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Just amazing. I’ve read it cover to cover in less than two weeks. Could not put it down. It delivers the reader the ability to see, feel and offer positivity, happiness, to value and actively practice gratitude, serve, love, live in peace of mind, have purpose and rise.....I can go on and on.
Shipped to a dear friend living far away from me and some more yet to be gifted. A valuable gift.
have to say it: self-growth books were not for me. If you look at my Goodreads profile you will see what I mean... from dark books to heavy alien fantasy, that's my mojo. However, when a very dear friend of mine talked to me about "this book that is so incredible" I had to check it out, and oh boy what a surprise I got. Honestly, Jay's perspective of life has deeply resonated within me. I have been doing life couch sessions for the past six months and this book is just the cherry on top to all the things I have been working in myself. I LOVE how Jay put "homework" just as you keep listening to because this really makes sure you practice in yourself. I have not finished reading it but I have loved it so much that I just could not wait to review it.
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Actual rating: 4. But I'm giving this book 5, it's because this' Jay's first book. Haven't finished reading. It's basically my first impression. Most likely this will be my final impression as well!
Who should buy this book? Anybody with interest in reading. If you're capable of reading a book within a month then you could buy!
Who shouldn't buy this book? 1. This book is not for someone who wants a book as an aid to overcome fear, depression, loneliness, addition, negative thoughts, relationship struggles... 2. Introduction to all the problems under the sky or maybe above the sky are written in this book... 3. Those who already practice mindfulness, meditation, yoga might not find much stuff in this book...
Things that will be interesting... 1. You might think that maybe Jay is the wisest person in the universe. 2. It's because he didn't dilute the subject matter. But he has made the content more relatable to 2020.
Annoying things... 1. Sometimes you might find Jay like a kid praising teacher to get extra marks or get some chocolates. 2. Don't get me wrong... Without fail he has written few words about people who has acknowledged his book! 3. Sometimes you might get a feel like, I should become famous within 5 years & Jay will write about me 4. You'll definitely find stuff you might not want to take from a book.
Do you want to become rich or make him rich... 1. It's obvious, like in almost all the books, you'll find some marketing stuff at the end of the book. 2. There's nothing wrong in that stuff but again are you ready to spend money to listen to him and to learn from him? 3. If you read some other self help book or teachings of the people that this book relies on; you'll notice that you're drawn towards meditation, positive thinking, changing lifestyle... 4. Unfortunately this book has the tendency to draw readers more towards Jay rather than meditation or mindfulness... 5. It's like a fitness trainer inviting you to gym.. but rather than guiding you to exercise and get fit, the trainer is more interested in selling supplements!
Still if you're reading this review... 1. Go ahead and grab a copy of this book. 2. Suppose, if you're surrounded by people who give you advice, & you don't know how they became instant genius, chances are they might have read something from this book or anything from similar books 3. A must read for readers who wants to know what's the current trend in the self help category...
Simple advice... 1. I followed few rules which I have broken when I bought this book.. 2. Here's the rule: When it comes to self help, inspiration or mindfulness buy the book written by the person who's an expert in that field, maybe a doctor, or phycologist, or someone who's known for their specific talent like music, etc... 3. Another rule of thumb... It's better to buy self help book written by someone who's already dead or someone who's about to die. It's because you have their whole life before you before buying their books!
I think this is my first review.... Why I'm reviewing this book? Honestly I'm disappointed. But still it's not a bad book and it's not a great book. It's definitely not as advertised! If you're ready to follow Jay then you can buy this book and do whatever he suggests in the book.
Closing thoughts... Once you start reading this book you'll get a feel like maybe you're eating up huge variety of foods & you couldn't identify what you are tasting! Reading this book is like getting a taste of all the Indian food + Chinese food + Western food + some food from sky!
Finally... While reading this book be ready to get interrupted by Jay himself through some social media!
Still why I bought this book... 1. I'm surrounded by people who can speak almost about anything after watching a movie or a 5 minute video... I'm sure they gonna quote from this book! 2. I like how Jay sold so much copies of this book! Most likely he has planned everything ahead while releasing his first video!
Finally reason for my fictional name... 1. I just don't want people to get caught up in something popular & lose interest in their pursuit of becoming more mindful, positive, financially well, etc! 2. Actual reason for this name... Just search in your favourite search engine, "what was the first program written in C by it's founders?" 3. Yup, I like programming that's why I have created this fictional name. 4. Guys if you're really fed up with life, don't give up. Start learning a programming language. Just print hello world...
Why everyone should print hello world... 1. Hello world is a way of checking if the IDE or code editor is installed correctly in the computer. 2. As you make more hello world programs, you'll either stick with 1 programming language or you'll develop interest to learn more programming languages 3. You'll start to understand how computer behaves and understands everything as 0s and 1s...
Finally... 1. Is this really a book review? 2. Don't you feel sleepy or annoying? 3. This' how you might feel like while reading this book. 4. If you're an avid reader and want to read something that will have an lasting impact on your life, please don't start with this book! 5. Then what to buy since you've some amount of money to buy a book: Maybe you could buy a book written by a real monk! 6. Either agree or disagree: Basic always remains the same. You might see changes in the format or in the way of presentation. 7. If you've read the previous statement and agreed you will not invest so much on self help books. You might prefer audio books or ebooks as they're relatively cheap & don't take up space in your bookshelf!
Omg! The best life guide book one can own, written beautifully with practical exercises on how to have monk-like mindset without becoming a monk! Example exercise--Count for a week how many times you CCC the cancers of the mind - Complain, Criticise, Compare and mind blown with the insights and how to conquer it. This is just an example of many many positive life conquering strategies that you will find in the book! Must buy 😍 bedside keep forever!
What to expect? Expect a book that is a detailed read, one that is bound to take you days to read, and weeks or months to fully implement the lessons that it has to teach.
Who can read? The book is written in a language that can be easily understood by a beginner level reader.
What is the book all about? “Think Like a Monk” is a book that helps us live a more peaceful and purposeful life; one that is full of gratitude and brimming with positivity. No, the book doesn’t promise us overnight miracles, but what it does promise is a sense of calmness, a change of attitude, more love, more positivity, and better clarity of who we are.
How good is the writing style? The book reads like a conversation, and there is an instant connection that the reader feels with the author. Given the subject, the book doesn’t feel preachy at all.
Is the book interesting to read? Yes. Take your time, read it slowly, perhaps a chapter a day, and you will definitely find the book interesting and enriching.
In the end In the end, “Think Like a Monk” is a book that offers both conventional as well as unconventional wisdom in an attempt to make our lives better, happier, more peaceful, and purposeful.
Pick the book if You love reading self-help. You are looking for books that inculcate a spiritual mindset. You want to be a better, happier, and more positive version of yourself.
Skip the book if You are looking for a short read. You are looking for a read that aims to better you in the professional sphere. You have previously read many other books about happiness, wellbeing, peace, purpose, and spirituality.
After starting to read this book and falling in love with his message, I had to buy another copy for my sister. I did not want to lend it out and this is a great gift. Positive energy and vibrations. This book is giving you tools to apply in your regular day to day life. He breaks it down in easy steps with easy language to understand. I cannot recommend this enough. You will not be disappointed. Also subscribe to his PODCASTS on SPOTIFY or Apple, they are always awesome.
Jay has definitely lived up to the hype in this book, he really puts life into perspective with his monk mind, Its absolutely amazing. I'm a third way into this book and have found it so addictive to read so far. It's definitely must read if you want to make positive changes in your life. If you are struggling to find that inner peace, purchase this book or borrow because this book will potentially change your life. Amazing work by an amazing soul.
Jay Shetty is a true inspiration abs his book brings positive thoughts and emotions and memories. He is a well renowned author. I would definitely recommend this book to other people looking for inspiration