Your Invincible Power is an inspirational text, full of insight and anecdotes. Its very new age, and draws inspiration from the cult classic book TheYour Invincible Power is an inspirational text, full of insight and anecdotes. Its very new age, and draws inspiration from the cult classic book The Secret. A lot of the tips in this book revolve around changing your mindset and thinking positively in order to bring good things to you. I think that this book is refreshing, and offers a great amount of insight. I definitely felt inspired reading it, and hope that I can continue to use some of the things that I learned in this book.
My least favorite chapter of this book was Chapter 10: Think Health. I understand what the author was going for here, and I think that this chapter goes along with their worldview. However, I think its irresponsible to tell people that you can fix physical or mental health issues so easily from within. Of course, you may decide that you would like to try the health approaches in this book, and I think that they can help, but I would hope that no one makes any detrimental health decisions based on the advice in this book.
I liked that there was advice in this book to help basically all aspects of a person's life, and I was particularly inspired by the chapter about creativity as a creative writer.Overall, I found this book to be very inspirational. I would recommend it to people looking to improve their lives, and people who are open-minded to reading about a different approach to life, money, and happiness....more
Half memoir, half motivational text, And Then I Met Margaret is a fun, inspirational, and quick read.
The book follows White's life, from childhood andHalf memoir, half motivational text, And Then I Met Margaret is a fun, inspirational, and quick read.
The book follows White's life, from childhood and adulthood, running down the lessons he's learned and passed on to others. White has been a schoolteacher, a real estate developer, a restaurateur, and a motivational speaker, and he has also had many other unique experiences, especially through his travel. These experiences make the book unique, but White also seems very down-to-earth and does not gloat about these experiences.
One of my only criticisms is that I was taken out of the book about 3/4 of the way through, because there were chapters about flying a plane, Formula One racing, and running with the bulls all in a row. Although I'm sure that these experiences were formative for the writer, I didn't find them very engaging, and I think they were the least unique parts of the book, especially when placed back to back. In addition, the chapter The Maasai Mother also sort of rubbed me the wrong way. I think this is because the other experiences in And Then I Met Margaret are all White's own, but this one seems to use another persons narrative and personal trauma in a way that I found uncomfortable.
This book is just a cheerful, uncomplicated motivational blast, like morning coffee. I would recommend this book to someone who's looking for a pick me up, and who is feeling unfulfilled or that their life is on the wrong track. I think it could be even more impactful to younger people who are in high school or college....more
I can't stop thinking about how thorough this book is, and what a valuable resource it will be to anyone who needs surgery. I'm currently in the proceI can't stop thinking about how thorough this book is, and what a valuable resource it will be to anyone who needs surgery. I'm currently in the process of dipping my toes into the idea of having a surgery, so I was most interested in some of the big picture things about how it could affect me and what I should plan for. However, I'm so excited that I have the more nitty gritty parts of this book to look back on in the future, should I choose to have the surgery.
This book is incredibly comprehensive. Honestly, I cannot think of a single thing that Newton did not include that I think would be valuable, and she included a ton of things that I never would have even considered, but will prove extremely helpful to a lot of people. There are sample questions to ask your doctor, lists of things to check for at the hospital to avoid an infection, and even easy recipes for during your surgery recovery.
My absolute favorite part about the book was the author's tone throughout. She's not afraid to make light of the medical situations she has experienced. One of the funniest parts of the book is the Resting at Home section in Chapter 9, where Newton does a great job in conveying her everyday challenges post-surgery in a light-hearted way that includes ghosts and Pinterest. Sections like this bring refreshing brevity to a heavy subject, but her humor never compromises how informative this book is.
I think that this book could be helpful for people who are considering surgery, who have a surgery scheduled, or even someone who just had surgery. It also has advice that would be very helpful for spouses or friends of someone who has a serious medical condition. I have a coworker who is currently going through chemotherapy treatment, and although this book isn't directly about that, some of the advice about meal planning and how best to get help from friends and family will really help me in giving her some of the help she needs. I highly recommend this book!...more
Run Your Day is a decent primer to the concepts of time management and goal setting, and if you've never worked with these concepts before or read a bRun Your Day is a decent primer to the concepts of time management and goal setting, and if you've never worked with these concepts before or read a book about them, I think this book would be an okay place to start.
I liked this book overall, but there were several things that kept it from receiving a better rating from me. Although there is some useful advice in here, I think that a lot of it is coming from other sources, and will not be particularly fresh to people who have already done some preliminary study on the topic. We see some of the authors expertise try to come through, but I don't think that Thakur quite digs into his specialties as much as he could have. I also think that the book could do with another round of copyediting, as I noticed some errors.
One of the major problems I had with this book was its lack of sources or citing ideas he borrowed from other people. For example, at one point, the author writes, Numerous studies have shown only three percent of the population sets goals and only one percent write them down. This is a powerful statistic, but there is no citation for this information, either in the footnotes or endnotes. In order to build credibility, this book needs citations.
I think, if you've never read other time management or self-help books, this book could be very helpful for you as a brief overview. However, if you're looking for any new information or techniques, I would look elsewhere....more
This book is a tribute to NaNoWriMo in the truest sense of the word, almost reverent and full of excitement. If you're on the fence about joining NaNoThis book is a tribute to NaNoWriMo in the truest sense of the word, almost reverent and full of excitement. If you're on the fence about joining NaNoWriMo this year, or if you simply want to relive your glory days in the trenches and get inspired, this book does a great job.
I actually have my own NaNoWriMo story that is very similar to some of the ones in the book. If you haven't tried NaNoWriMo, it truly is an amazing experience. The community element is my favorite part of the challenge, and the book does a really great job of stressing how easy it is to feel camaraderie during NaNoWriMo.
I did find myself wondering why 50,000 was published in 2017 when the letters were written to Chris Baty after he stepped down as executive director in 2011. I would have liked to see some newer stories mixed in, or maybe updates to some of the letters, letting us know about the authors later successes. I also think that some of these letters get a bit repetitive if read all together. My recommendation is to read these letters every once in a while when you're feeling discouraged, or just read enough to convince you to do NaNoWriMo and then read one a day throughout November.
I would recommend this book to people who already have done NaNoWriMo, or someone who is looking for the last push to try it out for the first time this year. At the end of the book, in large print, it says: November happens every year. What are you waiting for? This book, and especially that final quote, definitely made me decide that I need to take on the challenge again this year....more