The Secrets To Living A Fantastic Life
This book shows that life is not about what happens to you but how you respond to the things that happen. Both authors experienced events that changed their lives. Dr. Lycka was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and given only a short time to live, and Harriet Tinka was kidnapped and beaten by a stalker. By examining their lives and thinking about how they could make the most out of their experiences and challenges, they have come up with thirteen golden pearls that they feel could help others lead a wonderful life. These golden pearls cover a range of issues, from letting love into your life to finding inspiration and purpose, as well as feeling grateful for what you have now.
I enjoyed the section about non-negotiables because that is an important area we sometimes neglect. I also found the chapter on intention very useful, especially Harriet’s questions for finding purpose. By following the thirteen pearls, the authors hope that readers will learn how to deal with life’s challenges and find meaning and fulfillment every day.
The authors use their own stories and others to inspire readers to slow down a little and see what life has to offer. What makes this book a bit different from other self-help books that I’ve read recently is that it is structured in the form of a conversation between Dr. Lycka and Harriet. This made the book seem more personal and engaging, and I got the feeling almost immediately that they were genuinely hoping to help their readers. They weren’t interested in just their own stories. They incorporated many others, along with engaging and inspiring quotes as well. The story of Amber was particularly moving. I think this is a book that readers, myself included, will want to consult again or return to when they need a specific golden pearl.
I enjoyed the book and the message that you don’t have to accept life as something that happens to you. You can choose what you do with the life you have. I appreciated Harriet’s idea of empowerment being a desire, plus confidence, plus action. Believing in yourself can be the best kind of empowerment. Overall, the positive tone and warm, friendly feeling that came through made this a useful book. And I don’t remember reading one that encouraged readers to send their own stories for the next book the authors intend to write incorporating more golden pearls.
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|Author||Dr. Allen Lycka & Harriet Tinka|
|Page Count||164 pages|
|Publisher||SLAFL Holdings Inc|
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