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How to Live the James Bond Lifestyle: The Complete Seminar [Kindle Edition]

Paul Kyriazi
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Changing lives since 1998, this is the original course taught at The Learning Annex & SpyFest, now expanded & updated for 2012. With 354 pages of information to upgrade all areas of your life.

Chapters include: Re-invent Yourself, Bond Symbols for Change, Your Base of Operations, Your Appearance, The Bond Personality, Bond and His Cash, Your Bond Car, Bond Girls, Resort Hotels, Bond on the Job, Casino Gambling, Your Mission, Upgrading Your Image, The Greatest Adventure, The Ultimate Secret of Women, & much more.

About the author:
Paul Kyriazi is the writer/director of six feature films. Directed 22 movie stars in his films and full-cast audio-novels. Studied in person with three notable success teachers; Anthony Norvell, Paul Mastrodakos, & Marc Reymont. Created the How to Live the James Bond Lifestyle course in 1998, teaching it at The Learning Annex & SpyFest.


Editorial Reviews

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"The book's mission, Kyriazi says, is to emphasis guys of all ages can apply 007s positive qualities to better their own lives." -- AM New York, November 2006

A fascinating book that will appeal to those that want more from life - moments like on the big screen. -- mi6.co.uk/mi6.php3, October 2005

Kyriazi promises to put you on the path to turning your life around and realize your dreams. -- Ezine Articles, ezinarticles.com, November 2006

Kyriazi promises to put you on the path to turning your life around and realize your dreams. -- BookPleasures.com, January 2006

Kyriazi says, "The reason we loved Bond back then, and now, is the same reason we loved Sinatra. He's cool. And who doesn't want to be cool?" -- Fast Company, November 2006

Kyriazi shows the reader themes of James Bond's life that would help them enjoy their own more. -- CommanderBond.net

Paul Kyriazi is quite an expert on James Bond. -- ArticlesFactory.com, February 2006

The books' chapters are tight and focused dealing with more of the seminar's rules. -- SearchWarp.com, Feburary 2006

The mixture of the author's words of wisdom with the tidbits from Bond movies makes for a compelling read. -- BookIdeas.com, January 2006

There are some interesting suggestions and stories. -- Las Vegas Tribune, August 26, 2004

About the Author

After graduating from the San Francisco State film department, Paul Kyriazi wrote and produced six theatrical feature films, including "Death Machines" for Crown International Pictures. During this time, he continued his studies in success and human potential, studying in person with such notable teachers as Anthony Novell (The Million Dollar Secret Hidden in Your Mind).

He now lives in Japan where he writes and teaches seminars on "How To Live The James Bond Lifestyle."


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  • File Size: 2384 KB
  • Print Length: 261 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0078T72YI
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Man With the Golden Pen October 25, 2002
By Konrei
Format:Paperback
When I'd first reviewed the "How To Live the James Bond Lifestyle" seminar tape, my one regret was that Mr. Kyriazi hadn't turned that entertaining and informative ninety minute tape into a series of lectures. Well, with "The Complete James Bond Lifestyle Seminar," he has, and it is between the covers of one volume.
Unlike most of the 'Think Positive and Grow Rich' genre, Kyriazi is very forthcoming in telling colorfully unrestrained "war stories" from his own experience, which in itself is rich and varied. He was the only movie producer to create a black and white Techniscope film; a costly blunder from which he learned much about moviemaking and marketing his products and himself. Ultimately, he found himself in the cockpit of a Boeing 727, as the sole passenger on a charter flight, being treated like the Very Important Person he truly is. Just like the rest of us.
And that, of course, is the secret: To live the James Bond Lifestyle is to have a rich and varied life, to learn from the mistakes you make, learn from the good experiences as well, and ultimately to live the good life.
Kyriazi is convinced (and therefore convincing) that anyone can "be" James Bond by adopting some rational thinking, planning, a committment to action, and ultimately action itself, into his (or her) life. Kyriazi throws out the cliches of "self-improvement" books and gives the reader truly practical and empirical advice for day to day living.
The central idea of "How would Bond do it?" is easily answered. He'd start by reading Paul Kyriazi's book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bond by osmosis January 21, 2007
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I hadn't expected a curious thing that happened while reading "The Complete James Bond Lifestyle Seminar" book: I was already doing a lot of what I found there. But I'm in my early 40's and I've been watching and rewatching the Bond films for most of my conscious life (I'm currently rereading all of the novels and just finished Andrew Lycett's wonderful bio of Ian Fleming), so it stands to reason that something had to rub off.

But if you're in your 20's or 30's, I'm sure you'll pick up a lot of very helpful tips about the style of your new cool life. The author doesn't limit his seminar to 007 but also includes very cool and swingin' insights from Bond's American cousins--Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack.

I have to disagree with the author on page 217. He writes, "I've never seen Bond running out the door yelling, 'I'm late. I'll never make it.'" The section is called "Be Early." Good advice. And it's true that we've never seen Bond rush out late...but that doesn't mean he's always on time either. In THUNDERBALL, M chides him in front of the other double-O's with, "Now that we're all here!" And how many films have shown a flustered Moneypenny trying to track him down?

He might be late once in a while...he just doesn't get excited about it, even if the world hangs in the balance.

But that's a quibble, along with typos and the first half of the book mentioning "Blowfeld" instead of "Blofeld" (it's corrected in the second half).

So with tongue firmly planted in cheek and open to improving your coolness, you'll have a good time reading through this seminar for tips. I did.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Complete James Bond Lifestyle Seminar October 11, 2002
Format:Paperback
This book creatively revitalizes motivational literature. Just like the song Nobody Does it Better (theme from the movie The Spy Who Loved Me), the author has achieved the ultimate self-improvement book. The book stands apart from others in this genre because it doesn't saturate the sophisticated reader with unimaginative clichés. Instead, you are instructed to ask yourself, "What would Bond do in this situation?" But sorry ladies, this is a man's book. Although wives and girlfriends will want to put this book on they're gift list for their couch-potato husband, or tee shirt wearing boyfriend. After all, what woman would object if her man learns the ultimate secret of women and makes her feel like a Bond-Girl?
The book guides a man of any age into his own unique experience of the James Bond lifestyle, and tools to acquire the cash to pay for it. The author guides the reader to higher levels of health and prosperity and draws from his own experience, Sinatra and even his old mind science teacher to get you there. What makes this book significant is the serious wisdom interwoven amidst all the fun stuff. Every moviegoer knows that Bond dresses well, dines well and does well with women, but what makes Bond so cool under pressure? Chapter 18 guides the reader to clear the subconscious mind. Is it possible to imagine Bond doing this sort of thing? The author adds depth to the two-dimensional image on the silver screen. The reader may learn the secret of how Bond can remain so unflappable in all those scenes -- you know, like when he jokes in the face of danger.
You won't get a 00 number simply by reading this book for it's entertainment value. But if you can make yourself believe that you're a cool 007 type of guy, then you can certainly believe in the potency of all your other dreams as well. The encouraging theme of this book is explicitly stated in the movie title: You Only Live Twice!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Book to Read, but be careful July 15, 2004
Format:Paperback
I really liked the book because it's fun to read and helps the reader make the day to day a "bond" experiance. If you have a sucker for a boyfriend who has cash, a guy who has money and wants those kind of girls this is a great buy. The bond girl section completely misses the seductive charactoristics of the bond persona. Bond is not a ladies man because he has cool gadgets or because he's a spy, although that helps. Bond is mysterious, smooth, has a speculative look about women and understands the "game" enough to read situations correctly. Bond is in control and the author seems to believe that it's because Bond knows how to entertain his women. Thats good but not for real men who understand or want to understand the differance between the lover and the provider, the mystery man and the sucker, etc. As for young men in their teens, this is a fun role to learn how to play, be smooth and handle yourself like bond. I really like how the author focuses on money, organization, girls, and the value of composure.Paul uses NLP to really get in touch with the reader and see the world through Bonds eyes as we approach everyday but cut out the "bond girl" section please! Otherwise a fun read that every guy who loves bond should have.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for all Bond fans and those who want to be better men
A great book by a great man. Fun to read and practical, do yourself a favor and make the purchase.
Published 10 months ago by Bill Bokunic
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
This book was a bit different from the average self help book. It was an interesting concept to use James Bond as the role model. What would James Bond do?
Published 10 months ago by kris Patterson
5.0 out of 5 stars Positive thinking goes a long way
This book is not about James Bond. This book is about teaching you positive values that will literally make a positive impact on yourself and those around you. Read more
Published 13 months ago by christopher g vilano
5.0 out of 5 stars The name's Bond. James Bond
This book contains great tips on how to live your life like the charming British secret agent that every man (go on, admit it!) wants to be. Read more
Published 14 months ago by MrProducer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
An enjoyable book filled with Hollywood stories that reinforce
Paul's lessons. His personal experiences and insight into lifestyle design are enlightening.
Published 15 months ago by Emilio Pilozzi
1.0 out of 5 stars Now what I was expecting at all
The authors use of "I" is enough to avoid this book at all costs. This has nearly nothing to do with a James Bond Lifestyle. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Norman Miller
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent philosphical primer on establishing a "lifestyle"!
The book helps establish an outline for determining your own style. It allows you to think through what you might find as the key elements in your own style.
Published 20 months ago by Tim Tapp
1.0 out of 5 stars A waste of time and money
I'm sorry to have to write such a negative review. I have to rate it so lowly due to the fact that this book, In my opinion of course, offers nothing whatsoever to the human race. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Brendan Carl Clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read
While I don't agree with everything Paul Kyriazi says, I very much enjoyed his conversational style of writing. Read more
Published 23 months ago by vikingfett
3.0 out of 5 stars That Lifestyle? Yes.
Why do I watch the James Bond movies? I like the lifestyle they promote:
Travel to exotic places
Casino gambling
Meeting eccentric villains
Driving... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Edward Easterling
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More About the Author

Paul Kyriazi directed six feature films including 'Omega Cop' starring Adam 'Batman' West & Stuart Whitman, plus documentaries and travelogues.

He produced his novels 'McKnight's Memory' & 'Rock Star Rising' as full-cast audio-books with Rod Taylor, Robert Culp, Russ Tamblyn, George Chakiris, Nancy Kwan, James Darren, Edd Byrnes, Henry Silva, Alan Young & Frank Sinatra Jr.

Paul created the original 'How to Live the James Bond Lifestyle' taught at The Learning Annex & SpyFest, now expanded for 2012 on Kindle.

He has a BA in Film from San Francisco State University. His techniscope movie 'Death Machines' opened in 50 theaters in Los Angeles. His panavision movie 'Weapons of Death' broke a house attendance record in New York.

"I wanted to make movies since seeing 'The Making of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' on Disneyland TV. So it all started with Kirk Douglas and a giant squid."


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