Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane

Take a look at (writer of Fearproof Your Life) Joe Bailey’s extensive resume and engagement on social media- it’s truly impressive!!!

Part One

About Joe Bailey

Joseph is author of five books, including the best sellers, The Serenity Principle (Harper Collins, 1990and Slowing Down to the Speed of Life with Dr. Richard Carlson (Harper Collins, 1996). He also wrote The Speed Trap (Harper Collins,1999), Slowing Down to the Speed of Love (McGraw-Hill, 2004), Fearproof Your Life: How to Thrive in a World Addicted to Fear (Conari Press, 2008), and he contributed an essay to the book Creating a Marriage You’ll Love (Sellers Publishing, 2010).  Joseph’s books have sold over a half million copies nationally and internationally are in 26 languages.


Joseph Bailey, MA, LP, is a licensed psychologist, seminar leader, consultant to organizations, executive coach, and licensed psychologist. He is also the best-selling author of five books, and he has taught The Three Principles Psychology throughout the world for the past forty years.  Joseph received his B.A. Cum Laude in psychology from St. John’s University and his M.A. in Psychology from Texas Tech University.

Joseph developed a pilot program in resiliency for health-care professionals at a Mayo Clinic  Arizona from 2014-2018. Joseph’s work in the health-care field has included cultural change consultation to hospitals and health-care systems in Michigan (East Lansing) and North Memorial Hospital (Golden Valley, MN), where he taught the principles of resiliency to health-care providers at all levels. In 2002 he helped start the Inner Life of Healers Program at the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. In this pioneering program, he led seminars and retreats for doctors, nurses, and other health-care professionals on self-care, resilience, burnout prevention and vocational renewal.

Joseph also consults with many other types of organizations—addiction treatment centers, businesses, social service agencies, and educational institutions. He coaches leaders from all types of professions. He trained the staffs and did program design for several treatment centers for addiction, including Gulf Breeze Recovery, Florida, Farnum Center, New Hampshire, Cedar Ridge Treatment Center, Minnesota to name a few.

Joseph was the owner and executive director of the Minneapolis Institute of Mental Health and also its clinical director (1983-1995). He founded and was president of The Foundation for the Advancement of Mental Health. He has helped develop and train the staffs of many addiction treatment centers. In addition, he has taught at St. Mary’s University, The University of Minnesota as an adjunct professor at the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the medical school, and Metropolitan State University as an adjunct professor in addictions. Throughout his career he has maintained a private practice of counseling individuals, couples, and families. He continues to write at his cabin in the Canadian wilderness.

Joseph has toured nationally to promote all his books.  He has appeared on CNBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, NBC Morning Show (New York City), Fox TV Morning Show (Boston), WCCO CBS special on “Slowing Down to the Speed of Life,” KMSP TV(St. Paul), KARE TV (Minneapolis), WCCC radio KBEM (Minneapolis), KMHL (Minneapolis), KNUS (Denver), KBYR (Anchorage), WNYU (New York City), KURV (Texas), WMAQ (Chicago), KUIK0 (Portland, OR), KPPT (Newport, OR), Talk America Network, Public Television (Los Angeles, CA), WWRC (Washington, DC), and numerous other radio talk shows.

Joseph has been quoted in USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, The Minneapolis Star/Tribune, The St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine, Newsweek, Family Circle, Shape, Reader’s Digest, Entrepreneur of the Year Magazine, Bay Area Parent, and The Oregonian.

Joseph has been an in-demand speaker in the United States and many other countries of the world including the UK, France, Switzerland, Spain, South Africa, India and speaks on podcasts and webinars internationally. His books are in 26 languages.

You can learn more about Joseph and his work at his Web site:

New Book Description:

Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane

Finding Your Innate Resilience in Our Challenging Times

by Joseph Bailey

Our lives are being upended almost daily by a hurricane of personal and collective challenges fueled by political unrest, climate change, economic uncertainty, and a rising tide of mental illness and addiction. And of course the Covid-19 pandemic and its horrific fall-out.  Our healthcare, governmental, and educational institutions are overstressed. Many of us feel out of control, fearful, and uncertain.

How do we find our psychological and spiritual bearings during  these times?

For the past 40 years, best-selling author Joe Bailey has been working as a clinical psychologist  and has been teaching and writing about the exciting new paradigm called the Three Principles. In this book, he seeks to pass on how these Principles have allowed him to access his own resilient nature  in the midst of all this uncertainty. Having experienced professional and personal burnout, Joe has  learned not only how to live, but to thrive in the eye of the hurricane.

 The purpose of this book is for readers to gain a step by step understanding of how their  minds work, and to experience deeply that all the answers they  seek lie within the calm “eye” of their inner wisdom.  The author’s hope is that we will all come to see that we are resilient by nature and are designed to tap into our own well of insight which can guide us home. Resilience is our birthright, giving us the capacity to reinvent ourselves in our relationships and communities and to find that safe place of  peace in the eye of the hurricane. We have been living in a false paradigm of where our human experience comes from—our past, conditioning, genetics, and socialization. These are certainly influences out of our control, but realizing the true principles of experience—how thought in the moment is the actual creation of our in the moment feelings and perceptions. Realizing this empowers us to remove the barriers to our natural resilience.


The goal of my book is to alleviate the unnecessary suffering in all of us, that we are innocently self-generating through a misuse of our minds. At a time of great turmoil and change in the hurricane of our lives, we need an internal compass to guide us back to mental health, clarity of thought, wisdom to create a new world in our personal, professional and societal lives. Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane is the compass we never learned  how to access, though we were all born with this innate wisdom, peace of mind, and an ability to bounce back from all the challenges we face.

Intended Audience/Demographics:

The audience is the general public. Who doesn’t need to find balance, peace of mind and a clear way of creating a more positive life. People are all looking for this whether they know it or not. As you can see in the many examples from all walks of life, how these principles have transformed thousands of lives from all walks of lives—parents, teachers, healthcare professionals, business leaders, prisoners, the poor and homeless, the addicted and mentally ill, children, police officers, to name a few.

Recording Experience:

Yes. I have a 40 year history of a public speaker, teacher and consultant. I have made numerous audio tapes/CD’s and electronic recordings. I have appeared on radio and television to promote my books at a local and national level. I have been told I have a calming voice that is appealing to the listener.

Access to Contacts/Mailing List:

Yes. I am comfortable with that but need to check on the legality of that since I am bound by the ethics of my license as a clinical psychologist.

Part Two

Joe Bailey’s Social Media Network

As of the creation of this plan, Joe Bailey’s network currently consists of the following audiences and engagements, etc.:

  • Newsletter “Mind Matters:” 634 unique active subscribers
  • Linkedin: 369 Connections
  • Facebook: Total Page Followers: 475. Last 28 days 290 reached 60 post engagements and 9-page likes.
  • YouTube: 166 Subscribers with an average of 250 views monthly
  • Amazon: Joe Bailey’s Author Page
  • Website: Joe Bailey’s website provides, and will continue to be updated with information about the new publication “Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane, Finding Your Innate Resilience in our Challenging Times.”

Social Media Activity:

I have been doing a weekly video blog about the book on my website and  posted on my FB page, YouTube. I also do a monthly newsletter to my subscribers and post it on my FB page and You Tube channel.

Developing Multiple Channels of Engagement:

Joe Bailey’s growing online network will enable him to make a variety of direct offers to followers and subscribers and drive early sales of the book. Via email, YouTube, and all social networks, he will send weekly incentives to pre-order “Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane, Finding Your Innate Resilience in our Challenging Times.” during the month leading up to the book launch. These will include free bonus downloads, as well as more substantial bulk purchase incentives for private consultations and speaking events, etc.

Below are some of the blog posts recently promoting the new book from his blog posts and social media uploads, etc.:

Introducing a New Book by Joe Bailey

Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane: Finding Your Innate Resilience in These Challenging Times.

Installment #2: Thriving in the Unknown

Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane: Finding Your Innate Resilience in These Challenging Times.

Installment #3: Echoes of Mind, Resilience, and Action

Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane: Finding Your Innate Resilience in These Challenging Times.

Installment #4: Gratitude for Essential Workers!

Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane: Finding Your Innate Resilience in These Challenging Times.

Installment #5: Honoring Martin Luther King

Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane: Finding Your Innate Resilience in These Challenging Times.

Installment #6: Creative Insight, Transformation, & Change is Within.

Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane: Finding Your Innate Resilience in These Challenging Times.

Blog tour appearances, including reviews, guest articles, interviews, and podcast appearances have proven to be an effective method of driving sales. The “Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane, Finding Your Innate Resilience in our Challenging Times.” Zoom podcast, currently in pre-production, will employ a panel and an answer and question segment and will be streamed live as well as recorded.

Joe Bailey is currently scheduled on February 19th to appear on “Here’s Tom with the Weather” a podcast that has included such luminaries in the spiritual growth category such as David Godman and Rupert Spira, etc.

meme for podcast 'Here's Tom With the Weather

I had a great time Friday, February 19th, 2021, on the popular podcast series hosted by David Gilbank, creator of the AA Zoom Global Meeting List (a private Facebook group with almost 60,000 members) and ‘Here’s Tom With the Weather.’

I always enjoy sharing with the 12-step recovery community about the intersection of Mind with AA’s Higher Power through the 3-Principles of Psychology. Listen to my interview, along with other great discussions with other guests to the show, such as Rupert Spira, David Godman, Paul Hedderman, as well as many others on Spotify, or watch the video!

Joe currently retains VXR Works and will utilize them to saturate appropriate blog markets in the month leading up to launch (for pre-orders) and the week of the launch.

Here is a list of post tags and keywords we commonly use for SEO:

  • 3 Principles
  • 3-P’s
  • 3-Principles Psychology
  • 3P’s
  • Addiction Recovery
  • Addiction Recovery Training
  • Calm
  • Consciousness
  • Covid-19
  • Equanimity
  • Hope
  • Healing
  • Innate Wisdom
  • Innovation
  • Joe Bailey Video
  • Live Speakers
  • Mental Health
  • Lyme Disease
  • Mind
  • Natural Healing
  • New Book By Joe Bailey
  • New Book Excerpt
  • Pandemic And Quarantine
  • Personal Transformation
  • Peace Of Mind
  • Reinventing A New World
  • Resilience
  • Right Action
  • Rumi
  • Seminar Speaker
  • Serenity
  • Sydney Banks
  • Transformation
  • Thought
  • Three Principles Psychology
  • Three-Principles
  • Wisdom

Joe Bailey’s speaking engagements:

Joe Bailey & Associates offers programs to bring out the resilience of your employees and your organization.

The author will use his public speaking opportunities to increase sales of “Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane, Finding Your Innate Resilience in our Challenging Times.” by offering discounted books by pre-registering to all participants of an event. In most speaking settings, advance group book purchases are made. the author speaks to groups, on average, about once or twice per month. Even when clients don’t make advanced purchases, he is typically asked to sign and sell copies of his books.

He’ll also make available a limited number of speaking engagements during the launch month to be used as bonus giveaway promotions for large bulk sales of “Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane, Finding Your Innate Resilience in our Challenging Times.”

  • April 25-27
    London virtual conference for 3 Principles Global Community annual conference (keynote speaker) 1500-2000 participants;
  • September (TBD)
    The main speaker in person or virtual in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Viva Conference in Spain November 2021
  • Michael Neill weekly radio show on Hayes Radio Network
    Joe Bailey will be interviewed on his show about new book: “Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane, Finding Your Innate Resilience in our Challenging Times.”

I have spoken to many national and state conferences for a variety of professional organizations including addictions, mental health, social work, career counselors, national women’s heart assn, and many more that I will be pursuing this spring.


Fearproof Your Life

How to Thrive in a World Addicted to Fear

Don’t let fear rule your life. Throughout time, we have sought peace and safety by trying to outguess the unknown. We have tried to prepare for the unexpected and the apparitions of our minds. In an age of 24-hour cable news, when we can stay glued to the latest terrorist attack or natural disaster, the next epidemic, and what the pundits tell us we should be afraid of, our efforts to control the unknown and keep ourselves safe have led to a collective as well as a personal sensation of fear.

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