‘Every single one of us has an unlimited source of potential for personal growth’. @ShelleyWilson72 reviews #SelfHelp The 7 Questions by @theNickHatter

Today’s team review is from Shelley. She blogs here https://shelleywilsonauthor.com/

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Shelley has been reading The 7 Questions by Nick Hatter

This was the statement that hooked me in to The 7 Questions – ‘Every single one of us has an unlimited source of potential for personal growth – and the way to tap into this is not through following rigid advice or rules: it’s by asking the right questions.’ I’m not the kind of girl to follow rules, and if you ask my parents they’ll tell you I always ignored their advice and did my own thing! Okay, so this might have been true in my teenage years, but as an adult I still resist.

Following my own self-help journey has allowed me to ask important questions and reflect on the choices I’ve made over the years, and an opportunity to learn more about myself is always welcome.

I’ll start by saying The 7 Questions is one of those books you read from cover to cover and then dip in and out of when necessary. I found myself revisiting certain chapters when something in my day-to-day life triggered me. The author’s belief that self-awareness is key to our personal transformation is clearly evident in how he writes and what he shares.

As the title suggests, this book is divided into 7 chapters (questions) with ‘growth action’ sections at intervals throughout each chapter that helps you review and take action on what you’ve learned.

My personal favourite question was ‘Am I Running Away From Anything?’ (Chapter 3) as this was where I had a few revelations of my own.

Hatter’s conversational tone lets you explore additional questions and prompts without fear of judgement – something I realise is a fear of mine! The book takes you on a journey of self-discovery using the author’s knowledge and skills as a life coach to guide you through every step. It’s easy to follow and the growth actions are fabulous for reinforcing each lesson.

I especially liked the Challenging Catastrophising Exercise at the end of the book and have used this on a few occasions (and shared it with my daughter who is living away at University).

If you want to understand yourself better then I highly recommend you grab yourself a copy of The 7 Questions by Nick Hatter.

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Do you feel stuck in bad habits, or wonder why you procrastinate, or why you keep repeating old patterns? You might not realise the answers you need are already within you.

Every single one of us has an unlimited source of potential for personal growth – and the way to tap into this is not through following rigid advice or rules: it’s by asking the right questions.

In THE 7 QUESTIONS, award-winning life coach Nick Hatter offers a toolkit that you can apply time and again for more clarity and continuous self-awareness whenever you feel you’ve lost direction in life. Each question will prompt you to search within yourself and address the bigger picture – from how you formed your opinion of yourself to whether your beliefs are serving you – and ultimately improve your self-esteem, confidence and emotional intelligence when the loss of a job, relationship or loved one brings you low.

Drawing on vivid examples from the cutting edge of psychology and the author’s personal experience, THE 7 QUESTIONS will help you discover your own unique answers.

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‘#SelfHelp advice about taking back control of your life.’ Rosie’s #Bookreview of The Forgotten Self – The “You” You Should Say Hello To by Brigitte Quirion

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4 stars

The Forgotten Self is a short non-fiction book that offers self-help advice about taking back control of your life.

Author Brigitte Quirion asks us to look at our unhealthy obsession with the negative and, with brief examples, makes suggestions about how we can make positive changes in how we approach our future.

Each chapter is illustrated with beautiful hand-drawn pictures and the tone is kept light with jokes as Quirion’s friendly writing style talks the reader through each topic.

Easy-to-read and a quick book to give us all a reminder and a lift in these challenging times.

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The Forgotten Self – The “You” You Should Say Hello To. The book genre is spiritual, motivational, self-help and metaphysical. It providse a unique perspective to life. The intent is to open the eyes of the reader to see life in its true form. To help them navigate through life using everything at their disposal. Most people make things harder than it should be and don’t know about all the help they actually have at their disposal. The message of the book is to simplify things for the reader by showing them they are fully in control of their lives.

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#NonFiction #SelfHelp My #Bookreview of Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva

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3 stars

Happy Thinking is a self-help non-fiction book. At just fifty pages it is a quick and easy read. This is one woman’s thoughts drawn from her own battles with depression. There’s no heavy scientific theory to wade through, or ground-breaking new techniques, just one person’s ideas on how to find happiness.

Ideal for a lunch-break read.

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Changing how you think is possible. I wasn’t always so sure that was true until I experienced it myself, but I know now we don’t have to just accept unhappiness. Not always anyway. This book is my collection of tips and suggestions that have helped me achieve happier thinking. It’s sort of a gym for my mind. I’d love to tell you it was easier than the real gym but well… it’s not really. It takes time, effort, and practice but it’s absolutely well worth the rewards.

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Wage War On Your Mind & Fight For Your Life by @NikiMeadowsWA #SelfHelp #NonFiction

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Waging War On You Mind is a non-fiction self-help book. Based on Niki Meadow’s own journey through depression, it supports and encourages readers to make their own discoveries about their life. It offers easy guidance and exercises for readers to implement and suggestions for readers to improve their way of life.

Much of the book is Niki’s own story and how she felt driven to write it after receiving messages whilst meditating. The book encourages readers to make their own pace as they work through the exercises towards self-discovery.

I found the section on comparison most useful, it made me ask myself who I made comparisons to, why I made them and how they made me feel and, more importantly, what they made me do. Niki then suggested changing my thoughts and turning them into inspiring and empowerment tools.

This is an easy to follow book for those interested in the self-help genre.

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Book Description

After overcoming a long battle with depression, Niki Meadows was inspired to share how she did it. In this book, Meadows provides readers with a blueprint they can customize to build a life they love. This isn’t a quick fix in fact, it took Meadows two years to complete the process detailed. At the time it wasn’t a process at all, Meadows was just trying to do everything she could to overcome depression. It wasn’t until several years later that she was able to identify the key steps she took to climb out of rock bottom. If this can better equip one person to fight their battle, it’s completed its intention.

Having overcome depression, healed the relationship with herself, and continually cultivated her self-love, Meadows now works with women as a Worthiness and Authenticity Coach to help them do the same. Today, people that meet her can’t believe she fought such a hard battle with depression in the past. Meadows is very open about her struggle and seeks to encourage and empower those looking for support to conquer their own battle.

Whether this is the book for you or not, I encourage you to seek the path that best supports you on your journey.

About the author

I quit my corporate life back in 2013 and decided to start 2014 differently! I wanted a more simple life filled with memories not things. It’s been an exhilarating, crazy, sometimes scary adventure, but it’s been worth every moment! I’ve made so many beautiful memories with my family and we’re putting the pieces together to build the next step of our family dream. I started blogging at the end of January 2016 and have been so touched by the connections I’ve made, kindred spirits I’ve met, and community I’m able to be a part of.

I’m a big people person, love to hear people’s stories, find common ground, and learn from them. I’m sensitive yet strong, a dreamer yet pragmatic, a wife and mother but grounded in my individuality, and spiritual but not religious. I love food, especially when I make it and everyone is full and loved it! I enjoy yoga both on and off the mat. I finally gave into my love affair with photography and am thrilled with my secondhand Nikon D3000 my husband got for me as an impromptu surprise.

As a Reiki practicing, Life Coaching, meditating, blogger who practices mindfulness and believes in the law of attraction you’re going to get posts from genres you might not expect! I regularly post on topics for each day of the week from parenting to thought-provoking and spiritual. My mission above all else is to encourage, inspire, and empower my readers to live an authentic and fulfilling life.

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