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Book Review: Mudras for Beginners: Your Ultimate Beginners Guide to using Simple Hand Gestures

Book Review: Mudras for Beginners: Your Ultimate Beginners Guide to using Simple Hand Gestures

Book Details:   Title: Mudras for Beginners: Your Ultimate Beginners Guide to using Simple Hand Gestures Author: Advait Series: Mudra Healing Series Book 1 Genre: Self-help Publication Date: May 18th, 2015   My Thoughts on the Book While I am somewhat aware of the concept […]

Book Review: Capturing Darkness With Light by Mary Sago

Book Review: Capturing Darkness With Light by Mary Sago

Book Details: Title: Capturing Darkness With Light  Author: Mary Sago Publication Date: April 24th, 2016 Genre: Self-Help My thoughts: Insightful, powerful and emotional, Capturing Darkness With Light is a well-written, comforting read, that allows the reader to embrace hope, even in darker times. The Author’s […]

Book Review: Happiness, Health & Humility: How to Erase Stress and Delete Distress for Good

Book Review: Happiness, Health & Humility: How to Erase Stress and Delete Distress for Good

Book Details

Author: Nantaa Masham
Publication date: December 20th, 2017
Genre: Self-Help

My thoughts

Happiness, Health, And Humility is filled with personal experiences and anecdotes that describe the authors intent of spreading a positive and healthy lifestyle, as well as how she discovered her own way to embrace happiness, health, and humility.
With that goal in mind, Nantaa has done a thorough job describing one of the many ways to achieve what she was looking for. I do not believe that any book on happiness is one volume that describes the only way to get there – considering that everyone’s definition of happiness is completely different and of course changes throughout their lifetime – but that does not take away that this book is a positive and interesting look into a personal journey from which any reader can learn a lot from.
Another positive aspect is that Happiness Health And Humility goes a lot deeper into the medical aspects of the connection of happiness and health – such as the reduction of pain through laughter and how to amuse our immune system to boost it – then I expected from a book in this genre.  As a believer in both alternative end conventional medicine, I can appreciate combining these therapies with the traditional approach to healing.
Overall this book is very thorough and very positive. Reading it will leave you in a more positive state and if this is the only thing to get out of reading this book then it already has achieved some important aspects of its objective.

Rating: 

5 out of 5 Stars
 

Book summary

 

Happiness, Health & Humility is a refreshing and valuable resource to a happier self, a healthier soul and a more fulfilling life. With a personal touch, inspirational poems and tips, Nantaa’s unorthodox approach to happiness identifies the deep-set causes of discontentment and provides simple but highly effective remedies to overcoming stress, bad moods, unhealthy emotions and depression. This life changing book will impact your daily life, nourish your spiritual wellbeing, put a smile on your face and help you device and plan for contentment all at the same time.

“Nantaa is an exceptionally happy person. Her fervent energy is no doubt a source of good in the world. To begin your quest of a more desirable existence–Nantaa’s words are likely to inspire.” Robert Ryan.
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Book Review: Passive Income by David J. Green

Book Review: Passive Income by David J. Green

Book Detail: Book Title: Passive Income Author: David J. Green Genre: Business, Web-Marketing, E-Commerce Publication Date: August 27th, 2017 Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars   As a book blogger, I am quite aware of the concept of passive income, and the basics of some […]

Fast Five Fridays: Self-Help Books – Powerful Gifts For Yourself And Those You Love

Fast Five Fridays: Self-Help Books – Powerful Gifts For Yourself And Those You Love

  Give yourself and those you love the gift of self-improvement and healing with the following books, which are masters in their field. Self-help books are timeless, and allow us to move beyond our current state if we take the time to read them, and […]

Book Review: One Hour Content Plan by Meera Kothand

Book Review: One Hour Content Plan by Meera Kothand

Book Review: One Hour Content PlanBook Details:

Title: The One Hour Content Plan: The Solopreneur’s Guide to a Year’s Worth of Blog Post Ideas in 60 Minutes and Creating Content That Hooks and Sells

Author: Meera Kothand

Genre: Writing, Content Creation, Business

Publisher: Amazon Digital Publishing

Publication Date: August 14th, 2017

 

My thoughts:

I bought One Hour Content Plan because of two reasons. First, I decided to revamp my multiple blogs (of course, all at the same time, because that is how I usually do things – head first into the deep end), and secondly, because I was stumped on what to write for each of them. One Hour Content Plan sounded a little too good to be true, but I was reaching for any straws that helped me swim at that moment.

This book ended up being a life-raft instead.

Of course, it took me a little longer to work through the book because, as I stated above, I was working through multiple blogs, but I did not expect it to take only one hour for one blog alone. I am not that naive. But I expected to come up with a whole bunch of content ideas for the upcoming months, within a few hours of work, and that I did.

This book is a very detailed volume, a lot more detailed in the process of content creation than I expected from what seemed to be a typical Kindle book. It is not typical, and neither is the Author, who was ready to respond within a few hours to thoughts on the book, I wanted to share with her. That was refreshing and increased my confidence in finishing the individual steps that are outlined in One Hour Content Plan. To say, I got a lot out of this book, is an understatement.

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While it is not perfect, it is practical, thorough, detailed, and entertainingly written, without any fluff (which I so appreciate).

The exercises are meant to be done in sequence, and it is a workbook – not in the traditional sense of filling out the pages, but one, that calls you to take action, and not just read.

For me, who reads a lot of books that claim that they have the answer to a particular subject matter, One Hour Content Plan is the best in its genre, by far.  I highly recommend it for any blogger, marketer, or anyone else who has to write a lot of short content to be published online.

 

Book Rating:

5 out of 5 Stars

 

Book Summary:

Unlock Countless Content Ideas.  Sell Your Products And Services With Ease. Get Your Content to Work Harder For You.

Does any of this sound like you?

1. You NEVER know what to write

On most days you struggle to come up with blog post ideas and haven’t planned in advance what your content is going to be about. You’re always looking to fill a publishing queue.

2. You chase after content trends

You go after what you think will make your post go viral or get more shares. There isn’t necessarily a thread in any of your content pieces.

3. Your content doesn’t have a strong link to the products or services you offer

You’re not sure how to create content to promote your products or services.

If you’re nodding yes to any of the above, The 1- Hour Content Plan will help you generate COUNTLESS ideas. To be exact, a full year’s worth of traffic building and sales boosting content ideas in 60 minutes or less.

Here’s what’s packed in this how-to guide: 

  • Three core ways to INSTANTLY generate content ideas with ease. Ditch the content overwhelm and never ever struggle with what to write again.
  • 5 types of content that will inch your subscriber towards becoming a buyer and sell your products and services with ease. (And why you need ALL five!) 
  • The fastest way to determine your BRAND VOICE so that you create content that fits you like a glove. No “whishy-washy” ideas. No guessing.
  • 8 MUST-NOT neglect elements that either make or break your blog posts and how to optimize each of them.
  • The trap that bloggers and solopreneurs fall into with producing content and how ways to HOOK more eyeballs on your content.

Imagine for a minute how your blog and business would change if you NEVER run out of blog post ideas

You know exactly what to create, when and what results it’ll drive.

Your offers (paid and free) become SEDUCTIVE magnets of YES! that readers cannot resist.

Every single piece of content has a purpose in growing your blog and business, sells your products and services for you and builds your online presence…

That’s the power of a content strategy and the promise behind the ‘One Hour Content Plan.’

Intrigued yet?

Then scroll to the top and click or tap “Buy Now”.

Get your content to work harder for you with the One Hour Content Plan!

About the Author:

 

Meera is a certified email marketing specialist, blogger, and a self-professed email nerd.

She blogs over at MeeraKothand.Com where she helps solopreneurs create authentic blogs and businesses minus the sleaze to build an unignorable, stand out online presence. She has been featured on Smart Blogger, Marketing Profs, YFS, Addicted 2 Success and several other sites.

Her specialty: simplifying marketing strategy with no-fluff, direct and actionable advice with a smattering of tough love.

When she’s not writing or saving her readers from email marketing phobia, she’s mom to a four-year-old ballerina who wants to travel to Uranus and wife to one awesome guy.

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Book Review: Cheap Psychological Tricks – How to Get What You Want and Be Happy

Book Review: Cheap Psychological Tricks – How to Get What You Want and Be Happy

Book Details: Title: Cheap Psychological Tricks Author: Perry W. Buffington Publisher: MJF Books Genre: Self-Help, Psychology   My thoughts:   This little book packs a lot more punch, then you may expect when you look at it for the first time. It is skinny, has […]

Book Review: Simple Steps to Photographic Memory by Stefan Cain

Book Review: Simple Steps to Photographic Memory by Stefan Cain

Title: Simple Steps to Photographic Memory: Even the average Joe can do it now Author: Stefan Cain Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: November 28th, 2016 Genre: Self-Help, Health   My thoughts:   Before reading Simple Steps to Photographic Memory by Stefan Cain, I had made the […]

Book Review: Strong Memory, Sharp Mind by Frank Minirth

Book Review: Strong Memory, Sharp Mind by Frank Minirth

Book Review: Strong Memory, Sharp MindBook Details:

Title: Strong Memory, Sharp Mind

Author: Frank Minirth

Publisher: Revell

Publication Date: June 20th, 2017

Genre: Self-Help

I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review

My Thoughts: 

I did not get as much out Strong Memory, Sharp Mind as I thought I would have, judging by the summary alone. Many of the tips in listed in this book are simplistic and obvious, nothing much of what you can find out by simply watching television, or a quick google search. However, I did enjoy the section that focused upon the caregiver of a dementia patient, not only focusing on their own self-care but how they can improve the life of whom they are caring for. That was very moving – and to be honest a very unexpected part of this book.

Now what I really did not like was the mentioning of spirituality – specifically the reference to God. I don’t think it would have mattered that much to me if the fact that this book is written from an Abrahamic world view was mentioned in the book summary. That way, I would have either have had the choice to skip it or choose to accept it (as I do often) and read it anyway.

But, I should have the choice to be preached to – and in a book that is supposed to be about the brain and memory,  I am expecting a rational and logical approach to the subject matter – unless specified otherwise.

 

Book Rating:

 

3 out of 5 Stars


Book Summary

 

The words are on the tip of your tongue, but you just can’t quite remember them. You’ve been there a hundred times, so why did you take the wrong turn? Outwardly, as people age they may be looking and feeling younger than their parents’ generation–60 is the new 40, after all–but mental decline can begin as early as age 30, and it will impact everyone at some point. The increasing rate of dementia is sobering, and the personal, financial, and societal stakes are high.

 

The good news is, just like diet and exercise can keep aging bodies healthier, the proper mental regimen can slow–even reverse–the deterioration of our mental capacity. In this practical and hopeful book, Dr. Frank Minirth gives readers trustworthy scientific insights, helpful assessments to measure mental sharpness, and proven strategies to preserve focus, memory, and brain power at every age. Each chapter includes brain boosters, exercises, and challenges, as well as engaging personal stories.

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Book Review: The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins – A Powerful Technique to Creating Lasting Change

Book Review: The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins – A Powerful Technique to Creating Lasting Change

Book Details:   Title: The 5 Second Rule Author: Mel Robbins Publication Date: February 28th, 2017 Publisher: Savio Republic Genre: Self-help   My thoughts:   I first heard about Mel Robbins via an interview she conducted with Tim Bilyeu on his youtube channel. Due to […]