Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Amazon Product Description. IF SUPERMAN NEEDED A COACH,
HE’D HIRE MICHAEL NEILL!
In this fun, easy-to-read book, best-selling author and internationally renowned success coach Michael Neill shares the secrets of transforming your life and the lives of the people you care about most—your family, friends, colleagues, and clients.
Inside, you will learn:
· How to stop thinking like a victim
· The secret to financial security in any economy
· Proven techniques to produce dramatic changes in yourself and others
· Simple ways to create lasting relationships
· The key to lifelong happiness
· Strategies for increasing productivity, energy, well-being . . . and more!
Whether you want to powerfully impact the lives of the people around you or simply wish to create a deeper, more meaningful experience of being alive, this book is your essential guide to helping yourself .
Review. The tagline for Supercoach by Michael Neill boasts: “If Superman needed a coach, he’d hired Michael Neill.” After reading and reflecting on Supercoach, I would tend to agree. Supercoach is a concise and informative framework for getting the most out of life.
Each chapter in Supercoach riffs on one of Neill’s “Top Ten Secrets.” The secrets, paraphrased, are:
• The world is what you think it is.
• Well-being is not the fruit of something you do -- it comes from within.
• There’s nowhere for you to get to – you’re just here.
• What you decide will never impact you as how you handle the consequences.
• Every emotion you experience is a direct to a thought.
• You don’t have to do anything.
• You create other people by how you listen to them.
• You can ask for anything when you make it ok for them to say no.
• Financial security comes from the ability to procure it[money] when desired.
• There is never a good reason not to hope.
While many of the secrets are neither unknown nor new, they can have a profound impact if truly comprehended. For instance, instead of being stuck in decision-making paralysis for fear of making the wrong decision, what if a decision simply becomes a choice that is almost always reversible? Looking at it from this perspective removes much of the angst associated with decision-making.
In addition, Supercoach imparts information in a fun and entertaining manner. Neill sprinkles his writing with clever anecdotes and witty suggestions. I laughed out loud at the suggestion to order a pizza at a Chinese restaurant (to learn how to make a seemingly unreasonable request). I’m sure if one can do this one has truly “gotten” the lesson’s meaning, but it leaves me in stitches visualizing the confusion such a request would cause.
Supercoach is a terrific resource for living a fuller and more meaningful life!
Publisher: Hay House (March 15, 2010), 200 pages.
Advance Review Copy Provided Courtesy of the Publisher.