Motivational New Book Inspires Others to Define Who They Want to Be

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My name is Albert Cruz and I’m the author of a book called Becoming Who You Want to Be which focuses on the hardship years I endured after immigrating from Hong Kong to the U.S. and how I achieved happiness and success by incorporating nine powerful guidelines and goal-setting methods.

The feeling of being stuck, unable to take action on one’s dreams is a common barrier to success. Discover how to inspire accountability for the things one wishes to accomplish with Becoming Who You Want to Be, a new self-help/personal growth/success book now available by Albert P. Cruz, PhD with David Rytell. Dr. Cruz is a Dale Carnegie-trained Adjunct Professor at San Diego’s National University and Mesa College and Rytell is a Program Manager at Intuit, Inc.

Cruz tells the story of the hardship years he endured after immigrating from Hong Kong to the United States. Determined to change the course of his life, he embarked on a vigorous quest to take charge of his mental, physical, social, and financial life. Cruz’s captivating, and often humorous, narrative of how he developed nine simple guidelines to achieve happiness and success, is rich with powerful lessons for a wide range of audiences.

The guidelines focus on making choices that will help achieve goals. “It’s important to be driven by results, not process,” says Cruz. “When deciding how best to act, focus on evaluating the consequences rather than analyzing the procedure.”

Five of the nine guidelines offer rationales for why one should take a positive approach, especially when confronted with conflict. The remaining four propose using common sense as a course of action and recommend looking at things from diverging perspectives.

Self-acceptance and a positive mental attitude are stressed. Cruz rationalizes why individuals are better off amongst the best, even if they are near the bottom of the group, as connections and opportunities increase by associating with the right people.

Albert P. Cruz was born in Shanghai, China and raised in Hong Kong. His career roles varied from insurance agent to Tax Analyst Programmer at the financial tech giant Intuit. Cruz holds a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Science from Walden University. He and his wife, Teresa, live in Menifee, CA and in San Diego, CA.

Becoming Who You Want to Be is available for sale on and at Follow the book on Facebook at @becomingwhoyouwanttobe and Twitter #ACruzBecomingMe. Self-published in June 2018 by Albert P. Cruz. Hardcover/$24.99/226 pages. ISBN: 978-0-9996083-8-8.

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