124 of 134 people found the following review helpful
A NEW angle on how to achieve Perfect BALENCE in your life & be successful.,
This review is from: Presence: How to Use Positive Energy for Success in Every Situation (Paperback)
The style of the writing is not easy to read, it just doesn't seem to flow like other books - BUT, that's the worst part of this critique over with.
Patsy, a prolific & seasoned writer, is highly qualified to pass on her invaluable experience, you only have to look at the calibre, position & success of the celebrities that she has taught & coached in the past.
Patsy is basically covering old ground here but has presented this book in such a way as to make the subject easier to grasp - I believe she has "reinvented the wheel" VERY successfully. She constantly (albeit annoyingly) refers to people being in either the "First, Second or Third" circle. To me this is cumbersome. However.......
......what Patsy is trying to say is that "people" go around in one of three different states (or characters) and sometimes they unconsciously flit between these different states. The purpose here is to get you to understand and realise what state (or circle) you and others around you are in and then teach you how to draw a balance between these various states and reach a "middle" ground which is more civilised, pleasing and successful, both to you and the society you live in. Once achieved life will dramatically start to become more fulfilling.
The three "circles" can be summarised very basically as "Introvert", "Extrovert" and finally "well balanced, successful & happy". This is where Patsy comes into her own and draws from her wealth of experience over many years of coaching people how to "perform" in various ways.
The book is broken down into many easily digestible chapters that deal with all the normal problematic areas of life that people face and have to learn to confront and change for the better. There are some basic but easy mental & physical exercises to perform to help you reach this highly desired "second circle".
If I say any more than this, I would be giving away the plot. I'm confident that Patsy's book is going to be a lead title over the following months and will be a classic one day in Personal Development.
I've read dozens, if not hundreds of books, new & old, of this ilk and this one definitely deserves a serious look, should you buy it, don't just read it once or twice. You MUST ACT upon the advice given here to make it work. If this review is followed by a NEGATIVE one, then you can be sure the reviewer did not READ & digest the books contents as they were intended. Enough said, just go & GET a copy now!!
(PS: I'm truly astonished at the growing number of reviewers that found my review "useful" (THANK YOU!)..... I'm not sure whether you've read Patsy's book already? I found it in a high street shop by chance & wasn't looking for it. I sincerely thank divine providence that I did because her exercises are already having a profound effect, BUT, you MUST remember to keep in mind & put her ideas into practice when you're "out & about")