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Relax Focus Succeed

by Karl W. Palachuk






Being successful takes practice and dedication.


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Newsletter and Reading


"It takes relaxation--and focus--to create and understand the balance in our lives."

-- Karl W. Palachuk


The Absolute Must-Read

Reading List


Perhaps the best single habit you can form as an investment in yourself is reading. But where do you start?


Not to worry! I've got both the longer Recommended List and the very short


Absolutely Must-Read Reading List.


You'll find both on the Recommended Reading page.


Karl W. Palachuk

Karl W. Palachuk is the author of several books, blogs, and newsletters. He has been a podcaster for five years and is a popular conference speaker and trainer.


Karl's primary audience has been technical consultants. But his Relax Focus Succeed book has introduced him to thousands of people looking for a different approach to building a balanced, successful life.


Over the years, Karl has been active the author and publisher communities of Northern California. Between this experience and just meeting prospective authors around the world, Karl found himself giving advice about the world of self-publishing.


After doling out the same advice again and again Karl finally realized that there must be a market for this information. And thus was born Publishing Your First Book: A Quick-Start Guide to Professional Self-Publishing.


Karl is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer with a Bachelor's Degree from Gonzaga University and a Master's Degree from The University of Michigan. He is also a Microsoft Small Business Specialist, and has been on advisory panels for a variety of companies and professional organizations.


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Karl W. Palachuk is the author of several books for technical consultants, including The Network Documentation Workbook, The Network Migration Workbook, The SAN Primer for SMB, Service Agreements for SMB Consultants, The Super-Good Project Planner for Technican Consultants, and Managed Services in a Month.

A Bifurcated Guy: Karl leads two lives, in a sense. One is the business owner for two companies in Sacramento, California. The other is a trainer in the philosophy of Relax Focus Succeed®. Doing this successfully takes balance, which seems appropriate.

Trainer: Karl has been teaching in some form or other since 1983 when he became a teaching assistant at the University of Michigan. He taught college for ten years. These days he puts on seminars for Relax Focus Succeed® as well as business consulting and technical trainings.

In all, Karl averages twenty seminars a year.

Blogger: Karl's "Small Biz Thoughts" blog is found at It provides advice for the Small Business owner and manager. This blog has been published since February 2006.

Newsletter Writer: Karl publishes a variety of newsletters. These includes newsletters for his technical consulting clients, promotional newsletters for authors, and general business newsletters.


The Relax Focus Succeed® email newsletter has been published since 2002. That free newsletter is the basis for the Relax Focus Succeed® web site. Click on the Newsletter link to subscribe.

Web Sites: Karl manages dozens of web sites. is the site for the Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc. The "GLB" site features the books and CDs produced by Karl and his staff. is just what it sounds like: a place to read newsletters and lots of articles on the philosophy of Relax Focus Succeed®. is Karl's site primarily for small business technology professionals. It houses his very popular Small Biz Thoughts blog.


Email List: Subscribe to the Relax Focus Succeed newsletter.

Speaker: If you are interested in having Karl present to your group, or do a training at your office, please contact him:

Karl W. Palachuk
Great Little Book Publishing Co., Inc.

Sacramento, CA

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