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That Really Matter In LifeBy Gary A. Johnson
A Quick and Comprehensive
Guide To Making Your Life Better—Today!"
The Little Book with a Big Message
We live in a very fast-paced
society. It seems as if
almost everything is
designed to happen as
quickly as possible. We
don’t need cash these days;
we just “swipe and go.” We
don’t have to stop and pay
our toll. We simply flash a
card and keep rolling. We
have drive-thru windows for
doughnuts and coffee. We
have a generation of
children who put food in the
microwave oven, watch it
turn, and yell, “hurry!” If
you are one of those folks
who have to have it “now,”
then this book was written
I wrote this book at one of
the lowest points in my
life. My businesses were
heavily in debt and,
although I continued to
function every day, there
were times when I did not
feel good about myself.
Through it all, I continued
to try to affect the lives
of others through my
training seminars and
speeches. I also went out of
my way to make sure I was an
active dad for my sons.
On a Friday night, in
September 2006, I decided to
write down the things that
mattered to me. I
stopped the list at
twenty-five and shelved the
project for another year.
Putting pen to paper was a
measure of accountability.
Thirteen months later I was
ready to be accountable and
make a change in my life.
Writing my thoughts on paper
was therapeutic and gave me
a sense of relief. This
process was a “freeing”
experience that helped me to
feel good again.
25 Things That
Matter In Life
is a little book with a big
message. The techniques and
steps that I describe in the
following pages are ones
that I’ve been using for
over thirty years. If you
commit to them, I guarantee
you will live a more
meaningful and healthier
Changing certain aspects of
your life is not easy.
Looking at your life and the
choices you’ve made in an
open and honest way can be
an emotional and
gut-wrenching experience. As
you rewind your mental
tapes, you are likely to see
a pattern of decision-making
that is self-defeating or
sabotaging. It doesn’t have
to be that way.
This is your chance to
enhance your quality of life
and to feel good about
yourself. You can improve
your situation today. Don’t
blow this opportunity.
Victory is near.
When you read the words in
this book, know that I am
not speaking from an exalted
position. This is what I’ve
experienced and know to be
true. My job is to tell you
everything I know to help
you make your life
successful. Your job is to
take what I tell you and
develop a flexible and
customized plan that will
work for you. If you make a
commitment to do this, you
can live every day as if
it’s your last, and enjoy
your life. If you want to
change your life, change the
way you act and the way you
control the quality of your
life by making 25
Things That Really
Matter In Life a
part of your daily living.
Once you have “mastered”
them, I will show you how to
start living your best
25 Things That Really Matter in Life: Book Review
25 Things That Really Matter in Life
is designed to get you started living a better life
within the next fifteen minutes... If you want a book to
help you begin to change your life right now, then keep
reading, because this is the book for you... The
techniques and steps that I describe in the following
pages are ones I've been using for over thirty years. If
you commit to them, I guarantee you will live a more
meaningful and healthier life... Let's get started!" -
Excerpted from the Introduction (pages 12-16)
Are you stuck in the doldrums? Could you use some
help to kick start your life? Then you might want to
consider reading this handy little how-to guide by Gary
Johnson, publisher of
and founder of the consulting firm which bears his name.
Mr. Johnson is also an inspirational speaker whose
services are always in demand. And now, with the
publication of 25 Things That Really Matter
in Life, you can be motivated by the man without
having to attend one of his lectures or workshops.
The book is designed to take less than an hour to
read, while promising the potential to transform you
instantly. The words contained on the pages are mostly
meaningful meditations on what the author has found to
be most important to him, as opposed to advice dictating
specific behavior to improve your plight.
Still, Gary makes a convincing case that his 3-step
path probably works, for he acknowledges having himself
gone through tough times marked by debt, depression and
withdrawal. When he was bottoming out, he made a list of
the things that mattered most to him, a therapeutic
process which helped him get his priorities in order
while simultaneously freeing him to feel good again.
He realized that foremost among what he values are
Faith, Family, Love, Children and Health, and he
explains succinctly why each entry deserves to be a
priority. After he expounds on all 25 of his personal
areas of concern, the focus shifts to Step 2. Here, the
text changes into a workbook, allotting space for you
the reader to delineate 25 things you most want to
achieve in life.
This, in turn, enables you to embark ultimately on
Step 3, namely, mastery of your own life. A timely tome
for anyone seriously seeking to take the steps to shed
self-destructive habits and dysfunctional influences in
order to become "the best possible you."
To purchase a copy of the book, call: 1-877-792-7262.
25 Things That Really Matter in Life:
A Comprehensive Guide to Making Your
by Gary A. Johnson
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Here's what people are saying about "25 Things..."
"Gary Johnson has taken his personal pain and turned it into the power to share home truths. His list of the things we need for a fulfilling and successful life will be confirmation for some, a reminder for others, and a much-needed wake-up call for still another group of readers. This is a great gift for people at life’s crossroads, and for those looking for a tool to guide them through self-exploration."
Dr. Julianne Malveaux
President, Bennett College for Women
Economist, Author & Commentator
"Gary Johnson has written a book that will encourage you, inspire you and empower you for greater personal and professional success! It will help you do more, be more and achieve more! Read it and then re-read it! You will be glad you did!"
Best Selling Author of "It Only Takes A Minute To Change Your Life" and "A Setback Is A Setup For A Comeback"
"Finally a person who has a plan for success that is accessible, tested and proven. Gary's words implore you to make moves toward success and he gives you the clear tools to be a winner. Plus it is never ever a bad thing to learn about success from someone who is actually successful. Bravo Gary for sharing your knowledge with the rest of us!"
LaDawn Black, relationship expert, radio personality and the author of Stripped Bare
“Johnson packs a powerful punch with this practical guide designed to quick-start your journey to a more meaningful and healthier life in just three steps. From faith, family, and love to wealth building, giving, and more, the book encourages readers to make these twenty-five key aspects a priority in everyday life, providing valuable tips and worksheets along the way. Ultimately, you’ll learn how to map out what is most important to you, what you really want to do before you die, and apply what you’ve learned to live the best life possible."
Richards Public Relations
"A great read for anyone contemplating the things that really matter in life. Lean, mean, and full of wisdom."
Jonathan Luckett, nationally acclaimed author of "The Mating Game," "The Forever Game," "Dissolve," and "Jasminium"
"Gary Johnson is a raconteur and his stories invoke transformation in people’s lives in different ways. For me, Johnson’s writings facilitate an experience; prompting authentic notions, leading to awareness, new perspectives and at times momentous breakthroughs. Revitalizing, inspiring and provocative…”25 Things That Really Matter In Life,” is a must read."
I meant to tell you how much your book blessed my life. Have already recommended that my friends get a copy. In fact, I plan to order a bunch to hand out at our church's Seasoned Luncheon."
P. Miller - Washington, DC
"I'm going to purchase 10 books to give to friends, but I'll love receiving an autographed copy from you!"
R. G. - Eldridge, IA
"Gary, your book stays on my nightstand. You were right, I see something different in me every time I read it."
T. Jones, Temple Hills, MD
"What I especially like about it is that it gives the reader just enough, is not overwhelming. The Appendix, which I termed the “Workbook Section” is excellent, and can be used as a journal or treasure map for those serious about applying the principles outlined in the book. It is also a winner because all 25 topics are relevant to the lives of almost all people, and that makes it universal."
Shirley Hardiman, Chicago, IL
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