Indra Nooyi has always been admired as one of the exceptional leaders and a great Woman CEO. She is a woman of color and one of the most admired strategic thinkers of her time. Under her leadership, PepsiCo excelled and reached different heights.
My life in full is the much-awaited and talked about book which matched the expectations. This book is a great mix of humor, learnings, self-belief, gratitude, and empathy by a passionate leader. Indra Nooyi did not only discuss her achievements, but she also mentioned several incidents where she discussed so many ups and downs in her career and the personal struggles. Her fortitude to succeed in her professional life despite many hitches is a lesson for career-oriented women. Life of a working women is never easy in order to manage everything. It is even more challenging if you have kids or parents with special needs at home to take care of.
Indra Nooyi has written this book with complete honesty and great humor that brings her story from her childhood in India, surrounded by love, discipline, expectations, and college struggles, to her determined efforts to succeed in the corporate world. This book is a must-read for working women and men to understand the ground-level sacrifices and struggles.
Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Hay House Pages: 275 Author: Vex King
I have a long list of self-help books currently present in my Library (Not at all showing off :-)). I got attracted to this book of course because of its title and secondly, it is the first book by the Instagram guru “Vex King”. As mentioned earlier there are several self-help books around us written by various life coaches and business legends, but I found it a bit different because of its punchy and crispy content. I have no shame to commit that earlier this book I was not at all aware of the author Vex King.
A very nicely designed book, focussing on the concept of “Self Love“, aiming and claiming to improve your life better than your yesterday’s version.
Stop trying to impress people.
Be the best version of you that you can be.
Vex’s define the Self – love as:
Self-love is the balance between accepting yourself as you are while knowing you deserve better, and then working towards it.
This initial part of the book was extremely engrossing and equally connecting at the same time. To my surprise like a few other writers, he was not only focussing on his book but he mentioned various famous books and what else we can learn from them. He mentioned the law of Attraction from the book The Secret. “Kudos to Mr. Vex for this”.
This book is divided into various small parts and each part has been presented well with the various real-life examples and the inspiring quotes. Let’s have a glimpse at the various parts of the Book:
Part 1: A Matter of Vibes
Part 2: Positive Lifestyle Habits
Part 3: Make Yourself A Priority
Part 4: Accepting Yourself
Part 5: Manifesting Goals: Mind Work
Part 6: Manifesting Goals: Taking ActionPart Seven: Pain and Purpose
This book focuses on lots of topics which you will find common in the other personal development or self- help books such as the Law of attraction, Law of vibrations, finding inspirations, choose between negative and positive people, body language, Self-Love, Inculcating good habits, good eating habits, changing your environment, work on your affirmations, understanding the subconscious mind, the power of thought and of course, setting goals. All these make this book a very easy to read, handy non- in addition to anybody’s bookshelf. You will find several wonderful and meaningful quotes, and they are easily creatively summarising the topics. Vex didn’t hesitate to give various examples from his own life and the learnings he received from them.
A lot has been discussed about the toxic relationships and the negative people in the book. The idea is that every relationship teaches you something in your life either it is good or bad but everything acts a great amount of learning for our life.
Simplify your circle of friends. Keep those who
add value to your life; remove those who don't.
Less is always more when your less means more.
I like the thought of observing your behavior as well before complaining about the people around you and the surroundings. Always review your behavior and make an effort to change any that are toxic – towards yourself and others.
So, overall I found this book interesting and engaging but not great. In the beginning, he discussed various aspects and I got a feeling that he was revising my memory of various other self-improvement books. We all know it is great to change yourself and you’re through the process to achieve greatness in life and it all starts with your mindset. The idea of self-love is great but not fully discussed here from all the angles. However, this book is amazing in terms of giving greatly rememberable and shareable quotes. The author has a simple and nice style of writing. So, this book is great for the new beginners, If you haven’t read much about self-love, personal development, self-improvement, the law of attraction, etc.
Step out of your comfort zone and face your fears.
Growth takes place when you are challenged,
not when you are comfortable.
I would give 3.5 / 5 stars to this book. You can order this book from Amazon. You canread the reviews about the various other books at my page Books.
Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House UK Pages: 185 Rating: 4.5/5
IKIGAI is a Japanese word that has several meanings, but I like the one which is “Your Inner Inspiration.” Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles wrote this book. First of all, according to the Japanese, everyone has an Ikigai – few are successful in finding it, or rest are still struggling to understand it. For instance, the best line which I liked a lot in this book is “our Ikigai is the reason we get up in the morning.”
Certainly, this book was successful in touching the various aspect of the Japanese concept of longevity and happiness, and aptly explained the term – IKIGAI. The book revolves around the lifestyle of the older adults and similarly shows examples from Okinawa – a beautiful island with the most centenarians in the world. It is an island of almost eternal youth. In ancient times there was saying a healthy mind recites in a healthy body. The same saying supported in this book but a more detailed and explained manner. The book says always tries to keep yourself busy and feed healthy stuff to your body. In addition, engage your mind with new things and new learning like games, puzzles and try to keep a bay from the stress are critical as anti-aging.
However, modern human beings are more prone to take stress in various forms. We should be more mindful of using our screen time as it leads to stress, and stress weakens the cells and promote aging.
I chose this book to write about it because it created a lot of stir in the market, primarily because of its Author. I first saw this book at the airport during my travel from Jaipur to Gurgaon. I will not tell a lie, but I just went by the name of the Writer and read the Title later. The name ‘Robin Sharma” gave me a sense of excitement and expectations to learn something new and endearing again from his pen. So, I decided to give my five precious hours (1 Hour flight journey and the standard waiting time 🙂 ). So, friends, as I read this book from the beginning until the end. It makes me eager to write about it and let you all know about the inside knowledge. So, allow me to update you, friends, this book has grooved the say the “Don’t judge the book by its cover.” The Writer starts the book with a story that was baseless and slow and will do everything to test your patience level. As a real fighter, I didn’t give up. If we go by the name, suggest this book is about developing a habit of early rising and the benefits associated with it.