This helped reinforce what I already knew about addiction and taught me a lot about why people get addicted to different substances. I have a problem with Alcohol. One of the reasons is that I'm a workaholic. I really didn't know that about myself, but there was a chapter toward the end that described me when I didn't expect to find that part of me in the book. I've been using alcohol to 'relax' and to forget about the ongoing self-imposed pressures of the job. Wow, no one talks about that in AA. Now I know that I have to work on my 'work' addiction, it's helped with the alcohol problem. It's helped me to figure out how to relax a little. This was helpful.
The author has had a very interesting life and he drops parts of his life's story into the book. That was very cool and very well done. Addiction can be something clinical, but it's also very personal to everyone who addiction touches. It helps when the help comes from someone who's actually been there.
Maybe someone in their early 20s with little experience in their life might like it.
Not sure. Really not going to.
I'd kill all the stories about things he learned in his past.
Seriously, he finishes his thesis early in the book. The rest is just fill. He talks about how he learned yoga and computer programming (that's all in the past). This was all about 20/20 foresight. How about talking about his thesis and then actually applying it to something he knows nothing about. Write about that. Write about how it's something he wants to learn, but is fighting with all the self doubts, frustration and aggravation of finding the motivation to do what he intellectually wants, but has trouble finding the discipline to actually learn. Prove that thesis. Don't just introduce the thesis and then look back into the past about how it worked for things he already learned. Don't talk about things he had to learn for his business. I have to do that all the time. I have to learn about things I could care less about because I have to do it for my business.
All in all, this book talks about a thesis that could be stated in 3 lines. Only focus on learning one thing at a time. Devote the time to do it and don't let any other learning distractions stop you from this goal. And finally, think before you do. Plan how you're going to learn and do it intelligently. I have a problem with that idea because it all falls back to 20/20 foresight. You can't learn what's important and what isn't until you learn something about it.
In the end, this was a brief thesis that didn't need the full space of a book. It makes money for the author because it's not a brief article that he can put on his website--it's a book. And this book is a waste of time and money.
They tried to give you an unique twist on weight loss. They meant to give you the Alcoholics Anonymous approach to weight loss. I have a great faith in God. But in this case it's if you don't believe in Jesus, you can't loose weight. They didn't say faith in Jesus in the reviews; instead, they dodged the issue by saying "spirituality". To me spirituality is in meditation, prayer and a profound connection with God. Jesus is a part of that. But why lie? Why use the word "spirituality" instead of Jesus. It's because of marketing. I wasn't looking for a sermon for may weight loss. "I'm fat because I'm not putting my faith in Jesus?" This is just another cheep excuse to connect religion with personal problems. I don't believe that the people who wrote this for any other reason than to make money. Why else would they take advantage of my faith and tell me that my weight problems are problems with my connection to Jesus. My weight problems are connected with my love for MacDonalds, Popeye's, and overeating. My faith, my connection with Jesus, is between me and God. Spirituality is a metaphysical issues that goes beyond this book. Shame on them for telling me that my weight problems are because of faith. This is just another ploy to sell books.
Not a book that uses the term "spirituality" instead of Jesus.
The Narrator didn't do a bad job.
None. Anyone who tells me that I can't loose weight unless I believe more in Jesus doesn't deserve my respect.
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