Connecting-The-Dots (For Everyday People) is t just a book but an experience! It is multi-purpose and can be utilized as an organizer, a daily planner, a mentoring guide, a comprehensive journal, your personal corrective action plan, a life skills manual, a relapse prevention plan, and can be viewed as your own personal counseling sessions when you feel you have to be reintroduced to 'You'. Connecting-The-Dots (For Everyday People) demonstrates how the importance of strengthening one's personal growth enhances their professional development. Connecting-The-Dots (For Everyday People) can be utilized to facilitate discussions in small to large group sessions or by yourself. Connecting-The-Dots (For Everyday People) is t a sprint, but a marathon. It is written in a certain order and for best results should be completed in that order. Remember in primary school your teacher probably distributed the Connect-The-Dots handouts for you to complete as a means of a reward. The only instruction was for you to connect the dots in the order of the numerical series. If you connected out of order then the image or picture would be skewed or distorted. As a result you would have to reassess where you went wrong in drawing your lines from one dot to the next in order to obtain the original image or picture. Connect-The-Dots handouts can be paralled to the vehicle called - Life. To life, there is an order - making good decisions, for the right reasons, at the right time. However, there are some people who travel through life t completely aware of the significance of order. Therefore when they realize they have made an error they appear to be incapable of rectifying the problem because they used an instrument that leaves a permanent mark -ink. Instead a person should use a pencil. The pencil is equipped with an eraser. The pencil is symbolic of God's Grace and Mercy. The pencil allows you to (erase) or implement new decisions in your life to draw your desired Big Picture for your future once you can honestly identify what and where did you go wrong. Connecting-The-Dots (For Everyday People) will only help you based upon your level of honesty. Therefore fearless honesty is the key! You may seek background information from your family and friends but they can t connect your dots for you. There are right or wrong answers. The only answers are based upon your experiences. Some of the material may be challenging to confront but necessary for strengthening personal growth and enhancing professional development. Therefore this book and its subsequent volumes should t be accessible to any person you do t desire to read your information. Volume I addresses the (basic and immediate needs) of every person regardless to race, ethnicity, religious belief, creed, gender, socioecomic class, or whatever age or stage of life you are currently experiencing. These foundational areas are critical to one understanding the significance of acquiring and maintaining basic needs t as a luxury but as a necessity for daily living. Volume I, will challenge you - 'the participant' to actively explore whether some changes may need to occur in these specific areas of your life or confirm that your previous decisions have yielded positive outcomes in those areas. Connecting-The-Dots (For Everyday People) series will challenge you - 'the participant' to actively explore each current situation in your life, and how past decisions have affected your current life situation, and how your current life situation will shape your future decisions. Therefore, choose wisely so that your next decision will be in order so you can visualize the Big Picture of your life. Once you complete Volume I, then you will be ready to begin Volume II - (emotional and psychological needs). Remember, one is perfect, that is why we have erasers!
Eric earned his Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Education specializing in mental health and community counseling. Eric is an advocate for the human service professional, a licensed counselor, certified by the Council For The Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs, a skilled mental health practitioner, a seasoned clinician, an adult and youth psychotherapist, life coach, lecturer, inspirational speaker and an emerging voice in the human service field. Eric provides counseling and consulting services to businesses and non-profit organizations throughout the United States. Eric has counseled thousands of people on various issues throughout the years, hence the origin of Connecting-The-Dots; helping people to move through specific domains of their lives to reach Self-Actualization. To order Volume I, you can either click on Add To Cart on this page or you can go to Amazon.com to place your order. Sharpen your pencils ... Get out your eraser ... Enjoy - Connecting Your Dots!