James Baker, Ph.D. is an author, motivational speaker and consultant. He served for 30 years in the U.S. Navy and retired in 1993. He earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at The University of Texas in Austin, graduating magna cum laude in 1996.
His life’s purpose is to serve others by teaching them to be optimistic about opportunities presented to them throughout their life’s journey.
He served as President of the Austin Optimist Club in 1998. In 2016-2017, he served as the president of a national masonic organization, National Sojourners, Incorporated, promoting patriotism and Americanism.
He and his wife, Kay, are major donors to the arts in Austin, Texas, contributing to both The Long Center for the Performing Arts and Paramount and State Theatre Alliance. He is a co-founder of Crystal Clear Seminars, LLC.
James is a highly sought after motivational speaker who shares his wisdom on his list of “20 Ways to Make Your Life Better”. His latest project is publishing a book in which he presents concepts of optimism, allowing his readers to expand their bubble of optimism and eliminate the pessimistic vacuum of negativity sucking the life out of them.
Do you find yourself still hurting emotionally from criticism, feelings of unworthiness, uncertainty, and guilt?
Do you think your life has lost its significance and you are confused about where you go from here?
Are you employed in a dead-end job, with no hope for improvement?
Are your current relationships with the same type of negative thinkers you usually find in your life?
Is your existing corporate culture detrimental to the success of your employees and company?
This book serves as a guide for those looking to have a more optimistic mindset and outlook, benefiting from happiness, hope, and success in all areas of life. Bathe in positivity and thrive while living the best version of your life there is.
Eliminate past negative emotions and develop a positive state of mind. No matter your age, break away from feelings of uselessness. You will see how your life still has significance and limitless opportunities.Make changes in your daily approach to your employment leading to a successful career path.Leave negative relationships behind you and seek positive thinkers as members of your inner-circle.Change your corporate culture, so everyone looks forward to coming to work every day.
This book provides a specific guide to an optimistic life that benefits from happiness, hope, and success in all areas of your life.
“Read this book, and then read it again, and again, and again. James shares his personal journey and experiences in positivity and how this can exponentially affect life. This book is a revelation. Thank you, James, for a fantastic book.”
—Virginia Phillips, author of Yes, You Can!
“James Baker’s book is an amazing, refreshing take on what life is and what it has to offer. Forget the hate and adapt a willingness to live positively as this book encourages. Claim a life with a better outlook and more opportunities while ensuring there is no room for regret.”
—Elizabeth Rentz, author of Reinvent
“Eternal Optimism celebrates the good in life and what you can do to live a life you can be proud of. James invites you to slow down, evaluate, and consider all your options in life. Life is a product of our choices, make them count and read this book!”
—Adeline Heng, author of Doing Good and Doing Well
“Stop looking for the negatives in life and fill your heart and soul with positivity. This book is all about doing what it takes to make things happen and doing these things well. Life’s too short for mediocrity; read this book and change your life for the better. Congratulations, James, on a fantastic job!”
—Stanley Beckett, author of LIFTOFF