Book Review: Unlock The Power Of Self-Development By Rachel Hall
I had the pleasure of reading the book Unlock the Power of Self-Development by Rachel Hall. This is truly a simplistic and effective way to look at one’s life and make improvements. Hall does a great job of many things in this book, including gearing it towards anyone who wants to improve their life.
Hall focuses on areas that many of us find important – self-love, organization, success, finances, etc. This book is written in such a way that each section is written independently of the others, so if a reader wants to focus on these areas in a different order than how it’s presented in the book or wants to go back to a specific section later on, he or she can. This makes it easy for anyone to use the information and activities in their own life.
I refer to all the activities and questions as activities in this book because I see the value in all of it and it is something the reader should actively think about and respond to. Some of the activities are really easy to think about and answer while others take more time to really think about my life, what I want, my emotions or desires for myself, and how these things affect who I am and how I handle things currently. Some of the questions, I found, were obvious but really only became obvious once I wrote them down (instead of just thinking about them). The process of answering these questions helped me clarify my own feelings and views about myself, which opened my eyes to possibilities that I hadn’t thought about before.
The activities range from thinking of words that mean certain things to thinking about how to overcome challenge and how to handle specific situations in the future. I enjoyed the future-thinking activities because this is where behavior truly changes and deciding how to change that behavior in advance is critical to ensuring the behavior actually changes. There’s ample space to write in the actual book, but I used separate paper to do the activities so that I can go back later, re-do the activities, and compare my responses.
Hall does a great job giving examples from various areas and industries for the reader to think about, instead of focusing on one specific topic throughout, which I love. The examples are also simple to understand and visualize, allowing the reader to focus on their thoughts rather than figuring out what the author is talking about. Whole books can (and have) be written on any one of these topics but I like how Hall simplified the information enough to allow the reader to focus on their own situation.
And last, but certainly not least, I love the projects section of the book. I am constantly looking for new projects or ways to spend my time constructively and learn something in the process. Hall does a fantastic job of introducing a few projects that do just this and she gives some examples and resources to get the project started.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking to better themselves but may be struggling with where to start or what to focus on first.
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