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The Circle Blueprint

Book Description

A roadmap to fulfillment, with practical tools for the journey

The Circle Blueprint is your personal guide to fulfillment. Are you thriving or just surviving? Are you energized, balanced, and happy? This book helps you dig to the root of the problem, and gives you a roadmap for getting your life on a more positive trajectory. You’ll begin with an honest assessment of your current situation, and the life choices that got you there; this is your Circle, and through it, almost anything becomes possible. Your Circle can be adjusted—expanded, narrowed, balanced, or thrown off-kilter—to steer your life where you want it to go. Your Circle must be tended to, and whether you realize it or not, you make these choices every single day. This book helps you define your Circle, master it, and create the life you want to live.

Finding satisfaction doesn’t mean starting a whole new life, it means reshaping the one you have to keep what’s working and adjust what’s holding you back. This book gives you the tools and insight you need to make the journey, with practical exercises to guide you through each step of the way.

  • Think about how your life choices affect your emotional well-being
  • Map your existing Circle to your current levels of life satisfaction
  • Expand and balance your Circle to align more closely to your vision
  • Discover the fulfillment of living life with purpose

Wanting more doesn’t mean not liking what you have, it’s simply an acknowledgment that there is room for improvement. Change is not only possible; it’s often inevitable—but it’s up to you to dictate the course of these changes. The Circle Blueprint helps you chart your path, and gives you the tools you need to reach that destination.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. About the Circle Blueprint System
  4. Foreword
  5. Introduction
  6. Chapter 1: The Circle Blueprint
    1. What Is in Your Circle?
  7. Chapter 2: Enlarging and Balancing Your Circle
    1. The Tale of Two Brothers
    2. Your Life Is Meant to Thrive
    3. Pleasure
    4. Caring for Self and Your Well‐Being
    5. Caring for Others: Family, Acquaintances, Friends, and Partners
    6. Parenting
    7. Work
  8. Chapter 3: Four Critical Developmental Tasks
    1. Four Critical Areas of Development
  9. Chapter 4: Balancing the Circle
    1. The Problem of an Unbalanced Circle
  10. Chapter 5: Distress and Vision in Expanding Your Circle
    1. The Two Levers
    2. First Steps
    3. You Create a Vision of What Your Life Can Be
  11. Chapter 6: Driving Your Circle Expansion: Brakes and Gas Pedals
    1. The Law of Attraction
    2. Brakes and Gas Pedals
    3. Creating a PhD, a Story of Belief
    4. Write It Down
  12. Chapter 7: Creating a Road Map
    1. Lisa's Story
    2. Accountability
  13. Chapter 8: Impact on Others
    1. You Change for the Better
  14. Chapter 9: Assessing Your Circle
    1. Example 1: Independence and Power‐Driven with Low Humility and Purpose
    2. Example 2: Power and Purpose‐Driven with Low Independence and Humility
    3. Example 3: High Independence and Purpose, Combined with Low Humility and Power
    4. Example 4: Power and Purpose‐Driven, with Low Independence and Humility
    5. Example 5: Power, Humility, and Purpose‐Driven, with Low Independence
    6. The Assessment Process
  15. Chapter 10: Independence
    1. The Journey
    2. The Independence Element
    3. Independence Chapter Summary
    4. Steps to Reduce Crisis‐Prone Behaviors
    5. Steps to Increase Autonomy
    6. Steps to Reduce Pleasing Behaviors
    7. Steps to Reduce Pretentiousness
    8. Steps to Reduce Reliance
    9. Steps to Increase Personal Commitments
  16. Chapter 11: Power
    1. The Power Element
    2. Power Chapter Summary
    3. Steps to Increase Self‐Determination
    4. Steps to Increase Self‐Efficacy
    5. Steps to Improve Zest
    6. Steps to Expand Acceptance
    7. Steps to Increase Your Self‐Discipline
  17. Chapter 12: Humility
    1. The Humility Element
    2. Three Models for Seeing Yourself
    3. Humility Chapter Summary
    4. Questions to Better Understand Your Mastery of Humility
    5. Steps to Increase Modesty Behaviors
    6. Steps to Reduce Narcissistic Behaviors
    7. Steps to Improve Self‐Monitoring
    8. Steps to Improve Self‐Esteem
    9. Steps to Improve Tolerance
  18. Chapter 13: Purpose
    1. The Purpose Element
    2. Purpose Chapter Summary
    3. Steps to Improve Being Resolute
    4. Steps to Improve Diligence
    5. Steps to Overcome Myopic Behavior
    6. Steps to Improve Experience Sharing
    7. Steps to Reduce Self‐Deception
    8. Steps to Increase Spirituality
  19. Chapter 14: Balancing Purpose within the Circle
    1. Balance
  20. Chapter 15: Achieving Greatness
    1. Pulling It All Together
    2. Ascending Your Throne
  21. Chapter 16: Conclusion
  22. References
  23. Index
  24. End User License Agreement