Official Review: The Authentic Driven Life by Crystal Davis

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Official Review: The Authentic Driven Life by Crystal Davis

Post by Kelebogile Mbangi » 07 Jul 2018, 17:58

[Following is an official review of "The Authentic Driven Life" by Crystal Davis.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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The Authentic Driven Life by Crystal Davis is an empowering tool that anyone can use to carve out their dream life. This book helps you to look deep into yourself and discover who you are as an individual. It then guides you to use that powerful knowledge of self to design and create the life of your dreams.

It is true that there are many hiccups and obstacles to reaching our dreams. We are held back by negative thoughts, fears, the shame we carry from our past, and a lack of self-discipline. Crystal Davis has put together this book and its companion workbook which contain twelve processes that helped her to build her dream life. These processes help readers to discover what they value as individuals. Readers are taught to visualise clearly what they want for themselves in different aspects of their lives. They are helped, step by step, to map out ways to reach those goals. Their inner conflicts and self-sabotaging habits are addressed and replaced with good practices. These practices are aimed at developing self-awareness, self-love, self-discipline, and gratitude.

Crystal Davis is an inspiration in her own right. I will not go into details about her life story, but I will mention that she has forged past a difficult past and built a beautiful life for herself. As you read the book you can sense her warmth, strong positivity, and zest for life. She is an author who understands and has lived through the struggle. This gave me confidence in the book. If that doesn't convince you then perhaps her numerous certifications will.

The advice given in the book itself is helpful, realistic, and implementable. For example, I initially found it difficult to visualize what I wanted simply because I did not know what that was. However, the book helped me by pinpointing what was holding me back. In my case, it was trying to find a dream which would satisfy other's expectations of me and fit in with my current circumstances. It then helped me to break free from those self-imposed shackles and define a clear dream which aligned with my values.

I must warn you that you will require a strong desire for change if you are to benefit fully from this book and its companion workbook. Some of the exercises will require you to dig deep. This was difficult, and somewhat painful for me. Yet, it was necessary. I did not realise how deeply engrained my limiting beliefs were. I had to unearth painful memories and let go of them. Thankfully, the author outlines exactly how to let go and replace harmful thinking with positive, constructive thoughts and affirmations. I plan to revisit many of the exercises as I continue to build my own dream, a dream that is authentic to who I am.

I have to rate The Authentic Driven Life 4 out of 4 stars. The chapters and exercises are well organised and structured. The contents are refreshing and written with infectious enthusiasm. I recommend it to all those you yearn to discover what their own picture of success looks like. I recommend it those who are willing to put in the work to create a life of their own making!


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Post by OrlaCarty » 09 Jul 2018, 06:07

These kinds of books can be very hit or miss for me, but this one sounds really helpful. Intimidating, but definitely positive! I'm glad that it worked out well for you.

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Post by ekwe1 » 09 Jul 2018, 06:36

i really like this book because it has teach me how to do and to make my dreams to come true

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Post by kandscreeley » 09 Jul 2018, 07:58

I love that there is a companion workbook to this, but it's just not for me. It takes a very special self-help book to make me want to pick it up. I do appreciate your review, though.
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Post by Max12 » 09 Jul 2018, 08:29

One of the most important things in this life today is staying positive, and having a mindset that can propel you to success. This book is all about that. I'd also give it the four stars rating.

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Post by serahtemples » 09 Jul 2018, 08:48

This book is really very helpful especially for those who are yet to discover their dreams in life, it helps you identify who you are, what you want and how you will go about achieving it, the twelve processes that helped the author build her dreams might as well help you out from conflicting situations and brings out the invisible you in you.

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Post by chideradera » 09 Jul 2018, 09:03

i really like this book
because it has teach me
how to do things cool

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Post by bookierme » 09 Jul 2018, 09:49

Judging by your review, you found the book useful. Great review and this book sounds very interesting. I might give it a try. Thank you!

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Post by Character123 » 09 Jul 2018, 10:37

very inspirational book.we all should read it atleast once to get inspiration and to tackle the challenges we faces in our life..

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Post by MariusMaru0301 » 09 Jul 2018, 10:47

"The Authentic Driven Life" by Crystal Davis

I love this book very much! It really helped me a lot to find my real desire in life. Before, I don't know what I want to be. I wanted to be chef then I changed my mind I wanted to be a teacher instead. But then again I changed my mind I said to myself that I want to be a veterinarian. It such a sucks! I did not know where I should put myself. But when this book and I met each other, wow! I could not believe that all I wanted to be is to be a businesswoman. At first yes it's hard but it's all worth because at the end I found myself. The true desire that I wanted to be since then I did not recognize. Thank you so much Crystal Davis for writting this book!

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Post by crediblereading2 » 09 Jul 2018, 11:26

This sounds like an effective book on helping oneself. The strategies taught are really realistic as you have stated. Great review.

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Post by Nidaconhh » 09 Jul 2018, 12:23

Great review. The book sounds interesting to me. I have discover my dream, yet not confident enough to give a go. The book stated about fear and negative thoughts and how to dig deeper to overcome it. I might give it a try. Thank you!

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Post by Dahmy 10 » 09 Jul 2018, 12:55

There are motivational books and there are those rare practical ones which inspire and motivate at the same time. It seems this book is one of those few. Inspiring with enthusiasm!!!

I am going for this book.... Thank you!!!

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Post by Cecilia_L » 09 Jul 2018, 13:14

I really like that this book has a companion workbook. At different seasons of my life, I've found the type of self-analytical book that requires one to dig deep as you described quite helpful. I'm not in that place right now, but I will keep this in mind for the future. Thanks for the inspiring review!

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Post by Johnte1111 » 09 Jul 2018, 14:32

This book has really inspired me alot it has shown me different steps on how I can go about with my life

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