Lessons from the Crossroads: Finding My Authentic Path

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Lessons for Your Journey, I, 2007 - 288 pages
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Lessons from the Crossroads is full of stories and tales Ed has heard from others, tales that are now part of his life. The story of any one of us is, in part, the story of all of us. By telling the story of his experiences of reclaiming his authentic path, Ed inspires his readers as they discover humor, joy, laughter, personal meaning in their own lives, some sadness, but most of all, a sense of hope, love, forgiveness and personal excitement for the times their lessons are learned from their own crossroads experiences. While reading this book, you will become aware of the changes Ed experienced in his life which will provide insight into the many changes you have created in yours as your journey led you to your different crossroads. Ed shares his feeling about many of his struggles, concepts and relationships as he share his insights throughout Lessons form the Crossroads. Ed also has the unique ability to share his growth from the beginning of this manuscript to the end, and you will rejoice in his transformation as well as receive inspiration and courage to continue yours. It is the joy of sharing these stories as you write your own that will create a heartfelt connection to Ed and his wisdom for years to come.

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Introduction Heres How It All Got Started
My Adventure Begins
Reclaiming My Authentic Self from the Depths of Depression
Beginning to Find Some Connections Toward My Authentic Self
Closed but Still Open as Charlie Begins His Story
Encouraging Others by Extending Care and Understanding
My Travels with Charlie and Findin Home
Oh No My Second Week Is Already Here
A Tug of War to Relocate My Authentic Path
Providential Moments
My Ongoing Pilgrimage Toward My Authentic Path
Is the Third Time the Charm?
Lessons from Art and Charlie
My Desert Oasis
Understanding My Authentic Path Didnt Remove the Fears
Lessons from the Crossroads

Finding the Hole in My Sidewalk
Back to a true? or false? Sense of Reality
And the Beat Goes On
Epilogue A Talk with God

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Ed Poole founded Lessons for Your Journey, Inc. in April, 2006, and shares his experiences as a writer, public speaker, success coach, storyteller, facilitator, and trainer to both profit and not-for-profit organizations. For over twenty years Ed has written and presented extensively throughout the United States on organizational change, the dynamics and alignment of organizations, leadership development, organization development, and executive coaching. Ed developed programs for school districts, universities, and Fortune 500 companies. Prior to this, much of Ed Poole's professional life was spent as a high school teacher, middle school principal, high school assistant principal and principal, associate superintendent for instruction, and superintendent of schools. Ed taught fifteen years full-time at The University of Georgia and Aurora University; part-time at Indiana University, Butler University in Indianapolis, Northern Illinois University, National-Louis University, and North Central College. He was Education and Training Director for Cummins Engine Company, located in Columbus, Indiana.

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