How I Motivated Myself to Succeed

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 31 Jan 2019

Member Reviews

Shelley Wilson previously wrote a book called How I Changed My Life in a Year, in which she set herself 52 challenges and did what it says on the cover. With this new book she tries to look behind the challenges and cover some of the methods she used to make those changes – so, rather than a memoir that may have had some self-help value, this one sets out to be self-help from the get-go.

I’ve not read the first book, which maybe would have helped, although this is meant to be readable as a standalone. And the advice in it is pretty good. The tone is also quite accessible, with a few stories in the ilk of “I’m not perfect, I have such difficulties too, but look – if I can do it so can you” which are fine.

And yet… I dunno. I’d hoped a couple of days thinking about this book would help me formulate my review, but instead I find very little from the read has stuck in my brain other than the author’s obsession with vision boards. I know as I as reading it I nodded a few times, thinking, yup that’d be useful, very sensible (planning, self-care, etc), but… obviously not inspiring enough for me to actually have started with any of the advice!

So. Nice. Good, practical advice. Wouldn’t not recommend, but didn’t quite click for me.
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Shelley Wilson invites the reader along with her in not just a motivational speech, but into her own journey to success. Well done and good read.
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Honest and in-depth advice for reaching your full potential.  This advice is presented in easy to follow language that can be broken up and applied in pieces at a time.
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I received this book as an ARC from BHC Press in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

I am very familiar with Shelley Wilson's blog and as a matter of fact a high school teacher in the district where our library is located does an assignment for her students that involves this blog. When we heard this book is going to be released, she assigned me to preview and review this book to see if it is worthy to share with her classes. After previewing and writing this review, I must say this book will definitely motivate and inspire not only students but anyone that struggles to find their passion and motivation for success. This book gives helpful information in a very short format and I know students will love that.

We will consider adding this title to our Non-Fiction collection at our library. That is why we give this book 5 stars.
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