Genre: Memoir, Self-Help, Self Improvement
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Discovering the It Factor Within You Why do some people light up a room instantly, while others shrink into the shadows? The answer is the “It factor.” The “It factor” is that inner, positive light that illuminates the darkness and dispels the negative. That vibrant sunshine of charisma resides within every individual soul – and it only waits to be revealed within you! Author Leesa Rowland shares her own compelling journey and helps readers reveal their own inner light to the world in Discovering the It Factor within You: Developing Your Charismatic Personality. The inspirational memoir should serve as a go-to guidebook for anyone starting a personal journey or striving to be the best they can possibly be. The book incorporates Rowland’s secret methods – from spirituality and religious views to auras and chakras to mantras and more – to help each reader build their charismatic personality, discover their own bright light and excel in life.
If You Are Ready To:
Learn how to develop your charisma.
Acquire an essential life skill.
Create a new lifestyle.
Be in tune with your mind, body and soul.
Develop self-confidence and a strong sense of purpose.
Develop your spirituality and inner peace.
Regain your self esteem and stop losing your way.
Transcend through the negative aspects of your life.
Move past bad life experiences.
Celebrate your spirituality.
THEN YOU ARE READY TO DISCOVER THE IT FACTOR WITHIN YOU!
I want to preface my review by stating that I really did have a difficult time giving this book a “rating” per se.
A 5 in my book is a book that I can’t put down, that I loved to read, and that I think I will read again. A 4, is a book that I liked. I enjoyed it. It was really good, but I probably won’t read it again, but would recommend to others. A 3, is something that was okay. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it. I may or may not recommend it to others to read. It was just ‘eh’, as I like to say.
I can say, it wasn’t a 5. I may refer back to it, but I won’t read it again, and I certainly didn’t love it. I felt like a 4 would be somewhere in the ball park, but it wasn’t what I classified as *really* good. However, I loved the point of the book. I would recommend it to others. Therefore, it was kind of a 4, but not quite a 3. Hence, 3.5.
The basis, the meat, the purpose of the story was great. The first few chapters I really enjoyed. Then it started sounding like a broken record.
I felt it was very repetitive the entire book. The same things were being said over and over and over. They weren’t said in different ways either. It was the same thing.
The book felt incredibly long and it took quite the amount of time for me to finish it. I think it’s because after the first few chapters, it became repetitive and much harder for my attention to remain on the book, the words, the pages.
I must also admit that I felt there was a chapter, that in my own personal opinion, was unnecessary. Note, that is just MY personal opinion.
Outside of those minor things, I really felt that the point of the book was excellent. I feel like I am almost to my own personal IT factor, but I definitely have areas to work on.
Some parts of the book I would read and get excited to think that I have the IT factor and then I would read something and say to myself, “That is something I need to work on.”
I think my favorite part of the entire book was the chapter that shared examples of charismatic people in our world. Some of them I didn’t know (maybe, 2?) and there were some that I didn’t really consider charismatic (e.g. Bill Clinton, who I can openly admit I do not know much about.) Some of them were ones that I 100% agree as charismatic people with the IT Factor.
I definitely recommend the book to others and thing it is a really good self-help and motivating book.
About the Author
Leesa Rowland is an actress and animal advocate who went from the family ranch in Texas to the bright lights in Hollywood and New York. After earning her broadcast journalism degree at Texas Tech, Leesa went to Los Angeles to study acting at the Stella Adler Studios. She has had a successful career in acting, and has a vast cult following for her roles predominantly in horror movies. She is primarily known for her role as Victoria in Troma Entertainment’s Author LeesaRowland“Class of Nuke ‘Em High,” parts 2 and 3, Starz Channel’s “Return to Nuke ‘Em High” and as Phyllis in Travis Campbell’s thriller “Slaughter Daughter.”
Leesa is a people person; she enjoys identifying one’s prime assets and attributes. As a result, she is now sharing her wisdom to help others discover their inner stars in her new book Discovering the It Factor within You. She invites readers on a compelling journey through her past and her contemplative path to self-discovery.
In addition to her professional work, Leesa’s most proud accomplishment is being the founder and president of the nonprofit organization, Animal Ashram, an animal welfare group located in New York City. Leesa is also active on the New York City charity circuit and is predominantly supportive of children, victims of domestic violence and animal causes. She has studied method acting, yoga, spirituality, charisma, Buddhism, and metaphysics for over twenty years.
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