Life Mantras by a Life Coach
Title: Life Mantras by a Life Coach
Author: Preeti Subberwal
Publisher: Power Publishers
Number of Pages: 122
Price [INR] : 385
Genre: Self Help
Life Mantras by a Life Coach is a complete handbook of profound life lessons. It is a known fact that we all aspire to live a life of happiness. It is said that each one of us have a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but, unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person. So the author focuses on all these 4 rooms i.e. physical, mental, emotional and spiritual in order to live a life of calm and peace along with a stable state of mind, regardless of outer events.
When we focus on all these aspects we get a feeling of inner-strength and fulfillment which is strong enough to move mountains. Following these life lessons empowers us to make a positive difference in our lives and those around us.
The book has 10 chapters with one page pointers containing life lessons, covering the 4 dimensions. The life lessons are simple and concise which we all know as they are the words of wisdom that we come across frequently.
While all this is really good, I wish the book had examples from the real life or interesting anecdotes or how to apply these life lessons practically. Somehow, without the practical examples, the book sounds too preachy.
The book has glossy paper with full colour pages and is aesthetically designed, which is a visual treat.
Overall, the book is all right. If you are looking for insights on every aspect of life, go for this book.
Rating : 3/5
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January 28, 2014 9:37 pm|
Sounds interesting from the way you have penned it, Shilpa. Will try and check this out. Looking forward to more book reviews.
February 4, 2014 2:44 pm|
Do check it out, Swapna! I am sure you will enjoy it 🙂
January 28, 2014 10:01 pm|
Most of the books in that genre are preachy. I think they should present it like a magazine article and make it interesting by including real-life examples, like how you said.
February 4, 2014 2:47 pm|
I remember reading F?@K Knows book by Shailendra Singh which is also a self help book but it was so is funny and candid, yet sooo rich in insights and everything was explained with a real life example from the author’s life!! And some really powerful learnings too!
January 28, 2014 10:19 pm|
I have never read self help books…. would be a change to try one…. 🙂 Maybe this!
February 4, 2014 2:48 pm|
Self help books are good to read, once in a while and the best if you are looking for something specific! Try it!
January 28, 2014 10:58 pm|
Even I prefer books with real life examples. The authenticity of those stories can never be guaranteed, but atleast you can relate to them. Self help books with only random gyan can get boring!
February 4, 2014 2:50 pm|
True, you need a lot of patience to read books with gyan. Of course, if you are seeking something specific then probably you may enjoy reading them. But yes, a book with interesting real life practical examples is any day better than simple gyan books!
January 29, 2014 12:39 am|
I tend to avoid things that are a bit preachy as a general rule. Like you I feel a book like this is more helpful if it provides every day practical examples I can actually utilize. Lovely review as you let the consumer know exactly what they are getting with this book. ♥
February 4, 2014 2:59 pm|
Agree, real life lively examples and experiences give more authenticity to the wisdom shared! Thanks Kathy, glad you liked this review. 🙂 ♥
January 29, 2014 9:49 am|
Ok, self help books are not …my cup of tea…so to speak. But your review seems pretty nice 🙂 Tells the reader what they’re in for …love that in a review
February 4, 2014 3:02 pm|
They are not my cup of tea either, but I do read them every now and then! Thanks Sid! 🙂
January 29, 2014 12:06 pm|
yes, i think connecting life lessons to reality would make any self-help book interesting. Will try to read.
February 4, 2014 3:02 pm|
True that! Do that, Asha 🙂 And do share your thoughts!
January 29, 2014 12:51 pm|
Non fiction is so not me and self help.. well I don’t really believe in them. But considering the huge market they have they must be doing some good. Maybe will try to find this one.
February 4, 2014 3:04 pm|
As I mentioned earlier, I read this F?@K Knows book by Shailendra Singh. It is a self help book but it is HILARIOUS. You must check it out, you will love it!! It is so different from the regular self help books!
January 29, 2014 1:18 pm|
I like articles like these and hence I think I would like this book. Good review.
February 4, 2014 3:04 pm|
Cool. Go for Life Mantras, Jayashree!! 🙂
January 29, 2014 4:06 pm|
I don’t have the patience for a whole self book… but I do sneak a peak between pages… and once in a while they come in handy too … 🙂
February 4, 2014 3:05 pm|
I like that honesty! Yes, a diagram here, a thought there are great to soak every now and then 😀