What Will They Say About You When You Are Gone?

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 05 Jun 2018

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Rabbi Cohen will help you find a way to live a purposeful life in a world filled with distractions.  He hones in on what is truly important and guides the reader to creating a life they will be proud of living.
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YOUR GONNA DIE! well thats what the book wants you to think about dying so that you can have a meaningful life.
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This is a wonderful book that makes you think about the legacy you are leaving behind you. It is inspirational and written well. I highly recommend it.
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This was a NetGalley book I received in order for me to write a review about the book after reading it.
Rabbi Daniel Cohen has a blog and website online, where he presents himself as a mentor and motivator supplying wisdom and spiritual insight in the modern world. He has written several other books on similar themes to this book. 
Rabbi Cohen sums up the point of this book as, learning to reverse engineer your life. The intention being that you can thus ensure you will be leaving a decent legacy behind after you have gone. It is not a book about preparing for death, it is a motivational book concerned with encouraging readers to look at the legacy they are leaving, their impact on life :- be it the wider world or just family and friends. 
The Rabbi's suggestions are broad and original, interspersed with personal anecdotes all influenced with a quirky hebraic attitude to life, which I personally find compelling.
This is a book for anyone at any age, it has something for everyone. A book I would recommend to all.
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The graceful cadence of this work, the honesty and simplicity with which the author talks abou5 such a difficult topic is  deserving respected and acknowledgement for such a fine piece of work. 
I can only express an enormous gratitude for allowing me to review.
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Rabbi Cohen writes beautifully about how readers can add value to their lives, improve relationships with others and live a life that’s meaningful.

As he is Jewish (duh! He is a Rabbi), he writes from his perspective as a Jew and introduces the reader to what he terms as “Elijah moments” which involves seizing an opportunity to be generous within and beyond our sphere of influence.

Rating: 3/5

Favourite Quotes: “The first step on your journey to reverse engineering your life is to develop a prototype. Reflect on how you want to be remembered. The question, ‘what will they say about you when you’re gone?’ is the trigger to awaken your inner dreams and aspirations.”

Recommendation: Many of us are at a point in our lives when we look back at what we have done and we we did more. This book caters to that desire to be and do more than you are currently with regard to kindness and giving back to society.
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This is one of the few books that has the power to change your life!

Rabbi Cohen is the real deal.  He is a true inspiration for how to live a life that leaves a meaningful legacy. I have had the great fortune of meeting him twice and after hearing him speak both times I have felt greatly inspired to live a life of greater purpose.  

The premise of this book is based on going to a funeral and hearing some nice words about the person who has passed away and thinking “I hope they say nice things like that about me at my funeral”.  Rabbi Cohen challenges us “What will they say about you when you are gone?”.  The purpose of this book is to help you reverse engineer your life so that this question will have rich answers when your time here on earth is over.  Rabbi Cohen identifies seven transformative principles to help you live with more purpose, positivity and passion.  It’s not just a great read, it is an action plan for your life that provides thought-provoking questions, strategies and challenges.  By reflecting on the principles and putting them into action, it truly has the power to transform your life.  

A key inspiration of the book is to look for your “Elijah moments” – opportunities to take a few minutes in order to help make someone’s day.  If we spend time doing this every day, it has the power to transform the way that we look at the world and our interactions (and purpose) within it.  If this is the only insight that gets implemented from the book it will truly give your life meaning and purpose each day.  This is only one of many important teachings in this great book.

There are very few books that I will read twice, but I already know that I will plan to spend a lot of time with book and will read it over and over.  It is well written with numerous anecdotes, quotes, interviews, insights about the Jewish faith and tradition (which I found fascinating since I am Christian) and jam-packed with real lfe examples to help bring the principles to life. 

I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from netgalley.com in exchange for my fair and unbiased review.  However, I have already purchased a hard copy for myself to keep (and scribble in) and four additional copies for family and friends. Highly recommended!
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