Friday, December 20, 2019

Book Review: 'Getting Used to Success: Develop an Invincible Mindset, Bolster Self-Confidence and Build Winning Habits' by H.J. Shalev

Getting Used to Success by H.J. Shalev

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” —Gandhi

Israeli author Hagai Joshua Shalev in 2005 gave up a six-figure salary as a CFO, and decided to become a self-employed spiritual business coach, turning himself from a numbers person into a people person. He leads organizations, executives and business owners to transform their habits in order to succeed and thrive - an expert in effective mental changes that generate more money. His methodology is an effective structured formula for transforming any debilitating habit into a better one, in order to generate success and abundance in business. His systematic methodology is designed for executives and business owners who are not utilizing their fullest potential and feel stuck. Using Shalev's system, they build a solid positive state of being, enabling them to excel their doing and reach their goals.

Much of the core of Shalev’s coaching information is revealed early on in his Introduction – ‘Modern life presents us with the challenge of change over and over. The world around us is constantly evolving at an ever-increasing pace. But against this backdrop, we, humans, are averse to change. Change brings about uncertainty and is interpreted by the instincts of the “human operating system” as danger, as a threat to survival. Thus, most humans try to avoid change at any cost, which results in crises characteristic of the second decade of the 21st century— crises in relationships, careers, and businesses. This is where I found myself. It was the first time I was ever forced to cope with change, and not just any change— a major transformation that entailed a change of career, a change of status from employee to self-employed, to building a new business from the ground up and undergoing accelerated personal development that left me an entirely different person. From a numbers person, I became a people person. And all this while trying to maintain the income level of a CFO in a high-tech company, who earned over $ 100,000 USD a year with all the fringe benefits, but who was now become self-employed… The book guides you, step by step, on a path of learning and implementing the methodology in your life in general, and in your management, career, or business needs in particular. All this comes from my unique integration between realism and awareness, spirit and matter, and doing and being, emphasizing the ability to balance and connect these pairs, which is rather rare in our world, yet is served to you in the pages of this book… With openness, self-discipline, and self-commitment, you can advance steadily towards the results you aspire to.’

Shalev makes it sound and feel easy – getting used to change, getting used to success and the practical tools to get used to success. This is a hands-on, minds-on very solid book 
- easy to grasp, and possible to attain. Highly recommended. 

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