Published by Createspace on April 5th 2012
Have you ever looked at the successful people you admire and wondered -- How do they do it? The freedom. The wealth. The underlying sense of purpose. Successful People Are Full of C.R.A.P has the answers, and they may surprise you. Rachel Luna, international success coach and owner of TheTailorMadeLife.com, created this action-packed guide based on her work with hundreds of women who all without a doubt had one thing in common: they wanted more. While many of us believe successful people are inherently "different," Rachel's road to fulfillment convinced her otherwise -- they were full of C.R.A.P. Courage: Seeing your fears for what they really are and moving forward in spite of them. Resilience: Strengthening your spirit and teaching yourself how to bounce back quickly. Authenticity: Living the dream YOU'VE always wanted, not someone else's. Perseverance: Walking through feelings of resistance.
In this book, Rachel takes you step-by-step through the process of planning, achieving and celebrating the life you've always wished for. She's also included a series of interviews with some of her favorite success stories -- Marie Forleo, Fabio Viviani, Shama Kabani, Sergeant Major John Estrada & more -- to provide real life C.R.A.P. examples.
A friend recommended this book for my personal development collection. I downloaded it from Kindle Unlimited and read it. I am trying to think of something nice to say. She had good advice. I liked her interviews of successful people. She had good actionable advice.
The bad part.. and you knew this was coming so I am just going to spit it out. The writing sucked. I feel it could have been salvaged with a good editor. We all know that traditionally published books have the crap edited out of them. literally. I mean I bet Stephen King don’t really write that well on a first draft. Nobody does. That is why you hire editors to cut the crap and smooth and tighten your writing. This book read exactly like a first draft. Like she whipped it up in a month or so and posted it on Amazon. I am not knocking self-published books. I have read some excellent self-published books. I AM saying no matter how you publish you still need an editor. Don’t just type it up in a caffeine induced frenzy then be all like holy shit I wrote a book then post it on Amazon. I am not saying that is what she did I am saying that what this book reads like.
If you can get past the bad writing which I tried my best to do. I kept telling myself focus on the content Hillary; she does some good action advice. Such as:
- take care of yourself
- eat right
- have a group of people who support you
- have a mentor who can guide you
I feel that if an editor were brought in and went over the book then, it would be an excellent book. As it is ugh.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Non fiction reading challenge 2016