Book Review: Find Your Stongest Life: What the Happiest and Most Successful Women Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham

_225_350_Book.88.coverDespite unprecedented opportunities in all spheres of daily living, women are becoming increasingly unhappy, less satisfied, and less fulfilled in their lives. Somehow on the path to “having it all” women got lost. By believing that the only way to “have it all” was to be perfectly balanced and accomplished in all areas: wife, mother, career, civic, and social—women have experienced feelings of failure, self-doubt, and shame. In his book, Find Your Strongest Life, Mr. Buckingham provides a different model for “having it all” (defined as “drawing enough strength from life to feel fulfilled, loved, successful, and in control) then provides a set of different “Strength” based tactics to accomplish this.

Find Your Strongest Life reads and feels like being at a motivational seminar, complete with Power-point style recaps at the end of each chapter. He utilizes an online strength assessment to help determine “the role you were born to play.” Overall, the book is very accessible, addresses numerous real-life situations faced by today’s women, and provides workable solutions and suggestions for all. The shift in focus from “Balance” to “Fullness” by focusing on “capturing moments” that bring strength feels both intuitive and empowering. This book will be beneficial for all women who are stuck in the search for “elusive perfection” amid the bounty of choices available to us.

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~ by drdymphna on October 5, 2009.

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