You are on the edge. You have reached your wits end. You are nervous, afraid, and fighting back panic. You feel as if you are running out of options and your mind starts running an endless loop of worse case scenarios… you are officially Desperate !

Believe it or not, there is a Desperation Outpost in the Walt Disney World Resort. Perhaps you have seen it, perhaps you have visited it, perhaps you may have seen it but you can’t remember where it is. In the next installment of the Key to the Kingdom series, entitled Storming the Kingdom, the lead character Grayson Hawkes finds himself in a desperate situation and standing on the brink of what to do next… the place this occurs is the Desperation Outpost.

If you think about it, it would be nice to find a place of rest, resources, and help when we are in desperate situations. In those moments when anxiety begins to tell us “there is nothing you can do” you have to force yourself to pause and visit the outpost. Now, the outpost I am talking about here isn’t the actual one at Walt Disney World but is the one within you that forces you to rethink the panic driven thought – “there is nothing I can do.”

You have to replace that thought with a more viable one – “I can’t do everything but I can do something” then determine to do something, anything, or the one thing you can do.

It is so easy to focus on what you can’t do that taking the time to find what you can do is a lost art for many. However, it is a discipline that you can incorporate into your life. By learning to look for “the something you can do” you allow yourself the freedom of not focusing on the bigness of the problem and instead you tackle it in smaller chunks. You probably can’t solve all of the crisis in every circumstance, but there is always something you can do to keep moving forward.

In Storming the Kingdom, Hawk finds himself being overwhelmed by the enormous mystery and challenge that has surrounded him. He begins to realize that although he can’t do everything, he can do something, and that something will make a difference.

The same life lessons apply to each one of us and work in the very real world that each of us live in every single day. Believe it or not, all you are responsible for doing is your “something”… give it your best and then some. Take the first step and it usually only after you take the first step that you see the second step… and then the third becomes visible.

You overcome desperate situations one step and a time…
That is also how you change the world around you… one step at a time….




Storming the Kingdom (coming November 2014) is the latest installment in a series of books by author Jeff Dixon. The series has been called factual fiction or “faction”. Mystery, adventure and action combined with humor and parody help to create an amazing world where the reader gets to take the adventure of a lifetime. The Key to the Kingdom, Unlocking the Kingdom, and Storming the Kingdom are a pulse pounding E-Ticket Attraction (now that is a term that has rich background in Disney history doesn’t it?)  like no other. Disney mystery, history, and fun all combine to make memories that will force the readers to explore the theme parks in brand new ways with their eyes wide open.