The Elevation Approach: Harness the Power of Work-Life Harmony To Unlock Your Creativity, Cultivate Joy, and Reach Your Biggest Goals

Rodale. Mar. 2023. 272p. ed. by Stephanie Smith. ISBN 9780593580240. $25. SELF-HELP
Part life guide, part business guide, this self-help book offers a wider perspective and lays out achievable and actionable steps and ideas to elevate oneself. Wells, a successful Black entrepreneur, business leader, and author of marketing guides (Chasing Youth Culture and Getting It Right) and children’s fiction, understands that personal and social aspects feed into a professional life, and she does a great job of showing how they all interact and complement each other. This is the four-part system Wells has developed out of her professional life and achievements, presented in a friendly and approachable way. She concisely defines her terms and strategies and offers ample examples from her own life and those from her own network to demonstrate them to readers. She shows how her framework is more of a cycle that one can revisit, adapt, and begin new goals with, enabling readers to come away from the book feeling refreshed and invigorated, capable of reaching their own elevation.
VERDICT Full of encouraging words and examples to help readers feel that their goals can be reached, this is a recommended book for all collections.
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