2 out of 4 stars
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In, The DOXA Method: Transport Fear Into Success!, Ana Weber tries to bring forth the principles that will bring success to the life of the reader by taking them through a process to find their “Passion, Spirit, Purpose, and Connection” and then to apply what they have learned to their life going forward. Can the DOXA Method bring about the change you are looking for?
Without getting into too many specifics (we don't want spoilers after all) the DOXA Method is basically a formula that helps to empower the individual into feel like they have more control over their life no matter the circumstances. Like a lot of self-help ideas, this method starts with a shift of perspective from the inside of the individual bringing forth the desired change into their external environment. Using the A portion of the method, Allow you to be YOU (that one is on the house), it attempts to ultimately help one to become the person they truly are. This frees them up to stop living as they think they need to be or to keep acting in the roles that others might push them into. Basically, the method is telling us that we are made up of the choices we make throughout the entirety of our experiences.
I have to say that the things that really drew me into the book were the parts where Ms. Weber related some personal stories about events and people who affected her in her lifetime. I think that overall, this book would have been excellent if it would have been in a memoir format where the focus would have been on this rather than being integrated into a self-help book. Ms. Weber's retelling of portions of her life was truly engaging and for me ended up being the most interesting aspects of the book.
On the negative side, her DOXA method just didn’t resonate with me in any really deep way. I never had that “aha” moment to where the concepts being presented made me see things in a new light from before I read the book. I truly enjoyed the author and her style of writing, however, the self-help content just kind of fell flat for me. But I am certain that Ms. Weber will be okay with that since that A principle of the DOXA formula allows you to be you.
Overall, I have to give this book a 2 out of 4 stars. Though the author has indeed appeared to have quite the life and life experiences and seems to be quite an engaging person, the DOXA method doesn’t seem to be anything that sets it apart in the self-help genre. Those who really enjoy reading a lot of self-help books may find this an interesting read; I also think that those who like memoirs would like the personal memories aspects of this book.
The DOXA Method
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