My First Goal-Setting Book: How To Effectively Set & Achieve Your Life Goals

December 3, 2018

 

Have you always wanted to get more out of life? Have you wondered why some people are more successful than others? Do you make New Year’s Resolutions, but never seem to keep them? If so, this book is for you.

In this concise, easy-to-read book you will learn the simple secrets to setting SMART goals, learn how to create a strong reason why you want to achieve your goals to keep you motivated along the journey, and create a simple action plan that will ingrain new habits to help you achieve every goal you set in life.

Written in plain English , the author shares his experience and knowledge gathered over the past two decades working with people of all ages from around the world. His life purpose is simple: “To make a positive difference in people’s lives”.

 

REVIEW

Making a positive difference in people’s lives.

By Piaras on December 3, 2018 (Emerald Book Reviews)

I really enjoyed reading this book. And, I suspect all fans of the Self-Improvement genre will love having a read of this one also! My First Goal-Setting Book: How To Effectively Set & Achieve Your Life Goals, is a very well written life improvement book. This book is intelligent, wise and packed to the rafters with practical common-sense advice. It becomes very obvious as you read through this page turner that the author is imparting his wisdom and understanding as to what happiness and success really means. It’s an excellent guide for putting things into perspective.

The book description gives a sneak preview: ‘Have you always wanted to get more out of life? Have you wondered why some people are more successful than others? Do you make New Year’s Resolutions, but never seem to keep them? If so, this book is for you.

In this concise, easy-to-read book you will learn the simple secrets to setting SMART goals, learn how to create a strong reason why you want to achieve your goals to keep you motivated along the journey, and create a simple action plan that will ingrain new habits to help you achieve every goal you set in life.

Written in plain English, the author shares his experience and knowledge gathered over the past two decades working with people of all ages from around the world. His life purpose is simple: “To make a positive difference in people’s lives”.’

This book will help you to clarify your thinking, process your feelings, and make better decisions. If you are you ready to stop drifting and design a life you love, this read with help you on your journey. The author has put his heart in the pages of this book and will encourage and give hope to the reader. So many wonderful and courageous people share their experiences through books, and I thank this author for sharing his.

The overall tone was simply imparting knowledge, personal experience and wisdom in a gentle and generous way. His words will help to better equip you to interpret and handle life in a whole new way, which in turn will bring peace, love and joy into your life. If you are looking for inspiration and encouragement in the face of serious issues, this would come highly recommended from me.

No matter what your situation is today, this book will put you on the right path to better things. I’ve been around the block a few times myself and even I found this read to be very insightful. This wonderful new book will show you how to properly tune into life and the simple rules you must follow to achieve this. This by far is one of the best Self-Improvement books I’ve read in a long time. The author must be commended for his time and effort for producing such an insightful book. Also, the writing style is friendly which makes for an enjoyable read.

My First Goal-Setting Book: How To Effectively Set & Achieve Your Life Goals is a wonderful read that will leave you feeling like a better person for having read it. It’s an impressive work for author Anthony James Donnelly and I’ll certainly be looking forward to reading more from him in the future. I would highly recommend this perceptive and intuitive read. A well-deserved five stars from me.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

“Dreams don’t quit on people, people quit on their dreams!”

Anthony James Donnelly was born in Kent in 1970, the youngest of six children. He was a keen reader as a child, and as a result of this love of words, writing his own stories was a logical evolution. At a young age, he also developed a love of theatre and acting. Due to unexpectedly disappointing A-level results, his dream of going to university to further study English and Drama were thwarted. Instead he pursued a less creative line of study in Marketing and foreign languages, which allowed him to study, live and work in Germany, and attend university in Florence, Italy. These imersive experiences abroad deepened his appreciation for the diversity of other cultures. Although his life was firmly planted in a new direction, he still held onto his childhood dream of one day becoming a professional actor and writer.

His early business successes fostered another love: personal development. As a young, senior manager in his early 20s, he realized that by investing in his staff’s individual development, their happiness levels and their productivity increased. He became a strong leader that invested heavily in his team. Unfortunately his ambition and motivation for personal and business success led him close to a nervous breakdown from exhaustion and overwork. He was only 27.

This was an eye-opening experience for the young executive. Having nearly died investing all his talents and energy into building someone else’s dream, he took a sabatical to regroup and rethink his life. During this short recess, he worked with a local charity, firmly believing that giving back to the society we live in is a cornerstone of any successful life. He decided to put his efforts and energies into his own dreams, and began a new career path as a freelance writer and actor.

In the late 90s, he wrote a tailored computer user guide for Quaker Oats Europe called Know Your Oats, ghost wrote a book for personal development coach, Tony Wilson, and became deputy editor of the literary magazine, Writers’ Forum. He also appeared in a few television and film projects as an actor, and fervently worked on his own writing projects.

One such project, When The Trees Held Their Breath, a short story about the potential plight of our natural environment, caught the interest of a small, American imprint, and an offer of publication was extended. While this book was being prepared for publication and he was living in the US, he devised and wrote the planned sequel, When The Rainbow Smiled. Due to limited exposure and sales of ‘Trees’, the follow-up work, ‘Rainbows’, was never scheduled for publication. Unpeturbed, he collaborated with an old school friend, Richard Eyre, who worked on a teaching guide to accompany ‘Rainbows’ and almost had it accepted into a number of London schools. Sadly, this too didn’t succeed.

Since the unexpected and tragic death of Richard late in 2015, Anthony was reunited with his text and artwork, and decided to resurrect his story in honour of his late friend. In further recognition of Richard’s hard work, Anthony plans to take his book and his message about peace, love, and understanding into primary schools around the country this year.

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