Looking inward with this book review!
I will say, from the start, this felt like reading a TED talk. There’s good information, but you’ve got to dig it out. This book is basically a guide to how to not think of yourself one way when everyone else sees you this other way, and how to see yourself in the way that others see you.
Everyone knows someone that thinks that they’re a great organizer and leader, but when it comes down to it, they’re just pawning off their responsibilities on others, and then taking credit for others hard work. We also all know someone who doesn’t think they’re a leader but does a lot of behind the scenes organizing and brunt work but wants no credit. Maybe those older relatives constantly posting hate on Facebook, but they think they’re great people? This gives you a mirror to look at yourself through outside eyes.
The first half of this book is telling you what it means to be self aware, and gives you some historical examples of people who grew from experiences to become better people after seeing their own faults and being much more successful people. George Washington is one example; he let his success get to his head and ended up getting most of his company killed because he wasn’t a great leader. He learned from that, (thankfully) and understood that being a good leader means you don’t work alone.
The second half of the book gives you the seven steps to becoming more self aware, including how to deal with those people that aren’t. In times like we’re living in, I think it’s very important to know how others see you, and to learn from how others see you, and become your best self, and learn to live with others that don’t care.
I’m really enjoying Tasha Eurich’s book, which I received through Blogging for Books, and if you’d like to grow a little more as a person, you can pick up a copy! Until next time, happy sewing!