Get Life Right*Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for free. It means that I got a free book to review, and some help on a few areas of my life!* What if knew that you could make simple changes to your life and it would only take 10 minutes? Would you give it a try? This is the premise of the book Get Life Right: Ten Minute Reads by David Dunn. The book’s introduction states: “This book will show you that you already have everything you need to nail your life. Whether you are polishing up your act or you need a complete makeover, these principles, philosophies and ideas will give you the tools you need to craft your life to its fullest.” The book is written in several chapters, each with a different theme from relationships to finances and goal setting. Within each section, there are a series of short 10-minute (or less) readings to help you think about the topic. There are guided questions, rooms for notes, and thought provoking statements. You are going to want to have your highlighter in hand when you read it. The book is meant to be a reference. Use only those sections that you need at the moment. Read the parts that will affect you now and keep it handy. When new issues arise, read the topics that apply to your life at that time. I really enjoyed this book, and read it cover to cover, underlining statements that affected me, as I went along. Here are a few of my favourites:
Do what you like best or can do best, and reposition yourself constantly until you love what you are doing and you are using your capabilities where they can do the most good for the greatest number of people. Accomplishing your goals is not as important as how you live while you are heading toward them.At this time in my life, the statements that I most picked up on were about goal setting. I am in transition right now – wondering what I want to be doing with my time, whether I should be changing paths, and figuring out who I want to spend my time with and how. Get Life Right gave me a lot of things to think about and strategies for making some goals and priorities for myself. Who knows, when I read this book in a few months, I will be picking out a completely different set of statements! If you are looking to make some changes in your life, or know someone who is, I recommend Get Life Right. It’s a quick read with lots of deep ideas and actual strategies for making manageable changes in your life.