Calm Water Thinking: New Book Offers 4 Simple Solutions to Improve Your Life, Your Career, and Your Focus
This is where Bob Boylan and his new book, 4 Ideas With Actionable Wisdom, come in, offering concrete, actionable suggestions from which readers of all ages can benefit.
“People don’t realize that they’re actually living in ‘white water,’” Boylan says. “Busyness has become their normal. They don’t realize that they can improve their lives by just spending a little time each day in ‘calm water thinking’ to help generate fresh, thoughtful ideas and improve focus.”
Bob Boylan is a retired presentation skills trainer, professional landscape photographer, seasoned traveler, and the founder of Successful Presentations. He has been self-employed since the age of 31, which has given him the flexibility to travel, explore, and live his life outside the box. A lifelong encourager, Boylan wrote 4 Ideas with Actionable Wisdom to help people see their lives through different eyes and to realize that there is so much more they could be doing to live more effective, “calm water” lives.
“Practical and inspirational, this is a much needed guide, especially now! Highly recommended.”
Grady Harp, Amazon Top 50 Hall of Fame Reviewer; 5 Stars
Written in short, digestible chapters, 4 Ideas with Actionable Wisdom offers insight that readers can act on now. Readers are encouraged to learn to balance their lives, to be more grateful, to make changes more effectively, and to be more creative. Boylan’s included discussion questions help readers pinpoint exactly where they can change their own thinking, find calm and focus, and take more effective control of their lives and what they will become.
“No matter how young or old you are, you can always take steps to change your life for the better, and Bob has some excellent, wisdom-filled advice to offer. Highly recommended!”
Rachel Song, Editor and Writer; 5-stars
“My goal is to make sure that readers not only understand my ideas but use them,” Boylan says. “We become what we think about. Ultimately, you are in control of what you think about and how you think about it.”
Is Your Windshield Bigger Than Your Rearview Mirror? New Book Highlights Ways to Make Retirement Your Biggest Adventure Yet
Woodland Park, CO – Have you thought seriously about retirement? No, not about downsizing your home or having enough money in your bank account to afford it. Have you thought about what you will do and how you will live?
For most, our days, weeks, and years are shaped by unforgiving work schedules. Then, when we finally retire, we find ourselves floundering with an empty calendar and no idea how to fill the time. This is where Bob Boylan and Retirement: Your New Adventure!, a new book focusing on how to make your retirement extraordinary, come in.
Bob Boylan is a retired presentation skills trainer, professional landscape photographer, seasoned traveler, and the founder of Successful Presentations. He has been self-employed since the age of 31, which has given him the flexibility to travel, explore, and live his life outside the box. A lifelong encourager and adventurer, Bob wrote Retirement: Your Next Adventure to inspire people who are starting to think seriously about retirement or who have already taken the plunge to use the time they have to live an adventurous, out-of-the-box life.
“I want people to use this book to help them define and design their adventure in their retirement years,” Boylan says. “It’s your choice to decide if your windshield will be bigger than your rearview mirror. You’ll be better off if you do something more than talk about just ‘remember when.’”
“Boylan emphasizes the power of imagination, having more fun, and that the future matters more than the past, as well as other important thoughts that escort us into a happy and meaningful retirement.”
Grady Harp, Amazon Top 50 Hall of Fame Reviewer; 5-stars
Boylan encourages his readers to stop looking toward the past, getting stuck in “remember when’s.” He urges people to think differently, to stop living on “someday isle,” and to recognize that the “windshield is bigger than the rearview mirror.” He emphasizes that what you do with your time and opportunity is ultimately your choice, so make it count.
“A much needed and helpful read for people of all ages, but especially those who are thinking about retiring or who have already retired. Highly recommended!”
Rachel Song, Editor and Writer; 5-stars
Each chapter is short, sweet, and easy to understand, offering actionable wisdom and discussion questions to get you (and your spouse) thinking about what might be possible. Retirement: Your Next Adventure assumes you are financially ready for this next phase and hopes to guide you toward living an exciting, rewarding life.
“My goal is to make sure that readers not only understand my ideas but use them,” Boylan says. “Sometimes we can look hope right in the face and not see it. I want you to be able to see hope in the season of your retirement.”
Retirement: Your New Adventure!, ISBN 9781098363048 (e–book) $8.99, ISBN 9781098363031 (paperback) $14.95, 2021, Book Baby, 128 pgs, Available at Amazon.
About Bob Boylan
Bob Boylan is a presentation skills trainer and professional landscape photographer with a zest for life. He has been self-employed since the age of thirty-one. He founded Successful Presentations and travels across the country delivering “training that takes” to middle to senior management. His goal is to help people change their paradigms and open their minds to a better way of doing things.
A native of Minnesota, Bob attended Saint Thomas University in Saint Paul, then transferred to the University of Minnesota where he graduated with a BA in psychology. He has five children and six grandchildren.
After photographing the best tulip gardens in Austria in 2013, Bob and his wife Linda decided to sell everything they owned and move to Salzburg. Today, Bob and Linda live in Woodland Park, Colorado, where they’re always looking for their next adventure.
Bob is the author of Retirement: Your New Adventure! and 4 Ideas with Actionable Wisdom. For more information, visit bobboylan.com.
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