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A true inspiration,
This review is from: Liquid Thinking: Inspirational lessons from the world's great achievers (Kindle Edition)
I was at another conference in early January 2014 and duly turned up hoping for something different. After a few introductions we were introduced to Damien - a professor / sports psychologist - "Oh no" I thought, "it's going to be another one of those!" How wrong I was! Within a couple on minutes of Damien speaking I was hooked. He spoke at my level, to me, about things that mattered and were of interest, both in in my working and personal life. Damien spoke on and off during the day - each time I listened with interest. He spoke about his books (minimal advertising considering what he could have done), something that was of no interest to me as I don't read for pleasure - only what I need to! I don't like writing either - unless I have to.
This is the shock - to me, my family and friends. I considered buying one of Damien's books, I procrastinated for a few days, then to everyone's surprise, I downloaded the kindle app for my phone and purchased (yes purchased!!!) Liquid Thinking.
Over the next few days, I read the book from cover to cover, mentally did the exercises - writing them was one step too far - I was already out of my comfort zone reading!
As inspirational a book, as the day at conference - if not more so. I could go on, but won't (well not too much), suffice to say I am now using my notebook and pen from the conference to pen down some ideas for a possible book of my own. I've also purchased and read a second book of Damien - which is also highly recommended "How to change absolutely anything" - this was a challenge I set myself whilst reading the first book - to read more as well as understanding and enjoying it! That complete I thought I would branch out a little - I'm currently reading "Why does E = mc2" by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw. What psychological spell did Damien put me under that day?
Fantastic read - thanks Damien.
P.S. My family, friends and colleagues are getting a little concerned with the positivity I'm now showing - even my wife asked me the other day what was wrong with me, as I was usually a miserable so and so when I got in from work!