lundi 6 février 2012

Shift...Or Get Off the Pot by Linda Edgecombe - Book review



Shift or Get off the Pot

26 Simple Truths About Getting a Life


By: Linda Edgecombe

Published: June 1, 2009
Format: Paperback, 256 pages
ISBN-10: 1897178654
ISBN-13: 978-1897178652
Publisher: Insomniac Press









"It's about remembering what you already know; it's about finding the simple truths about what it takes to get a life and be happy", writes internationally renowned award-winning humorous speaker, trainer, and consultant. Linda Edgecombe, CSP, in her straight talking and engaging book Shift or Get off the Pot: 26 Simple Truths About Getting a Life. The author describes how a person can meet themselves, know themselves, love themselves, and how to rediscover what it means to have a fulfilling and and happy life.

Linda Edgecombe understands that the pressures of people's lives cause them to lose focus and feel that their lives are beyond their own control. The author advising slowing life down to a more human and liveable speed, and shares the techniques for making that shift in speed. Linda Edgecombe demonstrates that everyone knows the answers to how they can fulfill their life's purpose. Those answers just get lost in all the noise and demands of everyday life. Linda Edgecombe offers a restful oasis to rest and refresh oneself, and to make the changes that will get an individual's life back into their own hands.



Linda Edgecombe (photo left) recognizes that a person can only be successful if they know who they are and what they really want to do in their lives. To assist people on this voyage of self discovery, the author shares some intriguing tools and has the individual ask their inner selves some deep and probing questions. Instead of living a fantasy, the author shares ideas for making those dreams a reality.

Linda Edgecombe presents three core questions, that everyone must ask and answer for themselves, as they keys to the shift. Those core questions are:

* Are you doing the best you can?

* Are you living on the deferred life plan?

* When was the last time you did something for the first time?

For me, the power of the book is how Linda Edgecombe combines the often difficult questions of one's life's direction with good humor and spontaneity. The author asks the reader to reflect on their own life, and on their future, and shares some engaging and fun practices for making what she calls a shift. Unlike many books on finding life's purpose, this book avoids the pain so often associated with and resulting from that introspection process. Through a healthy injection of humor and laughter, this book is a pleasure to read, and the practices a joy to consider for everyone.

I highly recommend the joy filled and inspirational book Shift or Get off the Pot: 26 Simple Truths About Getting a Life by Linda Edgecombe, to anyone seeking to make changes in their lives, or is looking for their life purpose, but lacks the guidance on their inner voyage. This book sets the course for a fresh new approach to life, filled with spontaneous events, laughter, and an exciting new lease on life.

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