Author aims to help readers find balance in life

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A MAN who has coped with bi-polar for the last 25 years hopes his new book will reach out to people across the world hoping to find balance in their lives.

Allan Willis, 48, from Penn released his book, Achieving Balance in July and has been receiving feedback from all over the world, even as far flung as Australia.

The author has learnt to balance the "talent" and "destructive force" of being bi-polar and he said the principles of achieving balance can apply to everyone.

He said it answers the question, 'How do I achieve fulfilment in my life.'

Allan, who lives with his wife and two children, said: "My 25 years of experience in this type of thing is to help someone else. I gave a talk earlier on this week down at the Mind Centre in High Wycombe.

"It is really rewarding to do. What I am really saying to people is I have been where you have been. I know I can help you."

When he was just 24-years-old working as a money broker he was offered a lot of money to go and work in New York.

But a year later on his return it had all become too much and he lost his way, which lead to a stretch in the Priory.

He said: "When I came back I just couldn't stay in s straight line."

Adding: "It is a talent. It is a great talent. It is also a destructive force as well. I am trying to get the talent bit right and not the destructive force."

And he said he has spent the last 25 years bashing his way through the jungle and he has cut a trail, which he now wants to show to others, which will give them a quicker way to find balance like he has.

Allan said: "I believe if you have got something that is really worth saying you should be able to say it in a simple way."

So he has written each point as a page, a picture and a paragraph. And he said unlike other books he has read he focuses on the whole spectrum of balance and how to apply it to your life.

Allan said: "Someone wrote to me and said 'I have read your book- thank you very much. It has completely changed the way I look at my life. I have bought it for all my family. My mum. She had lost her husband. My mum reads your book every day and loves it.'"

And he said the balance he has learnt can be applied to everyone. But he said a lot of people have bought the book for someone else- for their boss or husband, which means they don't have to take the flack. He retired when he was 34 and now has a property business.

He said: "I used to work in the city. Down there it is really fear and greed and trampling over someone else and all the rest of it. "It really is quite aggressive."

The book is designed to explain often difficult concepts to the reader in a way that is accessible. More importantly is spells out how to apply it to their life to make it more enjoyable and fulfilling as well as tackling issues such as how to empower yourself and take control of emotions, as well as how to improve the relationship with yourself and others.

He said: "I am not here to take your money. I am not interested in the money. It is about showing you the way to go."

Achieving Balance is published by Manicboy Publishing and is available to buy from Amazon and other good book stores.

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