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Hidden Genius

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This book was set up in a format that I did not expect. It shared a lot of stories but was interesting to learn about all the experiences.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy to honestly review.

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Great, quick read with plenty of anecdotes throughout the book about people from popular culture, which makes it a much more interesting and lively read. The chapter with David Goggins inspired me enough to get out running in the morning, even when it is raining! I've always been a fair-weather runner. That alone would have been good enough result of reading this book, but there are a few other changes I wish to apply to my life.

Each of the 10 chapters end with a handy little summery, which I have bookmarked for quick reminders.

Thank you to Netgalley and Harriman House for the review copy of this book.

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Polina's book is a well crafted curation of the tools, techniques, and philosophies some of the the worlds best thinkers and performers, from a wide range of fields, deploy in order to level up and be their best. I enjoyed this book a lot. You can tell a valuable non fiction but the number of notes, highlights and quotes marked in your columns.

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This book shows you the hidden genius of many people whose journeys have taught them practical lessons can be applied to your own life if you so choose. It takes you through the journey of creativity and discovering yours because creativity and ability to generate new ideas is a skill that can be learned, trained and applied to various aspects of your life. Creativity concept lays in connecting something that looks impossible to connect and this brings most unexpected results. This book is full of facts and stories and what makes it truly inspiring is that you can find the story that truly reflects your aspirations for creative state of mind, understanding that in life you need to get on yourself and not other people or circumstances. Success should be defined on your own terms, not the terms that society pushes on you.

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Until recently, Polina Marinova Pompliano worked as a journalist with Fortune magazine where she honed her skills talking to and writing about successful people. I've been enjoying her Profile newsletter for over a year now and so I knew I'd love her book. And she didn't disappoint.
"Hidden Genius" delves into stories of individuals who have triumphed over adversity and transformed their lives, offering valuable lessons for your own personal growth. The author skillfully weaves profiles of these people into a roadmap for success, without being preachy . From renowned figures like Matthew McConaughey and Shondra Rhimes, to lesser known scientists and athletes, the book offers insightful success tips that resonate and leaves you inspired to go on a journey to find what success looks like for you.
Thank you NetGalley for sending this ebook for review consideration. All opinions are my own.

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