SELF-HELP

Break the Curse: A Template for Change; 10 Steps To Restart Your Life

Freedom Pr. Jun. 2020. 196p. ISBN 9780578711331. pap. $16.99. SELF-HELP
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Entrepreneur Kelley (leadership, Cambridge Coll., Boston) draws on his own experiences of overcoming obstacles to guide readers through life’s challenges. He teaches the concept of framing (one’s internal sense that helps one make sense of the world) to show how people can handle conflicts in a positive, productive way. Within this framework, Kelley offers 10 steps as a template for change that includes finding mentors, embracing hardship, and developing leadership skills. Two of the steps for resisting temptation, for example, challenge readers to leave things better than they found them and to raise their standards, striving to be better tomorrow than yesterday. Helpful worksheets on goal setting (while not great for circulating library copies) complete the package so that readers can use this new knowledge immediately.
VERDICT An accessible book full of straightforward recommendations that are bound to help those looking to overcome life’s difficulties.

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