Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Better Life Review


 About the Book

From the can-do entrepreneur Claire Diaz-Ortiz comes The Better Life, a motivational memoir about how little changes make all the difference.

In winsome style, Claire coaches readers with vignettes from her uncommon life. A top-level Twitter employee, world traveler, author, non-profit founder, and mom, Claire tries to make the most of every moment. In The Better Life, she shares action steps and reflections on balance, productivity, self-care, and other essentials for rocking it at life every day.

Take some advice from Claire: Say yes. Say no. Quit something. Take your mornings seriously. Make your weekends count. Write more. Worry less. Travel. Pray. Pause. Rest. Know your limits. Do Hatchi Patchi. Don’t beat yourself up. Be still. Be thankful. Be you, but your best.

Read this book, and start living the better life you’ve been meaning to. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

This is a small book that Claire Diaz-Ortiz has put together on her opinions of a better life. I am always up to read encouraging tips or advice on ways to enjoy life more or new things to do. Most everything in this book is stuff I have read before, my favorite chapter was on how to say no. I think she wrote that chapter especially well. But the rest of the book was a bit of a let down and I felt like it was almost selfishly written or perhaps more of a brag book. I think it is so great that she has seen and done so much, and I usually don’t mind reading books where people talk about their travels. But this book just made it sound like she was bragging at times and that bugged me a bit. That is just my perspective. She does have good things to say and I agree with most of her ideas but I find there are better books written on the subject.

Three Stars.
“I received this book from Moody Publishers for free in exchange for an honest review.”

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