Being an audible addict, I consumed this book on audio and must admit I found Mastin incredibly hard to listen to. I know he’s risen to fame via YouTube so perhaps a full audio visual experience would make this book more digestible, well for me anyway, you may love his rapid fire chatter, I winced fearing he would trip over each word throughout! Subjective Bianca view, that’s all.
Aside from narration quality, I loved the content of this book. Bringing together the past 5 decades of ‘shelf’ help literature Mastin gives us a 40 day plan to find our power. It’s logical, practical and I did actually experience a few epiphanies working through the exercises myself.
There’s the usual wisdom around paying attention to your emotions a la ‘negative emotions are a call for awareness, pay attention and learn from them’. And if you want results it’s a simple equation of
Intension emotion + Belief + Action = Results.
Very Tony Robbins, nevertheless very apt.
Mastin asserts you should align everything in your life with your top two emotions which is a slight deviation away from the more common Value driven prioritisation. He encourages you to make goals that feel like a mission not a to do list and to ensure they align with your higher calling.
He asks us to identify and work through our ‘Original lncidents’ or OIs as he calls them. Defining moments in our childhood which created beliefs that have limited our actions and thus results in life then teaches us how to surface, break down and eliminate these limiting beliefs. This was a transformational exercise for me and I believe I saved a fortune in therapy working through this simple process.
Another big take away for me from this book is his reinforcement that ‘people are inspired by your example. Don’t lecture or coerce. Do.’ Thank you Mastin, I sure will.
The official book blurb for Claim Your Power: A 40-Day Journey to Dissolve the Hidden Blocks That Keep You Stuck and Finally Thrive in Your Life’s Unique Purpose by Mastin Kipp
‘Has your vision board turned into just wishful thinking? Do you believe in the power of intention and goal setting, but are losing self-respect because you aren’t following through? Do you feel completely stuck in life?
If things haven’t been going the way you’ve planned, know this: Everything changes the moment you discover your life’s unique Purpose. Success, love, abundance, health and well-being, and vibrant energy are all by-products of leading a Purpose-filled life.
Maybe you don’t know what your life’s Purpose is, or you don’t believe you have one, or you thought you knew what it was and you lost it. If that’s the case . . .
IT’S TIME TO CLAIM YOUR POWER!
Join best-selling author and Functional Life Coach Mastin Kipp as he guides you on a 40-day journey, inspired by Joseph Campbell’s model of the hero’s journey, to identify and dissolve whatever’s holding you back, break free from trauma and victimhood, and transform your life. Not only will you change your life for the better, but in doing so, you’ll improve the lives of the people you love.
With Claim Your Power, you’ll wake up energized by the momentum you’ve unleashed, an energy that will only increase with each new accomplishment and breakthrough. And you’ll discover the peace and sense of self-respect that comes only to those who follow through and bring their Purpose to life.
Are you ready? We’ve got no time to waste. Your life’s unique Purpose is calling, and so are all those whose lives you’re meant to touch. Remember to get out there, take action, and make it real!