Seeking fame and fortune is anathema to Taoist practice and with good sense too as the unwanted attention, fuss and envy it elicits in others along with the inevitable slew of responsibilities any such attainment brings in its wake, can be onerous. However Taoist practice is devoted to attainment of transcendence, enlightenment and eventually on death, immortality of consciousness, and will use any hook it can to grab your attention and engage your focus. So that paradoxically by following even your vainest aspirations, deploying these Taoist self-optimization methods will lead you through all the clamor and hopefully some glamor to the enlightened state regardless. Ultimately all activity is the Tao dancing and using the Taoist method, everything you do leads you another step in this dance with the Tao. Be warned though this is powerful and it works – your life will change unexpectedly and unpredictably as a result of doing the exercises in this book.