I’m always thankful for the many opportunities of learning and teaching that I have lead, collaborated on and for the many more that are still yet to come. One of these moments was the day when my dear friend Travis bought me books like The Secret and books by Deepak Chopra many years ago.

“Yumi, I see there’s a lot of feelings you have with your family that you need to address. I hope these will help you find that peace because I know you want to go out there and help the world to be a better place. You have so much potential, and I hope these books will help you change the way you think.”

I admit at the time I was quite offended at first response. After a few days passed, I delved through the books to grow my belief in the power of positive thinking.

Now, many years of dream-boarding, vision casting and positive thinking have been developed,  I’m excited to have been able to accomplish so much. Recently when I was feeling a little stuck on figuring out where I wanted to go next, the latest review copy of David Essel’s book arrived.

David Essel combines his 30 years of work in the field of personal growth along with stories from some of the top authors and success experts of our day, to shatter “the myth of the power of positive thinking.” David reveals that the real “Secret to success” requires much more than positive thinking, affirmations or vision boards, and that no one ever made a milion dollars, got the perfect body or found their soulmate through positive thinking alone. There is a place beyond wishful thinking and fantastical affirmations. 

“In this book, David Essel boldly flings open a hidden door of wisdom—a different perspective on the ‘positive’ that is the keystone to living our greatest self. David captivates us with stories and straight talk, elegantly clear, filled with profound knowledge derived from his own experiences and insight gleaned from thousands of interviews with luminaries at the pinnacle of success… ” Dianne Collins, 6-time Award Winning Author of the Bestseller, Do You QuantumThink? 

I liked how there were different stories shared like finding love, becoming a champion, becoming a better significant other, becoming financially free, and other relatable aspects.

Here are my favourite quotes, at this time in my journey of leadership in financial stewardship. This will definitely be a book that I will be referring to a lot, to remind us to take positive actions toward what we want in life. To make progress.

Take action at http://www.davidessel.com/

Thank you so much for the opportunity to read your book, David Essel.