By @SimonCocking, review of Motivate yourself. Get the life you want, find purpose and achieve fulfilment, by Andro Donovan. Available from Wiley here.

Do you want to feel more productive, more present and more inspired by your own life?

Motivate Yourself offers practical strategies to improve your productivity and gives you the know how to create the life you want. Learn how to move past your self-doubt and propel yourself into living your dream.

With practical exercises featured within each chapter, this book will help break those emotional barriers that hold you back and set you on the path to becoming fully engaged and more productive.

Kick start your productivity journey today and:

  • Quieten that negative inner voice that inhibits your personal growth
  • Wake up to the possibility and opportunity of a different way of living
  • Learn how to motivate those around you with productivity at the center of everything you do
  • Challenge yourself to discover who you really are and what you are truly capable of achieving

Who wouldn’t want to feel more productive, inspired (and present?) in their lives, as the byline asks? This book is certainly reflective of a wider trend we are seeing of people looking to get the most out of their working experiences. Some in the digital transformation business will say that the future is potentially whatever we would like it to be. This book aims to set you on that path to finding your true inner calling, and doing what you really want to do, rather than just something that pays the bills. It does talk about your own inner RAT – the rational part of your mind which stops you from doing what you really want to do, the inner critic that vetoes your ideas.

It’s a challenge that we can see both sides of, which I guess is that battle with your inner RAT as this book would say. Though others have also said ‘be the change that you want to see’. For those that require checklists and activities to work out what they really really want to be, then this could be the right book for you!


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