and want to re-connect with their Inner Spirit. This course is based on a simple life-balance philosophy that encourage your ego and Inner Spirit to work together in harmony so you can live your dreams and attain your higher purpose.
Tom new book “ 10,000 Days” is truly an inspirational work and worth the read no matter what your age. If you want to explore your higher calling and get in touch with that part of your that longs to be expressed and make a difference then I encourage you to read and practice what Tom Hinton is advocating. Enjoy this wonderful interview with Tom.