5.0 out of 5 stars, "A breath of fresh air. This book was the first to point me in the right direction to find happiness in the second half of my life. Thank you so much Peter for sharing your thoughts, knowledge and ideas. I'm now eager to read all your books." - Amazon Customer , January 9, 2017
"Peter walks his talk. He's one of those rare gems who embraces life with passion and curiousity, constantly growing, learning and creating life on his terms. I think his book, The Hunger to Grow is relevant to anyone who wants to embrace and create a life full of joy and meaning - no matter what age. It will both resonate and make you think. Read it!” N. Lipscombe Adelaide April 2016
"Here's a down-to-earth, thorough guide to life transitions – emphasizing the work to "dessert years" (aka "retirement") in particular. Nicholls' thesis is so uplifting. Enjoyment matters! (Yes, important to pursue important – to both us and others – goals, but having fun along the way replenishes us for the long-haul.) He tosses in key concepts, as well: "positive surge," "switch off, switch on," "the real you," etc. His use of metaphors, along with a number of stories, enables us to visualize & remember major points". N. Glanz New York June 2106
"I am really enjoying The Hunger to Grow and finding so much is speaking to me. I have my highlighter pen at my side!" M. Peters Victor Harbor June 2016
When you recognize you only get one life to live and you want to make the most of it, it's time for you to read The Hunger to Grow.
When you have a passion to tweak your talents in a new life direction, it's time for you to read The Hunger to Grow.
When you feel your talents are not being used to your satisfaction, it’s time for you to read The Hunger to Grow.
When your life has reached a point where what you are doing is clashing with what you want to do, its time for you to read The Hunger to Grow.
When you feel there is a need to change the emphasis from what you have to do (with a bit of what you love to do) to doing what you love to do (with a bit of what you have to do), it’s time for you to read The Hunger to Grow.
When the gap becomes too wide between the 'private you’ (the person looking out at the world through your eyes) and the 'public you’ (the person who is trying to be somebody you think others expect you to be), it’s time for you to read The Hunger to Grow.
You were born with a mix of talents and passions that are unique in human history. The real you is different to anyone else, your outlook on life is different, your perspective on everything is different, your values are yours alone, your potential contribution to the world is unique to you.
If you feel you are not making a difference and you want to make a difference, it’s time for you to read The Hunger to Grow.
Maslow called it self-actualization. When you reach any stage of life where you feel the real you is not being allowed to flourish and blossom, it’s time to read The Hunger to Grow.
I’ve been there. I know what it’s like. And I have learned through my own life experiences and those of many hundreds of clients so many realistic, positive and productive ways to allow you to enjoy being and growing as the person you want to be and enjoying living life on your terms.
The Hunger to Grow doesn’t offer to make your life rosy and free of problems. Life is like a tough long-distance endurance test. It demands long-term resilience and the staying power that picks you up and gives you a new burst of energy every time you hit a wall.
Your insatiable hunger keeps pushing you forward with an unquenchable desire to keep on growing, developing your talents, contributing your unique knowledge and wisdom to creating a better world. You want to experience the joy and exhilaration of breasting life’s finish line strongly and full of running.
The Hunger to Grow is crammed with all the practical human experience, information and insights you need to ensure YOU are in charge of deciding what will give you the best years of your life for the rest of your life.
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We have retired the word ‘retired’. No longer will you have to face the now outdated concept of reaching some socially pre-determined, artificially-contrived stage of being told you will have to stop whatever you are doing and start doing something new.
Your dessert years start whenever
- you start reviewing your life’s priorities and rethink what you are doing with your life.
- you choose to begin a gradual life transition…
- from doing what you have to do, supported by what you love to do
- to doing what you love to do, supported by doing what you have to do.
Your hunger for self-actualization never ceases for as long as your mind, body and spirit allows you to do so.
We are part of nature (not above it):
- A tree doesn't stop growing at 65, nor should you.
- Nature doesn’t distinguish between work and leisure. That is an artificial distinction created by Industrial Revolution managers in the 19th century.
Your dessert years describe:
- a positive life ahead – the ýummy years, full of the tastes you have always loved
- living your life on your terms
- the lifestyle you deserve and have often had to deny in deference to your responsibilities to and expectations of other people
- typically, allowing yourself to focus more on the aspects of your life you most enjoy and less on those activities you least enjoy.
- being open to new uses of your talents, new directions and new opportunities.
I want you to appreciate and enjoy your life's dessert years, a new chance to develop the life you were born to enjoy.
With the help of The Hunger to Grow you can ensure that the next phase of your life is one of fulfilment, fun and immense personal satisfaction.
In The Hunger to Grow you will learn linking your hunger to grow with:
- your passions in life
- reintroducing yourself to the real you, your natural-born talents, passions and untapped potential
- mental fitness to continue living a long and productive life
- the life-expanding benefits of your passionate leisure interests
- maximizing your natural talents…and unearthing your latent talents
….and much more.