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Dedicated to Destiny: A Pursuit of Personal Growth, Prosperity & Purpose serves as a guidebook for life's rapidly-changing circumstances and walks you through navigating the 6 stages of transformation so that you may embark on the path to live your destined life.
Studies show that change is doubling each year and how we adapt to change will have a direct impact on our lives and in the world. As the world transforms, so do we. The time is now for us all to live the happiest, healthiest and truest version of ourselves. In Dedicated to Destiny, leadership coach, Angel Carlton provides strategies of self-discovery in six stages. These provide the “how-to” for seekers of a more fulfilling life to get where they want to be.
The six stages of transformation are Realize, Release, Rebound, Reinvent, Resurrect and Respond. Awareness of these stages allows readers to understand where they have been, where they are now, and where they are heading. The six stages provide a fresh outlook on life while helping clear the clutter that prevents many people from achieving greatness.
Dedicated to Destiny is proudly published through Changemakers Books, A John Hunt Publishing Imprint. Also available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other popular booksellers worldwide.
What a wonderful surprise! Reading this was like sitting down with the author, Angel, and her walking me through the steps to freedom. Freedom from the past pains of my heart and soul. It was an affirmation of the process I had already begun to restore my life after my mothers passing and the end of a marriage. Well done and well needed in a world where we aren’t taught how to transform ourselves. Great book!
I’ve always been the type of guy who is open to new ideas and experiences. I’ll be perfectly honest, I don’t read as much as used to, but when I started reading this incredible book I literally couldn’t stop! The eloquence and honesty of her writing constantly kept me intrigued and inspired. It’s very rare to find something that makes you think and feel about your own life and humanity. This book made me want to be a better man...a better friend...a better person. I will always cherish this book, and can’t wait to read it again and again and again!!!
A thought-provoking, change-inspiring and transformational-driven book, gives readers a new perspective of change and for the first time introduces a process to help you conquer the wave of life's unpredictable circumstances. Change is inevitable. It is a part of life's journey. Some change is easier than others to navigate. Yet, whatever might be going on in your life, by chance or by choice, you have the power within to control the outcome. And, although some scenarios might leave emotional wounds, change can be meaningful and welcomes new opportunities for personal growth, prosperity and purpose. In this impactful and informative read, you'll learn to become the architect of change, facing it with confidence. You'll be trained to diagnose the symptoms of each stage so that you'll be able to distinguish and determine what you are experiencing is part of the natural process of change. Consider this book your life raft for the times when you're feeling adrift at sea. Allow it to serve as a gentle reminder that change is good. So, grasp it with curiosity…embrace it with certainty.
Welcome to the Dedicated to Destiny, A Course in Transformation Program! A work-at-your-own-pace life-enhancement program encourages a forward-thinking mindset in adapting to change during times of transition and when life’s unexpected circumstances occur. You will be provided with tools to create a more productive, empowered and enriched existence so that you may effectively navigate life’s rapid pace of change, take ownership of your growth process and intentionally transform into a person of influence with a clear, concise sense of purpose.
Now you can put into practice the 6 Stages of Transformation through the thought-provoking self-discovery exercises outlined in the book. The guidebook is filled with inspiration, affirmations and serves as a gentle companion for an enriched personal growth experience.
Download the guidebook and begin your journey toward transforming your life.
An experience that helps to clear your path so that you may begin to live your destined life.
Authored by Angel's son, Nicholas, this award-winning book is a delightful treat for parents and children alike. The Day It Snowed Ice Cream chronicles one little boy’s fantasy for the perfect summer Sunday – a snowstorm made of ice cream! Written by Nicholas Carlton when he was 7 years old, this charming and tasty tale begins as the boy’s day at the pool takes a chilly turn – scoops of ice cream are falling on his head! Before he knows it, he is surrounded by ice cream and a brain-freeze strikes. Now he must depend upon fellow ice cream lovers to help him out of a rather sticky, but sweet, situation.
Colorful and imaginative, The Day It Snowed Ice Cream will entertain young readers – and possibly inspire them to follow in Nicholas’ footsteps and try writing for themselves.
To learn more about Nicholas, visit NickCarlton.com
Spending quality time with our children is the greatest give we can give. This homeschooling kit serves as a family enrichment program that encourages families to explore and discover fresh and healthy perspectives of life, beliefs about themselves, about each other, and ultimately about God. Through practical spiritual principles, interactive activities, and conversation-starters, this unique kit is filled with ideas to inspire positive change by empowering parents and children to reach a deeper understanding of their true and authentic selves.The material is inspired by the Conversations with God books by Neale Donald Walsch and was created by a group of passionate people who aim to empower our youth and raise kind, compassionate and conscious future leaders. You'll find this to be an invaluable spiritual resource providing an enlightened approach to parenting and raising our next generation.
Designed by Angel Carlton
An adult-learning leadership development program designed to address the needs in the every-changing world. Work teams must learn to be agile, nimble and fluid in their approach to innovation, entrepreneurship and change in the work environment. This is an interactive, experiential instructor's guide that influences an advanced mindset around an agile, innovative and entrepreneurial workforce where people take ownership of their job, are rewarded for taking risks, accept challenges as a growth opportunity and are recognized for their bold achievements. This program inspires a co-creative and collaborative culture where awareness is at the forefront of all behaviors. For all levels of leadership and front line workers. Call for pricing and a sample.
Facilitator & Student Guide available for purchase.
Dedicated to Destiny is an inspiring book that provides much wisdom and perspective to better understand ourselves and connect with our passions which serve to assist us in living out our destiny. It guides and encourages us in developing a 360 degree view of self-awareness by engaging the valuable Self-Discovery questions at the end of each chapter. This book is full of positivity, support, and empowerment which helps us know that we can alter our course to create a life that’s in alignment with joy and our life’s mission any time we wish. I highly recommend it.
~Alecia R., West Virginia
WOW! Just finished this book and loved it! Loved the simplicity of the message. Thank you for making my path clear on how to get started on the journey that's about to take place in my life and helping me to realize it was all supposed to happen. Your book was given to me at the perfect time in my life to help me navigate the tremendous and sudden changes taking place. There seemed to be no rainbow with a pot of gold at the end...UNTIL NOW! Thank you for your wisdom and the heart to help others find their way.
~Less D., Texas
When you read this book you may have the feeling the authors knows you. She does. She shares her journey through all the many steps and situations that make up her life. The statement 'we humans are all more alike than we are different' is so true.
What you discover reading these well laid out chapters are answers to the many questions and challenges we all face everyday. In your hands you hold the gift that can heal your spirit which you have been seeking for so long.
What ever age or stage of life you may be in at this moment reading and applying this book is the gift of giving yourself back to yourself with Love.
~Louise K., Texas
Just when you least expect your next AHA moment it hits you right between the eyes. The book, Dedicated to Destiny is that AHA moment in every chapter. Angel challenges the reader to embrace each step and climb right out of that hole that you find yourself in. It is always darkest before the light and Dedicated to Destiny is your light. The hope, the honesty, and soul bearing examples throughout the book illustrate beautifully just how one goes about transforming and becoming the butterfly that effortlessly rides the winds of change. What a profound book and available at the perfect time especially with so much chaos and change in our world today.
My favorite quote from the book, "After all, the trees, grass and planets don't feel the need to control the process of growth." was my biggest AHA moment. Letting go of micro managing every aspect of my life and remembering that God is firmly in control is so freeing. By coming into alignment with this almighty force and being the co-creator that I came here to be is priceless. Now my life can be filled with greater joy and ease. Thank you Angel for reminding me and being a great storyteller, teacher and leader! Who is the wise old soul now? I can't wait for your next book!!!
~Mary H., New Mexico
I really think this book could help me become the person that I know is inside me. I believe a system like this could really help me with the end result of building a great treasure that I can share with others. Going from mediocrity to excellence.
~John B., Illinois
Love this book! Angel Carlton is a very passionate writer and uses her own life experiences to guide you through this book! Very easy read! It inspires you to take a look at your past, present and future and how to make the changes to become the best version of yourself. A must read!
~Linda S., Illinois
What is one’s destiny? No one really ever knows until the journey has been completed. But, I do know that the convictions I hold dear and the values I so cherish are the gifts my parents shared with me long ago, in hopes that I would get it right by doing it right, and, someday pass them on to my own children. As I read Angel’s book, “Dedicated to Destiny” I thought back to the many challenges of life growing up, and, how being accountable was so key to moving forward successfully during the transformation from childhood to adulthood. And, just as she chose 6 words that all begin with the letter R, I chuckled to myself and was immediately reminded of my parents sharing a similar path with 6 similar words that, oddly enough, also all began with the letter R.
Angel’s Stage 1 is REALIZE, as she referred to as the “aha” moment. My folks reminded me each morning to start the day as positive and RADIANT as I could be. Angel’s 2nd Stage is that of RELEASE… leaving behind unhealthy habits and excess baggage. In other words, be accountable and, as my Mom and Dad often reminded me, to be RESPONSIBLE as you move forward. Angel’s third stage is REBOUND, the phase in which you process positively all the change taking place during the transformation, proving to yourself, as my folks often shared, I needed to be RESILIENT, thus able to withstand or recover from difficult situations. Angel’s Stage 4 is REINVENT. This is when it really all begins and you start to realign and commit to new choices and positive and purposeful behaviors, again falling right in line with my folk’s daily reminder to always be RELIABLE, in whatever I chose to do. The time has come in Angel’s Stage 5 when you RESURRECT, and rise above the obstacles that have always held you back. It’s your time to pay it forward and make a difference in your world. And, you do that every moment of every situation of every day with one of my parent’s forever favorite words, RESPECTFULNESS. Finally, Angel’s Stage 6, RESPOND, is when you take all you’ve learned and you share it with others by becoming that better leader, strong communicator, and, exemplary role model. And, that plays so well off of all I was taught. We don’t live in this world by ourselves, we must never forget the importance of RELATIONSHIPS and how to live a life of civility with all those we encounter, every single moment of every single day throughout our life.
As someone who majored in Psychology and has always been fascinated with how people think, react and live their lives, in sports vernacular, I think Angel has hit it out of the park. Dedicated to Destiny RESONATES, (oops, another R word), messages that instantly bring back memories of my life, and, I’m sure countless others that read this book. Co-hosting a couple of radio shows with her, I learned quickly her passion and RADIANCE to make a difference in our world, simply by sharing her own experiences in her daily pursuit of personal growth, prosperity and purpose. As Angel points out, there is more change in our world today than ever before. It is, indeed, time for us all to clear the clutter and move forward on the road to achieving our own individual greatness. Well done, Angel! Look forward to the next chapter.
~Scott Murray, Multi EMMY Award-winning Broadcast Journalist, Television & Radio Host
Several years ago I experienced some major life changes and went through some tough times. I meditated and journaled on a regular basis to help manage my emotions and keep my sanity. Through those journal entries came a consistent message of hope and an explanation of where I’ve been, where I am heading and the most profound, why it was happening. I captured these messages and created a framework so that I can better understand the process I was experiencing during each life-altering change being tossed my way. From there, I was guided to write a book with this message and seek a publisher. So I did just that and although I sent 2 dozen proposals out, the very first publisher, Changemakers Books, I sent my proposal to accepted it, which from what I understand, never happens! I am proud to say the time has come and it’s finally hitting the shelves of booksellers all over the world.
I have to be honest here, although the content of this book came through me several years ago with the intention to help others navigate life's rapid tides of change the same way it helped me, I have continued to experience incredible growth since then. Despite what you may see on my Facebook posts, life’s challenges didn’t stop showing up. And the more I talk to people, the more I realize so many of us are experiencing the same struggles, stresses and symptoms of transformation. Studies show the pace of change is doubling every year and because our brains are not programmed to adapt to change, it creates stress. Just look at the news!
It was when the publisher sent me my first copy of my own book and read it in its entirety that I gained the perspective I needed to hear for me to prevail through the past few years. It's almost as if I wrote the book to my future self, the person I am today who needed to hear these messages again. I share this because I truly feel this message is meant to be shared. My purpose is clear, to help people navigate change so that they transform into the next greatest version of themselves… beginning with myself.
So as I am in the process of introducing my baby to the world, please join me in the celebration in welcoming my new book, Dedicated to Destiny, A Pursuit of Personal Growth, Prosperity & Purpose. It's about adapting to change in this crazy, hectic world of ours. The book explains how to maintain our focus on a greater purpose, a grander vision of ourselves, to help us get through those tough times and thrive as a result of it all. I introduce the 6 Stages of Transformation that helped me move through some of life’s most horrific challenges, a natural process that if we pay attention to it, becomes a powerful tool. I remain a student of this process and the more change that occurs in my life, the easier it gets…almost to the point where I embrace it and become wildly curious about the outcome. I invite you to explore the messages for yourself and share them with those around you so that we may create a more compassionate, kind and caring world.
Thank you for allowing me to share.
Live, love, learn & lead,
"Change is sometimes difficult but always worthwhile."
~ Angel Carlton Anderson