The bestseller Carve Your Life: Live a Great Life with Carvism is a self-empowerment book for those seeking to find their true self, find meaning in their life and lead a fruitful and successful life. It was published in India by Times Book Group, a division of the world’s largest English newspaper, The Times of India. The book sold exceptionally well, and featured among India’s top bestselling books on in the Personal Development and Self-Help category.

Talking about the book at the book launch ceremony, famed Bollywood actress Bhagyashree said

“I think the book has something we all should follow in our lives. It uses simple language and simple words, but it shows a deep insight into our daily living. It shows how we can de-clutter our lives and make use of whatever we have with a sense of gratitude to help the society and the people all around us. I think most importantly it tells you not only to follow the passion in your heart with dedication but to do it with a sense of compassion towards everyone around you. Dr.Prem’s book really is a sense of inspiration for everyone.”

Carve Your Life narrates Dr Prem’s signature Carvism principles, his detailed description of ‘Self-Carving Qualities’, ways to ‘Shape Your Mind’, and the process to ‘Find Your Passion’. According to the author, our lives are nowadays choked by unnecessary accumulations, because of which we are unable to ‘uncover’ the true purpose of our life; once we do this, we will enjoy a quality life to the fullest. Hence, carving out a lean life is the only way forward.

The author, Dr Prem Jagyasi, an award-winning global leader and acclaimed life coach, has delivered keynote speeches and conducted focused workshops in several countries. He is renowned for delivering succinct and customized Carve Your Life training programmes. In his book, he has answered readers’ queries about minimalism, productivity and tactical transformation in one’s self. Apart from Carve Your Life, Dr. Prem Jagyasi has also written books on medical tourism, wellness tourism. Currently, he is working on a book on wellness therapies, which he expects to publish very soon.

Shedding light on what inspired him to write this book, Dr Prem Jagyasi says, ‘The art of carving one’s life through minimalism is empowering enough to bring about maximum transformation in one’s real self. My upcoming book intends to be a saviour for all those who wish to find a purpose in their life, bring out their true self, and get most productivity out of their endeavours.’

The rising need for practical, no-nonsense books and media with relevant life-inspiring content has grown exponentially in recent decades. Carve Your Life attempts to bridge that gap and help people identify clutter in their lives, declutter their lives and then focus on the material and non-material aspects that hold and add value in their lives.

The book has been edited, published and marketed by  Times Group Books (TGB), a division of The Times of India Group. Madhuita Mohanty, Senior Editor, TGB, says about the upcoming release, ‘We are delighted to publish Carve Your Life. We believe Dr Prem Jagyasi’s indigenously developed philosophy of Carvism will immensely benefit readers as it provides practical insight into the art of being at one’s productive best.’

About  Carve Your Life Book

We have more things, but are we more of ourselves?

Carvism, the author’s indigenously developed philosophy, is the art of carving away unnecessary things and keeping only that which is of true value. As we grow older, we begin accumulating many needless beliefs, opinions, habits, and tendencies. By the time we are adults, our true self is already hidden behind the rocks of superfluities. We are prisoners of the unnecessary, and the only way to free our beautiful true self is by chipping away the inessential from our lives. Just as a sculptor carves out the beauty hidden in a piece of stone, we too need to take a hammer and chisel to our selves.

The first section provides an insight into various principles of Carvism. This section is followed by self-carving qualities, which are the essential abilities you need to carve out the life you want. ‘Shape your mind’ is about using human psychology and the subconscious mind to your advantage. ‘Find your passion’ shows you the way to discover your inner calling. Subsequent chapters provide step-by-step instructions on inculcating the true essence of Carvism in one’s professional and personal life and explain how the Carve Your Life philosophy can put them on the path to discovering their true selves.

Dr Prem Jagyasi Official Photo

About the Author 

Dr Prem Jagyasi, an award-winning global leader and acclaimed life coach, has been to 65 countries to deliver keynote speeches and conduct focused workshops.

Renowned for delivering succinct and customized Carve Your Life training programmes, Dr Prem utilizes his vast experience, cultural knowledge and signature Carvism Principles to establish lively communication with his audiences. Each of those principles aims to help enrich the individual’s life and realize organizational success alike.

His untiring zest for traveling allowed him to glean incredible life experiences. Over the years, Dr Prem has spent time with people from different cultures, from the African tribes who wear nothing to consulting for global businesses and political figures who lead the world.

As an entrepreneur, he runs a boutique consulting and training firm, and manages a thriving web magazine network with several magnificent websites on life improvement topics with the patronage of millions of loyal readers from across the globe.

An authority in the field of Medical Tourism and Wellness Tourism, Dr Prem also takes great delight in travel photography.


Read more about Dr Prem Jagyasi at

Book chapters

Part I: Carvism Principles

Chapter 1:     Belong to yourself

Chapter 2:     Find a sense of purpose in your life

Chapter 3:     Declutter your life

Chapter 4:     Scrape it out

Chapter 5:     Enjoy more with less

Chapter 6:     The one idea to help carve your niche

Chapter 7:     Manifest your thoughts

Chapter 8:     Sculpt in mind first

Chapter 9:     Eliminate energy drainers

Chapter 10:  Contribution, not accumulation

Chapter 11:  Be compassionate and respectful

Chapter 12:  Communicate humanely

Chapter 13:  Become a person of value

Chapter 14:  Happiness is in the now

Chapter 15:  Sculpt your niche

Chapter 16:  Emotional hygiene

Chapter 17:  Awaken your awareness

Chapter 18:  Limit pushed information

Part II: Self-carving Qualities

Chapter 19:  Attain self-awareness

Chapter 20:  Accomplish through self-belief

Chapter 21:  Self-esteem – The light within

Chapter 22:  Begin with self-confidence

Chapter 23:  Self-Reliance – A journey within

Chapter 24:  Self-love

Chapter 25:  Mastering self-control

Chapter 26:  Effective and efficient self-management

Chapter 27:  Self-mentoring

Chapter 28:  Evaluate your performance

Chapter 29:  Self-determination to take you places

Part III: Shape your Mind

Chapter 30:  Curiosity: The first pre-requisite of an intelligent mind

Chapter 31:  Keep your creativity alive

Chapter 32:  Harness the power of sleep

Chapter 33:  Brainpower calls

Chapter 34:
Let your subconscious mind
support your life purpose

Chapter 35:  Bridle your emotions

Chapter 36:  Tame your anger

Chapter 37:  Don’t let self-love become ego

Chapter 38:  Break free from addiction

Chapter 39:  Don’t let sexual addiction cloud your mind

Part IV: Find your Passion

Chapter 40:  What is passion and how to define it

Chapter 41:  Let intuition be a guiding light

Chapter 42:  Fourth dimension of role models

Chapter 43:  Revisit selfishness

Part V: Sculpt With a Plan

Chapter 44:
Living for a purpose is better
than dying for a purpose

Chapter 46:  One bite at a time

Chapter 47:  Hurdles are milestones

Chapter 48:  Review your progress

Chapter 49:  Confront your weakness

Chapter 50:  Cherish your achievements

Chapter 51:  Celebrate milestones

Chapter 52:  Stay focused and positive

Part VI: Getting into Carvism Process

Chapter 53:  An uninterrupted environment

Chapter 54:  Is it necessary

Chapter 55:  Set your own pace

Chapter 56:  Finish faster

Chapter 57:  Say no to multitasking

Chapter 58:  Stable mindset

Chapter 59:  Envision purpose

Chapter 60:  Dehaze your vision

Chapter 61:  Make value out of time

Chapter 62:  Mantras to excel

Chapter 63:  Productivity hacks

Chapter 64:  Know how to say no

Part VII: Bringing out the Best in you

Chapter 65:  Burst your comfort bubble

Chapter 66:  Express yourself

Chapter 67:  Explore personal excellence

Chapter 68:  Mastering persuasion

Chapter 69:  Body language speaks

Chapter 70:  Eat problems for breakfast

Chapter 71:  Rise above shyness

Chapter 72:  Win by failing

Chapter 73:  Take motivation from positive past

Chapter 74:  Be productive first, perfectionist afterwards