Book Review of If Life Stinks, Get Your Head Outta Your But’s – Mark Wdowiak

This is my book review of “If Life Stinks, Get Your Head Outta Your But’s by Mark Wdowiak.”

The catchy title drew me in and I wasn’t disappointed when I began to read.

I liked the analogies he used with color, music and the alphabet to make his point as to the possibilities that abound in our lives to create the life we desire. 

The idea of initialing at the end of each chapter seemed a little odd at first, but I can see what the author was trying to achieve. 

What I liked about this book was after the detailed explanations, the author broke his narrative down into key points and listed them at the end of each chapter. This was great, giving the reader a chance to review what they’d just learned and make sure they’re on the right track. It also serves as a quick focal point reminder. 

I also enjoyed the author’s anecdotal stories which gave examples of what he was attempting to get across to the reader.
I found the explanation of the differences between our responsibilities and our obligations to be eye-opening and profound. Another gem for me was the comment by the author, “Sincerity has nothing to do with the truth.” He went on to explain why and it made sense.

The author has a great sense of humor which he infuses into the book throughout, making it an enjoyable read. 

What I didn’t like about this book: I didn’t find anything that would deter me from rating this book at five stars. It’s well edited and set out and easy to read. If I have to say anything, it might be to mention that the author was at times heavy-handed in his use of clichés. I do not find this to be much of an issue in a non-fiction self-help book, as say, compared to a novel, where original story-telling is the goal.

I was encouraged by the author’s compassion and understanding for other people whom he encountered in his daily life. Even when people did the wrong thing and inconvenienced him (or worse), he was able to feel compassion and understanding. I believe our attitude is a huge key when it comes to finding success in life. Karma is after all, alive and well, if you’ll pardon the cliché.

What would improve this book? We all know how easy it is to get fired up and decide we are going to change. But like New Years Eve resolutions. this determination can quickly be overcome by our deeply ingrained habits and thoughts. I would liked to have seen some practical exercises included in this book. Otherwise, it feels like a serious pep talk about what we must do but with little guidance or information on HOW to overcome long ingrained habits and patterns and permanently change our self-limiting thoughts and beliefs. 

The chapters on Thoughts, Feelings, and Emotions were outstanding. Just would have liked to see some practical exercises or suggestions to go along with them. 

No Buts About It, this is a great book. I rate this book five out of five stars.

The catchy title drew me in and I wasn’t disappointed when I began to read.

I liked the analogies he used with color, music and the alphabet to make his point as to the possibilities that abound in our lives to create the life we desire. 

The idea of initialing at the end of each chapter seemed a little odd at first, but I can see what the author was trying to achieve. 

What I liked about this book was after the detailed explanations, the author broke his narrative down into key points and listed them at the end of each chapter. This was great, giving the reader a chance to review what they’d just learned and make sure they’re on the right track. It also serves as a quick focal point reminder. 

I also enjoyed the author’s anecdotal stories which gave examples of what he was attempting to get across to the reader.
I found the explanation of the differences between our responsibilities and our obligations to be eye-opening and profound. Another gem for me was the comment by the author, “Sincerity has nothing to do with the truth.” He went on to explain why and it made sense.

The author has a great sense of humor which he infuses into the book throughout, making it an enjoyable read. 

What I didn’t like about this book: I didn’t find anything that would deter me from rating this book at five stars. It’s well edited and set out and easy to read. If I have to say anything, it might be to mention that the author was at times heavy-handed in his use of clichés. I do not find this to be much of an issue in a non-fiction self-help book, as say, compared to a novel, where original story-telling is the goal.

I was encouraged by the author’s compassion and understanding for other people whom he encountered in his daily life. Even when people did the wrong thing and inconvenienced him (or worse), he was able to feel compassion and understanding. I believe our attitude is a huge key when it comes to finding success in life. Karma is after all, alive and well, if you’ll pardon the cliché.

What would improve this book? We all know how easy it is to get fired up and decide we are going to change. But like New Years Eve resolutions. this determination can quickly be overcome by our deeply ingrained habits and thoughts. I would liked to have seen some practical exercises included in this book. Otherwise, it feels like a serious pep talk about what we must do but with little guidance or information on HOW to overcome long ingrained habits and patterns and permanently change our self-limiting thoughts and beliefs. 

The chapters on Thoughts, Feelings, and Emotions were outstanding. Just would have liked to see some practical exercises or suggestions to go along with them. 

No Buts About It, this is a great book. I rate this book five out of five stars.

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