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07-21-20 Unbounded: Journey to Your Within, author Aaron McCormick 

With All the Odds Stacked Against Him, Aaron McCormick Rode His Gifts, Empathy and Joy to Unparalleled Success; Then Pivots to Focus on Bringing Others to Fulfillment

A Guide to the Inner Navigation System That Leads to Inner and Outer Fulfillment, Personal Responsibility, Love and Joy

By all rights, Aaron McCormick should have been a casualty of his upbringing, “destined,” as he says,” to be crippled by almost every externally imposed and therefore, self-imposed limitation you could imagine.”

Raised on the south side of Chicago, in poverty by a single mother with no education, deserted by a father who was likely an undiagnosed bi-polar schizophrenic, and tightly controlled by an extreme fundamentalist religion that allowed no personal freedom whatsoever, including getting a college education or playing sports, Aaron ultimately defied those expectations of failure.

In fact, he succeeded spectacularly! With no college education, beginning in his low twenties, he became a hugely successful corporate enterprise software salesman, making millions of dollars for his employers and himself, climbing from company to company until he was honored with the prestigious “Best of IBM” award bestowed on only 1% of the company’s 400,000 employees. Along the way, he also earned an MBA (without an undergraduate degree!) How did he do it? With joy and empathy.

Joy because Aaron tuned into his inner voice that guided him to focus on work that he enjoyed and also leveraged his natural gifts despite environmental and societal pressure that suggested otherwise and also courageously leaving behind family and restrictive paradigms, regardless of the costs. And empathy because he worked extremely hard to ‘walk in the shoes’ of the people personally impacted by company-wide systems to ensure everyone’s needs were satisfied, not just the senior executives to which he sold those systems. He cared and it showed in his results.

After many years of solving problems on the corporate train, Aaron realized that what was most fulfilling — and the very fuel to his success personally and in business — was a reverence for the power of personal introspection and the universal wisdom right before us all. It was time to step out and share it with those seeking more fulfillment and success in career, love, relationships and personal power.

In his new book Unbounded, Journey to Your Within, Aaron takes readers through their own past experiences to unequivocally prove their latent power and also identify and use their North Star-Joy-for every decision and endeavor to create satisfying work, successful love relationships, and awaken their inner power. It is a potent book of personal responsibility-from a man who stepped into his at a very young age.

Unbounded makes the case that listening to one’s true inner voice, will cut those low-frequency bindings and create a totally unlimited and unbounded life. As he says in the book, “It comes down to being either intrinsically-driven or extrinsically-drive.” He shows the way to become intrinsically-driven through conscious introspection, the method he used to unbind himself from the life that could have held him back.

Today, Aaron travels the U.S. speaking to audiences, doing workshops and enjoying life with his wife and two children, while passing along techniques he has learned to excavate and follow one’s true nature, purpose and desires, turning them into reality.

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