In a small café at a location so remote that it stands in the middle of the middle of nowhere, John finds himself facing a platter of food, and three questions on a menu.
Why are you here?
Do you fear death?
Are you fulfilled?
With the menu for reading material and the guidance of Casey, Mike, and Anne, he embarks on a journey that takes him from the executive suites of the advertising world to the surf of Hawaiis coastline, and many places in between. Along the way he finds out about life, himself, and just how much you can learn from a green sea turtle.
"A must read. ..great conversation piece with a personal message for people of all backgrounds, ages, and races." -- A. Bridges, Teacher, Schaumburg, IL
"Brilliant, provocative, and insightful! You'll want to give this book to everyone you know." -- Adele Azar-Rucquoi, Author of Money As Sacrament, September, 2003
John Strelecky was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.
After attending college at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, John returned to Chicago to pursue a career as a commercial pilot.
When a previously undiagnosed heart condition put an abrupt end to his aviation career, John returned to school as an evening student at Northwestern Universitys Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where he earned his MBA. After spending five years as a strategy consultant helping companies identify ways to be more successful, he and his wife decided to leave the corporate world and travel.
Over the course of nine months, using a combination of boat, horse, plane, bicycle, train, car, elephant, scooter, walking, camel, and bus, they traveled over 70,000 miles (almost three times the circumference of the earth) as they backpacked around the world.
When he returned to the U.S., John helped found the Business Philosophy practice at Morningstar Consulting Group. Formed with the purpose of "Helping people realize Passion, Purpose, and Self-awareness every day of their lives", the firm assists individuals and organizations identify the reasons why they exist, the accomplishments they want to achieve, and the values they want to operate by.
In addition to The Why Are You Here Café, John has also written, a humorous and eye opening narrative describing his and his wife's experiences during their travels. That book will be released in November of 2003.