What people are saying about my new book: Living the Life of Your Dreams
“So many of us feel burned out from trying to do it all. To be able to live a successful, balanced, healthy and fulfilling life without having to spend countless hours stressing and over-working to achieve it would be amazing. Marilyn Tam is living proof that it’s possible! In her book “Living the Life of Your Dreams” Marilyn, speaking from her heart and her vast experience, gives step-by-step directions and easy to understand examples to help us all live more balanced and fulfilling lives. Personally, Marilyn’s words of wisdom showed up at the exact right time for me. I finally know what to do and now know that it is possible to have that life.”
Author of Life Colors, Love Colors, and Make Your Dreams Come True, and Founder of LoveColors.com
“If you want to live the life you've dreamed of, read "Living the Life of Your Dreams". Marilyn had to go through many tough challenges to achieve her dream life - she can help you attain yours.”
NY Times best selling author, “Chicken Soup for the Soul” and “The Success Principles”.
“At last. The book you've been waiting for. Can you make a living - and a difference in this world - and still have a life? In this slim and powerful volume, Marilyn Tam, former President of Reebok and CEO of Aveda, tells how she traded burnout for a life of Dynamic Balance. By following the simple and brilliant guidelines she suggests, you too can make the shift to living the life of your dreams.”
Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.,
NY Times Best selling Author of “Inner Peace for Busy People” and “Fried: Why You Burn Out and How to Revive”, co-founder and former director of the Mind/Body Clinical Center, Harvard Medical School.
"Marilyn Tam speaks from integrity and life-long experience in our struggle to achieve the universal dream of a fulfilling, meaningful life. Her Eastern background and Western accomplishments create a voice that will resonate with your life as well, and give you a fresh perspective on how you can improve the quality of your life, work and relationships."
Mark S. Albion Ph.D.,
NY Times Best Selling Author, “Making a Life, Making a Living”, former Harvard Business School professor and Office of the President, Babson College
“In this useful and charming book, Marilyn Tam shares her secret formula for creating the life of your dreams. As a former VP of Nike, President of Reebok and CEO of Aveda, Marilyn takes you through the practical steps to achieving a great life so you finally can just “Do it!”
Arielle Ford best selling author of “The Soulmate Secret” and relationship expert
Marilyn Tam’s book lifts us out of the paradox of “self-help” books that, instead of simplifying, too often add to the ever-increasing maze of specialization and complexity. Taking responsibility for our own healing and happiness should not create more stress! As Marilyn shares her own story with truthfulness and vulnerability, a series of intuitively productive practices unfolds. Marilyn’s genius for solutions takes second place only to her capacity for reminding us how to ask ourselves the right questions, again and again, until the answers take root within our own soul.
Barbara E. Fields, Ph.D. Executive Director, Association for Global New Thought; Co-founder and Director, Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence; Program Director, centennial celebration of the Parliament of the World’s Religions
I have read your book and it is just wonderful. I enjoyed the easy care style the book was written in. The practices are seriously encouraged, deeply soul searching, but casually introduced so the reader doesn't bolt on the requirements, but rather find it a refreshing and peaceful calling for the inner journey. Certainly, many are looking for this secret place and feel the calling, but not sure how to get there and a little afraid of added commitment. Your approach has an alluring affect on the psyche that is enticingly inviting. I am really proud to know you and all you have accomplished. I feel this book will have the same reaction on the reader because you give them an opportunity to know you. Your willingness to share your hardships and be vulnerable is the kind of approach which breeds friendship and trust, which is what a book of this caliber is all about.
Gayle Newhouse, co-Producer Tapping The Source Movie
“Your book was really timely. At the age of 63, I am still searching my purpose of life. My health-conscious eating and exercise habits help keep me very healthy and young physically and mentally. However I am still in the process of finding how this healthy old man can serve our society and especially my own happiness. Your book should be useful for this purpose. Thank you for writing this book.”
President, Marubeni USA, retired
“Congratulations, Marilyn. Here are a couple observations I made when reading this: Speed - (Easy, Fast) Marilyn’s open communication style makes reading a pleasure, almost effortless. Character/Subject Development - –Marilyn has lived an admirable, truly inspiring life. I intend to read her other works to become more familiar with this exceptional woman.”
Terry Lynne Hale
Global eBooks Award judge
“After reading, Living the Life of Your Dreams I felt connected and the beauty of your words just seemed to speak to me. I am working on the exercises now hoping it will remind me to listen to my inner voice and restore my light. I am very inspired by your accomplishments and am looking to realign my inner compass to find inner peace. I have been blessed with creativity and the directions I keep moving in seem discouraging...I have little energy to keep driving myself but between your book and this awesome email (which I will print out and save) I already feel 10 million times better!
Truly, you are an amazing women and spirit and a gift to so many, many people including me. Thank you ever so much.
In kind and warmest regards“
“Thank you for the book. I thought it was great. But more importantly it was a good reminder for me to look more closely at my gifts and mission. The concept of being truly happy is an important one and getting caught up in the day to day of business "activity" can often pull you away from your mission.
Therefore I just wanted you to know that just by reading your story I was inspired to look closer at my own life and what I have to offer the world. Also as you so aptly put it in your book, to be grateful and acknowledge Spirit.“
Jodi Walker, CSP
“I am living the live of my dreams, I know what I love and I am working on it. But my wife to be is not doing what she loves to do. Inspired by your book, we had a talk where I asked all the right questions and I think I was able to transmit the message, to encourage her to go for the life that she deserves. Marta is now creating a business plan to open her own business, a sort of after school activities center for toddlers.
In my particular case, it was not about the new things that I learnt through your book, it was how your book helped me help the person that I love the most by organizing my thoughts, giving me an actual manual for success and happiness.
So thank you, you wrote a great book, short, easy to read, helpful.“
“Thank you so much for sharing this with me today. It was such a timely message. I am in a stage in my life where everything is breaking down in the worse ways, from my personal life to my business and everything else in between. But unlike my earlier years where I would have isolated myself and lashed out at the world, I find that I am calmer and accepting of things as they are.
Tam's wonderful new book helps us get back to what matters - us! Her wonderful and easy to follow instructions can put you back in touch with your dreams and help you create a roadmap back to a place where you matter and what you do counts! Living the Life of Your Dreams is short and easy to read - it would even make an excellent gift or could help a friend who is struggling get back on track. Tam is concise, helpful, easy to read, and most importantly gives us all some excellent advice. Advice we need continuously through our careers and through all of the changes we experience in life.“
“In the fast-paced society today, many people have not only lost their dreams, but they have forgotten what they were working so hard for. Many end up working high-pressure jobs for long hours and find their money going to useless material items. At some point, they began their journey with passion and for a distinct reason, but over time - it has all gotten lost, or at least muddled with every day life.
Tam's wonderful new book helps us get back to what matters - us! Her wonderful and easy to follow instructions can put you back in touch with your dreams and help you create a roadmap back to a place where you matter and what you do counts! Living the Life of Your Dreams is short and easy to read - it would even make an excellent gift or could help a friend who is struggling get back on track. Tam is concise, helpful, easy to read, and most importantly gives us all some excellent advice. Advice we need continuously through our careers and through all of the changes we experience in life.
Everyone should have one on their shelf and several to pass on to others! It is a gem of resource!“
Marcia Freespirit, CEO
JimSam Inc. Publishing