ducks in a row:- Everything is ready; all preparations are complete. To have everything just the way you want it before you take the next step. (eg. "I want to quit my job and pursue my passion, but I need to get all my ducks in a row before I hand in my resignation.")
THE FLAW: "I've never met a set of ducks that liked standing in a row for very long." We've all seen ducks in a row. The trouble is, watch them long enough and they eventually break formation. In other words, if you're waiting for things to be perfect before you act on your dreams in general, and if your success becoming an entrepreneur in particular is contingent on those ducks staying in line for the duration of your adventure in freedom, you might be waiting forever!
Who is the Passion Prophet?
Once upon a time, there was a civil engineer who hated his job, followed his passion, started a sideline business publishing his own books, made enough money to quit his job, ran away to a tropical island in the Pacific, and started a tourism business so he could give tours of the island to pretty girls every day…and live a nomadpreneur’s dream life!"
Walt F.J. Goodridge is originally from the Caribbean island of Jamaica and holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Columbia University in New York City. However, after seven years working for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, this civil engineer and frustrated employee walked away from his career to pursue his passion for writing and helping others.
In addition being known as the original "Hip Hop Entrepreneur author," "the Jamaican on Saipan," "the Jamaican in China," and the "Ageless Adept," Walt is most widely known as the "Passion Prophet," author of Turn Your Passion Into Profit, and products based on his PassionProfit™ Philosophy & Formula.
Several years ago, Walt escaped from America to live on the Pacific island of Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and has written several books about his new home, including: Saipan Living, Doing Business on Saipan, Chicken Feathers & Garlic Skin: Diary of a Chinese Garment Factory Girl on Saipan, Saipan Now, & Something About Saipan,
He now writes freelance articles for the Saipan Tribune and Marianas Variety newspapers, and the Guam Business Journal. He conducts writer workshops for aspiring authors on Saipan, Tinian and Guam, offers tours of the islands for visitors as well as residents, has been featured in several documentaries about the islands, and has received a Senate Resolution for his contributions to CNMI society.
The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, Source, Billboard, Time, Black Enterprise, Essence, Ebony, South Africa's SArie Magazine as well as many others have featured his insights, inspiration and instruction. His books have been used as texts for university courses in the US as well as Europe, and his ideas have been quoted by "Guerrilla Marketing" guru Jay Conrad Levinson, music industry pioneer Chuck D, and other business authors worldwide. Walt currently owns and operates over 50 websites, has written a total of over 25 books, over 400 articles and over 500 inspirational poems known as "Life Rhymes."
Walt now lives a minimalist, pacifist, untethered, nomadic, vegan lifestyle and could be just about anywhere on the planet at the moment. However, he's likely never too far from an internet connection to respond to emails to firstname.lastname@example.org!