Official Review: Leverage Meditation by Teddy A. Ortega

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Official Review: Leverage Meditation by Teddy A. Ortega

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Leverage Meditation" by Teddy A. Ortega.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Everyone wants to succeed and achieve their goals. Today, most people are searching for how to become better, positively affect their world, and proffer solutions to human or personal problems. To that end, they set goals; the goals could be big or small. However, many methods have been propounded by experts on how to set and achieve goals, motivate yourself to succeed, and create the kind of life you want. Teddy A. Ortega explains a unique method that is sure to help the reader set, strategize, and achieve their life's purpose in Leverage Meditation: Redefine Your Life's Purpose.

"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it and I shall move the world" is a quote by the great mathematician, Archimedes of Syracuse. In achieving your goals, Teddy Ortega shows how you can implement the concept of leveraging more accurately and effectively.

Imagine yourself as a filmmaker; you decide the actors' actions, write the scripts, and get all the equipment you need for the movie. You determine the outcome of the film because everything is under your control. Now, see your life as the blockbuster movie you are making, and you like the movie maker. You have control over how this movie ends. Could there be any other thing you need for this movie — your life — to succeed?

I classify this book as a self-help book. It shows the reader how to achieve their life's purpose. The author uses leverage to explain how one can achieve their goals — things they need or can do to make it easier to achieve their goals. He talks about different kinds of leverage, such as the calendar leverage, dedicated doctor leverage, torchlight bearer leverage, and God's love leverage. The reader can apply these leverages to different circumstances to achieve their goals.

I liked how the author used his experience as a computer programmer to buttress specific points in this book. He used a lot of real-life examples and stories to explain every idea, and it made the book relatable. I especially liked the case of relational databases and programming of the mind.

While I enjoyed reading this book because of the new ideas the author presented, it seemed to have been written or edited in a hurry. While there were few typographical errors, the formatting and arrangement of the book were worrisome. From the acknowledgment section to the foreword section, the book was not arranged properly. The page that had the end of the foreword also had the table of contents. Chapters were not appropriately organized; sometimes, I couldn't tell when I entered another chapter. Some chapter titles were written in bold, while others were written like a line of text.

I suggest the book be edited thoroughly. Not everyone would enjoy the book because the author used a lot of computing jargon and stories; there were even some code lines in the book. The author also talked about God as the most potent leverage that could lead to the best outcome. Though he didn't promote the supremacy of any religion, he believed that God existed, and he emphasized the importance of prayer. So, if you have a problem with these religious allusions, you should take a pass on this one.

I would rate Leverage Meditation: Redefine Your Life's Purpose three out of four stars due to the editing issues and the flagrant use of jargons. I recommend this book to those seeking better methods of achieving their life's purpose.

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The book seems quite interesting due to the fact that there's motivation in regard of finding yourself, archiving goals, also getting to know the purpose of life as a whole. Thank you for the great review
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Beautiful review! :clap: :clap:
This sounds like a great self-help book that I'd like to read, but I've never finished any self-help book 😩.
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This'll really helps people. Such an amazing content for this kind of book. It'd be better for a person who need to have kind of books like this. Especially to motivate their selves to keep going for what they've dream.
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I'm eager on getting my own copy. Meditation has been my thing when the quarantine began. Thanks for your review.
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It is a good self help book. But I may not go for it cuz I have another one that is pretty much like this one.
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AnnOgochukwu wrote: 22 Aug 2020, 04:54 Beautiful review! :clap: :clap:
This sounds like a great self-help book that I'd like to read, but I've never finished any self-help book 😩.
WHY???
They are really helpful. They've made me to be more productive than ever.
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Post by Doziesixtus »

I've read a lot of self-help books, and a great number of them didn't reach expectations. The author presents his ideas from the perspective of leveraging tools from mundane tasks around us. It's like to read this to have a better insight of his approach. Thanks for this nice review Sam.
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:D
Doziesixtus wrote: 23 Aug 2020, 02:45
AnnOgochukwu wrote: 22 Aug 2020, 04:54 Beautiful review! :clap: :clap:
This sounds like a great self-help book that I'd like to read, but I've never finished any self-help book 😩.
WHY???
They are really helpful. They've made me to be more productive than ever.
I know that are really good and helpful. The little I've read of them has been of great help to me. But I only realized that I've never finished one😩. I'll try to repent of that terrible habit.
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I like that his concepts could be related to his life experiences.
Nice review
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Unique methods on how to set goals and achieve them. That would be great. Having this on my shelf right away! Nice review!
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This sounds like an intriguing book to read. The book's title piqued my interest. Your review is Nice. It gave me a glimpse of what I want to know about the book.
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We all need a leverage or leverages in order to move ahead in life. Apart from the editing and computing jargons, this would make a great read. Thanks for your well written review.
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Post by NdiSwaziPride »

Self- help book indeed. This is exactly what this generation needs. There is a lot of brokeness and everyone is going on with life as if everything is perfect. I wonder what will become of us in the near future! Laziness to invest in ourselves, increase our knowledge and build ourselves emotionally by reading these self-help books that actually help us all to fix ourselves in the long run.
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Goal setting remains one of the things I find tiring. I think this book will be of great help. Great review.
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