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Steve Jobs asked this question a few years ago.

What is your answer? Like most people, you certainly would answer with a big ‘no.’ So what is preventing you from doing the things you love, the things that exhilarate you, the things you should do before you kick the proverbial bucket?

This book is not your usual ‘bucket list’ book. It will blow your mind with items as easy-to-implement and original as sending a love letter and flowers to your future self; writing sycophantic letters to the President of the United States; shower in a waterfall with your lover; and finishing a 1,000-piece Jigsaw Puzzle.

>>> The book contains a helpful Discussion Guide. Through burning questions, the book gives extensive advice on how to use the discussion guide, how to inform decisions related to the topics at hand, and how to best read it – alone, in reading groups, with your partner, or as part of learning activities, among others.

>>> Who will benefit from this book?



If you find yourself always pondering the essential life question of what if, it is a sign that personal happiness may not be far from your mind.

You think about it, determine how best to reach it, revisit past mistakes, and plan to move forward more effectively.

This book provides 101 life-transforming ideas you can implement affordably, depending on your time, experience and spiritual inclination.

It is conveniently broken down into 10 parts, starting from things you can implement to boost your personal and family life.

Then it gives you tips to improve your social and professional life, and shows you some bucket items you didn’t think were spiritually relevant but that, in reality, are potent when it comes to lifting you mentally and emotionally.

Other bucket items revolve around tourism, cultural curiosity, physical fitness and philanthropic pursuits.

This book is part of a series, "The Wheel of Wisdom," in which I explore topics as varied as love and romance, self-esteem, occupational success, personal bliss, effective communication, fear management, human relationships and spirituality.

The Wheel of Wisdom reflects knowledge I accumulated through personal research, wisdom literature, everyday observation and the testimonies of hundreds of people encountered on my life journey – young and old, novice and experienced, religious and agnostic, optimistic and gloomy.

Like each book in the Series, I’ve made this tome a quick read, easy to understand and filled with as many inspirational jewels as possible.

I hope you will find it as pleasurable to read as it was for me to write.


Readers have sent me considerable correspondence lately – most of which revolved around a few recurrent themes – so I thought it was more effective to write a quick note to clear up lots of queries about Karma Peters’ books.

The vast majority of the emails and letters is inquisitive and supportive – thank you, beloved readers! – but a few are outright condemnatory.

Time permitting, I’ll continue to personally answer each email or letter I receive from a reader.

However, this little recap aims to address some of the questions, concerns and brickbats I’ve seen in reviews, private correspondence, blogs and public forums.

Let me introduce you to my 5Cs, a collection of short references to help you better understand this book – and my other books.

The 5Cs sum up my life vision, explain my writing style and will effectively help you set your expectations as a reader.

1. Conversation

Each of my books is a conversation – call it couch conversation if you like. My writing style is conversational, not a Harvard lecture or Ph.D. dissertation replete with statistics and intellectual esotericism.

I write as I talk, and talk as I write. I cover subjects that are inherently complex and serious, but do so in a simple, straightforward way. I don’t dumb down the discourse, and neither do I think my readers are children or cerebrally challenged adults – topics like death, relationship management, personal happiness and fear management, you would agree, are not subjects that rank high in children’s literature.

I often cover these topics in a playful manner, peppering the content with humor and pseudo-theatrical vivacity, while keeping up, of course, with editorial rigor and bringing intellectual mass into the debate.

Don’t be surprised, therefore, if you see phrases such as Do this or do that, I want you to laugh now, or Yeah, I’m talking to you, dear reader.

Most readers like my writing approach: simple words to explain complicated subjects.

However, I occasionally get flak from a few people who qualify my scriptural style as juvenile, a lecture to a soon-to-be high school grad or pedantic.

I’m aware of the criticism, and accept it.

As long as most people understand and can use the content of my books to improve their lives, I’m okay. Anything else doesn’t hold relevance for me.

2. Conciseness

I typically cover long topics in short sections, to give the reader time to breathe, understand and digest the content of my books.

Slicing down a convoluted chapter benefits the reader, who then processes the material faster and finds the courage to finish reading, say, a 200-page in three or four hours.

Most readers like that approach, and I’ve received numerous positive comments, such as refreshing read, fast yet deep read and this author doesn’t talk down on me, and this is a good thing.

That said, I’ve also been criticized for writing "too short and too