Saturday, February 24, 2018

Book Review: 'Flying Thru Life' by Robert DeLaurentis

Author and motivator Robert DeLaurentis has written one of the more meaningful self-help books you are likely to read. Why? Because he addresses the place where many of us find ourselves and are searching for a way to change. He is a successful real estate entrepreneur and investor, pilot, speaker, author, and philanthropist with an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Southern California and a graduate degree in spiritual psychology with an emphasis in consciousness, health and healing from the University of Santa Monica. A Gulf War veteran, Robert served in the Navy for 14 years. After receiving his pilot’s license in 2009, Robert has flown solo to more than 30 countries in the past three years and completed his first solo around the world trip in August 2015 visiting 26 countries in 90 days. Robert finished Flying Thru Life shortly before embarking on his epic solo flight in his single engine Piper, Malibu Mirage. Flying over the polar ice cap alone at twenty-three thousand feet and 230 miles per hour wearing a survival suit isn't what you think of as the typical business classroom environment, but it taught pilot and entrepreneur Robert some of the most profound life lessons and success principles while growing his business 300% in 5 years

One of the reasons this book is so powerful is the manner in which he relates the changes in his personal experience, and it is better to let him state this: ’ One of my friends once referred to me as “Bobby D Steamroller”— and as much as it embarrasses me now, her description was right on. Back then, many of my business transactions ended with a threat of litigation, letters from an attorney, or a lawsuit. I was constantly evicting people, and I remember once bragging about winning in small claims court three times that week. I didn’t consider anything a victory unless it was an un-conditional surrender and I got everything I wanted— including the shoes on their feet. I had a powerful reputation for going for the jugular in every business transaction….Thankfully, I’m not that way anymore. In fact, I’m the polar opposite. I discovered the power of putting some specific
principles to work, and my business has tripled since that day. My life has been easier, not more difficult. People enjoy working with me. I have lots of people I now consider partners because we accomplish many deals working together. When I walk away from a deal today, I have the satisfaction of knowing that everyone won. And I’m going to teach you exactly how to arrive at that place yourself...You and I were taught that business and personal success requires suffering. If you want to get ahead, you have to sacrifice, work longer hours, make more calls, stay later, and do things you don’t want to do— maybe even violating your integrity or doing things that aren’t best for everyone. If you could just do all that, you’ve been told, you could finally make enough money.... When I partnered with Spirit in my business and my life, I made a soul connection that created a terrific change in my life – a soulrific change.’

Or as he further states, ‘I had to get in alignment with spirit (God, the Universe, whatever you choose to call it). I needed to go with the current and not against it.’ This journey he shares with us in the following categories: Authentic Communication, Incomplete Cycles of Action, You Judge, You Lose, Integrity, Gratitude, Timing: Let It Go, Listen, Direct Communication with Spirit, Listening in the Silence, Surrender, Setting Intentions, Be Impeccable with Your Word, Nurture Yourself, Overcoming Fear and Making Magic and others.

Enhance your fullness of life. Read this book and feel the growth not only in your business affiliation but also in your life in general. It is a winner! Grady Harp, September 15

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