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Sunday 7 October 2018

Review: Build The Person You Want To Be

After a recent defeatist conversation with a teenager preparing for VCE, this book found me. I realized what an extensive and wide-reaching audience Build the Person You Want to Be is suited to. 

It is a valuable resource for improving your outlook on everything, building a positive attitude, and changing wrong perceptions of things brought on by negative thoughts.

In a constantly changing and challenging world, young people (and people of all ages) are faced with constant stress to perform. Many view the future as bleak and fatalistic. 

Here are seven tools that will increase positivity and creativity plus many additional scientific-based, well-researched stimulants to improve your thought process. 

They come from the Oranges toolkit that was originally created to improve morale and productivity at Camp Quality, Australia’s leading charitable organization for children from birth to 12 years, living with cancer. It proved so successful that countless other organizations sought to adopt these ideas which are now in such demand.

It is proven that breaking bad habits and retraining the brain is possible. This is included in the list of ways to improve your thinking, consider alternate possibilities, and generate new ideas.

Language plays a big part in the way we see life. The way we self-talk and speak to others needs careful thought and is important in a person’s reform.

Contained here are interlinked principles full of hope and change, to help individuals as well as groups, navigate their way through difficult situations, thoughts, fears and anxieties, and improve the quality of their life.

This book is a must for anyone of any age stuck in the rut of unhealthy, negative attitudes. An ideal read for parents who want to facilitate change in their child’s outlook to help them reach their full potential.

Title: Build the Person You Want to Be
Author: Simon Rountree
Publisher: EK Books, $29.99
Publication Date: September 2018
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781925335125
For ages: 15+
Type: Non Fiction