A modern world that is bursting with data can often make us feel even more lost as we struggle to find meaning and look for the answers to lifes mysteries. Joseph Deitch shares his lifelong pursuit of wisdom and growth in an accessible, practical, down-to-earth gift to his readers. Elevate is a celebration of life and the potential that exists for all of us. It provides both answers and insights as it links awareness and action, East and West, ancient and modern, spiritual and scientific. It offers a formula for turning frustration into fascination and provides a universal framework for what works and why, what to do... and why we dont....
|Title||:||Elevate: An Essential Guide to Life|
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Elevate: An Essential Guide to Life Reviews
DNF'd at 10%
Elevate was never going to be a winner for me in that it is simply not my genre. While many other my age enjoy non-fiction books and inspirational biographies, my barest interests lie in the realms of fiction. I have the utmost respect for people who thrive on these books and having heard Joe speak in person, I can attest that he is a kind, passionate man with a great deal of introspective knowledge. However, when I reach a place in a book when I am forcing myself through it - not be ...more
I won this book on Goodreads. This book is a fascinating look into one's mindset. At times I felt vulnerable looking at my biases and concepts towards things in my life. The concepts that I want to utilize and takeaway for myself is to "ask" and to "listen." These are just two points to consider from everyday life to starting a new business and everything in between, these can be used for basically all that life has to offer. Listening is valuable, I find most businesses fail to listen to themse ...more
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Elevate is a wonderful summary of the best, scientifically backed, actions individuals can take to improve their own overall health and well-being. The first part of the book discusses valuable concepts that one should consider weaving into the fabric of their lives and the second part gives practical advice in how to do that. While most of the content was not new to me, or probably to you, it was presented in such a way as to ...more
I'm so happy I won a raffle for this one. I probably wouldn't have known what this book was about or that even existed without the help of BookishFirst. As a studying Clinical Mental Health Counselor I found so much valuable information in the pages of this book. I really enjoyed the flow and how everything, even if I wasn't a student of psychology, could be read and understood by anyone. It was an uplifting, educational book and I would definitely recommend to fellow learners, friends, family ...more
I really appreciated the way the author has organized the accumulated wisdom in this book. As he says, "It's not my wisdom, it's our wisdom." He's collected and organized wisdom from both Eastern and Western philosophies into a very readable and logical format, with two parts. The first part is "Awareness" and is about cultivating awareness for improving your life. The second part, equally important, is "Action". The author compares it to the Eastern concept of yin and yang, both are ...more
What an interesting book! I must admit, boasting that this is "an essential guide to life" does make me a bit skeptical of such a strong claim, but I think this book lived up to that title pretty well. I don't often listen to a lot of motivational books and speakers, but I must say that I related to a lot of what Deitch was saying in this book. Deitch writes in a very accessible, simple, and precise writing style that really made this book a pleasant breeze to read through. Deitch doesn't necess ...more
I won this book from Bookish in exchange for an honest review, thanks Bookish and thanks to the author! I really enjoyed reading this self help book and found it to be very useful, enlightening, and full of a lot of great information as well as personal stories from the author. This book is meant to Elevate your thinking, which will, in turn, elevate your life. Elevate provides a lot of good advice and practical ways to elevate your life and implement them into your life. It took me a little lon ...more
I feel like by stating that I have not been able to pick up a nugget of wisdom (just yet anyway) and elevate myself beyond my limitations, that I fall into the same group of people the book warns the reader against.
However, even though I have not learned anything new, I do think we can all sometimes use reminders of the important things such as being open and recognizing we all have our own personal biasis.
I liked the quotes that preceeded the chapters in the book that helped guide each chapter ...more