Saturday, 22 August 2015

"Do-it-Yourself Life Mechanics: A Workshop Manual for Living"

The Life Mechanics are pleased and proud to announce the publication of this title on 31 August 2015. It's taken longer than anticipated to reach publication, but we think it's been worth the wait.

If you were ever a budding do-it-yourself car mechanic in the days when self-servicing your car was possible, you will remember with affection the Haynes series of Manuals which dealt, model by model, with the intricacies of servicing, maintaining and repairing your car with the use of the few mechanical tools at your disposal. Haynes was successful in bringing motor mechanics to the masses, and for keeping many ageing and tired vehicles on the road for well after their natural life.

Well the Life Mechanics now bring the principles of the Haynes Manual to the life coaching arena. Containing full instructions on how to dismantle, diagnose, repair, maintain, service or completely redesign your life, "Do-it-Yourself Life Mechanics" gives all the help a competent Life Mechanic (or even a beginner) will need to make life wonderful, fulfilling and productive.

And the Manual contains a fully functional toolbox containing all the "Tools of the Month" published elsewhere on this blog, and many more.

"Do-it-Yourself Life Mechanics: A Workshop Manual for Living" is published by Austin Macauley. Available from Waterstones, Foyles, Border Books, W.H.Smiths, indeed any national or good independent bookseller, or on or An EBook version is contemplated for your Kindle, and the Manual will be released in the USA six months from now.

Buy it now! Read it! Use it to repair and improve your Life Machine! Review it if you will! Above all, enjoy it, and get back into the driving seat of your life.

Tool of the Month: The Focus Turbocharger

Maintaining a strong hard focus on the road ahead is essential when making the more important life changing decisions. Practice with the Focus Turbocharger will help you achieve a particularly successful outcome when this is required in the near future.  Perhaps you are being interviewed for a new job tomorrow, or expect to be present at a particularly difficult meeting with a boss, work colleague, or a member of your close family, and you are looking for a satisfactory conclusion to that interview or meeting.  Whatever it is, start by forming in your imagination a clear (and perhaps colourful) picture of the successful outcome you would like to achieve.

·        Now find a place where you can sit in private and not be disturbed by anything or anyone for a few minutes.  Find a chair in which you can sit comfortably but upright.

·        Now sit on the chair, still but upright, as if to attention, hands on your knees. Breathe deeply for a few moments.

·        Now  close your eyes, and bring your hands up towards your face, palms touching and facing inwards as if you were about to pray. Form that image of your successful outcome in your imagination.

·        Start rubbing your hands together vigorously and keep this up for about 30 seconds.  Your hands will soon become hot with the friction.

·        At the end of the 30 seconds, stop rubbing your hands together and hold them in front of you, palms facing each other at your eye level and about 2 cms. apart.  Open your eyes and plant the clear image of your successful outcome in the gap between your palms.  Focus on it intently (Hard Focus), as you bring your hands together.  You will find resistance, caused by the kinetic energy and static electricity between them.  Persevere with the image, until your hands come naturally together, and you feel something settle within.

You may wish to repeat this procedure two or three times before any desired successful outcome.

The image of your successful outcome will become encrypted onto your subconscious mind during the process, and will return to remind you of your Goal at precisely the right moment, making you act in a subtly different, and more success-oriented, manner. 
(This tool is to be found, together with other tools helpful to your own personal development, in the Life Mechanic's Toolbox, in "Do-it-Yourself Life Mechanics: A Workshop Manual for Living" . Available from Waterstone's, Foyles, Borders, all other good bookshops and private booksellers, or from from 31 August 2015.)   

Friday, 28 November 2014

Look Out! Forthcoming Attraction! Read all about it!

The Life Mechanics, Keith and Gilly Pugsley, proudly announce the acceptance for publication of their work "Do-it-Yourself Life Mechanics: a Workshop Manual for Living" which should soon be found on the shelves of major bookshops worldwide.  Publishers Austin Macauley of Canary Wharf have taken on publication of this seminal work, the official textbook and workshop manual for all practising Life Mechanics.  Complete with full instructions, plans and diagrams of how to achieve the life you really would like to live, the manual comes with a comprehensive toolkit to enable the user to design, maintain and improve all models of Life Machine. 

Publication date as yet unknown. Watch this space for future news.

Friday, 3 January 2014

The Secrets of Success

A very Happy New Year to everyone following the Life Mechanics!

As you know, The Life Mechanics' motto is "Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much".  But we did not invent those wonderfully precise instructions, and our New Year gift to you all is the derivation of our motto, which encapsulates in precisely 100 words, THE SECRETS OF SUCCESS.

Elisabeth-Ann (“Bessie”) Anderson Stanley 1879-1952 was the author of the poem “Success”, often incorrectly attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson or Robert Louis Stevenson. Her poem was written in 1904, for a competition held in Brown Book Magazine by George Livingstone Richards Company of Boston, U. S. A.  Mrs. Stanley of Lincoln, Kansas, submitted the following words in answer to the question  "What is success?" (in 100 words or less).  She won the first prize of $250. Written in verse form it reads:

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;

Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;

Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;

Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth’s beauty or failed to express it;

Who has left the World better than he found it, whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;

Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had;

Who’s life was an inspiration; who’s memory a benediction.

 Bessie Anderson Stanley, 1904.  The First Life Mechanic

Thursday, 21 November 2013

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