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Living the Life of Your Dreams: The Secrets to Turning Your Dreams into Reality [Kindle Edition]

Marilyn Tam
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Book Description

From noted humanitarian, business leader, speaker, and author, Marilyn Tam, comes the how to book "Living the Life of Your Dreams: The Secrets to Turning Your Dreams into Reality". As a native from Hong Kong who arrived in America barely speaking English, Marilyn’s own journey provides a fascinating backdrop to this unique how to book. Designed primarily for readers trying to balance professional and personal lives of meaning and purpose, "Living the Life of Your Dreams" focuses on how readers can have powerful professional fulfillment, happy home lives, loving interpersonal relationships, excellent physical and mental health, and spiritual growth all at the same time. Marilyn has achieved this dynamically balanced state in her own life and learned from her own mistakes along the way. She is now dedicated to helping others achieve the balance she has in her life and will be doing so, not just in this book, but in keynote speeches, workshops, DVDs and CDs, all focused on sharing the Secrets presented in "Living the Life of Your Dreams".

Editorial Reviews


“If you want to live the life you’ve dreamed of, read “Living the Life of Your Dreams”. Marilyn had to go through many tough challenges to achieve her dream life—she can help you attain yours.”
~ Jack Canfield, NY Times best selling author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” and “The Success Principles”.

“At last. The book you’ve been waiting for. Can you make a living—and a difference in this world—and still have a life? In this slim and powerful volume, Marilyn Tam, former President of Reebok and CEO of Aveda, tells how she traded burnout for a life of Dynamic Balance. By following the simple and brilliant guidelines she suggests, you too can make the shift to living the life of your dreams.”
~ Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., NY Times Best selling Author of “Inner Peace for Busy People” and “Fried: Why You Burn Out and How to Revive”, co-founder and former director of the Mind/Body Clinical Center, Harvard Medical School.

“So many of us feel burned out from trying to do it all. To be able to live a successful, balanced, healthy and fulfilling life, without having to spend countless hours stressing and over-working to achieve it, would be amazing. Marilyn Tam is living proof that it’s possible! In her book “Living the Life of Your Dreams” Marilyn, speaking from her heart and her vast experience, gives step-by-step directions and easy to understand examples to help us all live more balanced and fulfilling lives. Personally, Marilyn’s words of wisdom showed up at the exact right time for me. I finally know what to do and now know that it is possible to have that life.”
~ Pamala Oslie, Author of Life Colors, Love Colors, and Make Your Dreams Come True, and Founder of

“In this useful and charming book, Marilyn Tam shares her secret formula for creating the life of your dreams. As a former VP of Nike, President of Reebok and CEO of Aveda, Marilyn takes you through the practical steps to achieving a great life so you finally can just “Do it!”
~ Arielle Ford best selling author of “The Soulmate Secret” and relationship expert.

Product Details

  • File Size: 216 KB
  • Print Length: 44 pages
  • Publisher: Waterside (August 2, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005CI1770
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #932,933 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wise Words January 8, 2013
Marilyn Tam's book puts into clear perspective the tradeoffs of modern life and the toll they can take on your spirit. If you have already gotten to the point where you realize that climbing the ladder and acquiring possessions doesn't do it for you any more, where do you go from there? Serving humanity and following your bliss sounds great, but is it practical when you have a mortgage to pay and kids to educate? How do you find the way to sustain body and soul?
Well you start by tuning into your own needs. Even a super-achiever like Tam found that she was putting herself last in line and draining herself in the process.

She offers a great quote from Oliver Wendell Holmes: "Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out." This is a very sobering wake-up call, whatever age you are. Only when we stop of neglecting our own needs and restore balance to our lives, says Tam, can we have the energy to make "the positive difference that is my destiny."

With easy, step-by-step instructions, she helps you reconnect with your dreams and plot your course to a satisfying and meaningful life. Whatever your stage in life, even if you have been up many blind alleys, you will still find valuable advice on how to make useful course corrections. "Living the Life of Your Dreams" can be read in one sitting, and it is well worth your while.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Take Charge! August 19, 2012
Is your life getting hectic? Is work a grind? Is driving the kids to activities is driving you to distraction? Is your social calendar getting too crowded?

Take charge and change your life. Marilyn Tam has written a book just for you. This volume is small enough that you can read it in one sitting. I suggest a four day reading routine that will help get your life in order.

Day 1 - Read the book in one sitting. Mull it over the rest of the day
Day 2 - Reread the book, this time taking notes. Refer to the notes during the rest of the day.
Day 3 - Reread the book, this time making a personal action plan for changing your life.
Day 4 - Implement your plan.

Next 100 years (or so) - Feel good about your life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless advice! August 4, 2012
In the fast-paced society today, many people have not only lost their dreams, but they have forgotten what they were working so hard for. Many end up working high-pressure jobs for long hours and find their money going to useless material items. At some point, they began their journey with passion and for a distinct reason, but over time - it has all gotten lost, or at least muddled with every day life.

Tam's wonderful new book helps us get back to what matters - us! Her wonderful and easy to follow instructions can put you back in touch with your dreams and help you create a roadmap back to a place where you matter and what you do counts! Living the Life of Your Dreams is short and easy to read - it would even make an excellent gift or could help a friend who is struggling get back on track. Tam is concise, helpful, easy to read, and most importantly gives us all some excellent advice. Advice we need continuously through our careers and through all of the changes we experience in life.

Everyone should have one on their shelf and several to pass on to others! It is a gem of resource!
Marcia Freespirit, CEO
JimSam Inc. Publishing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspired to Dream Catch! August 27, 2012
This great book, Living the Life of Your Dreams, is little but certainly mighty! Most people are either in fear or overwhelmed in life and don't find the time or energy to just sit and figure out, "What is my dream?"This book helped me to stop and take a deep breath and evaluate my life, wishes and dreams!
As a photographer, I am always drawn in by the cover of a book. I think the cover speaks of Marilyn Tam's journey of finding the flow in her life! Her story is inspiring, going from an unwanted young girl in Hong Kong to becoming a very successful business woman in America, a global humanitarian and international speaker.
When you want advice on dreams, you go to someone who has successfully lives their own. This book is filled with great teaching and inspiration!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Living Your Dream is Possible October 8, 2011
Marilyn Tam's insightful book, Living the Life of Your Dreams:The Secrets to Turning Your Dreams into Reality offers wonderful, practical exercises for you to use right now. She guides you to change your life and live your dreams with an approach that is easy to follow and include in your life. Marilyn not only draws from her own life experiences, but from the wisdom and stories of other notable authors such as Jack Canfield, Joan Borysenko, John Selby and more to offer you exactly what you need.
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