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By George Pan Kouloukis    

Author & Synopsis


The Author

The author is a Greek attorney-at-law, a barrister. As a member of the Athens bar Association, he has provided legal services to the Ionian Bank of Greece, the Greek Electric Railways Company, and other corporations. Of course, his book has nothing to do with law; it is the result of a series of observations that everybody could have made after extensive research, provided only he/she had experienced the specific events and situations the author has experienced, described in the book.

  A Synopsis of the Book

Great German composer Ludwig van Beethoven went through a bad period of his life around the age of 32 because he had become totally deaf. Contemplating suicide, he wrote his will. But later he overcame his hearing problem, was recognized as one of the greatest composers of all time –he wrote nine insuperable symphonies– and became a celebrated member of Viennese society.

Napoleon provides another such an example. During the years 1792 to 1809, he conquered almost all of Europe, was crowned Emperor of France, and lived a life full of grandeur, triumph, and success. But then things reversed: Napoleon lost all he had achieved, he was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo, and he was exiled ultimately to the remote island of St. Helena.

All of us have had alternations of good and bad seasons in our lives; great men are no exception. And these seasons of our lives alternate from good to bad and vice versa according to a certain pattern. A good season gives its place to a bad, and a bad season gives its place to a good one – and so on. In this book I explain in detail that pattern, based on the way the good and bad seasons have alternated in the lives of lots of famous men and women, whose good and bad seasons I cite in the book.

The existence of that pattern confirms of course, that all of us are in a position to foresee how our own good and bad seasons will alternate in the future. The moment you’ve finished reading this book, you’ll be able to learn whether the years just ahead are good or bad for you, and how long this season will last. You’ll be able thus to act accordingly: if there is a storm on the horizon, you’ll take shelter in time; if sunny days loom ahead, you’ll take advantage of it before the opportunity passes. In short, you’ll be able to take crucial decisions regarding your career, marriage, family, relationships, and all other life’s issues.

 This knowledge radically transforms the way we all live today, and helps us to live a much better life. I explain first in the book how our seasons alternate from good to bad ones and vice versa and how thus you can foresee how your seasons will alternate in the future. Then, I cite all the advantages and benefits deriving from this ability.

The results are astonishing, all helping us to live a much better life. You will see among other things, why you mustn’t be seized by despair and pessimism when you are in a bad season –fearing that this season will never end. Winston Churchill, for example, failed his exams in school again and again when he was in a bad season of his life, and at a moment of another of his bad seasons he said: “I am done, I am finished.” But later he became prime minister of his country.

You will also see why you can dare when you are in a good season – fate is with you. Christopher Columbus, for example, succeeded in discovering the New World since he was in a good season of his life, despite of the fact that almost everybody – the Spanish royal council included – was skeptical and had rejected his idea. There are many other benefits deriving from our lives’ alternations of seasons, as you will see in detail in the book.

Some of you may have not noticed that there are good and bad seasons in your life, so you might have hard time believing these seasons exist. To be convinced, you only have to look back over your life the way I explain in this book. In the book, I also provide scores of detailed examples of good and bad seasons in the lives of a lot of famous people, which fully confirm the existence of these seasons. Before continuing however, we will see in Chapter 1 that follows what derives in brief from those people’s lives.


The English version of the book is no longer offered free on line because the book has already published in US and is available in print. Readers interested to see the published book can find it on Amazon, titled Understanding the Patterns of Your Life: Take Charge of Your Destiny.