Q & A with Arda Ozdemir on his latest book, The Art of Becoming UnstuckMay 04, 2023
"What is The Art of Becoming Unstuck all about?"
"The Art of Becoming Unstuck is a manifesto for personal freedom; it provides the tools to discover an easy-to-follow trail of breadcrumbs out of a stagnant, unhappy, and unfulfilling life toward an enriched and meaningful one. This practical life handbook helps you master your emotions, address unhealthy, destructive patterns and take action to achieve your goals and dreams in life."
"Why did you write this book?"
"After working with thousands of people over the past 15 years, I realized I wasn’t the only one disillusioned, tricked by fool’s gold. After leaving the corporate world, and realizing that there’s a better life out there, I wanted to write The Art of Becoming Unstuck as a guidebook for anyone searching for the same thing, namely to rise above the matrix, the triggers and the drama of everyday life.
In the book, you’ll notice that I provide plenty of practical exercises and steps to help you figure out how to release the mental and emotional suffering and find your own definition of personal freedom.
My ultimate goal in writing this life manual was to share a glimpse of hope with all those who feel stuck and trapped in an ordinary life of routine where each day is like the next, and bleakness is the mood of tomorrow. Life does not have to be mediocre, and you have the power to make it incredibly unique, worthwhile, and awesome!"
As a former Silicon Valley finance executive, I had everything, yet nothing. From birth through my mid-40s, I mechanically followed societal norms to achieve success and happiness. From a purely professional point of view, yes, I was objectively successful, but internally, I was downright unhappy, disillusioned, and chronically unwell.
Upon deep reflection, I realized my arduous pursuit to satisfy and conform to familial and societal expectations led me to an abrupt dead end, death of my identity, death of my soul. When I finally took a hard look at my stagnant reality, in other words, an illusion of elusive happiness, I asked myself, “Isn’t there more to life?” I knew something had to give right then because I was no longer willing to live in a robotic zombie state of disarray.
I intuitively turned my attention to the healing arts of Qigong, Reiki, and Yoga Nidra, which shook me to my core, awakening my deep inner world to insightful self-knowledge and deeper awareness of my true nature. Feeling empowered to take matters into my own hands, I developed the Rise 2 Realize POWER Method consisting of a practical five-step process that alleviated my mental and emotional pain and suffering while creating a pathway to a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Now, in The Art of Becoming Unstuck, I am offering this life-changing method to everyone who yearns to transform their own lives."
What are these steps and how can they have a positive impact on one’s life?
"These essential steps helped me renounce my fake reality and conditioned existence, bringing more meaning, fulfillment, and happiness into my world.
If I could do it, I thought to myself, then, everyone has a shot at this, at having a better life than they’re having today. Period!
The good news is that these tools are so relatable and practical that you can follow them step-by-step to get wherever you want to go. The sky's the limit. No, heaven is! Seriously, you create heaven on Earth. What else you think you’d experience when you effortlessly rise above triggers and realize a high, smooth flow in life. That’s how you’ll soon come face to face with your true nature, and eventually realize your full potential, a fulfilling, amazing life!"
Enough suspense! What are these tools, exactly?
"Basically, these tools are essential techniques that teach you how to pause in your busy life and reflect on why you do things the way you do them.
Exploring this fundamental question becomes the guiding light for you that leads you to more self-awareness while deeply understanding your basic fears and desires. This insightful journey within your psyche ultimately leads you to a deeper connection with yourself, others, and life itself.
Let me ask, “Do you dare dream of living life to its highest potential?” Suppose you are willing to take a small risk and move beyond your comfort zone? If so, I invite you to participate in the most exciting adventure of a lifetime – the journey toward self-discovery, self-actualization, and ultimately your awakening to a life beyond."