Most of us come to a crossroads in our life where things are not going the way we imagined or we have gotten complacent and are thinking... Is this all there is? This book will inspire you to take steps and make changes in your current path. I like the authors approach and how he breaks down the overwhelming task of making changes and speaks to you in a way that is easy to understand. He speaks openly about his path and how he finally pivoted and took his life in a positive direction. The book will force you to think about the decisions you have made by asking yourself important questions. There is a downloadable workbook that makes this process easy. Reading this book was time well spent on a Sunday afternoon. I came away with more insight on how to reinvent myself and how to change my thinking about what I think is possible in my own life.
“Ayo the writer” made the personal transformation of being a pot-smoking nobody to being a writer, and writes about the process convincingly.
The author has a good grasp of the psychology of personal transformation. Different from many self-help book authors, he is not pushy in his style, but more “inviting” and suggesting to his readers. Although the author focuses mostly on transformation in the area of work and income, he claims the same principles work for other areas of life.
The questions at the end of each chapter, and the sample answers that he gives as his own are very powerful. He helped me realise my reasons and emotions that can lead to wishing personal transformation. In the same way he covers the influence of personality, beliefs about myself, about misguided “certainties” in my life, and learning from my key mistakes in life.
He describes in detail the Resistance to change that we all have. To deal with it, the book dives into topics like habits, incentives, someone’s social and physical environment, and the power of avoiding bleak futures. (...)
His attitude towards his readers is sincere and kind, but he doesn’t beat around the bush. “For me, success means you did the things you said you were going to do. It doesn’t matter if they work out exactly the way you want them to.”
When you are serious about your wish for personal transformation, this book is a really good start. And - as always - reading ain’t nothing without action. Yet, this book is very good at inviting you to take action. In the genre of self-help books truly a 5-star book.
I wish I had taken notes throughout the book. I will be going back through and doing just that, as there were so many awesome pieces of advice and alternate viewpoints on how to reimagine yourself and your life that I want to make sure I get them all. The author has a really easy writing style and talks from past experience as well as learned knowledge. While I have heard of or used some of the hacks he speaks about, he was able to explain them in a much more comprehensive way. For example, giving me a deeper understanding of how I can use past experiences to learn from, without allowing them to dictate my future. Or how sometimes it is easier to rebuild than to change. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and think it could be of great use to people. If they allow it to be.
I've read more than my share of self-help books over the years. Many use their personal experience just like this author. But why I loved this book, which few others authors have done, is he provides probing questions at the end of each chapter. In his companion workbook he provides excellent examples of possible answers to these questions. It is these possible answers I found most provocative and eye opening. Hands down, I was forced to do more work on myself with this book than any other I’ve read. This is not a feel good books, its a roll up your sleeves and get to work book. Excellent!
You 2.0 is the book to read when you realize you want more for yourself. When you accept that change must come from YOU.
Does the book provide some magical formula? No, because a magic formula doesn’t exist. Instead, the author combines his and others’ stories of reinvention with a synthesis of best practices for making positive changes.
You 2.0 is not a book to passively read. It is an action book. The chapter takeaways and exercises provide starting points for doing your work of reinvention. This is a book to read again and again along your journey.
Need to reinvent a part of your life that isn't working? Want to transform but don't know where to start? Then YOU 2.0 will show you how to get there. Author Ayodeji has provided readers with a great handbook on renventing your lifestyle and how we must always be improving and developing ourselves for a better tomorrow. The author has lots of strategies and hacks listed throughout the book that are easy enough to put into action, and he describes them in a way that is easy to follow and comprehend.
The book dives into reflection and how, for us to reinvent, we need to look at where we have come from and the choices made that brought us to this place. The book raises personal self-awareness and gets us to really look with honestly at the quality of life so that we can turn it into something more beautiful.
I really enjoyed this book and recommend it for anyone who needs to switch up gears and change things around. Worth the time checking out!
My favorite chapter in the book in Chapter 8, The Key Ingredient To Change. Eight is the number of new beginning and this chapter details how to make that new beginning and a new you a habit. It focuses on building and reinforcing building new habit through observation and habit with a reward system to aid in the process.
Ayodeji's shared synopsis of the process and the pitfalls to success were very eye opening for me. He details the pleasure vs pain scenario quite well. I will definitely adopt the filtering technique of determining noise from signal into the new changes I am desiring to make. The entire book is well-written and very thought provoking to get you unstuck from your present situation and jump on the band wagon to building a new you. The book will be a good go-to-guide for many years to come. Cudos Ayodeji for such a success venture.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Original, not the same old same old about reinvention. The writer reveals his own journey with humility and humor. I liked his idea of starting over, a fresh beginning rather than changing. And that this is the cause of excitement "I get to try!" Making little bets in your life and experimenting, as any scientist does, is the way forward. well written and will be very useful to those considering reinvention.
You 2.0 takes an unabridged look at life and the practical things you can do to create the life you want. He skips the “fluff” of your typical self-help books and gets right to work dealing with the real familial, mental, emotional, and social mechanisms at play that might be holding you back. It's short and sweet and doesn’t waste time lingering on generic optimism for motivation. Overall, I found the ideas in the book insightful, the end of the chapter exercises personally valuable, and the suggestions for attaining change practical and applicable in day-to-day life. I would recommend this book as a must-have tool for anyone who is on a life journey seeking change and self-reinvention.
Who should read this book? Anybody who is ready to change their life and to work for it.
So often in today’s society, we are looking for the “quick fix.” We want to get rich quick, or lose 50 pounds overnight, and the fact of the matter is that just doesn’t happen. Those things take hard work and dedication. The author of this book gets that. What I really enjoyed about this book was the author’s honesty. I didn’t feel like this was a difficult read or that it was necessarily thought provoking, however, I did put it down a couple of times and just take a couple of breaths to think about what I had read.
I also really appreciated that the book ended with a chapter that served as a call to action, and you could definitely tell that the writer got his start as an online blogger (which is meant to be encouraging to you on pursuing your goals!). I appreciated it because it said, the book is over and it is time for you to implement everything, but when you hit a setback come back to the book. Re-read what helped you get started in the book, and move forward once again. I really identified with this as somebody who has had setbacks in pursuing my dreams, and there was one chapter that I read twice. I spent almost as long with that one chapter as I did reading the rest of the book.
I would highly suggest this book as a personal development read if you are ready to put in the work. If you aren’t ready, I do not think this book is going to motivate you to become ready. However, I do think that for those who are ready this book is going to fuel you to continue to move forward.
I was in a great place when I started this book, and I feel like I am in a better place now that I have finished it. This reminded me that there is always room for improvement. I was reminded that working hard towards a goal daily will always pay off in the end, but the end is not necessarily right now.
I have been hovering between four and five stars for my review of this book simply because I do not think it was the best personal development book I have read this year. However, it was extremely far from the worst. I have settled on five stars after writing this entire review, but I want to be honest about how I feel in this regard.