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The Compass

The Compass

ISBN-10: 1593155743
ISBN-13: 9781593155742
Also available: Hardcover
$14.95 US · $18.95 CAN
Rights: World, excluding UK and Commonwealth
Published: May 2010

About the Book

The Compass is a life transformation novel that will guide you on a journey of self-discovery. At the core of The Compass are specific lessons about belief systems and understanding who you really are in order to live out your destiny. Jonathan, the main character, escapes his suburban life after a tragedy that alters his plans for the future. Paralyzed by grief, he decides to journey across the globe in an effort to realign his inner compass. He sets off with just a backpack, leaving behind his career, friends, family, and home. His travels begin in the dessert of Nevada, continue on to the pristine mountains of the Adirondacks, and then to a medieval village in Romania. At each destination, Jonathan encounters a pivotal person who offers a major life lesson, and he begins to realize that each individual was placed on his path for a reason. The Compass is a metaphor for the journey of our lives. In the tradition of the The Alchemist, The Compass provides readers with specific life lessons about authenticity, self-empowerment, and belief in their dreams. As humans we are all connected—by love, pain, and sometimes even by tragedies or events we cannot control. Each one of us travels a unique path, yet we are linked by experiences and emotions. In this connectedness, there is life.
Tammy Kling
About Tammy Kling
Tammy Kling is an international author and literary coach to the world's leading CEO's, celebrities and individuals who want to pursue their dreams of writing a book. Her work has been featured in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Dateline NBC, Extra and Primetime. She has co-authored and collaborated on books with NFL players/ other athletes and the CEO’s of Dial, First Command, and executives at other major corporations such as Wrigley, The John Maxwell Group, and Wal-Mart. Her most recent release is There’s more to Life than the Corner Office; the secret to total life prosperity, (McGraw Hill/2009) Tammy guides executives, entrepreneurs, athletes, and individuals at all levels to achieve life and business transformation. The clarity of her life’s purpose is to write books that change lives.
John Spencer Ellis
About John Spencer Ellis
John Spencer Ellis is America's leading expert on fitness, personal development, and healthy living. John has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, FOX, FOX Sports, FOX Reality, SPIKE and ESPN. He is the fitness and lifestyle expert on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Orange County and Daybreak OC. John is a Fellow of the National Board of Fitness Examiners, the author of "How Badly Do You Want It?—Your Ultimate Guide to Optimal Fitness," and a contributor to "Power of Champions" and “Peak Vitality.” He is the producer of the documentary The Compass (Jan. 2009), and hosts The Fit Show, PersonalTrainerTV.com, The OC Body, The Spencer Power Hour, and the Ms. Fitness U.S.A and World pageants. John stars in the workout DVDs Playground Boot Camp and Kung-Fu Fitness, and has created fitness programs used by Cirque du Soleil, the U.S. Secret Service, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard. John was nominated for induction to the Fitness Hall of Fame. John is the CEO of NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association), the Spencer Institute for Life Coaching, and the Get America Fit Foundation. He is on the Advisory Boards of the National Health, Wellness and Prevention Congress, Exercise TV, Sleep Number Bed, Medical Wellness Association, and Health Journal Television among others. He created Adventure Boot Camp, the largest fitness boot camp system in the world. His TriActive America signature series of outdoor exercise equipment is used worldwide.

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