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A Gnome's Quest: My Struggle to Self-Organize and Bring Order to Chaos
My real name is Valentin Mladenov. I emigrated from Eastern Europe and I spent several years in Austria as an entrepreneur before Amazon discovered me and relocated me to Toronto, Canada. I have been blogging with the pen-name Tin Mayer since 2016 and my blog is called "from Gnome to Goliath" (https://www.fromgnometogoliath.com/). My vision is to help young people take the driver seat of their lives and start self-organizing their day-to-day goals and their skills, and, ultimately, lead them on the way to success.
I believe that building a successful career and life is an overwhelming and challenging adventure, especially in the last 5-10 years. You start with creativity, self-awareness, and stillness to listen to your inner voice and define success, which usually does not happen overnight. Then, you need persistence, discipline, and belief to keep following your path, usually for years and decades. But also, you need bravery, wisdom, and an open mind to change your path when you yourself have changed. And finally, you churn, churn, churn, examine the result, and make changes. In my book, I want to share my journey from a gnome to a goliath. Each chapter starts with a real-life case study of a successful person, whom I have used as an influencer. Then, I share a personal narrative illustrating a stage in my journey and how I approached it. Finally, I distill my success into several tips per section, usually tapping the wisdom of other books, people, or experience and I define the pillars for self-organizing life. I also have a cheat card with the most important take-aways at the end which readers can tear and put somewhere for inspiration (or snap with their phones and get back to it if needed). In terms of structure, I start with several chapters about the self (emotions, thoughts), I follow with the present (how to organize your days, weeks, months, years) and with the future (roles in life, vision and mission statements). Finally, I end with the purpose, with the why I am putting so much effort into being successful.
There are millions of people migrating from the developing countries not only to the “Western World”, but also to the “Eastern World” (i.e. China, Japan, South Korea, India). My book lies at the intersection between the “New Age” self-help books (Tim Ferris, Cal Newport, Ryan Holiday, Mark Manson) and the eastern philosophies that teach self-awareness, mindfulness, and meditation. If you want to succeed in the modern world, you cannot afford to look at only one end of the spectrum. This is why I believe my book can be successful not only domestically (in Canada and in the US) and internationally in West Europe, but also internationally in the rising economy powers in the east.
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It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
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