by LaNysha T. Adams
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Pub Date 22 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 30 Apr 2023
"A wide-ranging and powerfully optimistic look at how individuals can change their lives." – Kirkus Reviews
“Who do you want to be?”
If you've ever struggled with the question or tried to teach others how to answer it for themselves, you're not alone. The question of who you want to be is often connected to empowerment.
But the word "empowerment" has been so overused in the last four centuries that it's lost its meaning - not to mention that way too many believe that our empowerment is in the hands of others.
Dr. LaNysha Tufuga Adams, Ivy-League educated linguist and founder of award-winning education consultancy Edlinguist Solutions, challenges readers not only to answer the question of who they want to be but also to put the answer(s) into action.
Me Power redefines empowerment, encouraging us to tap into our limitless flow of possibility while connecting with others. No matter the barriers, Me Power pushes us to activate the best of who we are and dismiss the possibility that power is something we can authorize, give away, or take from others.
Embracing this book is the first step to activating your Me Power. So what are you waiting for?
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"A wide-ranging and powerfully optimistic look at how individuals can change their lives." - Kirkus Reviews
"Reading Me Power will leave you uplifted and inspired.” - Readers' Favorite Five-Star Review
“Me Power is anti-self-help, by which I mean REAL self-help, a way of thinking that comes from within you. It is not written by a guru telling you what to think or how to live your life, but by a fellow traveler." - Dr. James Godley, Dartmouth University
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I liked this a lot. The writing was captivating and thought provoking. I hope to pick up something similar to this sooner rather than later!
There's something that's often got on my nerves working with local communities and it wasn't well defined until I read this book.
"Empowerment" is a word that we use and throw around in reports on impact-but what does it mean to empower? This book answers two key questions: 1. what is empowerment and 2. how is it manifested? How do people manifest it?
The author proposes five guiding principles which are key to what she calls 'Me Power' and this is self knowledge and principled action coupled with the principles that provide a framework for understanding empowerment and how best to self-develop.
I learned something new in reading this book on looking into barriers that hinder my growth and also having a personal board of directors comprised of various mentors in key areas I need to develop.
This would be a great book for anyone in social and community development to ponder over the various approaches to empowerment- and what it means for the communities involved. It would also make a great personal development read.
Thank you Netgalley for the eARC.
This was a very helpful book! I enjoyed the combination of anecdotes from both the author and the people she interviewed alongside the proven methods for self-improvement. The formula is easy to follow and well-articulated, with each chapter being comprehensive on how to change your life. This was the boost I needed on my journey of self-discovery. Thank you, Dr. Adams!
The opening of this book. Wow. It pulled me in from the beginning. First of all, that a professor could say that to such a promising and intelligent young woman and that sadly, it happens more than we know and the consequences of cruel and heartless words (that are a reflection of the person saying them, not the person they are said to). Fortunately, this author did finally realize that and wrote an empowering book about the power in authenticity. And changes how we consider empower. A great guide on self discovery and personal development.
The title and book blurb captured my attention immediately, and I've never been so excited to read and review a book.
For added context, I'm a licensed professional counselor who specializes feminist therapy and treating clients with quarter-life crises, and I'm a millennial on the cusp of 30--needless to say, I needed to read this book not only for my clients but for myself.
I had HIGH expectations for this book, and it SURPASSED my expectations! Dr. Adam's background in education helped to make this book as approachable and actionable as it was. She provided clear explanations, definitions, and call to actions to ACTUALLY apply Me Power to your life. (I've never highlighted so many quotes and passages in a Kindle version!)
Although I LOVE research as much as any other academic nerd, I greatly appreciated her thoughtful and down-to-earth writing style. I also loved the antidotes of her personal life when she applied Me Power and moments when she wished she had. She applies Me Power effectively across different industries, populations, and environments.
It's rare that I recommend a book to my clients; however, I WILL be recommending Me Power to many of my clients struggling with empowerment and finding their sense of self. Thank you, Dr. Adams!