I have read dozens of self-help books but I am always on the look out for new ones that give me another insight. Usually I find the same messages but in this book there were quite a few concepts that hit home. Maybe I had heard them before but the writing is so straight up and compelling they really hit home this time. I really liked the view on noise, how your passion may not be just one thing and the use of rewards over simply writing down goals. I liked the author's story woven through the book but would have liked an 'ending' to it - where is he at now? Recommended if you want a kick up the proverbial.
This is an inspiring and enjoyable book about refocusing and changing your life. I love this author’s approach, which is easy to read and personal. I especially liked the chapter on resistance and the suggestions for overcoming it. Ayodeji Awosika is a very relatable guy who has some great advice about personal transformation. A motivational and worthwhile read.
Loved this book! As someone who reads multiple self-help books each month I found You 2.0 to be one of the best books I have read in a while. I really connected with the Author's advice to stop focusing on the past and work towards the present and future. The questions at the end of each chapter are really thought provoking and help connect to the Author's message. I highly recommend adding this book to your collection.
Breezed through the book in just over 5 hours, will be using the many different chapters as future reference points whenever the need for them arises. Lots of valuable lessons and insights that can be gained from this gem of a book. A literary gift for the mind that keeps on giving indeed!
If you are looking to reinvent yourself, this is the book for you. The author doesn’t bash us over the head with steps to follow, rather he urges us to think of the consequences when we don’t. He says that we can accept our past, unravel our limiting beliefs, and wipe our slates clean. I know this is appealing to many of us.
He acknowledges that we are always told to “push yourself harder”. But he asks us what if the you that you are now can’t do that? Then we must reinvent who we are. In part, he urges us to examine our belief about ourselves and then change unhelpful “I am” negative statements to more positive, “I’m working on,” statements. I loved this.
The author is not just talking the talk, he has lived it and he shares his own inspiring story with us. He also urges us to start from where we are right now, and to forgive ourselves. He gives us tips on how to create an environment to help us change ourselves.
There are many useful tips in this book and we can return to it for inspiration again and again.
First, I love that he busts the myth of "one passion" - I meet a lot of people who fret about finding their passion. I like his unique perspective that passion comes from *action* rather than from sitting around reflecting and trying to spot one single passion area.
He gives a bunch of questions and activities to explore things that will bring out the best in you. For example, one of my favorites is "What do you find easy that others find difficult?" Disclosing my bias: My occupation is all about helping people find their strengths and apply them at work, so it's no surprise that I love (and use) this question regularly. I also love his questions about what puts you in flow.
This book covers a lot of ground. It's practical, inspirational, and mindset-focused all at once. He gives a lot of examples about his rock bottom life, and then translates it into your action. It helps you see the impact of internal dialogue. He talks about things like you at your best versus what it sounds like when you're focused on your negative attributes.
He does a good job of helping people give themselves a break because they're shaped by their life experiences. And at the same time, he makes it clear that you can get rid of the parts of your life that are not serving you. And that if you don't, you'll keep going in the same direction you've been going. It's a nice way to be highly accountable and forgiving of yourself at the same time.
I got to the end of this book and I know where my life is going now. I was really stuck. I bought this book because I knew I need another reinvention. I've done it several times in my life but this time it was different. I'm older, I'm injured, and I couldn't see any opportunity. Now I do.
The author does a wonderful job of making sure the reader understands that YOU have a choice. You can follow the steps or not because after all it is YOU who have to decide. Too many self-help books make it seem as if their way is the only way you can get out of your situation.
Not so with Ayodeji Awosika's latest book. He outright tells you that he is only providing advice. Not only great advice but he gives the reader a glimpse into his own flawed past. It was from those low points of his own life that he decided to reinvent himself.
This was a very simple, fast but excellent book to read.
I just began following Ayo's blog and found out about his latest book. Not only is it inspiring because it breaks down the behemoth task for self development, but he also creates the visual by sharing his personal journey which many writers fail to incorporate. It's a direct, short and easy read. I highly recommend!!
When reading this book, or rather parts of it, I thought to myself, this is the last time I am purchasing one of these self-help books. I have put it aside as I was not impressed with it. May pick it up another time, but just not getting that much from it.