3 out of 4 stars
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Is your personal or professional life slowly draining your soul? Is getting up in the morning to go to work no longer filling you with excitement? Are you facing a sudden tragedy and don’t know how to embrace it or overcome it? You know it in your heart, you need a drastic shift in your life, but you are just drifting along because of the fear of the unknown? This book From Drift to Shift by Jody B. Miller might provide the right guidance you are in search of.
“You need the work you are meant to do and the life you are meant to lead to be in sync,” says Jody. How many of us are in sync? Not many of us can say yes. We all want our lives to improve, but we are scared. Our life won’t improve magically as soon as we make a drastic shift, such as changing our career. If it could, everyone would have mustered the courage to take that one giant leap and stayed happily ever after. But that shift is not that easy. We don’t know where or how to start. We don’t even know what happens after that shift. Let this book guide you through each step towards that shift. To quote Jody, “you drift and shift along the way, many times and in different directions, until you finally end up in the most perfect place, meant only for you. This book might allow you to find that perfect place for you.
The book is neatly categorized into four parts: Why shift, when to shift, how to shift, and after the shift. The appendix of this book is also important; it contains many resources and related articles. I especially liked that the author has provided takeaways at the end of each chapter. The advice is given through stories that feel more personal. There are some great advice and quotes throughout the book; I suggest you keep a journal handy to take notes for future inspiration. Every story was motivational. It’s a testament to human will power. If these people can achieve peace in their lives after such harsh circumstances, everyone can. Serita and Reid Cox have shown what it is to not only achieve success but to give to the community.
There are no glaring negatives about this book. There are a few unnoticeable spelling mistakes. There are religious elements from Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism. But those are to enlighten the spirituality of the reader. You would gain a lot from this book even if the reader skips the religious parts.
I will rate this self-help and motivational book 3 out of 4 stars. This book is suitable for all non-fiction readers. The stories of the inspiring people will interest fiction readers too, but towards the end, the explanation of archetypes could bore them. The only thing I would remind the reader is, just because the people in this book achieved success despite their hardships does not mean everybody is equipped to do so. There is nothing wrong with taking your time to grow slowly. Every small step toward improvement is a huge deal.
From Drift to SHIFT
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