Ant grew up in New Zealand, spending his early years in a half-built house surrounded by books and building materials.
Since then, he’s travelled to several different places, and done a swathe of stuff, from architecture with earth and straw, to writing, to selling homes, to puzzle making and bus driving.
Along the way, he discovered that while designing houses was a dream job, helping people to build belief in themselves was more rewarding.
Anthony’s last few decades have been a ‘forty year wander’. For the time being, he lives on Samos, in the Greek Islands. He aims to inspire you to find that place where your skills, passion and the needs of others coincide, and to be happy and at peace working there.
on May 02, 2016 :
There are a couple of adages or sayings that really do not apply to this book. The saying goes "You don't get something for nothing." or "You get what you pay for." But neither is true for this book. I discovered Anthony as the editor of Michal Stawicki's books, when I found out he had a few of his own I was very intrigued. Then to find out that both of his books were available for free I was blown away.
This book has a lot of great information condensed and presented in an easy to read, encouraging and friendly manner. The chapters in this brief volume are:
Success Requires Self-Motivation
Your Sphere of Influence
Action 1: Unmask Your Character
Action 2: Train for the game you like playing
Action 3: Choose a distinct path and follow it
Your Sphere of Effectiveness
Action 4: Justify your choices
Action 5: Commit to campaign until you win
Action 6: Consistently Show Initiative that Enacts Your Plan
To be honest there was not a lot terribly new in this book, but it was great reminder. It is sort of like going on a motivational retreat or conference but doing so by yourself and with Anthony as the guide through his writing instead of paying huge to attend a live event with Robin Sharma, Dan Millman or Stephen Covey. You can get a great start and some amazing tools from this book. Then if you want to pursue costlier advice by all means, do so. But Anthony has some excellent advice and guidance so give is book a try, you really cannot beat the price!
(review of free book)
on March 23, 2015 :
Thank you for publishing this ebook. I usually procrastinate but since I read it, I know exactly why. Now I can focus on my goals and I can accomplish what I have set.
It's well written and I enjoyed the numerous quotes.
I am looking forward for your next ebook (if any!)
(review of free book)