R. P. is feeling justifiably low. He has been dealing with a traumatic job layoff, and it seems that seeking new career opportunities has rolled into an extended length of time with no employment or even promising prospects. He now accepts a temporary customer service position. Although thankful for the income, he finds it disappointing to admit the necessity of working a job for which he is greatly overqualified and, to make matters worse, he has been scheduled on the graveyard shift. He wonders why on earth, at this stage of his adult life, his road has taken this severe curve.
Too young to retire, yet hovering at an age where prospective employers suspect that his most efficient productive and cognitive years are in the past, R. P. finds it difficult to generate enthusiasm about his new temp job.
Personally, I have always been a believer that things often happen for a very distinct reason. We cannot always recognize value at the time, but frequently gaze backwards and say, “Aha! I get it now. If that hadn’t happened, this would never have been possible.”
R. P. perseveres and meets some fascinating, illuminating people along his temp job path. They help him think through his feelings about different aspects of his life, and they help reinforce the belief that people are frequently brought into our lives (even if only temporarily) for a specific purpose.
I definitely gained a few golden takeaway nuggets from reading this book. Hitting home with me were the following:
1-Being conscious of not allowing interactions with negative people to dictate my mood or frame of mind. I don’t need to let a snide comment send me into free fall from elation to deflation. I have to take control of my own mood and not give negative people the power to ruin my day.
2-My perception of why someone said something that I consider negative may be very different from what they were actually thinking or insinuating. Have I walked in their shoes? Probably not.
3-Success (even in terms of book sales) is not necessarily measured in numbers, but by the people who are positively touched by our writing and other endeavors.
There are many other thoughts that come to mind after reading Joy Potential, but the above were just a few precious gems that penetrated and steadfastly stuck to my brain.
Joy Potential also explains the progression of R. P.’s venture into hosting Internet radio shows--something the author does in real life. The actual R. P. really does an excellent job with interviewing and discussing a variety of books and genres. When you listen to one of his programs, his sincerity and enthusiasm absolutely charm the listening audience.
His own book will inspire and surprise the reader, but you won’t get any spoilers from me. You will want to read Joy Potential: Where You’d Least Expect It for your own benefit. You may just see the world a little bit differently.
In a state of chaos, anything is possible. We have an opportunity to shake up our lives, to create more happiness. Our time here is limited. Where do you put your attention? What do you create and experience - fear or joy? At a crossroads in life not knowing which direction to go, I find myself taking a temporary graveyard job to help with expenses.
During the course of this one week assignment, I discover negative patterns and cycles ingrained since birth. It becomes clear how these mistaken beliefs create fear and roadblocks in my life. It's time for a change! A new perspective is created as John the Supervisor and Leonora, Quality Control, guide me through the unknown, overcoming fear, to a place where I see new paths and opportunities. "Moving from a place of questioning one's self worth, to a place where I do something that significantly improves a stranger's life is a massive shift!" I am led down a path where my hobby, Internet-based radio, becomes a major source of Joy Potential.
In the Author’s Own Words
"This story was written to help the reader become more aware of the opportunities that life presents every day for creating more joy and happiness. Each morning, while walking in nature, I was shown what to write for the day creating excitement and anticipation in me as the story unfolded. The perspectives provided are meant to stimulate thought and to recognize that our life experience is created by the decisions we make each day. If you want a better life, start now by making better, healthier and more positives choices."
About the Author
R. P. Sharpe is the Founder of BITEradio.me --Bringing Inspiration To Earth radio. Established in 2010, BITEradio.me was created to provide a source of positive programming designed to enlighten and entertain. A former corporate trainer, R. P. Sharpe has more than 25 years experience in the study of metaphysics and more than 10 years radio experience both broadcast and Internet-based.
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Mary Anne Benedetto
Author of Eyelash, 7 Easy Steps to Memoir Writing: Build a Priceless Legacy One Story at a Time!, Never Say Perfect, From Italy with Love & Limoncello and Write Your Pet's Life Story in 7 Easy Steps!