The Only Certain Freedom
The Transformative Journey of the Entrepreneur
A Globe and Mail Best Business Book
The Only Certain Freedom explores the process, pitfalls, and triumphs of leaving the corporate world in order to fashion a career that matches our heartfelt values. Written by management consultant, teacher, and writer, Patrick O’Neill, this book will help budding entrepreneurs find the courage of their convictions, discover the universal truths that underlie their personal hero journey, and turn their nascent hope for a better career and more fulfilling life into reality.
The Only Certain Freedom tells the narrative of Patrick O’Neill’s own experience as he struggled to take control of his career path while connecting each twist and turn of his story to different ancient myths, clarifying the common threads of human struggle, and illuminating the profound wisdom at the heart of human experience.
While The Only Certain Freedom is truly a book for our era of empowered individualism, it is also a testament to the universality of human experience from time immemorial. While it promotes the individual seeker, it also connects his or her journey to the hardship and joy that all of us face when we decide to take the risks necessary to find success.
O’Neill shows that while we often think of our experiences as unique, we are, at the end of the day, fallible humans and we have as much to learn from each other—past and present—as ever.
“A compelling and profound book about redemption in how we relate to work and the struggle to create something new in the world.”
“A must-read for all those who have ever contemplated bold career moves at any age, as well as for those searching to infuse more passion and purpose into their lives.”
“Inspiring . . . Encourages us both professionally and personally to risk daily, forgive constantly, and remember that we are more than the habitual stories that have limited our choices.”
“Don’t start a new business without reading this book.”
$22.95 CAD • $17.95 USD
Published March 9, 2018
Distributed online only