To be fully engaged requires clear goals, and the focus and skill set to accomplish them with calm awareness. In his first book, The Practicing Mind, Tom Sterner provided clear guidelines for developing focus and discipline to achieve any life goal. As he travelled and spoke about it, he kept track of the questions that readers and participants at his seminars asked. Addressing and exploring these questions, Sterner provides specific techniques such as thought awareness training, and setting goals with accurate data. He shows how these methods can be used to meet objectives while keeping you engaged every moment in your life when pursuing these goals. This reduces stress, consequently increasing the quality of life.