Atlantic Crossing Led to Crossing The Nonsense Divide

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Five years ago, James McIntosh left his life in Africa to begin afresh in the United States. Putting aside his fear of the unknown and his excess baggage (physical and mental), he boarded a jet plane and crossed the Atlantic. Crossing the Atlantic was the final stage in a passage of self-growth that ultimately led to the completion of his first book – Crossing the Nonsense Divide: Steps to Finding Your Path to a Successful Life.

Five years ago, James McIntosh left his life in Africa to begin afresh in the United States. Putting aside his fear of the unknown and his excess baggage (physical and mental), he boarded a jet plane and crossed the Atlantic. Crossing the Atlantic was the final stage in a passage of self-growth that ultimately led to the completion of his first book – Crossing the Nonsense Divide: Steps to Finding Your Path to a Successful Life.

Crossing the Nonsense Divide is a personal journey about making choices. It’s about choosing to create a successful life that, in the end, makes complete sense for you.

“Leaving Africa allowed me to put all my beliefs into practice - all that I believed about our relationship with fear and the weight of our history (baggage). Like many pioneers, I packed what I could carry – small items of significance and distributed the rest – we are only attached to our possessions inasmuch as we encourage and allow those attachments to hold us. Of course I was fearful – who wouldn’t be? Where was I going? What would I find there? How would I establish myself? What if it did not work?”

“Fear of the unknown is something that all of us experience,” says McIntosh. “Few of us are ever forced to or willingly choose to tackle our fears. We carry our baggage – mental and material – around for a very long time. Our baggage defines us!”

These themes form the basis of Crossing the Nonsense Divide. McIntosh sets out effective steps for confronting situations that arise in your life, dealing with them in an appropriate and positive manner and continuing to follow your life’s path without being weighed down by “nonsense.”

Originally writing a longer book, McIntosh was able to utilize his recent life experiences to produce a concise and readable book that touches people to their core. “Mr. McIntosh meshes state-of-the-art knowledge regarding human nature with a quiver full of specific strategies and skills to empower you to cross the Nonsense Divide and find your path. This is a bold, unique and creative synthesis of finding your path, in both theory and practice, to be found nowhere else. This is not a simplistic and superficial "airplane" read; it will challenge you to your conceptual depth, to your very soul” says Jim Wilson, Personal Development Coach, Richmond, VA.    

“This is not a read and absorb book, its a read and do book - an act-ion book. McIntosh has put his finger on the heart of two of the major problems facing us. Firstly, to shed the baggage that hampers our growth and secondly, to commit to do--to live--what is required for each of us to reach our personal potential--whatever we choose it to be.” Says Ray Hattingh, Management and IT Consultant, “In our quick-fix, image-worshipping, nonsensical society, McIntosh's voice is an island of sanity, echoing ancient wisdom and encouraging us to drop all the nonsense in our lives and to become what we are capable of being.”

ABOUT AUTHOR

James is a ‘nonsense’ consultant in Richmond, VA. http://www.nonsenseatwork.com Originally from South Africa, he has spent 20 years making organizations and management teams more effective by creating appropriate shifts in perceptions and in behaviors. What does this have to do with nonsense? Effectiveness is about outcomes of consequence and results that matter. All else is nonsense.

Graduating with a B.Sc from University of Pretoria, South Africa – he received his Hons B (B&A) and MBA from Stellenbosch University Business School, South Africa. He freely admits that his B.Sc, Honors and MBA degrees coupled with his global perspective help him to identify nonsense in a unique way.

James McIntosh expects to release his second book – Crossing the Nonsense Divide : The New Chakra as Nonsense Filter during Fall 2006

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Bronwyn Bush

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Richmond, VA

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