Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Best Self: Be You, Only Better by Mike Bayer - #review

Best Self: Be You, Only BetterBest Self: Be You, Only Better by Mike Bayer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I thought carefully about what book would be my first read in 2019. I am SO PLEASED that I made it "Best Self: Be You, Only Better" by Mike Bayer. Definitely an auspicious way to begin the New Year! I started reading shortly after midnight, stopped for a nap at page 259, then read the rest of the book by 6:30 am!

Now, I'm looking forward to go back and work through the exercises, because, dang, it's 2019 and it's high time! My life has expanded and contracted in waves over the years, and has been just ... stagnant ... for some time. I finally have a map to navigate my way out of the clouds towards the life I was meant to live. And that's a GREAT feeling!

So, why am I waxing lyrical about what could be thought of as a list of directions? Because Best Self is so much more than that. Coach Mike knows and cares about his audience. You can tell it by the language he uses. It's clear, direct and finds each person where they are. He is humble, not in competition with others over who's best, just working on becoming his own Best Self, too. He knows that every person's path looks different.

It reminds me of an old dresser I refinished years ago. It had been painted a creamy white and speckled all over with black and brown paint. Someone had covered up some gorgeous wood and a marble top! No matter where you are in the 'restoration project' of your life, if you just need some polishing here and there, or you need to undo past mistakes and 'start over', I believe Best Self: Be You, Only Better by Mike Bayer can point you in the right direction.

Like many people, I love to travel and see new places. This trip I take at the start of 2019 may be my best trip e.v.e.r.!

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This book helps me fulfill the following 2019 readathons and reading challenges:

2019 #Wintersrespite Readathon
2019 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge (January)
2019 PopSugar Reading Challenge (#26 published in 2019)
2019 GoodReads Reading Challenge
2019 You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge

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