“Seldom does a “success” book address the student’s lack of belief. However, that’s not the case here. In The Rise of the Chosen Ones , Joseph Parker reveals a powerful process to create strong self-belief. Parker reveals a complete set of tools and new psychological models for the personal development process.” ~Bob Proctor, best-selling author of You Were Born Rich The myth of the Chosen One has been handed down throughout history. These rare individuals are supposedly selected for greatness from a higher source, and possess knowledge, wisdom, and skills others do not. We see this myth in classic movies and books such as Star Wars and Harry Potter. How did they get chosen? How do we access this exclusive club? Astonishingly, we do it by choosing ourselves for greatness. This simple mental choice unlocks the potential that is your birthright. Discover the path and become one of the many Self-Chosen Ones. Discover the power
Joseph C. Parker is an author, radio host, cyber security expert, and the founder of PYL Radio who lives in Washington State. He has an MBA from Seattle University. After spending 25 years in high technology he set out to transform the media industry with ideas gained from PSYCH-K, PSI Seminars, Andy Dooley, Bob Proctor, and Burklyn Global.
I received The Rise of the Chosen Ones: How to Choose Yourself for Greatness by Joseph C Parker through a Goodreads giveaway. When I first started reading, I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy this book. Parker's repetition of the same three 'chosen one' examples started to wear on my patience a bit. Having a few other examples to refer to, such as Neo from The Matrix or Buffy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer would have helped to keep me tethered to the points he was making.
That being said, once I made it through the introductory material, I thoroughly enjoyed Parker's ideas. I really do believe the one thing that holds people back is their tendency to focus on the negative rather than the positive (I admit to being guilty of this myself) and I felt Parker did an excellent job outlining how to overcome this type of thinking. Furthermore, he then helps lead you down the path to gaining self-confidence and believing in your own ideas by identifying multiple 'levels of attainment'. I felt this was another important aspect of this book. Having small levels of success available can help bolster one's confidence while on the journey to larger levels of success.
Another thing I enjoyed about The Rise of the Chosen Ones is that it's not just about improving yourself but it's about helping others as well. Parker gives us the initial tools to become successful (personally, emotionally, professionally) but then explains that once we achieve that success we should use it to help others. It's a very small part of the book but it's a sentiment that I really appreciate and wish more people shared.
I tend to read self-help books every once in a while and this is one of the better ones I've read. I honestly felt myself gaining confidence in my own ideas just by reading Parker's words. He's a very good motivator and I honestly believe this book has helped rewire some of my negative thinking. In fact, I'm definitely going to lend this book to a friend of mine.