Book Title: “How to Create the Life You Want – Redesigning Your Life” (by Eric Alexander Hamilton)
Main Theme: Have you been indifferent towards your life?
Maybe you haven’t expected much from life or others have told you not to get your hopes up high! Well, this book can change that – it’s a self-help psychology book with a spiritual basis, designed to give you direction in life and a future that you will like!
Let this book guide you, and make 2017 the best year ever!
Find Your Purpose in Life and Live a Purposeful Life Each and Every Day!
Author’s Note: If during your childhood or adolescence you were neglected (e.g. your mother or father either ignored you or did nothing to enrich your life) or you were a victim of physical, psychological, or sexual abuse, then this book can help you get your life back on track. The number of victims of such negligence or abuse, particularly in the United States, numbers in the millions. You are not alone in what happened to you! As a matter of fact, the author of this book was himself both a victim of physical and psychological abuse by both his parents. He survived, has redesigned his life, and now wants to help others get the help that they need. Don’t waste one more day! Start the healing process and get your life in order. You may be surprised as to how great your life will become!
- In a dead-end job?
- In a love-less marriage or relationship?
- Overweight and unable to stop eating?
- In poor health, and getting worse?
- Angry and you don’t know why?
- Depressed or even suicidal?
- Poor even though you work hard every day?
- Aimless with no clear goals in life?
- Unable to focus?
- Living day-to-day with no vision for the future?
- Weighed down by your past?
- From a dysfunctional family that never seems to change?
Are you tired of accepting “second best” in so many areas of your life (e.g. your career and love life)?
If so, then seriously ask yourself: “Do you want to lead the life that you have designed and made up to suit your unique personality, or the one that someone else has chosen for you?” If you want to make positive changes to your way of life, then consider getting some good practical advice from the following book: “How To Create The Life You Want – Redesigning Your Life”.
This book can help you put your life together and in so doing help you to also discover your destiny. It discusses the necessity of discovering your true self as well as what you want in life; and it emphasizes that you have created the life that you are currently living (even if you are not aware of it), and most importantly that you have the power to make whatever changes you want, so that you can redesign your life to one that suits you.
This book describes the many forces that have shaped and molded you, especially the impact that your family and society have had upon you. Your family, in particular, has had a “huge” role in making you the kind of person that you are today. If you were fortunate, you grew up in a well-balanced, loving family. However, most people have not been that fortunate, and have grown up in dysfunctional families where they never received the proper guidance to put their lives in order. This book can help you see your life in realistic terms, and give you advice on how to leave the past behind and move forward to live a positive, happy life (one that you deserve).
You will be shown how to set up a Life Plan (your master plan for your life) and a practical Annual Action Plan, which will help you implement your Life Plan. Your Annual Action Plan can assist you in setting realistic, attainable goals on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis throughout the year so that you are always moving forward and systematically accomplishing your most important short-term and long-term goals (e.g. losing weight, finding your soul mate, getting a better job, etc.) To help you achieve success, innovative concepts will be discussed such as using an Accountability Partner, using an Accountability Team, and visiting a sacred site for its incredible healing and transformational powers.
The life that you are trying to find is also trying to find you! The best investment you can make is in yourself. Take the first step: decide that you want a new life, and then go and live it! Plan for your future; otherwise you won’t have one!
Target Audience (Who in particular can this book help?)
Gender: Male and Female, Nationality: This book has been written for an American audience
Group A Age Group: 24 – 28 years, The “Where do I go from here?” group
These people have been out of high school for several years and completed their technical, college, or university training and want direction as to where they should go from here.
Group B Age Group: 34 – 42 years, The “What happened? I need a change!” group
These people have experienced life: they are on the “correct” career path, are married or in a long-term relationship, and have set up the so-called “perfect” life, only to be disillusioned. They want answers as to what went wrong and how they can get their life back on track.
Group C Age Group: 55 + years, The “It’s now my turn to start living life how I really want!” group
These people have paid their “dues” to society and have done everything that has been expected of them to do (e.g. get married and have children, have the home in the suburbs, be the model citizen, etc.). They now want to live life on their terms and do what they have always wanted to do. They are not interested in a career (as retirement is looming) and they want to add meaning and value to the years that they have left on this planet.
Book (print and e-book) Ordering Information
- Author: Eric Alexander Hamilton
- Publisher: Amazon, the book (in print and e-book format) can be ordered from its site: www.amazon.com
- ISBN: 153011196X
- ISBN 13: 9781530111961
- Library of Congress Control Number: 2016903130
- Number of Pages: 292
- Cost: Paperback, $14.95 U.S. E-book, $3.49 U.S.
- Dates of Publication: Print: August 22, 2016, E-book: September 2, 2016, Published in the USA
Chapter 1: The Importance of Planning Your Future
Chapter 2: Taking Control Over Your Life
Chapter 3: The Importance of Your Beliefs
Chapter 4: Creating Your Own Reality
Chapter 5: The Importance of Your Belief Structure
Chapter 6: The Role of Your Family in Your Life
Chapter 7: The Role of Society Upon Your Life
Chapter 8: Discovering More Interests and Thoughts
Chapter 9: Your Conscious and Subconscious Mind
Chapter 10: Analyzing Your Belief Structure
Chapter 11: Creating a Life Plan
Chapter 12: Reprogramming Your Subconscious Mind
Chapter 13: Implementing Your Life Plan
Chapter 14: Living Your New Life
Chapter 15: Points to Remember and Helpful Hints
Appendix 1: Statistics: American Society
Appendix 2: Answers to the Personality Tests (the Woods and the Island Personality Tests)
Appendix 3: Visiting a Sacred Site (and why it can be beneficial)
Six Excerpts from Book:
Do You Need to Redesign Your Life?
In this world there are only two types of people: those who know what they want in life and those who do not know what they want in life. Those who know what they want in life go and live life to the fullest and are showered with happiness and success, whereas those who do not know what they want in life are doomed to wander aimlessly throughout life, sometimes winning, but most of the time losing! It’s up to you to decide in which group you want to belong. If your life isn’t what you want it to be, then redesign it!
Why Buy This Life Planning Book?
This book is for men and women who want to succeed. Even if the only action this book gets you to do is to start thinking about the necessity of making improvements in your life, then this book will have brought some positive change to your life. You may not want to think about the current state of your life. Most people don’t want to face reality, until it is too late. Do not wait till your life has hit rock bottom (its lowest point) before you make the necessary changes. Do what you have to do. Start planning for your future; otherwise you will not have one.
What Makes This Book Different Than Others?
This book takes a holistic view on trying to find out why you are not leading the life you want; then it takes you step-by-step through the process needed to help you create the life you want. While there are many self-help psychology books that have been published these past few years, few authors take into consideration the enormous amount of abuse and suffering that both men and women have endured (e.g. sexual, physical, or emotional abuse), which prevents them from obtaining a better life. It is very easy to tell someone: “Just think happy, positive thoughts. Your life will change, and you’ll emerge a better person, living the life you always wanted.” While positive thinking is an essential part of helping someone to make the necessary improvements in his or her life, it is not going to be an immediate cure-all solution to anyone who has grown up in an abusive family or in the midst of an abusive society. Positive thinking alone will be ineffectual, for that person has far too many issues and problems that need to be overcome before any changes can be made.
A major strength of this book is its discussion of the effects a dysfunctional family or society has had in particular upon young Americans. American society has huge social problems created by the existence of so many dysfunctional families; these families, in turn, have produced large numbers of people who are totally aimless (lost). As explained in this book, you can obtain the future you want, but you will have to work through your problems and be willing to make whatever changes are necessary to move you forward (i.e. help you succeed). The path to discovering your destiny will not be easy, but it is worth the effort. So many people have defined you and your wants that you are more than likely totally clueless as to what you actually want (and need) in life.
If you are able to sift through all the baggage (unrealistic expectations) everyone has dumped on you, then you can rapidly discover your destiny and start living the life that you were meant to live. In order to do so, you will need to change your perceptions about life: see it as one of adventure, fun, good health, happiness, and success; and not one of endless ordeal where you are just trying to survive one day at a time, always worried about tomorrow.
Are You Scared of Your Destiny?
Some people may be too scared to discover their innermost passions for fear that they are destined to be poor, homeless, or unhappy. Nothing could be further from the truth. The only way that you can be truly happy and successful is to fulfill your destiny (i.e. be your true self). Taking what you perceive to be a safe route (keeping the status quo) such as staying in a dead-end job because of the salary and benefits, or staying in an unhealthy relationship or marriage for fear of being alone does not guarantee you a happy, successful life. On the contrary, it makes your present life even more unbearable. There’s a good reason why the divorce rate, the level of employee absenteeism, and the overall rate of drug and alcohol abuse is so high: people are unhappy with their lives.
Are You Too Obsessed with Security and Retirement?
One of the major obstacles to discovering your passions in life is more than likely your obsession with security. American society, in particular, is overly obsessed with security: everyone wants their future mapped out so that there are no surprises or discomforts along the way. Examine the incredible array of insurance products and you will see that as a society we are becoming obsessed with insuring ourselves for every possible problem or situation: insurance in case we get sick on the job; insurance in case we lose our job; insurance for the car, house, and every content in the house; insurance in case our investments go bad; insurance in case we get sick while traveling overseas; insurance in case our spouse dies or is injured; insurance in case we have to retire early, and so on. The list is endless. After a while you will not be able to leave your home, unless your insurance covers you!
Should You Delay Your Dreams?
The major theme of this book is that you shouldn’t delay your dreams, whatever they may be. Decide to start living today. Don’t wait till you retire and can barely walk. If you have always wanted to go to college, to work aboard a cruise ship, to take that special trip to Paris, or to explore the Amazon Rain Forest in Brazil, then go and do it. Explore your world. You may be surprised what you find. Your destiny awaits, and it’s one that you will enjoy. Read this book, discover your dreams, and be willing to make positive improvements to your life.
Remarkable Men & Women: Role Models
In the course of writing this book I have known or come across some remarkable men and women who have been exceptional role models: people who knew what they wanted in life, and went out and did it! They are true pioneers, an inspiration to others who want to find their true destiny or purpose in life and then to live it each and every day, being true to themselves and having no regrets! That is something that each of us should aspire to! Stop being envious of others, and use the incredible power within yourself to be the person that you are meant to be! Be real, accept yourself, and live the kind of life that you want and need! Stop giving control over your life to others, and start taking control over your own life! Plan for the future that you want; otherwise your future will be molded by others, which will never bring you happiness and success!
1) Jean Cavanagh: An American Beauty from San Francisco, California
This is one of the people I dedicated my book to (the one described above), my American grandmother, Jean Cavanagh. This photo was taken when she lived in Dawson City during the Klondike Gold Rush. She used to sing opera to the gold miners.
At the age of 16 years old she left San Francisco, California with her sister aboard a steamship to make her fame and fortune in the Klondike.
As she used to say: “In my day, men were men, and women were women. We didn’t need some man’s permission to live the life we wanted. We were perfectly capable of making our own way!” That she did! She was without doubt a feminist pioneer, living many, many decades ahead of the Women’s Liberation Movement! Her exceptional life and pioneering spirit have truly been an inspiration to me!
2) Steve Grand: An Amazing Country Singer from Chicago, Illinois
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Steve Grand is a remarkable young man from Chicago, Illinois. He has been described as America’s first openly gay male country singer. Only 26 years old, he has cleverly marketed himself by means of the internet to such an extent, that his career has gone from obscurity to celebrity status almost overnight!
His first hit “All-American Boy” rocketed him to fame, and in just over a week had more than 1 million views on YouTube. The music video that introduced this song was produced and financed by himself. He may have gone into debt producing it, but it paid off! He is now one of the “hottest” male singers on the market! His sex appeal and talent make him hard to miss! Once you watch one of his videos, you are hooked! (For a sample of his talent, click onto the “Stay” video by Steve Grand in the Male Sexuality section of this website.)
Though he is currently basking in celebrity status, his life has been an incredible journey: one of hardship, disappointment, and determination. He grew up in a Catholic home. At the age of 13 years, he realized that he was gay. When he confided this to his parents, they sent him to counselling, so that he could embrace the heterosexual lifestyle (i.e. stop being gay, and turn straight). He spent his entire high school years in counselling being told that he was on the wrong path and should conform to what society expected him to be. His parents were so worried about him being gay that they didn’t even want him leaving the house, except to go to school. You can imagine what that did for his self-esteem! Somehow, against all odds, Steve stayed true to himself and came out at the age of 19.
From a very early age, he found comfort in music. At the age of 11, he started writing music, finding inspiration from many of the early British bands like The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. For a while after high school, he attended the University of Illinois, but dropped out to pursue his real passion in life: music. By following his passion and by having the courage and determination to not give up, he has attracted success and fame like a magnet! He has inadvertently discovered the secret of success!