Henry is the founder and CEO of Accidental Creative, a consulting firm that helps organizations generate new ideas. His first book, The Accidental Creative (2011), offered strategies for how to thrive in the creative marketplace and was supported by a podcast of the same name. The imperative of the new book to “die empty” may sound exhausting, but it’s not about working yourself to the bone until you have nothing left to give. Instead, it’s about reminding yourself that your life is finite to create a sense of urgency that breaks the habit of putting your best work off until tomorrow. Many modern professionals are “busily bored,” cranking through a lot of work but not engaged or meeting their larger objectives. Henry provides a number of tactics and mental challenges to keep you focused on short, medium, and long-range goals. Keep this one by your bedside and read a section or two at the beginning or end of the day to keep yourself on track. --David Siegfried
"One of the best books of the year. Passionate, practical and powerful, Todd will help you do more and do it better, starting right now."
- Seth Godin, author of The Icarus Deception
"A simple, masterful manual for leading a fulfilled life. I couldn't put it down. Bravo, Todd Henry!"
- David Allen, author of the international bestseller Getting Things Done
"In a field crowded with rivals, Todd Henry stands out as a unique and original voice.... If you can read this book and not be inspired, you need a 100% full-body-and-soul transplant. Outstanding!"
- Steven Pressfield, bestselling author of The War of Art and Turning Pro
"You have a limited number of days on Earth. This book sends an urgent message: make them count!"
- Chris Guillebeau, NYT Bestselling author of The $100 Startup
"Die Empty looks past simple slogans to highlight detailed strategies for building a meaningful life; a must-read for anyone interested in moving from inspiration to action."
- Cal Newport, author of So Good They Can't Ignore You
"We all want confirmation that our life compass is pointed in the direction and that we are on course. Die Empty provides practical methods for reflecting and then immediately taking action that keeps you on the right path and helps you unlock your full potential on a daily basis."
- Tim Schigel, founder and Chairman of ShareThis
"I can think of no better phrase to live your life by, nor any better person to explain the message. Bravo."
- Julien Smith, Founder of Breather.com and New York Times bestselling author of The Flinch