Caroline Adams Miller and Prof. Michael Frisch
It isn’t often that a book on the broad genre of ‘Self Help’ or ‘Self Improvement’ manages to combine practical help and advice with proven scientific facts and figures- and still be an enjoyable read.
In the book “Creating Your Best Life”, Caroline Adams Miller and Prof. Michael Frisch have succeeded in doing just that.
So much has been written about goal setting that it is difficult to find something that isn’t just a re-hash of old theoriesand speculative advice. This is reflected in the fact that some of the schemes or strategies described will only fit a certain set of personal circumstances, but this is inevitable in a book which covers so many aspects of goal setting and achieving.
The scientific backup is the result of actual research, not just the authors views or even experience, so adds a form of third party proof to the mix. Having said that, this information is presented in such a way as not to detract from the actual reading experience.
This work is not just a book of ‘what you should do’ however, and in fact gives practical guidance on how to move forward in your life, how to keep focused, overcome stumbling blocks and work toward changing dreams into goals -and hitting them. Quizzes, worksheets, list templates and a host of other really useful tools demonstrate how practical and usable this book is. You will find yourself referencing it time and again. Definitely not a shelf dust collector!
The often neglected link between attaining goals and gaining happiness is well emphasised and reinforced with a great deal of supportive evidence from down to earth research from respected sources.
Only buy Creating Your Best Life: The Ultimate Life List Guide if you are prepared to accept that your ultimate life isn’t just going to drop out of the sky or be gained from reciting a few mantras as and when you feel like it. As indicated by the title, (but don’t let this put you off!), there are lists to be made, exercises and questionnaires to be completed, a lot of soul searching and note taking and a degree of tenacity to apply. If you subscribe to the thought that this is the one shot at life that we get, this book will help you make it your best!
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