Making Decisions for Positive Change

Making Decisions for Positive Change: Values and Expectations Make the Difference
April 14, 2008
Victor Gulotta

Oliver H. Jobson, a retired army officer, graduate of England’s Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, and former Aide-de-Camp, has, since childhood, been on a personal quest to unravel the essence of humanity.

Jobson, brought up as a Christian, has been a practitioner of meditation and a student of Eastern philosophy for more than forty years. For three decades he has been a student of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, an Avatar in India.  “Sai Baba’s teachings are extraordinary. He teaches how to achieve unity, compassion, understanding, love, harmony, self-confidence, wisdom and balance,” says Jobson.  “He has taught me how to live a life of quality and fulfillment.”

The result of Jobson’s military and professional experience, fused with the wisdom imparted to him by Sai Baba, is his book, Expanding the Boundaries of Self: Beyond the Limit of Traditional Thought, a powerful new guide for personal and national transformation.  As Jobson describes it, “It’s about tapping into your own inner intelligence and power source.  It’s equally as valid whether you’re a politician, executive, blue collar worker, or homemaker interested in improving your leadership skills.”  

Jobson wants to share his ideas with political leaders, and with everyone who aspires to lead, and toward this end provides the following nuggets of wisdom:

•    “One is only as good as one’s word. Therefore, if one cannot commit to one’s word, of what value is one?”

•    “A Society is the magnification of the sum total of the scruples, ethics, and values of its individuals.”

•    “A country is only as healthy as the ethics, humanity, scruples, and moral fiber of the population and its political leaders.”

Jobson believes that, by inspiring his readers, including politicians and corporate leaders, he can manifest changes in the world.  He sees his book as “a practical guide in decision-making and direction-finding.”  In it, he introduces his Self Discovery Analysis (SDA), a technique that amplifies the understanding that the nation is a manifestation of each individual’s humanity, values, thoughts and actions. According to Jobson, “SDA is founded on the principle and technique of Introspective Psychology and Reflective Philosophy. It’s a particularly useful tool for personal upliftment and prosperity.”

Presented in the form of a philosophical biography of personal development, Expanding the Boundaries of Self explains the philosophy of Monism, a discipline linking religion, science, nature, and humanity in living a daily life of enrichment in harmony.

Many of Jobson’s SDA techniques are applicable in politics, daily life and business —as you might expect from someone who is an entrepreneur and business consultant.  “Excelling in life, with compassion, is the same whether you’re a politician or housewife, a billionaire or pauper, an agnostic or atheist, or whether you are on a mountaintop or in a boardroom,” he says with an easy-going smile.

Jobson emphasizes “Whether you’re looking to embark on a journey of inner or outer exploration, seeking an edge in business and leadership or analyzing your political preference or direction, Expanding the Boundaries of Self is a practical guide. It is more than just an enlightening read; it has the potential of becoming a cherished companion for the Nation.

“A combination instruction manual and inspirational guide that will enable [Jobson’s} readers to tap into their ‘inner intelligence,’ and to take charge of their own thoughts, actions, and emotions. . . . Expanding the Boundaries of Self teaches by example and many of the principles and SDA techniques Jobson presents are applicable with respect to any form of relationship—be they business, family, social, or cultural. Articulate, enhanced with a glossary, and thoroughly ‘reader friendly,’ Expanding the Boundaries of Self is very strongly recommended for community library self-help collections and personal improvement self-improvement reading lists and reference collections.”

—Midwest Book Review

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Oliver H. Jobson, an entrepreneur, motivational speaker and global business consultant, graduated from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, England, receiving the Queen’s Commission as an Officer.  He retired after twelve years from Her Majesty’s Service as a Battle Group Commander.

A Roman Catholic by upbringing, practitioner and facilitator of Monistic mediation and a lifelong student of Eastern philosophy; Jobson has served on many boards, as a director, in a range of industries including entertainment, hospitality, procurement manufacturing and trade.  He is also a certified hypnotist and life coach.

Among his other interests are martial arts, soccer, music, and travel.  Mr. Jobson lives in Florida. He has two children and three grandchildren.


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