Making a Masterpiece of Your Life by Charles Collins
The Craftsman's Way of the Art & Science of Skillful Living (Akin to: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Tony Robbins, Oli Hille, Getting Things Done)

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"Flying by the seat of your pants" (aka) managing life by 'intuition' is the norm for most people, every single day, all over the world. Hundreds of millions of people flying blind, hoping and praying not to crash and make it home for dinner once more at the end of the day. So, what's the alternative to 'life management' by intuition?

For millions, the alternative is the mass consumption of a daily diet of 'motivational quotations' taken like a dose of aspirin, caffeine or sugar snacks delivering that 'jolt' of inspiration, or relief from the emotional pain they're suffering. For most it never lasts. It's a temporary fix leaving them unsatisfied and hungrily chewing through inspirational slogans, 'life coaches' and 'self-help gurus' looking for 'something' that will stick. Something solid and authentic they can build on.

Life As a Craft
The alternative to the glut of 'fix my life quick' motivational 'fast-food' flooding the marketplace, is to make a masterpiece of your life the 'old fashioned way'; take the time and do the work with skill and quality. After all, no mission is more important and no adventure is more rewarding. To practice the whole of 'life-as-a-craft', the way a craftsperson mindfully practices the trade of textile weaving, medicine, or carpentry, requires that the myriad activities of the 'craft of life' be systematically organized, managed, taught and learned similar to the ways in which we organize, manage, teach and practice our trades, occupations and professions.

Drawing upon centuries of knowledge and practical experience by master craftsmen and craftswomen, Charles Collins has skillfully organized a complete body of life knowledge into Five Elements, providing the guidance and motivation to practice 'life-as-a-craft'.

In Other's Words:
"Every once in awhile a book is destined to become a classic. This is one of those books."
--Dick Hoffman, Author
"INTIMACY: 45 Minutes to an Intimate Life"

"Thank you very much for providing me with the info I wanted. It is a beautiful story."
--Deborah Critzer
Positive Parenting

"The Canadian Crime Prevention Centre strongly encourages people to take responsibility for their own lives and to stop being victims. Your material gives people a hands-on approach for taking control of their lives and the lives of their children."
--Diana Stinn, Program Director

"I am much impressed . . . It is full of most wonderful advice - and is so neutral in bias, too. I feel your resources have much to offer in a wholesome way.
for Motherheart

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About Charles Collins

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Published November 28, 2012 by Charles P. Collins. 189 pages
Genres: Self Help. Non-fiction

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