Flying Penguin

Flying Penguin

How to create miracles in your life using the six dimensions of success

Non-Fiction - Motivational
162 Pages
Reviewed on 12/30/2015
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Author Biography

Dr. Asoka Jinadasa is the author of “Flying Penguin: How to create miracles in your life using the six dimensions of success”. It explains in simple terms how to develop the 6 dimensions of success symbolized by Heart, Mind, Body, Passion, Focus and Health. With 138 online and 36 print references, it is probably the most comprehensive self-coaching book ever written.

As a globally-renowned thought-leader in Human Potential Development, he has made keynote speeches and presentations at major international business and HR conferences. He has used a blend of modern science and oriental wisdom to energize and empower thousands of people all over the world by awakening the vast human potential sleeping within them. Looking and acting 25 years younger than his 70 years, he is a master of the Chinese martial art T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Himalayan energy techniques, and an award-winning media advertiser, brand marketer and feature filmmaker.

Featured in Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in Western Europe, he won the 2015 MTC Global Outstanding Corporate Award for Consulting and the 2015 Asia-Pacific Award for Outstanding Contribution to HR. He is a UK-qualified chartered engineer holding a US doctorate in business strategy, with over 30 years of top-management experience in USA, Europe and Asia.

Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Flying Penguin: How to Create Miracles in Your Life Using the Six Dimensions of Success is a motivational self-help book written by Dr. Asoka Nimal Jinadasa. Dr. Jinadasa is a martial arts master, filmmaker, business strategist, and chartered engineer. The premise of his work is that human beings can achieve much more than they've been programmed to believe they can. He points to the amazing abilities that people under extreme duress can sometimes manifest, and shows how each of us can reach extremely ambitious goals with a little bit of guidance and effort. The techniques he presents have been tried and tested in the energy-based workshops he offers to business and personal clients. Dr. Jinadasa introduces his material by showing how his readers already perform such amazing feats as flying nearly every day, even though they're not fully aware of that fact. He shows how cultures discourage being too bright, creative or smart in favor of having a conforming and productive citizenry. He identifies what he terms the six dimensions of success necessary to achieve ambitious goals, and then discusses how to develop the skills necessary for each of them.

Reading Dr. Asoka Nimal Jinadasa's non-fiction motivational self-help book, Flying Penguin: How to Create Miracles in Your Life Using the Six Dimensions of Success, made me feel as though I were being personally coached by this engaging and energetic author. I was fascinated by his own story, appreciated his views on society's strictures and found his instructions for developing flying skills to be both practical and eminently doable. I liked the fact that the author provides a wealth of links, footnotes and references, and I found myself setting up bookmarks on my laptop for the videos and other resources that I wanted to get to work on right away. I was most intrigued by the sections on developing the body, mind and health dimensions; however, I'd be hard pressed to mention any other skill that I don't plan to work on. Flying Penguin is well-written, and the author's easy conversational style truly made me feel as though he were directly working with me. I finished the book feeling motivated and ready to start figuring out some truly ambitious goals of my own. Flying Penguin: How to Create Miracles in Your Life Using the Six Dimensions of Success is most highly recommended.

Vernita Naylor

Whether you are rich or poor, despite your ethnicity or race or your religious background, you will be faced with fear or some sort of doubt in life. Why? Our emotions are a part of human nature and it is what makes us who we are. The differences are in how we channel and use the emotions when confronted with fear or doubt. In Flying Penguin: How to Create Miracles in Your Life Using the Six Dimensions of Success by Dr. Asoka Nimal Jinadasa, you will be provided with the tools and resources on how to succeed. Success is relative to the individual, but if your six dimensions of Heart, Mind, Body, Passion, Focus and Health are out of sync then, instead of great success, you will experience a great mess.

I love how Dr. Asoka rolled out each chapter. I felt like a student at the knee of his elder or teacher. Dr. Asoka says to let go of your fears and fly, take more risks. For me, this statement was a confirmation of my current state and, as I read more, his confirmation provided me with the passion to take flight. Here are some of the nuggets that will send you soaring: You Fly Almost Every Day, Rediscovering Your Power, Using Your Body to Empower Your Mind, Identifying Limited Beliefs, Creating New Beliefs, Priming Your Mind for Flying, and Developing Flying Skills where he provides detailed information about the Six Dimensions to use for success.

Dr. Asoka even provides suggestions for the best way to prime your mind, body and health - from what foods to eat and avoid, to de-stressing exercises, and techniques which are elements needed to create a well-rounded successful you. If you want to change your old way of being and want to set up your wings as an eagle and soar, Flying Penguin: How to Create Miracles in Your Life Using the Six Dimensions of Success by Dr. Asoka Nimal Jinadasa is the book to start with in making that happen.

Deborah Lloyd

In the introduction of Flying Penguin: How to Create Miracles in Your Life Using the Six Dimensions of Success, Dr. Asoka Nimal Jinadasa claims he “wanted to develop a simple but complete instruction manual on how anyone can unleash their vast inborn human potential to achieve extraordinary feats…” Dr. Jinadasa did not exaggerate. He presents a methodology of success based on six dimensions: heart, mind, passion, focus, body and health. With each dimension, research-based, evidential information (useful reference section in the back) supports the importance of this aspect of a fulfilling human life. Added are practical exercises, charts to complete, lists to write, etc. – the instructional manual to reach your goals. Dr. Jinadasa utilizes wisdom from many diverse fields, including Oriental martial arts, Tibetan rites, neuroscience, genetics, psychology, nutrition, and energy medicine.

The analogy of people being able to fly, not unlike the Emperor Penguin, is skillfully interwoven throughout this book. As the flight instructor, Dr. Asoka Nimal Jinadasa teaches the reader how to fly in Flying Penguin. Dr. Jinadasa developed a program of self-discovery and action to create a life of unimaginable physical health, energy and success. His own life is a testament to this remarkable program. The book is easy to read as his writing style is clear and concise. The addition of quotations from renowned persons, from Buddha to a present-day songwriter, are enlightening and sometimes whimsical. However, the best utilization of this book is to work with the program, day in and day out. Then you will be able to fly, just like the penguin!