Book Review #1 – The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard

Hey, guys! How are you all doing?, I’m on my last week of holidays and it has been a relaxing and busy month! I am very happy to be posting something again, so here we go haha!
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So yesterday I finished the book called motivation manifesto and would like to share what I got out of it!

Motivation Manifesto is a personal development book where the aim, is for the readers to reclaim their lives and personal freedom.
The book was written by Brenton Burchard, who is one of the most widely followed personal trainers. He also wrote several best selling books such as The Millionaire Messenger.

The main content of the book was the nine declarations for individuals to indulge deeply to claim their personal freedom and identity, which are.
i. We Shall Meet Life With Full Presence and Power
ii. We Shall Reclaim Our Own Agenda
iii. We Shall Defeat Our Demons
iv. We Shall Advance With Abandon
v. We Shall Practice Joy and Gratitude
vi. We Shall Not Break Integrity
vii. We Shall Amplify Love
viii. We Shall Inspire Greatness
ix. We Shall Slow Time

What have I liked about the book?
The book was written in a very poetic and rhetoric way, which I liked and it was a new style for me. Each chapter was also written with VERY rich details, which was good. The book also have a very nice cover, which will look good on your shelf! Haha

What spoke to me the most?
Throughout the nine declarations. The ones that spoke to me the most were ” We Shall Reclaim Our Own Agenda” because I know I tend to sway away from my personal goals and have to be more firm in that area, other ones would be ” Practice With Joy and Gratitude, Not Break integrity, Amplify Love, and Inspire greatness” these chapters made me remember the values that I want to live by, and areas I need to improve.

Cons?
Having read motivation books before, I was already familiar with the contents, and it wasn’t something I have not heard. Another thing would be, even though I like the way the book was written, I though some of the chapters were overly written and too many examples was provided (personal opinion). Oh and there was not a lot of practicality in the book, but I believe that wasn’t the aim of the book anyway, so its all goooood.

Overall, I would highly recommend this book if you want to have a good kick in the ass to start moving again, or to be reminded/ amplified in certain areas within your map to personal freedom. I would also introduce this book to people who’ve never read motivational books before and would like to give it a shot, as the book contains very rich detail and it was written in a way to encourage and fuel an individual.

I hope you are all having a great month, its been really cold here in Sydney, so I hope ya’ll keeping yourself warm with tea and blanket! Or if its blazing hot where you are , keep drinking water and sunscreen !! Keep learning, keep striving. It is  a never ending journey! Love ya all!
P.s this is one of the quote from the book that I really liked.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man’s life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom. – Albert Einstein
Live//Love//Choice//
-Briane
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