11 Steps to Living a Strategic Life – A Guide to 2012 and Beyond

Right: Gaye and George discussing the latest draft – July 2012, San Juan Island

23rd September 2012

By  Gaye  Levy

Guest writer for  Wake Up World

Today I am thrilled to announce that the e-book I have co-authored with my long time friend, George Ure, has been released. The title, “11 Steps to Living a Strategic Life: A Guide to 2012 and Beyond” pretty much describes what it is about. We wrote the eBook during George’s visit in July and have been putting in the final touches ever since. And here you thought we were just goofing off!

Seriously though, our book is available starting today via at Amazon.

Our Official Statement to the World

For those of you that are interested in such things, here is the official press release:

Two highly ranked economic and personal survival website authors have announced release of a short ($2.99) eBook titled “11-Steps to Living a Strategic Life.” The book outlines the key differences between living in fear versus living as part of an independent-minded overall strategy.

“A lot of people think of “preppers” and they think of the TV show Doomsday Preppers and other media reports which portray extreme examples,” said co-author Gaye Levy. “We wanted to make it clear that “prepping” is not an extremist or anti-establishment decision. Most of it is just good common sense.”

Ms. Levy’s website,  backdoorsurvival.com, is one of the leading personal and family preparedness sites on the internet. George Ure’s site,  urbansurvival.com, focuses on long wave economic trends, especially those lasting more than just a presidential term in office, or two.

“People don’t widely appreciate that the world is in an echo-depression of the 1930’s event and it has been driven by many of the same factors,” observed Ure. “When you look at the data, the last depression was caused in large part due to economic displacement caused by the communications revolution (like radio) and the displacement of draft animals by internal combustion engines on and off the farm.”

The two offer complementary perspectives: Ms. Levy is a former technology company owner while Ure’s background includes broadcast news, higher education, as well as airline and software company management.

“This book doesn’t peddle fear,” said Levy. “What we do is simply lay out a business-like and logical method of strategic thinking which can address a wide range of possible future threats.”

Ure, whose book “Broken Web: The Coming Collapse of the Internet” will be released later this month agrees: “Economic collapse, pandemic, terrorism on homeland soil…are all legitimate concerns. But what we’re trying to provide is the framework for a reasonable personal response which includes planning and a good bit of self-education.”

The goal, the two agree, is to set your life up to win…regardless of what happens in the future. The eBook is available for purchase at  Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and also directly from the authors’ web sites at  backdoorsurvival.com  and  urbansurvival.com.

The Final Word

The title,  11 Steps to Living a Strategic Life, pretty much says it all. Call it a bit of real life motivation to survive and endure or call it a bit of instant motivation.   In either case, I hope you enjoy it.11 Steps to Living a Strategic Life   A Guide to 2012 and Beyond   Backdoor Survival

You may purchase a copy for $2.99 by clicking the graphic above.

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!


About the Author

Gaye  Levy  lives and teaches the principles of a sustainable, self-reliant and stylish lifestyle through emergency preparation and disaster planning. She does this through her website at  BackdoorSurvival.com, an online preparedness blog that provides lifestyle tools, tips, and thoughts to guide you through the back door of life in the 21st century. With an emphasis on prepping and survival, she writes about and shares practical, thoughtful, and inspirational tools for survival in uncertain times.

Backdoor Survival is currently listed on the Survival Top 50. In addition, Gaye is a frequent guest on the Preparedness Radio Network and the soon to be author of a book on 21st century preparedness. Also known as SuvivalWoman, Gaye   speaks her mind and delivers her message with optimism and grace, regardless of mayhem swirling around us.

You can find Gaye through her website at  Backdoor Survival, on the  Backdoor Survival Page  on Facebook, and as  Survival Woman  on Twitter.


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