Are you a Master in the Art of Living?


A master in the art of living…simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.L.P. Jacks

Is your life defined by “duty”?

In 2009, on a Friday morning, I met my friend Chet Scott at a local Panera.

“Why are you so happy?” I asked. Chet’s glowing smile needed an explanation.

“Oh, nothing much,” he replied with sincerity. “I guess I’m just content.”

Content? Now there’s a word you don’t hear much, I thought.

“Tell me, Chet, why are you so content?” I joked back—sort of.

Truth is, at that point in my life I secretly wanted to know his secret.

“Well . . . I guess I’m just at a place in life where I don’t have to be anywhere I don’t want to be,” he stated.

I let his words sink in for ten seconds, then blurted out, “What planet are you living on? What do you mean you don’t have to be anywhere?”

Despite my tone, I knew exactly what he meant. Chet spoke authentically of a freedom few people ever find. Six years prior, he’d left his day job and entered his dream job. Since then he had created a life of freedom. He only worked with his “ideal” clients and he had the bandwidth to read, write, and exercise.

His life seemed . . . light. Not easy, but light.

Me, on the other hand? I lived on a different planet. Maybe even in a different solar system.  My life seemed like one big duty.

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Is your life defined by “desire”?

I’m not going to sugar-coat the truth. It wasn’t a easy process. The transition from a life of DUTY to a life of DESIRE took effort. Chet showed me how to author my OPUS. Slowly, everything changed. I went from STUCK to a SOUL ON FIRE.

Although the journey never ends, my clarity gave me the confidence I needed to make tough decisions. I realigned my entire life. Today my days aren’t pain-free, but they are truly unbelievable. I have:

  • A gracious God
  • A loving family
  • A dream job

I don’t HAVE TO do anything any longer. Instead, I get to IGNITE SOULS—full-time.

You can become a Master in the Art of Living too

When you experience this type of transformation you can’t keep quiet. To do so would be unkind and criminal. Although some won’t listen, I still have to try. I want to wake-up others who are sleepwalking though life—just like I was.

True, few people are willing to admit their lives contain HAVE TO’s. Most would rather pretend they’re the ones in control. But if you’re brave enough to unplug from the MATRIX and bold enough take off the MASK then you may want to check out the FREE resource below.

Life didn’t change until I did. Become a Master in the Art of Living.


QUESTION: What’s your favorite line in the L.P. Jacks quote at the top of the post?

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About The Author

Kary Oberbrunner

KARY OBERBRUNNER is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best-Selling Author and CEO of Igniting Souls Publishing Agency, a global company that runs on EOS. Its core focus is helping people write, publish, and market their books the right way and turn them into 18 streams of income. He’s an award-winning author of ten books, a screenwriter, and he’s been featured in Entrepreneur, CBS, Fox News, Yahoo, and many other major media outlets. As a young man, he suffered from severe stuttering, depression, and self-injury. Today a transformed man, Kary ignites souls. As an international speaker, he loves topics that capture his heart and mind such as: leadership, personal growth, human performance, blockchain technology, and entrepreneurship. As a futurist and host of the Blockchain Life podcast, he often consults on marketing, branding, IP, and NFTs. He has several earned degrees including a Bachelor of Arts, Masters in Divinity, and Doctorate in Transformational Leadership. He lives in Ohio with his family.

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