Being You: How to Live Authentically: Unlocking the Power of the Freedom Code and Incorporating the Philosophy of Adaptive Freedom

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BalboaPress, Jan 9, 2012 - Self-Help - 368 pages

Being You is about reaching your highest potential through authentic living. It helps you to exercise your own choices and feel and act with confidence and effectiveness in every situationto be free of fear and doubt, to have a life filled with meaning, success, and well-being.

This is the freedom to live according to your unique needs, personality, purpose, and values; to be accepted unconditionally for who and what you are; to feel all lifes pain as well as its joys; to live from the hearttrusting your inner nature and your experience of the worldand to accept responsibility for all your actions.

The philosophy of Adaptive Freedom, outlined in the book, shows that the ability to adapt and grow is the essence of personal freedom, which is the core of authenticity. You need to be adaptive to be free, and both make it easier to become truly authentic.

The power to change and realize the life of your highest imaginings lies in the Freedom Codea set of seven practice pillarsoffering a liberation path to self-fulfillment, a code to unlock the greatness that lies within. The seven pillars create new ways to guide you through knowledge to self-awareness and purposeful action. They offer a systematic and holistic framework to help you lead a meaningful, successful, happy, and authentic life.

 

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I got this book as an early reviewer, and it has taken me a while to get through it. It is a self-help book, but does not follow the conventions of the genre; it is also, to some extent, an academic ... Read full review

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Contents

The Challenge of Authentic Living
1
The Call of an Authentic Life
3
Freedom
16
Your Authentic Nature
28
Seven Qualities of Authenticity
39
The Core Concepts of Adaptive Freedom
45
Human Essence
47
The Human Condition
60
1st Pillar Develop Perceptive Awareness
126
2nd Pillar Become Aligned with Universal Energy
151
3rd Pillar Pursue Purposive Action
188
4th Pillar Connect and Communicate Effectively
207
5th Pillar Develop Acceptance
227
6th Pillar Become Adaptable
262
7th Pillar Be Animated and Appreciative
290
Acknowledgements
317

Social and Holistic Nature
73
Personhood and Personality
87
Personal Power Success and Wellbeing
101
The Freedom Code
117

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Gerard Doyle is a change management consultant, personal coach, NLP, and Reiki master, with thirty-five years as CEO and senior manager with companies and nonprofits in Ireland, Middle East, and Asia. A Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, he divides his time between Ireland, France, and the United States.

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