Dom Famularo followed his dream to become one of the most exciting drummers in music today. With a bottomless reservoir of passion and enthusiasm, Famularo offers inspirational observations and commentaries on life, love, and success which have made him a sought-after motivational speaker and lecturer. Now, for the first time, he has culled the collected wisdom of his travels and experiences in one book. The Cycle of Self Empowerment is a motivational book that offers a little bit of everything. It's full of stories to make you laugh, exercises to make you think, and Dom's very own self-empowerment formula of success to guide you to your dream.
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Having a psych. degree, I've read tons of self-growth and motivational books and authored several articles (and presented empirical research at an international conference in '96), but I have to say that this book stands out and is among the best. A lot of these types of books are the same; however, Famularo's book stands out. First of all, it is not only motivational and enlightening, but it is entertaining as well and has powerful stories. Imagine reading a great story, but at the same time being inspired, while learning so many useful, easy-to-apply concepts that can vastly enhance the quality of your life. And, at the same time, becoming aware of things you might never had before, or awakened to things that is truly in your desire. This is what the 'Cycle' book is like, as you learn the amazing story of a man who made a decision to follow his passion, committing to stay on track. And in doing so, he took notes on how he did it -- how he overcame the obstacles, how he created win-win situations for all involved -- and then he consolidated his ideas that brought him on the successful journey, while doing what he loves in life. You also learn about history, philosophy, and psychology! This books is about 'real' and 'true' success -- following and developing what is really you -- from your true center -- fulfilling your real purpose/dharma -- This book is NOT about following a career you hate, making money to impress people you'll never know, then years later realizing that many aspects of yourself is left empty and wanting -- while you're filled with self-regret. Famularo has a tremendous ability to 'hit' the reader on a deep level that really makes an impact -- not a temporary thought or transient, fleeting feeling -- but a real lasting impact. When reading this book, sometimes you will just want to get up and start right away, as you are suddenly hit with the realization of things that you really want in life, and that NOW is the time. Before I read the book, I was often in a purposeless 'rut' in the financial world, stuck in the mundane routine that a lot of us are in. But the book opened me up and I became aware that life is short, our passions are real -- and they are to be nurtured and shared -- which fulfills both ourselves and everyone. This is our 'eternal flame' that just doesn't go away! So nurture it! My awareness coupled with applying some of the books concepts brought me to face challenges and experience reward -- Now 'in my element', I began to inspire and reach others through my writing, performing, teaching, and in everyday conversation and action. I began building a business also. Why? Because I began from the center of my onion, my flame, where my real passion, talent and purpose lies; and Famularo's book is about finding and nurturing this power within. I look forward to using more of the concepts since my life changed drastically by applying some of them. This book is a must read, and written by an author who is extremely well-rounded, sees the 'true', big picture, and is full of wisdom. If you get the book, feel free to e-mail me to discuss some of the concepts! I often re-read and go to the book as a reference, and use it as a workbook!