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The Do or Do Not Outlook: 77 Steps to Living an Extraordinary Life

The Do or Do Not Outlook: 77 Steps to Living an Extraordinary Life

by Nick Maley
The Do or Do Not Outlook: 77 Steps to Living an Extraordinary Life

The Do or Do Not Outlook: 77 Steps to Living an Extraordinary Life

by Nick Maley


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The Do or Do Not Outlook is an indispensable aid to personal growth. Nick Maley, renowned worldwide as “That Yoda Guy” for his involvement in the Star Wars original trilogy, turns traditional wisdom on its head and examines the fears and obstacles that discourage us from taking the risk of reaching for the stars. His main message? You can’t live an exceptional life by being “normal.”

Nick Maley’s book isn’t a typical book, because Maley isn’t a typical guy. Each page discusses one of 70 pointers that mentor readers, daily, through the journey toward living their dream. The inspirational pages do include some hidden gems about the movies he’s worked on, but his main focus is on achievement and the work it takes to make that happen—whatever someone’s goal may be. It’s the Jedi’s guide to self-empowerment!

In the final third of the book, Maley details how this book's main themes (including determination, persistence, hard work, and celebrating individuality) helped rocket him from the low-income housing of his youth to the sets of some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. If you’re a movie buff, he also includes a compelling filmography giving a behind-the-scenes look into the sets he’s worked on, including The Shining, Superman, Highlander, and more.

With an unconventional take on traditional attitudes, this book is filled with simple truths showing how the author experienced life on his own terms—all because he dared to be that little guy who thought BIG. The Do or Do Not Outlook is your guide to do the same.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949177077
Publisher: Light World Publications
Publication date: 11/01/2019
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Nick Maley is, renowned worldwide as "That Yoda Guy" for his involvement as a key contributor in the creation of Yoda for the classic Star Wars trilogy. Diverse life experiences have given him a unique insight into living outside the box. His big break came in 1976 when his continued association with veteran special make-up designer Stuart Freeborn lead to his involvement in the making of Star Wars and the famed Cantina bar sequence. He assisted Stuart for seven years, contributing to Superman I and II, and was a key collaborator in the creation of Yoda on The Empire Strikes Back. He received an Emmy nomination and Hallmark Hall of Fame / Colombia Television nomination for his transformation of Sir Anthony Hopkins, into the The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Table of Contents

I. Basic Principles Chapter
You can’t live an exceptional life by being “normal”
If you don’t invest in your impossible dreams, you are the one who guarantees they won’t come true.
Build on what you have that others don’t.
Each morning ask yourself “What will I do today to get me one centimeter closer to where I’m trying to go?”
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II. Adopting The Right Attitude
You can’t lead by following others
You won’t overcome your insecurities unless you face them
Talent helps but persistence succeeds
Think BIG . . . and then think even bigger
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III. Dealing With Life
You can’t control circumstances. You can only control your reaction to them.
Negativity is infectious. Beware of unwarranted epidemics.
If you have to work just to maintain your possessions, you don’t really own that stuff. It owns you
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IV. Harsh Realities
You can’t live an exceptional life without making an exceptional effort.
When the journey brings you down . . .
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V. Final Thoughts
Be the river that flows to the sea
Don’t let the person you are destined to become, be smothered by the insecurities of who you are now.
The people who fail are those who give up.
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