Shape Shifter by P-Summersdale

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What if you could become anything you wanted? What if there was a method of practice that allowed ordinary men and women to transform themselves into beings of extraordinary talent? It is a commonly held belief that the leading lights of society are gifted from birth or just plain lucky, but Geoff Thompson believes that anyone with average ability and a strong desire can succeed in any chosen field. The ex-bouncer and factory floor sweeper, now a martial arts expert, screenwriter, Bafta-award winning film-maker and author of 30 books, knows this better than most. In Shape Shifter, the first self-help guide of its kind, you will learn: - That shape shifting is our birthright as a creative species - How to practice the art of personal transformation, step by step - That with the right strategy and approach, success is always a choice.

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									Shape Shifter
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Author: Geoff Thompson



Age Group: 12-80
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What if you could become anything you wanted? What if there was a method of practice that allowed
ordinary men and women to transform themselves into beings of extraordinary talent? It is a commonly
held belief that the leading lights of society are gifted from birth or just plain lucky, but Geoff Thompson
believes that anyone with average ability and a strong desire can succeed in any chosen field. The ex-
bouncer and factory floor sweeper, now a martial arts expert, screenwriter, Bafta-award winning film-
maker and author of 30 books, knows this better than most. In Shape Shifter, the first self-help guide of
its kind, you will learn: - That shape shifting is our birthright as a creative species - How to practice the
art of personal transformation, step by step - That with the right strategy and approach, success is
always a choice.
Excerpt

Change your life in one day! A bold claim and perhaps
it’s one that seems impossible to back up. But this book
can change your life in one day; actually it can change
your life in one hour; it could even change your life in
one minute.
Alexander the Great believed that if you could control
your fear you could control the whole world because
fear is all that stands between us and our dreams. Fear
is little more than a lack of the right information or too
much of the wrong information. The right words, the
right information, the right knowledge can dispel fear
in a miraculous instant.
Change your life in one day?
For those who are ready for change even one line of
text can open a portal to a brave new world and let you
see what your fear has been hiding from you.
When I was a boy I innately knew that anything was
possible. I felt it in my very bones. There were no
limitations to my reverie; I could be anything, do
anything, go anywhere. I could be a professional
footballer (I was a fanatical player), a screenwriter (I
wrote and made my first film at the tender age of
twelve), a spaceman (I’ve been accused of being a
‘spaceman’ many times since). Anything that my
virginal mind could conceive I could achieve. I knew
that if I could see something – anything – clearly in my
mind, I could make it real. I believed it. All I had to do
was board my dream ship and set sail into the great blue
beyond.
If life is a great ocean faring adventure then, at an
early age, my ideals were shipwrecked and left broken
on the rocks.
As I started to mature, the social ethos of personal
limitation became palpable. As the time for me to earn
a living beckoned, I felt a definite shift in my level of
thinking. It was almost as if my friends, family and peers
had just been waiting for me to outgrow my school
shorts before passing on the bad news, my true legacy;
how it really is.
This new paradigm rocked my world. I was sixteen
years old and about to leave full-time education to seek
rags-to-riches employment – something in keeping with
my daydreamy idyll – when I got a smack in the mouth
from my new best friend Reality; a not-to-be-messedwith,
hostile sentry that stood ominously between me
and my dreams.
I say reality – I mean perceived reality. One that – as
far as I could ascertain – the majority blindly adhered
to and only the very brave challenged with any degree
of success.
In my case, reality came in the guise of a six-foottwo
school careers adviser (the PE teacher in a shirt
and tie), who literally laughed me out of the room when
I suggested writing as a possible career choice. He
instead proffered a list of factories looking for lathe
turners and bog cleaners. If I really applied myself, he
seemed to be suggesting, I might one day make factory
foreman. He was the first of many over the next fifteen
years to try and school me in the ways of society;
invisible ceilings, codes of conduct, unwritten rules.
The intimation was that if I ignored any or all of the
above, I risked being thought pretentious for trying to
seek more; suffering ridicule and humiliation if I tried
and failed; and...
Author Bio
              Geoff Thompson
               Geoff Thompson made violence his profession working as a doorman at some of Britain’s
               roughest clubs. As the holder of the rank of 6th Dan black belt in Japanese karate, 1st Dan
               in Judo and equally well qualified in other martial arts he is a TOUGH man. As well as
               many books he has written a film script, Watch My back, based on his life and a stage
play, One Sock, that inspired The Royal Court Theatre in London’s West End to invite him into their
exclusive writers’ group. In 1997 Geoff was flown out to the United States by Chuck Norris to teach at his
international seminar. As an ambassador for the martial arts, Geoff has appeared on national and
international TV and Radio - for a couple of years as the BBC Good Morning self defence expert - talking
about and, giving advice on self protection and related subjects. His work is both innovative and thought
provoking. He is currently Sub Editor of Martial Arts Illustrated and contributory editor of Men’s Fitness
magazine.He has published several articles for mainstream glossy magazines such as Loaded, Maxim,
FHM, Arena, Esquire and has published several articles with GQ Magazine (Britain-Paris). He has also
appeared many times on mainstream TV including ITV’s Martial Arts: The Real Story televised in two -
one hour programmes. As well as his books and videos He was Martial Arts choreographer for the
production 'Hard Fruit' at the Royal Court, London and winner of the EMDA Award for the screenplay of
the film 'Watch My Back'. In 2004 Geoff's short film Brown Paper Bag won a BAFTA.

								
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