Stuck, broke and depressed, Craig Meriwether struggled with life for 25 years. Failing to go through with a planned suicide, Craig determined to get out of depression and to turn his life around but faced 2 major challenges, no money and no health insurance. Yet he took massive action anyway, studying, researching and working his way through his self-sabotage, anger and negative thought patterns. Today Craig is recognized as a leading expert in mind mastery, eliminating depression, and creating deep happiness and success; achieving results that last.
After teaching meditation and stress reduction workshops, Craig founded the stress reduction program at the Northern Arizona Medical Center’s Cancer Center. He is also the creator of the best selling programs Depression 180 and Mind Mastery Blueprint, as well as, a featured author in the #1 New York Times bestselling book Pearls of Wisdom: 30 Inspirational Ideas to Live your Best Life Now! along with Jack Canfield, Marci Shimoff and Janet Bray Attwood. He now speaks to thousands of people every year and leads workshops in creating lasting life transformation.
You deserve happiness and success. Craig will teach you the tools to live the life of your dreams.
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1. How did you get into this collection of inspiration with folks like Jack Canfield?
Randy Davila who runs Hampton Roads Publishing, and puts out books like Conversations with God and authors like Eckhart Tolle, saw some of my writing and asked me to submit a chapter for consideration. He liked it, and as it fit with the other chapters that were going in the book, it got in.
2. What is your chapter about?
How you can use the problems, challenges and pain in your life to move forward toward success and happiness. The chaos can be used to create a new You 2.0 You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew.” My chapter, The Art of Creating Diamonds, is about how to go about seeing the world anew while you’re dealing with pain and adversity in your life.
3. What do you think makes this book unique and who would want to read it?
It’s a choir of personal transformation experts all giving their best tips. It’s a great way to find new voices and ideas that resonant with what’s going on in your life right now. If you’re having any sort of challenge in your life this great first step towards success.
4. What kind of wisdom do you have to offer the reader?
I spent 25 years living with depression. I spent four years figuring out how to eliminiate it from my life. I can teach people the tools to master their minds. I don’t have any fancy degree or a bunch of letters behind my mind. I mastered this on my own. And if I can do it, then anyone can do it.
5. The publisher promises that the authors such as yourself are “up and coming” leaders in self-help. How does the publisher know this and what is your expertise in “self-help”?
The people who run Red Wheel Publishing and its sister companies, Hampton Roads Publishing, Conari Press and Weiser Books, are in the business of bring the best ideas and teachings that will nourish the mind, body and spirit. Their sole purpose is to inspire the mind and soul. That is their job. And they’ve been doing it a long time. Over 500 books published so far including the Conversations with God series by Neale Donald Walsch and titles by Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, Richard Bach (author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull). As an experienced baseball scout can see the best in “up and coming” baseball players and an experienced talent agent can see the best in “up and coming” actors and actresses, so can the experienced publishers at Red Wheel see the best in “up and coming” transformational leaders.
6. Most people know about Jack Canfield from the Chicken Soup books and Marci Shimoff from her Happy book … How would you like your readers to think of you? What is your “signature niche”?
I can help people master their minds. I can teach people how to eliminate depression, anger, guilt, self-sabotage, and automatic negative thoughts.
7. We often hear that the “whole is greater than the sum of its parts” – how does that proverb apply to the 30 authors in this book?
Pearls of Wisdom is a tool box. Sometimes you need a screw driver, sometimes a wrench, or a pair of pliers. This book is a tool box that will help you create success.
8. What is your most central and compelling “pearl of wisdom”?
You can have a successful, happy life but understand it’s a choice. You can let outside circumstances dictate your mood, emotions, and behavior. Or you can take massive action, take back control of your life and forge your own path. Either way, it’s a choice.
9. How can our readers/listeners find you?
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