Saturday, September 16, 2017

Book Review: '7 Simple Steps To Beat Emotional Baggage' by Anita Washington

Author Anita Washington earned her Masters in Education and her MBA and is a Counselor and Personal Development Coach helping women become emotionally whole, healed, healthy, and happy. Creator of the 7-Step Method, she teaches women to live unashamed of their secret story and go from stuck to unstoppable with an old soul and a comedic, honest voice. On her Emotional Happiness Podcast with That Anita Live and her story-packed speaking, she offers advice on how to make tough choices and fight to stay focused in the face of adversity. She’s a Personal Success Strategist, Women’s Empowerment Expert, and Inspirational Speaker.

One of the many assets of Anita’s rich book is her warm humor that lightens subjects that might otherwise be uncomfortably challenging to address. N her Preface he sets the tone of the wisdom that follows - Welcome to the first step in your transformational journey! Soon you will be shedding the plague of the past and creating a re-vision for your future. But before you embark on any new journey, what is the first thing you do? You assess where you are! That’s exactly what we’re going to do before we jump into the 7-Step Method. In this eBook we will determine whether or not you can be honest about what has you in a cloud of unhappiness, how you’ve been managing it, the number one emotion that keeps you stuck, and what stage of the emotional baggage life cycle you’re in. Emotional baggage is no respecter of persons. Everyone is susceptible. Just like those gorgeous Stepford figures on the front cover of this eBook, even the prettiest, most highly educated, privileged, and affluent women have emotional baggage, despite class, race, or money. If you think you are the only one, you’re not. The 7-Step Method is simple to understand but difficult to execute. The difficulty comes when you have to visually relive negative experiences and make decisions and choices that will be different from anything you’ve ever done, choices that will affect the rest of your life.’

From this stance she divides her book into sections - Are you following the crowd?, Is your life stuck in neutral, Do this now to avoid lifetime regret, and then she continues with her well explained seven steps: - Step One: Life Mapping, Step Two: Track & Trace Your Life, Step Three: Dispose of Distractions, Step Four: Celebrating Self, Step Five: Inner Peace & Quiet ,Step Six: Annual Performance Review Equation, and Step Seven: Gratitude & Give Back.

Healthy, helpful and entertaining all at once, Anita knows how to keep her readership’s attention focused. This is a fine little book that stands to help many women (and men for that matter). Grady Harp, July 17

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