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Abounding in energy and courage even now in his eighties, Bill Martin Vivatson has a time-tested “recipe for success” proven in his own life and shared here in his inspiring journal. “Success is an illusive target. It has many meanings to us,” says Vivatson. Whether you measure success on a personal, spiritual or financial level, you will find examples in this journal. “Success,” as defined by Vivatson, “is a personal achievement well planned and executed so that it is possible to pass it on to others, who can benefit from it.”
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Well-known for the many homes and other buildings of his design in the Ventura, California area, Bill M. Vivatson is still designing and building homes after over 30 years of retirement. This is his story, a chronicle of an amazing and eventful life. Vivatson describes the challenges and triumphs he faced while fighting MS, and arrhythmia thoughout his adult life. After successfully building a career as an architect and builder, he left it all behind to pursue a lifelong dream of sailing to Hawaii. Life after his retirement at 51 has only brought more opportunities — adventures in Thailand, Somalia, and Fiji...bicycle trips through Europe...designing and building more houses....Bill Martin Vivatson currently lives in Hawaii and is more active than most people half his age. Vivatson continues to write his newspaper column in addition to his architectural design projects. He shares his “recipe for success” in this inspiring journal.About the Author:
From his early twenties, Bill Martin Vivatson battled MS, blindness and arrythmia. Facing these challenges with astounding courage, triumphing over what many would consider insurmountable obstacles, he built a successful career as an architect and builder in the Ventura, California area where he designed and built over 90 homes. At the top of his game, after 9 very successful years, Vivatson retired at 50 to sail his custom designed sailboat, "Still Waters" to Hawaii. Calling Kona his new home, the adventure and the challenges continued. Chance meetings, casual conversations and abundant energy have led to recent design and building jobs including a 6,000 sq. ft. ocean front home on the Kona coast and currently design of a multimillion dollar village with condos, restaurants, and stores. Now over 80 years old, Vivatson still takes an annual solo bike tours in Europe. His volunteer work in refugee camps halfway around the world brought not only many adventures and life-lessons, but also expanded his family.
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Book Description Binford & Mort Pub, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110832305634