The Secret to Life Transformation: How to Claim Your Destiny Now!
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The Secret to Life Transformation takes the law of attraction and shows it in action, depicting twelve people who brought their visions of success to life. From their testimonials a pattern emerges, and readers who connect the dots will discover the secret common to these individuals?and to anyone willing to enlighten him or herself.
Author Julie Chrystyn interviewed more than 100 highly successful people and picked an eclectic dozen who illustrate her theory the most vividly. The Secret to Life Transformation uses their stories to guide readers through their own self-imposed roadblocks. Often drawing on the wisdom of Scripture, Chrystyn also expounds on such eternal themes as hope, vision, fear, faith, and perseverance, and on the role each one plays in life transformation.
Chrystyn?s practical guidance and fresh perspective on self-improvement, all couched in lively and lucid prose, will instruct, uplift, and empower readers to claim their destiny.
Not What it Promises A handful of biopics and some standard "feel good" advice does not a worthy self-help book make. I can get the same amount of enjoyment out of a couple old issues of Reader's Digest and then take in a couple of installments of Oprah.
This book's description is stunning in it's over-reaching claims. Sure, some of the advice is good advice, but it's nothing new and nothing you haven't heard before. The rest is basic "what I believe and why" bios from various people. It's a bit heavy-handed in its judao-christian leanings and therefore will not be much help to anyone who is Islamic or any other religion.
I read the book. Maybe I'm not trying hard enough, but I still have yet to be transformed....more info
Inspirational Self Help Guide Review of Julie Chrystyn's "The Secret To Life Transformation: How To Claim Your Destiny Now!"
Chrystyn's book is a compilation of auto-biographical stories, insights, and advice from some of the most successful men and women in this country; from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, & Jacqueline Jakes to Paul Anka & Bernie Brillstein.
I found the motivational readings from all of the personalities to be informative, inspiring, and worthy of reflection. There was not one "dud" in the batch.
If you are seeking words of wisdom and advice on how to take the necessary steps in furtherance of positive growth & change in your life, then this book is for you.
I read through it in one sitting (about three hours) and left with many "pearls" for me to ponder. I loved it.
12 Success Stories Plus Author's Tips Julie Chrystyn is a ghost writer turned inspirational writer. For The Secret to Life Transformation, she interviewed over 300 people and presents 12 of their stories in this book. In between the 12 stories are her inspirational tips.
Chrystyn writes about the self-made person. You are what you think, she claims. "Realizing that you live in a vast, infinite universe of energy will become the turning point in your life."
She believes we become what we think; if we believe we can achieve our goals, we will--if we don't, we won't.
Chrysten quotes the bible throughout the book, and encourages the reader to study the bible. A bit heavy on the bible quotes for me. She also writes about the hypocrisy of religion and how Catholics have presented poverty for the masses as a noble thing. She dismisses this, declaring that we all have the right to riches.
She believes that religion is the great oppressor of people and to cut out the middlemen and study and learn for yourself.
Chrystyn encourages the reader to become an independent thinker,a non-conformist. But is that realistic? Can people be transformed from a conformist to a leader by virtue of simply reading a book?
This book is motivating but not life transforming. It reminds me of The Chicken For the Soul Series. The 12 people who tell their stories fill the reader with hope that they, too, can succeed in their lives.
By the author of the award winning book, HARMONIOUS ENVIRONMENT: BEAUTIFY, DETOXIFY & ENERGIZE YOUR LIFE, YOUR HOME & YOUR PLANET.
So that's how she does it This is a quick, easy, feel good read of 223 pages. The forward is provided by Larry King who lauds the author for being a successful ghostwriter for many celebrities' autobiographies and for her philanthropy. I wondered how one of her older books was going to be associated w/ Princess Diane, so now I understand. Each of the 12 short chapters is a story given by a well-known person, although I confess they were not all known to me. Hence I learned a bit about them and their struggles and successes, which was interesting. The point was clear that many overnight successes took years to accomplish. The chapters' stories are:
The Power of a Transformed Mind: "An unthinkable Journey" by Justice Clarence Thomas (Obama could have written this too :-)
You-The Independent Thinker (I bet you were thinking of Dr. Oz's "YOU" books-I did) "I reject Limits-Period" by David Foster
The Law of Thought and Supply: "Success Unshared is Failure" by John Paul De Joria
All Things Are Yours: "I Shouldn't Be Here" by Robert Evans
Words That Build Your World: "Treasures of Darkness" by Jacqueline Jakes
The Power of Love: "How to Change the World" by Patch Adams, MD
The Liberating Power of Forgiveness: "The Eternal Hope for Redemption" by Judge Sol Wachtler
The Journey of the Wise: "Lost and Found" by Paula White
Perseverance: The Self-Correction Principle "Original by Design" by Jose` Eber
How To Make Hope Possible: "The Depths of Determination" by Steven M. Hoefflin, MD
The Gift of Vision: "We are Endlessly Possible" by Paul Anka
"I Really Conducted Warfare Wonderfully" by Bernie Brillstein
All of the stories are nicely done and somewhat inspirational, but if you've already read stories or other inspirational books, I do not think you will find anything new here. Some of the authors make biblical references, others more along the Protestant work ethic or the power of positive thinking. All abound with the thought of persistence pays. One of my favorite daily calendar phrases about adversity being a friend is "it is the wind against the sails that causes the boat's speed." I may revisit certain stories when I need a little pick me up such as the one by Judge Wachtler. Not giving complete forgiveness for old wounds is an issue that reappears more frequently as I deal more with aging parents who are fast approaching the end of their journey. Enjoy this kind and soothing book.
Inspirational Book To Lift The Spirit I liked this book. It is full of positive stories and tips to get you flying into victory down the journey called life. If the economy is gloomy to you and you need a lift, this book will do it. Julie Chrystyn shares the stories of people such as John Paul De Joria, David Foster, Patch Adams, Paul Anka and several others. If you read many positive life changing books like me, you probably won't find a any more knowledge, but the positive energy this book gives, will give you a boost nonetheless.
If you haven't read many books on this subject, I encourage you to read this book. It will help you stay positive.
A note: This book does have several references on the Christian perspective, so anyone offended by that might not want to venture further. It isn't a Christian book though, as there are many stories that are not in that vein. I did want to mention that so anyone who doesn't want anything in the Christian realm can decide, and at least I informed you.
I would give this book five stars except I have read most everything concerning this topic and I didn't learn anything new. The inspiration and positive energy this book gives though lets me give it a full four stars....more info
Picks up where Secret left off What good is a Secret if you don't know how to use it? This book's impact is in the personal stories of success using the Law of Attraction that truly show how anyone can use the Secret to make their lives better. Whether it be money, career or love or health, claiming one's destiny comes from finding the mechanisms to make what you learn work for you in daily life. The author provides so much inspiration, especially again in the form of personal stories from people who worked the Law, and everything you need to transform your own life and live your vision is in this book.
If you have read the Secret and other Law of Attraction books, Chrystyn's book makes a great addition to your library. By reading about how a leading minister, or Supreme Court justice, or billionaire used the information provided in this book, anyone can follow their own North Star to a better, more successful life. From learning the power of love, to the profound nature of forgiveness, to the necessity of self-correction and finding inner wisdom, this book is a fantastic text for using the Law to attract the best of everything to you. Others have done it. Why not you?...more info
Keep this one on your bedstand! The Secret to Life Transformation is a book of testimonials from people who have obtained success through hard work, hope, forgiveness, perseverance and faith. Contributors include Justice Clarence Thomas, Jacqueline Jakes, Patch Adams, Paul Anka, as well as others. If you're looking for a book to motivate you to get going when times get tough, this is the book to read. It's motivational and inspirational.
I love the quote in the chapter on perseverance, "The solution to being a buggy whip manufacturer in a world of cars is not to make a better buggy whip. The solution is to figure out what these darned automobiles are about . . . yes, maybe it was too late to become Henry Ford by then, but wasn't there room for other good ideas?"
This is great reading for those who have hit a road block in their lives or careers. It will motivate you to forget the past and focus on the present and future. I like books like this!...more info
"Julie Chrystyn teaches us to Fish" Julie Chrystyn unlocks the door to global new thought. "with crisis there is also opportunity." Her compelling approach demonstrates how to live your life on purpose with unwavering focus. She exemplifies how ordinary individuals activated the power of independent thinking and took unprescedented steps to create a vision for their lives.Their unwavering focus ignited them to reach beyond their true human potential. As a result, you will discover how their personal journeys elevated them to become some of the most extraordinary individuals of our time. Julie takes her turn and "gets down" with an in-depth first-look view through her lens and reveals the ultimate secrets to shape and activate our true human potential. Chrystyn's deep heartfelt content from the 12 interviews feels deep and rich in a very Barbara Walters-esque way...This book will become "viral" and I stay tuned......more info
Engrossing Read! In her book The Secret To Life Transformation: How to Claim Your Destiny Now, Julie Chrystyn uses biographical sketches as examples to reinforce her point. Her topic is success. Although people's idea of success differ dramatically, Julie points out that they have some common characteristics. They have the ability to adapt to adverse situations, try again and learn from their mistakes.
Like Jonah Lehrer's book Proust was a Neuroscientist where he provides biographies of people in history with great artistic and literary skill to explain how their way of thinking has made them famous over time, Chrystyn uses the same approach. In his two books, Why Courage Matters and Character is Destiny, John McCain uses these biographical portraits to introduce people with extraordinary courage and character throughout history.
Like Lehrer and McCain, Julie Chrystyn is a talented writer who gets her message across in an engrossing and delightful manner while providing a bonus of incidental learning. The Secret To Life Transformation shows how ordinary people obtained extraordinary success throughout history through correct thinking and hard work.
Like the other books that I mention above, this 223-page book is so interesting that it is hard to put down. I read it at one sitting.
VISIONARY Julie Chrystyn's THE SECRET OF LIFE TRANSFORMATION reads like the next generation of THE SECRET and, perhaps even more significantly, it feels like a convincing counter-argument to THE OUTLIERS. Whereas Gladwell asserts that if you're not born at the right place and time and under optimal conditions, you're out of fortune's favor, Chrystyn's elegant argument states that an individual can become a success regardless of environment and circumstances if that individual knows how to create a vision for life and how make that vision a reality. It's spiritual stuff, but I mean that in the best sense. The book is visionary and it asks the reader to think beyond traditional modes of logic. I've been haunted by this book for days. Highly recommended....more info