Monday, April 4, 2016

Meet the New You (Book Review)

Meet the New You, by Elisa Pulliam, is a 21 day plan to help women evaluate their priorities and lives, set goals, and embark on changes that will help them become more intentional in choosing goals and activities that line up with their priorities.

The plan is divided into four phases:

  • Phase 1 has the reader assess her current life and priorities. Each chapter includes Bible passages, lessons on a focused topic (making a life map, time usage, and evaluation of priorities), and follow-up questions and charts.
  • Phase 2 is devoted to self-assessment. It explains personality types and directs the reader to several online surveys for identifying personality types. It teaches about learning styles and and helps the reader identify her specific talents with the goal of helping her choose the best activities or commitments for her to focus on.
  • Phase 3, overcoming obstacles, identifies several areas that may be keeping women from living fulfilling lives, such as idols, comparison to others, and unforgiveness.
  • Phase 4 puts it all together and includes guidance for setting goals.

This is a helpful book for those who want to make changes in their lives. It was well organized and covered a lot of helpful topics. The chapter for most days didn’t take longer than 30 minutes to complete, with the exception of those that required online quizzes. Personally, I didn’t find it very applicable to my life at this time, because I’m already familiar with my learning style, talents, personality and spiritual gifts. I am also fairly goal oriented and have learned to say, “no” to opportunities that aren’t right for me at a particular time. I think many women would find this book useful, though.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. All opinions are my own.

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