I feel very conflicted reviewing this book. I enjoyed the book. I highlighted a lot of sections and appreciated the challenges presented. However, what I read in the book was not at all the reason I bought the book, and for that reason I'm disappointed.
The book seemed to call to the average Joe looking to improve decision making skills in life. However, in my opinion, the book was written to people in leadership seeking to be better decision makers as leaders. There was a call to "world changers" over and over again. The focus was on making big choices that make big changes. The book was subtitled as "How Your Everyday Decisions Will Forever Shape Your Life." "Everyday decisions" was not the focus of this book. Average Joes were not the target audience of this book. This book was written for people in positions of leadership and influence, but it was marketed to everyone. Maybe the book was, in fact, intended for everyone. Maybe it's only because it was written from the author's world of working with leaders who have to make big decisions that all the material seemed geared to them. Help for my everyday decisions could certainly be found in this book, but I believe you have to really be looking for it because the book is wrapped in the language of making big decisions. Life changing decisions. World changing decisions.
Near the end of the book he wrote "Becoming a decision maker is not for everyone. But if you don't want to curate your life then others will do it for you. If you want to assume the role of influencing others, you must be a decision maker. If you want to contribute something significant in a broken world, choose to be a decision maker." To me this was what the whole book was about, but this is not about how everyday decisions shape your life. This was about how people with influence need to be good decision makers. This was a leadership book, not a book for simply learning how to make better decisions.
All that said, I happen to be one of the people I feel the book was actually written to. This is a topic which does affect me very deeply, and so because of that I very much enjoyed a lot of the book. It felt like it was written for people in a position I happen to hold, and so it inspired and challenged me.
So, I'm torn. It was a fine book, but it was not the book I felt like I was sold. Because of that, I'm leaving three stars.