by Carolyn Bowen
The Power to Transform Your Life One Step at a Time!
This is a quick read if you are in need of a boost of inspiration and direction to reinvent yourself. Guiding you through steps and strategies to let go of the past, grieve, and let yourself heal before tackling a plan of action including considering career options, it’s a bite-sized boost!
You’ll learn how to take care of yourself first in these crucial days and build a new life at any age and/or stage.
Of two online resources listed, one is defunct and one offers a “free” career assessment tool that will bait you to purchase before you can get much actual useful information, so don’t bother with them, but there is a small suggested reading list at the end of the book that you may find useful.
I received this through a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. 2/5 stars. It was ok.
written & narrated by Stevie Puckett
This compilation of positive and uplifting messages is something you might want to hang on to for future reference. Anytime you are feeling down or out of sorts, listening to this audiobook can realign you with your purpose in life. It will help you to determine whether you are operating from the perspective of love or the perspective of fear.
Narration is pleasant and soothing as well.
I received this book through an Audiobook Boom! giveaway in exchange for an honest review.
Mindfulness for Beginners
by Katie May , narrated by Trisha Wiggin-Fausnaugh
If you’ve heard about “mindfullness” and you’ve wondered how it works and what it can do for you, this is the place to start!
Living in the present moment has only positive effects on your life, so what have you got to lose?
I must add that Trisha is by far the most pleasant sounding and skilled narrator that I’ve had the pleasure to listen to in a very long time.
“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”
There Are No Overachievers by Brian D. Biro
This is a great look at how we can seek out the WOOs (windows of opportunity) instead of focusing on our woes.
With strong reminders that what we focus on (good or bad) is what we create in our lives, that what has occurred in the past does not necessarily dictate what we can make of our future, and there is much power in positive thinking, Brian shows us how there is no such thing as OVERachieving.
I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from Jellybooks.
Productivity: Get 10X More Done in a Day! (Productivity, Personal Growth, Time Management, Organization Skills) by Adrian J Williams
This is a fine little collection on de-cluttering tips, and the chapter regarding office habits is great, but the title is a bit deceiving.
Yes, it’s true that you can increase your productivity by having less “stuff” around, but the main focus here is purging, not getting ten times more done in a day.
Zap Your Procrastination:: How to stop being lazy and get results in your lifeby Romuald Andrade
Practical advice on reasons for procrastination and some strategies to overcome it, though fitting certain tasks you might be putting off could be quite difficult to fit into the author’s “fifteener” system.
Parts of this short book felt more like an advertisement for his website..
Time Management: 50 Proven Strategies To End Procrastination, Get Organized And Increase Your Productivity (Time Management Skills, Getting Things Done, … Organization, Successful People)by Rick Riley
A simple, no-nonsense guide to managing your time and ending procrastination.
Most of these tips are common sense, and the best pieces of advice was in the chapter regarding why we procrastinate.
The Law of Attraction Bible
If you’ve read The Secret or any of the numerous books out there on the “law of attraction,” then you basically already know what is covered in this book, just in a little different format.
Written by a former Christian minister, it was pleasantly surprising that he would profess that God is not vengeful and punishing, and we are not born sinners needing redemption. However…
while I can agree that thought is powerful, I cannot agree that ALL bad things that happen to us in life is due wholly to our thinking negative thoughts.
Other than that notion and the repetitive nature of this “bible,” it does contain some good advice. I give it 2 stars out of 5.
I received this book for free through a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.