Todd Henry is an author, international speaker, consultant, and advisor. He is the author of four books 📖which have been translated into more than a dozen languages.
He speaks internationally on creativity, productivity, and passion for work, and help people and teams generate brilliant ideas.
He calls himself, an arms dealer for the creative revolution.
His first book📕 The Accidental Creative teaches people and teams how to build practices that lead to everyday brilliance. It walks you through a step-by-step process for being prolific, brilliant, and healthy in life and work.
Die Empty, is his second book📘 which unlocks the forces that cause even the brightest, most skilled people to become stuck, and introduces practices that help them get moving again. It was named by the editors at Amazon.com as one of the best books of 2013.
His third book📘 Louder Than Words teaches how to build a body of work that resonates deeply with your intended audience.
Herding Tigers is his latest book📓 which teaches how to be the leader that creative people need.
I get to know about this book by chance. Or should I say my Good Luck favored me😉. My husband read the article Die Empty on Facebook. He shared the article with me. I liked it so much that I ordered that book on Amazon immediately. The article that my husband found on Facebook is as follows👇
Die Empty – Anonymous
One of the most beautiful article that I have read in the book called “Die Empty” by Todd Henry. The author was inspired and got this idea of writing this book while attending a business meeting.
When the director asked the audience: “Where is the richest land in the world?” One of the audience answered: “Oil-rich Gulf states.” Another added: “Diamond mines in Africa.” Then the director said: “No it is the cemetery. Yes, it is the richest land in the world, because millions of people have departed from it, “they have died” and they carry many valuable ideas that did not come out of the light and benefited others. It is all in the cemetery where they were buried.”
Inspired by this answer, Todd Henry wrote his wonderful book “Die empty” where he did his best to motivate people to pour out their ideas and potential energies in their communities and turn them into something useful before it is too late.
The most beautiful of what he said in his book is: “Do not go to your grave and carry inside you the best that you have, always choose to die empty.”
Die empty is a new expression. The true meaning of this new expression is to die empty of all the goodness that is within you. Deliver it before you leave this world. If you have an idea, perform it. If you have the knowledge, give it out. If you have a goal, achieve it. Love, share and distribute, do not keep it inside. Do not keep the goodness inside of you, and die full of ideas and be a delicious meal for the earthworms in the grave.
Most of us live with the stubborn idea that we will always have tomorrow. But sooner or later all of our tomorrows will run out. Are you empty? I think we all weigh thousands of tons of goodness, creativity, love and hope that we can give. We have not given all of it, except a little.
How I wish that we start the race to give and distribute every atom of goodness inside us. We should learn how to find and sustain our passion and generosity, even in tough times. Let’s fill up ours and others live with goodness so that we die empty.
Following👇 article on book DIE EMPTY is taken from TODD HENRY website :
“Embrace the importance of now, and refuse to allow the lull of comfort, fear, familiarity, and ego to prevent you from taking action on your ambitions…The cost of inaction is vast. Don’t go to your grave with your best work inside of you. Choose to die empty.”
Most of us live with the stubborn idea that we’ll always have tomorrow to do our most important and valuable work. We fill our days with frantic activity, bouncing from task to task, scrambling to make deadlines and chase the next promotion. But by the end of each day, we’re often left asking ourselves “did the work I do today really matter?” We feel the ticking of the clock, but we’re stuck in first gear, unsure of the path forward and without a road map to guide us.
Here’s the hard truth: sooner or later all of our tomorrows will run out, so how we choose to spend today is significant. Each day that we postpone difficult tasks and succumb to the clutter that chokes creativity, discipline, and innovation results in a net deficit to the world, our organizations, and ourselves.
Die Empty is a tool for people who aren’t willing to put off their most important work for another day. Todd Henry explains the forces that keep us in stagnation and introduces a process for instilling consistent practices into your life that will keep you on a true and steady course.
Each day that we postpone difficult tasks and succumb to the clutter that chokes creativity, discipline, and innovation results in a net deficit to the world, our organizations, and ourselves.
It’s not about slaving over a project or living on a whim—it’s about embracing the idea that time is finite and making a unique contribution to the world that only you can make. Henry shows how to cultivate the mindset and the methods you need to sustain your enthusiasm, push through mental barriers, and unleash your best work each day. His guiding principles and checkpoints include:
Define Your Battles: Counter aimlessness by defining your goals wisely and build your life around achieving them.
Be Fiercely Curious: Prevent boredom from dulling your senses by approaching your work with a curious mindset.
Step Out of Your Comfort Zone: Make a valuable contribution to the world by getting uncomfortable and embracing lifelong growth and skill development
Sure to bring a newfound clarity and a sense of urgency to how you approach your work every day, Die Empty will help you reach for and achieve your goals.
Hope you enjoyed reading this article but do not forget to grab your own copy of DIE EMPTY and let it unleash the Best Work of you every day👍😍.