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Mindset Mondays – 52 Ways to Rewire Your Thinking and Transform Your Life

–Review of the Book by David Taylor-Klaus

How many times have you heard the term, “rewire your brain” and thought – “Oh! If it could only be that easy.” It isn’t easy – but it is possible. Here’s the guidebook, instruction manual, primer, tutorial workbook that will help you forge a path to change one week at a time – or if you’re like me – one concept at a time. Note: Some of the practices in this book will be doable, but you might want to savor and commit more time.

However, you can read these short vignettes (3-5 pages each) and grasp the content and formulate ideas on what you might do to move forward day by day and week by week. The key here is to read the chapter with the mindset that you are serious about this being your year to advance in your goals, change your lifestyle, ignite your career, restore relationships – you decide what you want to achieve. This book gives you the insight and tools to jump-start your transformation.

If you want to develop a growth mindset and ready to use your own life as a laboratory,
Mindset Mondays with DTK is your guide.

–Marshall Goldsmith

One thing that stood out to me about this book is the thought that went into each weekly chapter. From the appropriate quotes to help focus your mind, the relevant story examples, to the summation using the REWIRE acronym, there is a takeaway for every week.

REWIRE: Reflect, Experiment, Write, Investigate, Revise, Expand

With 52 worthwhile examples to choose from, it wasn’t an easy decision, but Imposter Syndrome seems to be a hot topic these days – so here’s a brief recap of week 12 – Choose a New Perspective

Do you fall into the trap where you think you don’t measure up – especially to professionals
who have clearly achieved higher acclaim and status than you? It’s not true, but your perspective has put you in the shadows.

It’s not who you think you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.

–Denis Waitley

Taylor-Klaus interjects a story of a person struggling with their reality – their perception of how they see themselves. Then the coaching of how one might turn their perspective from one of emotional damage to one that is supportive and helpful. Through a series of insightful questions, you will be challenged to introspectively evaluate what is absolute truth and what is ‘perception’.

Using REWIRE [Reflect, Experiment, Write, Investigate, Revise, Expand]

Reflect on what thought patterns aren’t working for you?

Experiment with self-talk about other perceptions you could/should have.

Write out your 10 negative thoughts that replay most often in your head. Title them like your “Greatest Hits”.

Investigate things that change as a result of being playful about your negativity.

Revise your current perspective to be more empowering and make it true for today.

Expand the chorus of voices inside you. Identify them, name them, draw them, but don’t let them drive the bus.

This is just one very small example of how this book plays out. The content geared for a 52-week makeover is so broad, you really need to buy the book and get started. January 1 is the start of a new calendar year, but don’t wait to get started on the new you. Remember that someday is not a day of the week.

Don’t take my word for it though. This book comes highly recommended and endorsed by eighteen people renowned for their successful endeavors, be it a corporate leader, coach, public speaker, or author of multiple books.

52 weeks to transformation starts here.

Jane Anderson
Jane Andersonhttp://refininggrace.com/
JANE’s professional experience is scattered across industries from financial services and insurance to engineering and manufacturing. Jane sees her background in writing and editing website content as the foundation to her current love of social media. Being an avid reader, meticulous note taker and lifelong learner has fostered her natural pursuit of sharing her world through writing. Reading books and summarizing content started as a hobby and has since grown to be a major part of her vocational experience. Jane says, “Authors pour their heart and soul into writing their book. When I write a review, it’s with intent to celebrate the book and promote the author.” Jane claims to be 'the best follower you'll ever want to meet' and has been repeatedly called servant leader, eternal cheerleader, social media evangelist, and inspirational go-to person. Jane is a contributing author to the inspiring book Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change.

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