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Live Life Aggressively! What Self Help Gurus Should Be Telling You

by Mike R Mahler

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When I agreed to review "Live Life Aggressively," I had no idea who Mike Mahler was, as it is with most of my book reviews. I figured he was just another self-help author, wanting to share what has worked for him. Maybe, I had already heard some of it before, as is usually is the case, maybe not. My first surprise was how up-front Mahler was immediately at the start of the book. Something you tend not to get from a self-help author, as these authors usually tip toe their way around with their advice, as if trying not to upset the reader. God forbid they tell the reader the truth. Why should they, when most people don't want to believe, or even act upon the truth, they rather read a fairy tale, or something new, even if the advice is impossible for them to ever achieve. Mahler points out from the start, that he may go over somethings you may have already heard before and this is not a self-help book. He also details his own life and how he, himself, has not achieved nirvana in his own life and knows he never will. Mahler has worked very hard at what he does, and that is why he is where he is today. But that wasn't always the case. You see he also had the 9-5 boring job, working for another, which he dreaded. But what is different about Mahler? Mahler went for his dreams, although he felt somewhat pushed at the time, it did not come easy and he did not immediately have success. One of the lessons he points out in his book, is in regards to running your own business. Mahler explains, how it is OK to lay back and relax for a little while, but sedation for to long can ruin everything you have worked for. I tend to agree, and know that all to well. As someone who left a full-time job for different reasons, but to also feel that freedom of being my own boss. Some of us just don't do well working for others, and Mahler has proudly stated that fact. I am right there with him when it comes to that. I also know, I work harder now than I have ever worked in my life. Being your own boss is no easy way out, you don't get rich and it takes tons of discipline. But it can be achieved, and Mahler gives you tips on how to get started and maybe even stick to it, if you listen long enough. What grabbed my interest the most in his book, is the chapter on hormones and DHEA. I have been through some similar issues as a child, as Mahler shares in his book. As a female, hormone imbalance is an even bigger issue, and has been since my early teens. Mahler has triggered an interest in me to pursue that issue and learn more about hormone inbalance. When an author gets you to want to learn more about a topic, I consider them well worth reading. When they talk as if they have all the answers, that's when I lose interest. As Mahler points out, one main reason people do not go for their dreams, is due to acquiring a comfort level and staying in it. Why leave a well paying job, when it pays your bills, even if you are miserable everyday you go to work. Mahler is straight forward and gives you the facts, its up to you if you want to believe them. Are you one of those people who is always looking for new advice and never acts upon any of it. Then this book is not for you, unless you change your bad habits. This advice is not a get rich, instant gratification and happy ending book. If that's what you are looking for, then don't bother wasting your time reading, you might need that extra time to search for other self-help advice. ( )
  autumnblues | Sep 16, 2011 |
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Live Life Aggressively! What Self-Help Gurus Should Be Telling You is a much different take on the self-help genre. This book is a slap in the face! It will force the reader out of his or her comfort zone, and will move the reader to remember what he or she needs to know to move forward with purpose. It is about taking charge of your life, and striving for greatness, rather than accepting mediocrity, or a life of quiet desperation. This is what it means to live life aggressively! It means to live with strong purpose and resolve. This book covers areas that few have the courage to talk about, and that is the problem. It is the white elephant in the room that everyone wants to ignore. Instead of confronting this problem, most people waste time watching nonsense like reality television and texting all day long. Self-help books are so focused on making you feel good about yourself, that they fail to help you be honest with yourself. Without brutal honesty you will never move forward. Without a strong sense of purpose, and passion, you will never persevere through the inevitable plethora of hard times that are coming your way in life. People need to accept that they will suffer in order to lead a fulfilling life and that the suffering should be embraced rather than avoided. Embrace the suffering and avoid procrastination the true destroyer of hopes and dreams. This book’s focus is to induce real/lasting change and that comes as result of being aggressively honest with yourself, using pressure to your advantage, running toward risk rather than away from it and having a clear vision of what you want and what you are willing to sacrifice to get it. Some of the unique topics covered in this book include: the importance of hormone optimization for well-being and achieving goals, why the real battles in life are within, the necessity of negative thinking, what really makes people happy, and why people should avoid being attached to the results of actions. 50% of profit from book sales will be going to two fantastic organizations. Lifequest Transitions a great organization that helps wounded warriors and the Nevada SCPA an excellent organization that helps abandoned animals find new homes.

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