Intentionally Becoming Different


Would you like to become the person you always wanted to be and fulfil your true potential?

Intentionally Becoming Different is an engaging self-development guide to “unfolding your true self.” Using a self-coaching approach, this unique self-help book serves as a virtual coach, setting the reader off on an exciting journey of self-reflection, self-discovery, and self-improvement. Alexander Trost blends life lessons with relevant literature as well as research insights. Every chapter concludes with a series of questions and exercises for the practical application of the theory shared.

“Alexander Trost’s book is a must read for those who choose to be the master of their fate. Wisely carved in wisdom, knowledge and experience, Trost leads us into the realm of mindfulness, effective communication, an understanding of our emotions and a life with purpose. He guides us with clarity into becoming different in order to achieve self-esteem and peak performance in leading a full, fruitful life. A mind changer.” – Lenny Ravich, Author of “Everlasting Optimism” and Co-Founder of

Intentionally becoming different is not about just being different for the sake of sticking out from the crowd or ditching some old habits. Intentionally becoming different is about gaining clarity about yourself and unleashing a lasting transformation of creating a better version of yourself. Intentionally becoming different is also not about best practices which have helped other people to become successful. Best practice sharing is not the silver bullet for getting best results. New things emerge by looking at things differently. Intentionally becoming different is about looking at yourself from a different perspective by asking questions you may have never asked yourself. It is about finding out what works best for you by intentionally changing your underlying mindsets as well as your related practices and behaviors.

Our beliefs determine our behaviors, and our behaviors determine who we become. Only by understanding and shifting our mindsets and our core beliefs, will we be able to change the way we think and behave, and hence the person we become. Find the I in your LIFE.

“It feels as if Alexander Trost wrote a book just for me and titled it: ‘Intentionally Becoming Different’. Then I realized it’s for everyone who needs a road map for both discovering and living their purpose. This masterpiece is a comprehensive guide for filling your life with greater deliberation and intention. Dive in like I did, and you’ll never be the same.” – Scott Jeffrey Miller, Amazon and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of “Management Mess to Leadership Success” and “Everyone Deserves A Great Manager”, columnist and host of FranklinCovey’s On Leadership with Scott Miller podcast

“This book is your ticket for an engaging coaching journey of more than half a dozen virtual coaching sessions, guided by carefully crafted models, frameworks and insightful questions.”

The book is available on Amazon as paperback (SG DE FR UK IN AU) and deluxe hardcover version with jacket (SG DE FR UK IN AU) or as e-book on Kindle. Since this is a workbook with space for notes, we suggest the paperback/hardcover version, also available on other book platforms, such as Bookdepository, and more Amazon market places near you.

Alternatively, especially for bulk orders or in case the book is not available in your preferred market place, we are happy to order the deluxe hardcover version on your behalf at a special rate of 27.99 SGD (~20 USD or 18 EUR) including FREE delivery. Kindly use our simple Order Service Form. The administration fee of 6.99 SGD (~5 USD or 4.50 EUR) will be waived for orders of 2 or more books in one form. Order 5 or more books and get another 15% discount off your total bill! Upon your confirmed email order, we will invoice you through PayPal and initiate the print and delivery through third-party vendor once the payment has been received. ATvisor™ acts as order service provider and will not be responsible for any lost and/or damaged shipments. We will keep you posted during the ordering process and adhere to our stringent privacy policy.

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What readers say:

  • “It’s a book for people who do not believe in living a life by default but who want to live a life by design. Warning: The ‘wisdom per square-inch count’ is extremely high in this self-help book.” – Andy S.
  • “I am happy to say the book has been an amazing journey. Certainly need to revisit the book.” – James N.
  • “This book is so good, you may not need a coach anymore.” – Sandra T.
  • “I am intensely working with this book since almost two weeks. Something started within my mind. Somebody called this book as a must read in 2020. That’s definitely true. I already bought a second one to make a gift to a very precious friend of mine.” – Thomas V.
  • “It is like reading Plato.” – Mavis N.
  • “Love the I SMILE approach. Applying it to my situation is giving me peace! Lovely book. Thanks for writing it.” – Maish N.

Alexander Trost is a Certified Coach, Change Leader, Facilitator, Trainer and Assessor with a successful track record in Mentoring & Coaching, Consulting, People Development, Change Programs, Leadership and General Management, bringing along profound practical experiences. He authored the sold out book “Management by Models” as well as several articles on Leadership, advocating Serenity and Humanity in Leadership. For more details, kindly refer to his Author Page.

“I am impressed by Alexander Trost’s ability to develop others. His EQ and sincerity enable him to quickly establish trust and are the underpinnings of his ability to coach effectively. Alexander himself has been a senior business leader and this experience enables him to relate to the pressures and challenges of his clients, much to the benefit of his readers..” – Dr. Steve Wyatt, Executive Director and Professor (Management & Leadership), University of Bath School of Management

“Alexander Trost is someone I trust – heart, mind, and soul. His knowledge, principles, and wisdom of personal growth capture the essence of being human. And his personal character of quiet confidence, hope, courage, and serenity guides me in becoming the best version of myself to serve others with best intentions.”  – Joon Chang, Senior Director Finance, SouthEast Effective Development (SEED) and Human Catalyst, Digital Wise Owl


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