Book 1: Peak Performance: Merging Spirituality and Success Principles
t last! A cutting edge color illustrated book that is unique in merging both Eastern style spirituality and conventional Western routes to success. The reader is guided by the first of a kind use of colorMaps – pictorials and acronyms that have logical, scientific and memorable associations. In absorbing and applying the tips, tools and techniques in this book you will:
- See your world in a new and refreshing perspective
- Operate at a higher emotional quality or vibration
- Increase your personal effectiveness and performance
- Gain Spiritual Warrior skills to live more or less fearlessly
- Gravitate towards strengths, preferences & unique talents
- Achieve your Mission aided by Meditation & Mindfulness
- Feel purposeful and enjoy a warm appreciation for life
- Gain a resilient, imperturbable, peaceful mind
- Create an outstanding life of fulfillment
- Be an inspiration to others
- Live life on your own terms
This unique book builds on, integrates and often goes beyond teachings of Eckhart Tolle, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Deepak Chopra and many contemporary writers on success. In particular, we articulate what it means to live as the 'new you' with a reconditioned mind.
Are you the body or the animating presence? Draw on your present moment awareness, maximize self-mastery and live an enlightened, problem-free, inspired, creative and outstanding life.
Whether you’re a baby-boomer focused on fulfillment, a hard working mid-careerist wondering if there’s more to life, a huge success story a shade out of touch with your soul, or even a monk without a motivating mission - in your quest for peak performance, freedom, love and adventure await you!
How is this book different?
There are many books on Conventional Success, and many books on Spirituality, yet rarely are the two aspects integrated in a holistic way.
Quality of Life is paramount both individually and collectively, and has been the thrust of civilization from stone age to iron age, from the industrial revolution to the digital age.
Yet, there's a very real danger of people devoting their whole life to spirituality at the expense of conventional success, and unnecessarily living a poor and depleted life. Indeed, there are occasionally stories of people who have endured arduous meditation for years and years with nothing to show for it - still not sensing that enlightened peace of mind, and living on handouts as they slip back into their old, habitually conditioned, selves. On the other hand, there are people totally dedicated to success alone, who have amassed fortunes, yet, again live depleted and unfulfilled lives.
This contrast suggests that, in practice, many people would benefit from incorporating both spirituality and success principles into their lives. Indeed, an underlying premise of this book is that spirituality and success are not mutually exclusive, and it's time to bring these aspects together.
As far as I'm aware there, there are no other books rooted in spirituality that also cover conventional worldly success, even when the word 'success' appears in the title. There are many excellent books on spirituality alone such as Eckhart Tolle's 'Power of Now,' a personal favorite, and generally highly rated by others. Deepak Copra's '7 Spiritual Laws of Success' is another. There are also widely available materials on spirituality that I have drawn on, that include, (in no particular order), Osho, Mooji, Adyashanti, Shunyamurti, and Jiddu Krishnamurti; as well as many others. None of these materials deal with conventional success techniques to any significant degree, (and, generally, were not intended to).
My book, then, is intended to help towards bridging the gap and integrating both aspects: spirituality and conventional success.
Use of Pictorials (Maps) and Tables
It's comparatively rare for books on spirituality or success to use pictorials to illustrate points, and when they do, the illustrations are often confined to a few or less. The 27 Pictorials (Maps) and numerous Tables in this subject 'Peak Performance' book, help to organise, recall and apply content more systematically.
The illustrations are also indicative of a creative approach to showing information that may appeal to 'right-brain' and visually-oriented people.
Creating from the perspective of Authentic Self
Few books emphasize the need to create from an authentic place. Plunging into 'success' blindly can be disastrous. This is a major issue with some success books, that can lead people to merely 'follow the Joneses' and live a 'hamster wheel life.'
Certain Tables and Maps help to illustrate clearly how to live from authenticity rather than from ego. There are a number of very popular contemporary books that make reference to a 'new mind' and 'new you.' This book goes a stage further in elaborating on what it means to live from a higher 'awakened' perspective, and makes various suggestions on how to put this new perspective into practice. This includes, but is not limited to, advice on how to become a calm and bold Spiritual Warrior living the values of Freedom, Love, Adventure, Gratitude and Service.
Use of thought experiments
The Introduction invites the reader to step back in time, which helps in understanding the notion of Oneness that is central to spirituality. Closely related thereto are the Buddhist concepts of no-self, interbeing, emptiness and impermanence.
" I highly recommend reading this book as it is expertly written, full of valuable information and will give you everything you need to take your life to the next level of success, happiness and self-mastery." Gwion Jacob, Spiritual Success coach
Students of Eckhart Tolle, Wayne Dyer and Joel Goldsmith, (and other spiritual teachers) take note. You’ll want to add
this book of Alan Sullivan’s to your must-read list. I bought this as a Kindle, but I plan to buy it as a paperback: it’s the kind of book that you can open to any page to get recharged.
Peak Performance is a real revelation. Tracy A Miller
Book 2 in the Peak Performance Series
At present I'm writing stuff and thinking about possible Titles:
1. Free and Fearless
2. Warrior of Love and Winner of Life
3. An Adventurous Life