Sex Drive & Success
Passion Performance & The Creative Process
emanates from a driven personality!
The Sybarities were from Southern Italy where hedonism reigned
supreme. Landrum's new book is about those who allow passion
to dominate their lives but who found ultimate peace in the
process. Landrum talks about “Getting excited or getting out."
Even if digging a ditch Landrum says, "Dig it with fervor
and you will not be digging a ditch, you will be instructing
others." He elevates passion to a preeminent position in all
things, and says that living without it is akin to having
wine without cheese. For him passion is responsible for Productivity,
Persistence, Persuasion, Possibilities, and ultimately Peace.
But with many passionate people Philandering becomes an additional
factor in their life. He draws on the research of Napoleon
Hill who proclaimed, "Sex energy is the creative energy of
all geniuses." He also quotes Freud who said, "Unsatisfied
libido is responsible for producing all art and literature."
For Landrum passion is not an emotion or romance but an inner
will and drive that separates the winners from the losers.
To validate his thesis he looks into the lives and loves of
fourteen creative visionaries -- men like psychotherapist
Carl Jung, Nobel Prize winners Bertrand Russell and Albert
Camus, entertainers Charlie Chaplin, Isadora Duncan, Colette,
and Madonna, inventor Bucky Fuller, artist Hughes and Larry
Ellison, and President John F. Kennedy. Passion fueled their
trek to the top. With it they became rich and famous. Without
it they would have been lost in the muddle of mediocrity.