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Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Three Simple Steps by Trevor Blake - Book review

Three Simple Steps

A Map to Success in Business and Life

By: Trevor Blake

Published: August 23, 2012
Format: Paperback, 256 pages
ISBN-10: 1936661713
ISBN-13: 978-1936661718
Publisher: Ben Bella Books

"I know that life can feel like you're thrashing around in quicksand. The harder you struggle, the deeper you sink, until you can't see how you'll ever be free. This doesn't have to be your experience", writes successful serial entrepreneur and life coach Trevor Blake, in his insightful and empowering book Three Simple Steps: A Map to Success in Business and Life. The author describes how people lose control of their own lives, success and happiness, and shares his three simple and readily applied steps to regain control of your life and your future.

Trevor Blake understands how people who have gained control of their own lives share a powerful belief in that ability to guide their own destiny. The author also provides evidence that many people, who are even in possession of more of life's advantages, find their lives and destiny in complete turmoil. Trevor Blake shares his three simple steps to reestablish personal control over your thoughts, actions, and future. Basing his principles on the latest neuroscience breakthroughs, Trevor Blake shows people how to actually rewire their own brains for the removal of self destructive thinking, and replacing them with thoughts that empower their lives. Instead of the deadly self-sabotage experienced by many people, the fresh ways of thinking propel a person to living a life of purpose and satisfaction.

Trevor Blake (photo left) recognizes that people face challenges in their lives but he offers the encouraging message that no one has to remain in what he calls the quicksand of hopelessness. Instead of indulging in negative media messages, destructive emotions, discouraging self talk, and listening to complaining and pessimistic people, the author shares a way to break free of that downward pull.

The solution that anyone can incorporate into their own thoughts and life is based on what Trevor Blake calls the three simple steps. The three straight forward steps are as follows:

* Reclaiming your mentality
* Creating winning ideas
* Transforming ideas into action

With the three steps as the foundation of a person's thoughts and actions, they are better prepared to avoid the destructive people in their lives or workplace. Trevor Blake offers nine ways for dealing with those chronic complainers in your life or at work:

* Become self-aware
* Redirect the conversation
* Smother a negative thought with a positive image
* Don't try to convert others
* Distance yourself when possible
* Wear the invisible "mentality shield"
* Create a private retreat
* Transfer responsibility
* Forgive your lapses

For me, the power of the book is how Trevor Blake provides a readily understood framework for regaining control of one's life with the practical exercises to achieve that empowerment. The author presents a clear and concise blueprint to not only remove yourself from the quicksand of self-destructive thoughts and actions, but also guides a person along the path to regaining control of their own thoughts and lives. Trevor Blake backs up his principles with the latest discoveries in neuroscience that confirm the impact of thoughts on the activity within the brain. The science also demonstrates how new neurons and pathways are created and rerouted to establish fresh modes of thought and action.

To help personalize the concepts, and to illustrate their effect in the real world, the author includes a number of interesting and engaging anecdotes and personal stories. The addition of the practical techniques to deal with negative people in the workplace are an added and useful part of the book as well.

I highly recommend the transformational and readily applicable concept filled book Three Simple Steps: A Map to Success in Business and Life by Trevor Blake, to anyone seeking an honest and results oriented road map to achieving real control over your own life. This book offers a course of action that will guide you to success and happiness, and a life filled with purpose, as you fulfill your personal destiny.


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