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Friday 16 August 2019

The Ultimate Manual by Craig C. Sroda - Book Review

The Ultimate Manual

The Missing Guide to LIVING a Meaningful Life


Craig C. Sroda

Press Release

This New Year Begin A Journey Of Discovery That Will Lead To A More Fulfilling Life

Elkhart, IN, January 11, 2019 ― One of the biggest regrets people have in life is that they didn't do what they wanted to do and instead did what everyone else told them to do. But it's possible to break the cycle by simply deciding now to live a life of intention.

Craig C. Sroda, founder and former CEO of Pinnacle of Indiana, provides actionable, step-by-step instructions for living a more purpose-driven life in The Ultimate Manual — a personal life coach in a book. 

With 232 pages of clear, customizable exercises, The Ultimate Manual guides readers on a journey of discovery that will provide insight into the following areas:

•    Strengths
•    Emotional Intelligence
•    Love Languages
•    Turning Points
•    Life Wheel Evaluation
•    Time Usage
•    Core Values
•    Legacy Thinking, and more

Additionally, Sroda teaches readers how to take everything they've uncovered and synthesize it into a unique, one-page life plan — a dashboard of sorts to keep front and center that will help readers stay on track and accomplish their goals. 

Anyone of virtually any age who is seeking purpose and looking for affirmation for their life direction will find valuable information between the covers of The Ultimate Manual that will help them live their lives on purpose — with purpose — and minimize regrets.

Author Craig Sroda's mission is to guide people toward ways that work for them to live their lives intentionally. His goal is to influence 100,000 people to create a life plan by 2022. With the ripple effect, those 100,000 people will influence one million through their five domains of life: personal, family, vocation, community and faith.

Sroda co-founded and served as CEO of Pinnacle of Indiana — one of Indiana's largest Microsoft partners — for 18 years. His passion is helping individuals operate in their "sweet spot”— a place where their passion and strengths intersect so they can maximize their potential. Sroda's previous books include You in the Sweet Spot and Intentional Living and Leadership. After completing his first life plan and exposing priorities of his faith, his wife, three daughters and wanting to help others live on purpose, he sold his company. He is committed to helping others recognize their natural strengths and know their "why.” 

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My review
I received this book to review earlier this year and wanted to work through it before making a comment. It's taken me a few months, but I have set goals and plans, and guess what? I've actually made quite a lot of changes to my working life and personal life already. 
You are taken step by step through the workbook, given examples and exercises, although I still need to get to grips with my time management. 

I could go on and on about how good this workbook is, but I won't. What I will say is I love to create whether it be in writing or filmmaking and since I started to work with this book I've set up my own Graphic Design business. Something I never expected to do. So thanks Craig C. Sroda I wish you every success with your book.

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