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Jennifer Hamilton

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A beacon of light

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 11-09-2019

Seth Godin is a beacon of light and this book is almost like a full coaching session of ideas and why to bring our best selves to meet the market.

Wow. Straightforward, Actionable, Relatable

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-02-2019

Highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking to reframe their view on finances and take control of their life path.

Scott says it like it is and doesn’t beat around the bush.

Looking forward to implementing these ideas.

I’m a very happy person and I still gained a lot

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Reviewed: 27-01-2019

I really appreciated this book and specifically Gretchen’s candid recounting of her experience and a little look into her life in what felt like an honest way. Over the years I’ve intentionally cultivated my own happiness and could relate to a lot of what she has done and why. She sheds light on some aspects that I hadn’t thought of and does so using great examples and often backed up with her own research.

Highly recommend reading this, even for those of us who are admittedly quite happy people. :)

Wow!!!

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Reviewed: 11-01-2019

Narration was amazing with her talented range of voices.

Loved the entire story versus the movie version.

Highly recommend!!

Nasty ugly beauty and a very toxic friendship

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 15-12-2018

I don’t want to give anything away but I would never allow someone like that to stay in my life. I found myself putting the speed on 1.5x when Mel would talk because she made my stomach turn. I suppose that’s what the author intended and it worked.

I did finish it although I had considered not.

The Book Inspired Me to Take the Class and I had a CalmBirth!

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Reviewed: 04-11-2018

This book sounded very easy - breathe through the surges and allow what will happen to happen. I did feel like we needed more after listening and took a local CalmBirth class with my husband.

The combination of this book and an in person class helped put me in a very positive mindset and I achieved a near perfect birth without an epidural, and bub came naturally! I was amazed and bub was alert and crawled onto my chest after birth and started the breastfeeding journey! Amazing.

Overall this CalmBirth book primed me to feel empowered in my own body. My last birth was very complicated and CalmBirth helped me to keep m head in the right space.

Highly recommend. I’d also recommend doing an in person class if you resonate with this book!

Always a favourite

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Reviewed: 15-03-2018

It gets deeper every time I reread it and the story always returns at the right on time in my life. Inspiring, deep yet simple, and a delight to listen to.

The Complexities of Love

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Reviewed: 09-12-2017

A beautiful rich story that kept me coming back for more. I would make excuses to go for walks just so I could listen to more of the story. The narration was great the story nuanced, rich, unfolding and relatable.

A lot of wise woman wisdom infused in this story. Lots to think about, lots of emotion, and I'm left feeling good, hopeful, and grounded.

Fascinating Story With Outstanding Narration

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Reviewed: 04-11-2017

I've just finished it and Eleanor Oliphant is swirling in my tears, my heart, and my smile. What a life to glimpse into and get to understand this complex woman. Such keen observations about societal norms, intelligent quips, and an emotionally engaged tale.

I'd recommend this to anyone who would like to peel the layers back and see how a woman copes and moves on with trauma.

The warm and endearing characters the author introduces are memorable and I loved how she brought all the senses into play in the scenes. I felt like I was right in it next to Eleanor.

Practical And Logical Process and Advice

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Reviewed: 27-08-2017

I enjoyed this book particularly because it not only have stories about how to achieve a great career and life but the author has listed very practical and logical steps on how to get there in the way of processes.

Spoiler alert:
Deliberate practice where are you set out to focus on purpose on a task that is beyond what you are comfortable with is a brilliant practical application that he discusses.

Another great takeaway was the soothing balm that comes with hearing stories that the path isn't always straight ahead and that if you keep doing your best work and search the adjacent possibilities and act on them, that you will come to your own personal mission and triumph.

Control as a part of the career elixir, I think he called it, makes a lot of sense in a world where we don't want to work 9-to-5 in an office job and that is a component of why leaving it all behind to work on a farm becomes so enticing. I love that he investigated that and came up with a base reason of this trend so that we can find that control within our own careers and feel like we have the autonomy to make free choices.

Overall the books message is to keep working and build career capital, stretch yourself by deliberate practice which also helps build career capital, and continue to look to the adjacent possibilities in your field, and be comfortable that this will take many years to gain enough career capital to have control in your working life.

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