I don’t know about you, but I’m the kind of person that gets irritated when subjected to so called motivational speakers. The kind that jumps up and down and tries to get the people in the audience to jump up and down and shout as well.
I can dance and I can sing - to a soundtrack, but the kind of speakers that try to jack up my enthusiasm profoundly irritate me.
So when Brian Klemmer was due to speak at a sort of club I usually go to, I was sceptical. Another friend had been hyping him up the exact way that irritates me…
But I was wrong. What he said made sense to me, and he said straight out that the kind of motivational speaking that irritates me - doesn’t work. Yay!
Anyway, his stuff impressed me as usable enough, I bought his book.
I’ve been reading parts of it now and then, and last night I came to his chapter on balance. What he wrote made so utterly sense, it’s frightening. I’ve been formulating my own theories for a few years, on why some people totally alienate the people around them - all because their pride gets in the way (I guess Brian would consider that being low on the Emotional score, and that they have “glasses” on). I’ve been wondering about things like that.
This book will help anyone who’s willing to work on their life, to get more out of it.
And it might help people who are caught in destructive thought patterns. Brian Klemmer helps you identify your preconceived notions that make you act the way you act. By showing you that they may be there even if you don’t realize it. Even if you’ve never been without them.
A friend of mine lost 20 pounds and released an album after attending one of Brian Klemmer’s seminars. And she’s somewhere around 45, overweight, and had never released anything, though it had been her life’s dream. His seminar acted as a giant kick in the behind, to spur her into action.
I can’t promise that this book will help you quite that much. It’s all up to you how much you’ll let it affect you. But it does help you understand concepts that up to now may have been hard to get your mind around.
Like for instance the chapter about Balance. He likens balance to a square, and says we consist of the Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual. And then proceeds to explain all sides, and tell you the goal to being balanced is to balance how you score on all these 1-10 scales and then try to improve the areas where you are lacking, instead of focusing your energy on the areas where you’re already doing well. And he explains the Spiritual in such a sense, you could well score relatively well even if you’re not active in a religion. It’s about your perspective on why you do what you do, why your goals are what they are.
So, guys, you should definitely get this book however you can get it.
I’ve put a link to Amazon here (I’m an associate, so it makes sense. I get a small percentage of any sales).
You can also read more about Brian Klemmer on his company’s website.