4 out of 4 stars
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I’m sure many of us have read (or even watched) The Secret. For lots of people this was a major turning point in their lives; for others (like me), that moment occurred when they have read The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield. If you think back to when you started to see the world with different eyes, I’m sure you will be able to pinpoint a specific book, movie, or even a conversation with a special person. For some, that turning point will be this very book, The Book of WHY (and HOW).
Corey Poirier, a prominent TEDx speaker, well-known radio host, and author of several self-help books, discusses how, if you want to better your life and want to find something more meaningful in it, you should know your whys and your hows. Basically, you should ask yourself: “What is my purpose here?” “What am I supposed to be doing?” and “Why me?”
When you find the answers to these questions, you will find your purpose in life. You will begin to notice positive changes and will begin to make a real impact on others as well. In the book, the author guides you step by step using lots of pep talk, lots of examples from others who made it (even when their situation was initially desperate), and lots of exercises. In fact, there are exercises after each chapter, giving the book a really interactive feeling while reading.
Before writing the book, Corey Poirier interviewed thousands of people from all walks of life who have one thing in common: they are all high achievers. They are all people who have “made it.” What the author found was that all these people began their conscious life-choices with their WHY. They all had purpose, passion, and a willingness to walk the talk. And they all had (and still continue to have) a strong impact on thousands, if not millions of people all around the world.
Some of the people he interviewed were James Redfield, the popular New Age author; Mark Goffeney, who was born without arms yet eventually got an Emmy for playing the guitar with his feet; the powerful motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar; Tony Robbins (I think he needs no introduction); Deepak Chopra, the famous alternative healing and New-Age advocate; Jack Canfield, the father of the Chicken Soup book series, and so many others. If there is a truly well-researched book, it has to be The Book of WHY (and HOW). By picking the brains of so many different role models in our world, the author allows the reader to gain insights from the wisdom of all these people. Their knowledge is distilled into one, relatively short book.
I guess from my review you can gather that I was highly impressed by it. It made a strong impact on me and left me quite enthusiastic and positive about my life. It gave me a new purpose, even if it begins with sitting and doing all the exercises in my quiet time.
The writing style is clear and to the point, and while I did find several punctuation errors (semicolons used instead of commas; no space between two words; periods missing from the end of sentences, etc.), I cannot give this book less than 4 out of 4 stars. I strongly recommend it to people who want to better their lives, folks who enjoy reading self-help and motivational books, and to anyone who wants to start a new career or leave a boring job behind. This book will show you how to find your passion and your purpose, and why you should care.
The Book of WHY (and HOW)
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