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About the Author
Based in Sydney, Australia, Eric is a leadership development specialist, performance coach and speaker with particular expertise in developing resilience, courage and well-being for greater professional success. His work is grounded in over 20 years of international corporate experience with IBM living and working in Scotland, Germany, the Middle East and Australia. With deep knowledge in the science of building motivated and adaptive mindsets gained from working with preeminent professors at both Harvard and Sydney University, he helps busy professionals to avoid burnout and have fun as they build the capability to achieve more with less effort. His writing features in ‘Positive Psychology in Coaching Practice’, edited by Suzy Green and Stephen Palmer, published by Routledge in 2018. He’s especially fond of Tasmanian alcohol.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B089XZX5LB
- Publisher : Chocks Away Mind Skills; 1st edition (9 June 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 3236 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 197 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 137,885 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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By Thomas Hutton on 11 August 2020
This. Book. Is. Perfect.
In the acknowledgements, Winters pays tribute to his great teachers, and writes, "I've taken your ideas, mangled them and misrepresented them." Winters is my kind of guy, I think to myself. He's given himself permission to be imperfect as he summarises and disseminates their works, pulling together many themes from many great minds into a clear, cohesive package (so that we don't have to). It feels liberating.
Winters promises a book that gets straight to the point and avoids "excess padding".
It's fair to say, he definitely delivers. It pops fuel in your tank NOW and FAST (but just in case you're wanting a deeper dive, Winter finishes each chapter with easy-to-access references and links).
Each chapter is the approximate length of a blog post. Easy to digest, Winter gently slides into place foundation blocks for building “a bolder life with fewer regrets“. As I read each chapter - squeezed into moments of taking the children to extra-curricular activities, a quick snippet over my morning cup o'tea, a brief 15 minutes before bed - I found myself making subtle but impactful changes to my daily habits.
I felt connected to the reasons I would want to gift these to myself - and it felt easy. It felt- honestly - delightful.
Foundation in place, Winters gently weaves together simple, achievable steps for caring for oneself and moving towards a life of “courageous authenticity.”
I found myself thinking of people I will loan the book to. Perhaps this client? Perhaps that friend? No, first my partner. Wait, I think my teenage son. It's that kind of book. It has a little something for everyone, and reading it in today's mad world is something that even feels achievable.
In my crazy, busy life I finished it in a fortnight without it once feeling a chore, and often feeling like a gift. But if I added all the time it took to make my way through, it was maybe the length of two generous pots of tea on a relaxed Saturday afternoon.
I've earmarked about six places that I come back to because I think they are worth reminding myself of. These align to tips on framing human predicaments, quantifying a life time and practising self-compassion.
I was really impressed how the author brought all the lessons in the book together in the end. Worth it.
Top reviews from other countries
The way the author doesn’t labour a point is refreshing. Each chapter is in bite size portions with a little summary at the end of each of them. The reader is treated as a friend to bounce ideas around with and I was genuinely sad when I finished the book!
By the last page I actually felt buzzing and filled with excited energy! I don’t normally write reviews but OMG this book is amazing.