I really, really like this book. And it’s true, every time I go through a bout of self-doubt and when I’m feeling a bit insecure I pick this book up. Just looking at a few chapters snaps me out of it. I do recommend this book! What this has to do with Charley, I’m not quite sure. I just know I feel better, and I think she benefits as well. Happy Owner, me, Happy Charley, her. And vice-versa. Happy Charley, Happy me.
“If you are new to the self-help world, I’m hoping this book will ease you into some of the basic concepts that totally changed my life so you can have a breakthrough, too, without making you want to run off screaming in the process. If you’ve already dipped your toe in the self-help pond, I hope it will say something in a new way that turns a light on so you can make some major shifts, create some tangible results, and someday wake up crying tears of giddy disbelief that you get to be you,” she says in chapter 1. She talks about GRATITUDE – and what vibration you give to the universe you will get in return. Kind of a yin-yang thing. I fully believe that, so I want to start doing that every morning, and then at night write “thank you” notes, as she recommends.
I’m not new to self-help books, but I stayed away from them for awhile. There is just something missing, or out of place with me, and I was blaming everything and everyone else for being too tired, not enough time, too much time, etc. etc. So, I am back in the saddle again with this book.
One of my fav quotes from the book is something Kurt Cobain said. It went like this, “ Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” That’s a really simple, yet very profound statement!
There are a few more that really stuck out when I had started to read on, such as “It’s just as easy to believe we’re awesome as it is to believe we’re giant sucking things.”
But, my favorite one so far is “DO NOT WASTE YOUR PRECIOUS TIME GIVING ONE SINGLE CRAP ABOUT WHAT ANYBODY ELSE THINKS OF YOU.”
Check it out. I love this book. I really can’t say that enough.