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Alexander Loyd

From Stress to Success in 40 Days

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Beyond Willpower by Alexander Loyd is a self-help book that explores the root causes of self-sabotage and offers a step-by-step process for overcoming it, enabling readers to live a more fulfilling life.

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    Your ultimate goal should be based on an internal force, not an external one.

    What do you want more than anything else in the world? Take a moment and think it over until you land on that one thing you desire most.

    Given a chance to consider this question, it’s likely you came up with an answer. But is it the right one?

    Well, there’s an easy way to know if it’s the wrong answer, because goals founded on things like money, achievement or health – also known as external circumstances – are always the incorrect choice. Even so, 99 percent of the answers people give to this question are based on external circumstances.

    But what’s wrong with wanting to strike it rich, win an Olympic medal or get in perfect shape? Absolutely nothing! Except, deep down, none of that describes why you got out of bed this morning, or what’ll keep you motivated tomorrow. In other words, goals based on external circumstances don’t permeate everything you do.

    Instead, people choose such goals because they believe myths, like the notion that money will make them happy. However, while things like material wealth might bring you joy for a little while, being a millionaire is no guarantee of a happy, peaceful and loving life.

    That’s why strong goals for success are based on attaining a particular inward state, like feeling calm or full of love. A goal like this will become a part of everything you do and, when you get up in the morning, it will be because of your goal.

    In fact, although you might be unaware of it, this is a goal you’ve already set for yourself; it’s why you brush your teeth, why you eat, why you work and why you hang out with your friends. Simply put, it pervades every aspect of your life.

    So, if there’s a deeper goal already motivating you, why is it so hard to identify what you want most from life? To find out, you’ll need to travel back in time to your childhood.

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    What is Beyond Willpower about?

    Beyond Willpower (2015) is a guide to achieving your deepest, most coveted goals. These blinks explain how to realize the dreams that’ll bring you true joy, happiness and love, while warning you about the obstacles people commonly encounter when doing so, and also pointing out a few shortcuts.

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    Beyond Willpower (2012) offers a refreshing approach to personal transformation by uncovering the root cause of our emotional and physical issues. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • The book provides a holistic perspective on healing, addressing the connection between the mind, body, and spirit to achieve overall well-being.
    • With practical exercises and techniques, it empowers readers to take control of their own healing journey and create lasting change in their lives.
    • Through inspiring stories and real-life examples, the book captivates readers, making the process of personal growth and self-discovery anything but boring.

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    Energy medicine is nothing weird, mystical, or even spiritual. It is, in fact, physical.

    —Alexander Loyd
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    Who should read Beyond Willpower?

    • Anyone who struggles with depression
    • People interested in alternative medicine
    • Students of medicine

    About the Author

    Alexander Loyd, PhD, is a psychologist, naturopath and renowned lecturer. He’s also the author of the international bestseller, The Healing Code.

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    The main message of Beyond Willpower is that true transformation comes from healing the mind, body, and spirit.

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    Beyond Willpower is a worthwhile read for anyone looking to understand the deeper aspects of personal change. It provides valuable insights and practical tools for self-transformation.

    Who is the author of Beyond Willpower?

    The author of Beyond Willpower is Alexander Loyd.

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