Book Club: You Can Change Your Life Review

January is all about fresh starts (even if that’s far more difficult this year) so for this month’s Book Club Faye has been reading how she could change her life…

You Can Change Your Life: Easy Steps to Getting what You Want

Rob Yeung

These proven techniques aim to bring about lasting change in your life – and I wanted to put that to a test. I’ve read plenty of self-help books in the past, and while some seem to be a but of fun (and work, partially, if you actually put the effort in), others don’t seem to have any accuracy – at least for me.

Psychologist Rob Yeung, PhD, is a researcher and educator in the areas of human communication, influence and persuasion, and high achievement. He is the author of over a dozen international bestsellers, so I figured he must have some good knowledge to share. Plus, he has written for the Financial Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian and has been quoted in publications ranging from Men’s Health and Psychologies to the Wall Street Journal – he’s a clever guy, you can’t argue that.

In this book, Rob investigates ways of making change stick. He offers the most up-to-date thinking on the skills, beliefs and methods that will help you to change your life, but also encourages you to actively get involved while reading. Rooted in evidence-based research and based on proven strategies and treatments, Rob offers a new perspective and new techniques to enable you his tips to actually work. You just need to make sure you’ve got a pen and paper at the ready.

This is no “sit back and relax” reading, it’s more “get up and go.” What’s most interesting to me, is that once you finish the book, you can look back at your answers to the tasks and see if they’ve changed since learning more about yourself. You can also look back in one, five or ten years time to see how much things have changed.

Whether you want to lose weight, feel more positive, give up a bad habit, or improve anything else about yourself, I genuinely feel like there’s some good tips in here. It certainly give me some inspiration.

Faye Dixon

Lifestyle Journalist and Blogger from the North East.

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