Discovering Michael

An Inspirational Guide to Personal Growth & Self-Discovery

by Michael James

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 25/03/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 360
ISBN : 9781452594644
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 360
ISBN : 9781452594668

About the Book

Are you truly happy?

This is the question that helped me to change my life. When I stopped to seriously consider this question, I realized that the answer was no. In fact, I began to wonder what happiness really was. Upon recognizing this void, a quiet yet persistent voice within demanded attention to this, even though I did not know what to do. Eventually, I was guided to take that hard and honest look within. The search initially was to understand why things were going wrong in my life. I was experiencing problems in my job and relationships. On the surface, others perceived me as successful, yet within I felt different, alone, unworthy, confused, and lost.

Discovering Michael is an inspirational story and guide about overcoming a life of adversity and challenges. It is a personal account and reflection of learnings about the journey and the methods used for personal growth and self-discovery. It is about changing unhealthy attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors into healthier choices, supportive of greater levels of happiness, meaning and purpose.

About the Author

Michael has been recognized for many outstanding achievements in his role as an educator and leader. He is published and has spoken at national conferences. Following a traumatic time in his early thirties, he left his “success” in corporate America in search of himself. The journey included backpacking across the globe and volunteering in numerous capacities related to understanding death and dying, thereby giving greater meaning to the diversity and value of life. He returned to be married, raise three children, and continue his career.

His quest is to gain a greater understanding of the self-discovery process, applying them first to himself and then using his stories as a source of inspiration and direction for others.