“Journey to You” is a self-help book that will inspire you to discover who you really are and what you were born to do. I found that it really made me look inside myself to discover the areas where I tend to hold myself back from reaching my full potential. It also helped me to identify my habits that enable one to regress so that I can stop myself from continuously falling off track from achieving my goals. I had to take a serious look at both the positive and negative aspects of my character. As I did, a lot of people will really relate to this book. The author, Steve Olsher has twenty years of experience in helping people transform their lives through The Reinvention Workshop, which is a program that he founded.
“Journey to You” is divided into four different parts. The first part is to “Establish the Foundation.” In this part we are taught about the Four Stages of Learning and how they affect us. I found this to be extremely interesting. Olsher also teaches us to identify our weaknesses and our strengths. We also learn about identifying the things that set us off, and cause us to fall off track. Learning how to think rationally is incredibly empowering.
The second part is “Realize Permanent, Positive Change” introduces S.L.A.P. This stands for “The Seven Life Altering Principles.” Using this principles aides us in setting guidelines to direct us in how we are going to live. The part that really hit home with me, and that I think many people will relate to is the section about “The Sufficiency Theory.”
The third part, “Become Who You Were Born to Be,” will inspire you to feel like it is not too late to do what you were born to do. There is an interesting section called, “What is Your WHAT?” Then steps are giving as to help you discover what you were meant to do through your innate talents. The fourth part, “Forge Your Path – Create Your Legacy” brings it all together. Life-focusing exercises are given to help you figure it all out and to make a commitment to stick with what goals you have set for yourself.
In “Journey to You,” Olsher writes, “You hold complete control over the choices you make now and the wisdom of those choices will determine the quality of your life.” By learning about the theories he presents and gaining a greater understanding through his interesting examples, and by doing the exercises, I truly believe that this program will work.
Journey to You: A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming Who You Were Born to Be
Bold Press (2010)
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (11/10)