Title: The Hardline Self Help Handbook: What Are You Willing to Do to Get What You Really Want
Author: Paula Renaye
Series: Non-fiction / Self-help
Published: April 21st, 2011
Source: Receive for review
Buy at: Amazon IndieBound
The Hardline Self Help Handbook challenges readers to find out in this fast-track course of self-discovery and self-empowerment. By taking the "kiss" approach to self help, Hardline cuts to the chase and gives you simple, practical and easy techniques that will transform your life the minute you start working with them. Using a straightforward no-holds-barred approach, Paula Renaye gets in the trenches and shows how we cause ourselves unnecessary conflict, confusion and pain—and how we can stop. Often funny, sometimes sad, and always revealing, the brutally frank firsthand stories help readers connect with similar situations in their own lives, see opportunities for making different choices and find the courage to make them. In this down-to-earth practical guide, you'll sink your teeth into 13 tough-love bullets and learn how two simple questions can instantly clear up confusion about "what to do" and keep you on track with your goals. You'll discover the "Big 4" questions that will forever change the way you look at your "wants" and make it easier to get what you're really after. There are also some creative, practical and useful tips for dealing with negative people—and ways to uncover negative traits of your own that need reprogramming. And much, much more! Each chapter is packed with practical yet powerful tools to make positive changes quickly followed by “Line It Out” exercises that dig deep and make working the techniques personal. Whether it's a relationship issue, a health crisis, career collapse or other personal challenge, you'll gain the insight you need to find your way out of the dark tunnel and into joy. So, if you feel stuck and you're ready—really ready—to make positive changes in your life, this book will show you how to do it. And, the transformation starts immediately, because once you know—you know. Make the courageous choice to do what you know you need to do—to fix what needs fixing—and start living your joy!
My Two Cents:
For once, I thought the book ought to be one of the book that never stop preaching you, dragging over and over about how could we change ourself in being someone much better. That proves me wrong after finishing the book last night. With less than 160 pages, very short and sweet presentation to readers, I was hooked up and the book was very very interesting to put down. Paula Renaye serves much more than a thick book would give. Most self-help book I've read gave very unclear visions, wobbly instructions and lead to nowhere but this book is different. I thimk this is why people say 'less is more'. Less pages, but full of condense, compact and convincing content. Added with a few simple exercises (which has line out at every chapter), readers are spontaniously involve in solving their problem, also buliding up their confidence to let go doubts that stayed to long with us. This book is highly recommended, even I passed it and recommend it to my friend. And glad they are happy with it.
p/s: The book is also available in Kindle version.