Mike is a great guy who has a wife and young family in Spokane. He is the senior manager of IT for a small software company that has recently been purchased, and as a result, Mike's life is about to change dramatically. Some alarming stuff happens at work that throws Mike into a bit of tailspin. All this change happens at a time when Mike is already questioning his choices and his future. He turned forty last year and is wondering about his career, what is meaningful to him, and why this unsettled feeling is growing inside.
Lucky for Mike, he finds a mentor who agrees to help him navigate this critical time in his career. His mentor takes Mike through some useful processes to clarify his thinking and his career direction. Mike's mentor teaches him that he needs to work in four major "buckets," and that doing so will pay off for the rest of his career by helping him navigate, or outsmart, nearly any kind of Crazytown that comes his way.