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Dominick Quartuccio

Three Simple Steps to Stop Drifting and Start Living

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Design Your Future by Dominick Quartuccio is a practical guide that helps individuals create a vision for their future and take steps towards achieving their goals. Through various exercises, it provides tools to overcome limiting beliefs and prioritize actions to live a fulfilling life.

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    Overcoming limiting ideas can help you avoid the trap of predictability.

    Even the most successful people are often deeply unsatisfied. Although they can’t quite put their finger on why they feel that way, they’re frustrated and bored. Something just isn’t right. Why? Well, there’s a good chance that their lives have become overly predictable.

    That’s an issue because predictability is a trap. Here’s how it works: you find yourself a well-paid job, get married, have kids and settle down. Soon enough, you realize your time is being swallowed whole by your career and family commitments. Every day has its set pattern and familiar chores – tasks you know so well that you’re basically cruising through them on autopilot.

    If you’re a high achiever or have an ambitious personality, this can be a killer. After all, you’re at your best when you’re working on exciting new challenges or experimenting with novel ideas. But all your commitments have you on a treadmill – you’re always running but not getting anywhere. By the end of the day, you’re exhausted and ready to collapse on the sofa in front of yet another Netflix series. In the morning, you’ve recharged your batteries just enough to start all over again.

    So why do so many people end up in this trap? Well, that’s where limiting beliefs come in. If you want to know what those are, just think of all the “should” sentences you’ve told yourself over the years: “I should get a reliable, safe job,” say, or “I should have another child” and “I should put other people’s needs above my own.” These aren’t necessarily bad ideas, but it’s unlikely you’ll ever be happy if you’re pursuing them because you think society expects you to!

    Then there’s the notion that you can turn a bad situation around, that is, do more of the thing that’s making you miserable. It sounds crazy, but plenty of folks end up doubling down on a job they loathe, believing that the next pay rise or promotion will finally give them the life they’ve always dreamed of. But that rarely works out; if you’re not doing something you’re passionate about, chances are it’s never going to be fulfilling.

    So how do you get yourself out of this trap? In a word, change. And that’s what we’ll be looking at in the next blink.

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    What is Design Your Future about?

    Design Your Future (2017) is a roadmap intended to get you out of your comfort zone and onto the path toward a more fulfilling and happier future. Packed with actionable insights and an array of handy tools to start turning your life around today, these blinks provide the ultimate go-to guide to becoming your best self.

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    Design Your Future (2020) is a book that guides readers towards creating a life they love by designing their future intentionally. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • Packed with practical strategies and insightful exercises, it empowers readers to take control of their lives and shape their own destiny.
    • By combining personal experiences with expert advice, the book offers a relatable and authentic perspective on transforming one's future.
    • The book's unique approach challenges conventional thinking and encourages readers to think outside the box, making it a compelling and thought-provoking read.

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    Trapped is what you feel when you are living into a future of more of the same.

    —Dominick Quartuccio
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    Who should read Design Your Future?

    • High achievers
    • Entrepreneurs and CEOs
    • Coaches and mentors

    About the Author

    Dominick Quartuccio is a motivational speaker and counselor who specializes in helping business leaders and entrepreneurs reach their full potential. By actively designing his own life, he aims to show others how they can improve their lives both today and in the future.

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    Design Your Future empowers you to create the life you want by taking charge of your mindset, goals, and action.

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    Design Your Future is a powerful read that offers practical strategies for shaping your future. Highly recommended!

    Who is the author of Design Your Future?

    The author of Design Your Future is Dominick Quartuccio.

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