I’m not big on self-promotion because I want my book to speak for itself. But, I guess you might want to know something about the author, so here you go!
I’m A.K. Spencer, a writer, artist, and goal achievement fanatic from the Pacific Northwest.
I like to joke that I’m imminently qualified to write this book not because I’m some billionaire or pretend to be the next Tony Robbins (God bless him!) but precisely because I was—for a long, long time—a complete screwup.
Among other stupidities I spent a couple decades being a feckless leftist armchair radical and a perpetually broke chain-smoking drunk who blamed everything and everyone but myself for the sorry state of my life. It wasn’t until well into my forties that I finally started to get my sh*t together and take full responsibility for my life and my outcomes.
But weirdly (or providentially?), even throughout those wayward years I was obsessed with goal setting programs and I read countless books on the subject of success and achievement.
The operative word there is “read” because that’s mostly all it amounted to. Sitting on my ever-expanding butt reading about achievement and success while doing precious little to actually achieve or succeed at anything. (Other than somehow always scrounging up enough money to go out drinking, despite not having enough to pay my bills. I was wizard at that!)
Everything changed when I finally got sick and tired of the dead-end life I was living. I hit a kind of existential rock bottom, decided enough was enough, and committed a radical self and life reinvention.
It was then that I finally began to seriously test and apply the many personal development and goal achieving theories and methods I’d studied. There was a lot of trial and error involved, but I made some dramatic changes: I quit smoking, got control of my drinking, dropped a bunch of weight, and started my own business.
As I evolved and refined my own methodology of change I committed to becoming successful in health, wealth and my other life domains. But also—and more importantly—to know and live in joy (No small task, let me tell you. I was the king of bitter and bitchy cynics).
While like anyone else I have my bad days, I’m now basically one of those happy optimists that the old me would have ruthlessly mocked. I wake up every day excited to achieve my goals and better myself. It seems like every day brings a new victory and cause for gratitude. It still blows me away.
Breakthrough Goals! is the culmination of everything I learned about goal achievement, with the best elements of the best goal planning methods distilled into an entirely new, simple, and I think powerful success system. I hope and believe it can positively transform your life even as it has transformed mine.
As for my life . . .
My vocation now is an exciting mix of writing, making art, entrepreneurship, searching for God (how’s that for a goal!), and helping people like you to live breakthrough lives.
Because I sincerely and deeply believe you can.
You’ve got to do the work, but it is within you to achieve amazing things.
What’s more, living a life of abundance, success and joy isn’t just attainable—it is your birthright.
Will you claim it?