Book Review: Inner Voice by Russ Whitney

October 2, 2013 Uncategorized 0

Genres: Non-Fiction
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About the Book:

  • Inner VoiceInner Voice
  • by Russ Whitney
  • Category: Self Help
  • Pages: 272
  • Publication: September 24th 2013
  • Publisher: Hay House
  • Received From: Hay House NetGalley
  • Rating: 3.5/5
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Synopsis:

Inner Voice: Unlock Your Purpose and Passion traces how one man’s struggle to find the true meaning of life evolved into a worldwide movement known as the Inner Voice way of life. Internationally recognized businessman, financial expert, and real-estate icon Russ Whitney spent five years and 20,000 hours researching and developing the program. It is built on simple yet powerful principles and strategies that guide readers through identifying their purpose; developing their passion; and living a life of peace, joy, and success that is richer and more fulfilling than they ever dreamed possible. Inner Voice is a dramatic departure from Whitney’s earlier best-selling books, which all focused on financial success, real estate, and wealth-building strategies. In Inner Voice, Whitney explains the happiness that can be found in humility; the importance of living in the moment; the need to understand, recognize, and master the immutable law of powerlessness; and how to surrender and find solid answers and peace with what you can’t control. He teaches readers to use life-changing tools, including the Discovery Chart, two-way conscious contact, and Character Asset Checklist to achieve and maintain a connection with the Inner Voice. A step-by-step guide demonstrates exactly how to apply Inner Voice principles and strategies on a daily basis to be free of anxiety, frustration, fear, doubt, guilt, and shame so we can live the life our Creator intended for us.

 

My Thoughts:

As self help books go, I think I’m above the average person, not that I don’t need self help books anymore, far from it! However, I think there is a beginning point and I’m past that and I felt like Inner Voice is more for people that are just beginning or wanting to get more out of what that inner voice is telling them.

Not that I walked away without anything, there is a lot of great information in here. So much so that I had to highlight as I went along and I do plan on reading this again.

The parts that turned me off was mainly the beginning where Russ Whitney is explaining how he got into this way of thinking. He goes into great detail about how and why he needed this change in his life and how and why you may also. What I did really like (REALLY!!) was that he isn’t trying to shove religion down anyone’s throats, however, multiple times he talks about God. But not the perspective of say, God as an old man with a beard sitting in white clouds, he talks about YOUR version of God. He explains that no matter how you think of God, whether he is that old man, or if your meaning of god is more of the universe in all of its glory, he basically says to use that version and to run with it. Do not let anyone take your version of God from you. I thought that was amazing and rarely do I read where spiritual leaders are saying that you have a version and you need to believe in your version. Loved this.

So, even if you’re not a beginning to talking to your version of god, I think this book could be enjoyed by so many. Just take the first few chapters and run through them and really get into the meat of the material, it’s worth it.

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