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Life coach, inspirational speaker, and leadership trainer John Schuster offers a systematic guide to leveraging the biggest, most accessible, and most under-utilized resource for self-improvement: your past.

©2011 John P. Schuster (P)2013 Berrett-Koehler Publishers

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  • Elaine
  • LOS ANGELES, CA, United States
  • 11-21-13

Wasn't really relevant to my life

What did you like best about The Power of Your Past? What did you like least?

The Power of Your Past does tackle the idea of having "buried" issues in your past that may be subconscious but still manifest in harmful ways in your present. However, it wasn't really useful for me because it seemed more geared toward middle-aged and older working professionals. CEOs and the like, and how they felt about money. As someone much younger and trying to survive the recent economic disaster, I couldn't relate to his examples and I couldn't "make it work" with my life.

Would you recommend The Power of Your Past to your friends? Why or why not?

I wouldn't, because most of my friends are my age/generation.

How could the performance have been better?

There were weird parts where the audio would have a small "blip" cut, and the next short phrase was different (louder, not a continuous voice). It was like a bad cut-and-paste audio job, where they chose to re-record a phrase in the middle of a sentence instead of just doing the sentence again.

Do you think The Power of Your Past needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

If it is more of the same, no. If he could somehow make it more relevant to a younger crowd, that might be good.