May 29, 2013

Review of “Top Life Coaching Tips”

Posted in Book Reviews tagged , , , , , , , , , at 7:00 am by Christine Rice

Top Life Coaching TipsTop Life Coaching Tips is a self-help book that offers multiple ways to live life with more peace, passion, energy, and joy. It is a book that everyone could benefit from, because any one of us could use more of those traits in our lives.

The book has 31 tips on how to live a better life. It is perfect for perfectionists, pessimists, and people who could use more happiness and less stress in their lives. And, as the author explains, we have the power to make it happen; we have control over our happiness and our level of stress.

If you are under a lot of stress – you might not even be aware you are – or feel depressed about your life, this book will give you hope that your life can change, and it all begins with you. If you change your thoughts, you’ll change your perspective, and since life is based on perspective, your life will change.

The author’s writing instills peace in your heart when you read it. Her positive words calm you and give you the idea that your life doesn’t have to be so bad. She shares poems, quotes, and affirmations in the book. The variety those features bring to the book, and the fact that it’s broken up into a series of different tips, makes the book a breeze to read.

The tips the author provides are on the topics of thoughts, generosity, time, passion, awareness, goals, trust, inspiration, collaboration, song, support, disappointment, intuition, play, love, celebration, fear, success, and many more. As you can see, there is a wide variety of topics the author discusses and they are helpful to many facets of a person’s life.

Each tip is followed by a quote or affirmation, making it a nice way to start each day – by reading a tip that will get you started in the right direction. The entire book is uplifting.

I recommend this book to all readers. It is a very easy and quick read, but it’s full of helpful advice on how to live a positive life.

You can get your copy of Top Life Coaching Tips here. I know you’ll enjoy it!

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February 19, 2012

Review of “The Indie Journey”

Posted in Book Reviews tagged , , , , , , , , at 2:50 pm by Christine Rice

The Indie Journey is a book for self-published authors, and for those who are interested in learning more about self-publishing and how it differs from traditional publishing. The book is very convincing that self-publishing is a better method when it comes to happiness and success, which are the main goals of taking the indie route in publishing. The author stresses that success is not based on income, but rather, the ability to follow your dreams, work from home, do what you love, and share your happiness with others through your books.

The Indie Journey provides both the pros and cons of self-publishing and traditional publishing; however, its focus is on self-publishing and it voices a preference for self-publishing. The author reveals his own projections, realistic yet astonishing, of the publishing industry in the near future (from 2011, when the book was published, to 2020). There are a lot of projections in this book, which is in-line with its message that it’s best to be flexible and go with the changes in the world, or even, to “create” the future by being unique and starting your own path.

The Indie Journey tells you that self-publishing brings authors and readers closer, by eliminating the corporate publishers, and it allows all writers to be published, which they are so entitled. The book speaks of the future of the publishing industry, which the author says will change like everything else. And the message I get from the book is that it is not correct to hold onto old-fashioned ways just because they (i.e. traditional publishers) exist, and especially if the future is moving in a different direction; rather, do what your instincts tell you, regardless if it is “accepted” or not, as the most successful people in the world start the trends, instead of follow them.

The Indie Journey will change, or reinforce, your perspective on self-publishing. It is a bargain at $2.99. You can download your kindle copy here. Happy reading!