Book Review: Shift by: Takumi Yamazaki

Rating: 3/5

Publisher: One Peace books

Publish Date: March 1, 2011

Origins: From Publisher for Review

Format: Hardcover

Order From:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble  

Synopsis: It's not that you're lazy, and its not that you lack motivation. No, you have plenty of motivation, but it always seems to fade away just when you need it. The problem is not that you don't have motivation, it's that motivation doesn't stick around long enough.

So what kind of book is this?

It's the kind that takes knowledge and inspiration from motivation specialists and distills it into something easy to understand. Thirteen exercises and seventeen techniques illustrate points to help you take the steps to keep, bring back, or find the motivation you need to make the shift into who you want to be.

Review: Shift starts out with some definitions: self-image, how it's created, our blind spots, and our ability to stay status quo - all of the things which can make motivation and success difficult. The exercises and techniques given to help find and keep your motivation can be done in a group or individually. I thought that overall, the message that the author is trying to convey in Shift is very good and important; however, I do believe that some of it may have been lost in the translation from the author's native language. 

1 comment:

  1. I found the book inspiring as well. Yes, translations do that - leave out the nuances.
    Book Dilettante


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