If you’ve ever wanted a personal life coach to guide you in changing the direction of your life, you might want to read Meet the New You: A 21-Day Plan for Embracing Fresh Attitudes and Focused Habits for Real Life Change by Elisa Pulliam.
This book is laid out in 21 chapters, each with a particular theme. The chapter opens with a couple of pages to read, followed by a “Trap and Transform” section, which gives activities that reinforce and put into practice what you’ve read. Next, a few related questions are asked, with a place given for you to write in your answers. Each chapter ends with a prayer.
Written from a Christian perspective, the chapter topics include such things as “order your priorities,” “discover your talents and spiritual gifting,” and “eliminate the excess and concentrate on what’s best.” Some of the chapters have a lot of material to consider, especially if the particular topic is one you’re wanting to apply in your life, so you may want to take more than one day per chapter. This would allow you to complete the assignments thoroughly and fully internalize the lesson being taught.
Since Elisa is an actual life coach, her perspective and guidance is helpful. I think the book meets its goal, which is to “help you assess what your life looks like today while allowing you to gain clarity and vision about tomorrow.”
I also believe you will get out of this book what you put into it. If you really dig in, put time and thought into answering the questions, and complete the activities given, you can gain a clearer picture of how you want to live, the habits you need to change, and clarity for a new direction in life.
Blogging for Books provided me with a complimentary copy of this book. All of the opinions expressed in this post are my own and I was not compensated for this review in any other way.
Sounds like a neat read!
CE Watson says
Sounds like a helpful book. Thank you for your perspective on it. Chris
Sounds interesting. It's easy to get comfortable in our own patterns of life. I like how it uses activities to reinforce what you read.
I like that she's a real life coach!