Disclosure: I received an ebook copy in exchange for my honest review.
Genre: Self Help
Rating: 4 out of 5
Does your life seem to put constant roadblocks in your way? Does your attempt to balance family, work, and relationships make you feel burnt out from sunrise to sunset? Author Zaheen Nanji understands where you’ve been, and how you can take action to move forward.
Nanji has overcome great obstacles to be the entrepreneur, speaker, wife, and mother that she is today. In her journey from East Africa to Canada, she faced displacement and disruption. A stuttering problem beset her with embarrassment and confusion. Her experiences taught her to become stronger and more grateful, and through her new book, The Resilience Reflex, she can teach you to the same essential traits.
In this book, you’ll learn:
* How to manage your emotions and solve problems
* How to get unstuck and take action
* How to move up in life while balancing your other responsibilities
* How to strengthen your attitude, relationship skills, beliefs, and passions
* And much, much more!
Part narrative and part tutorial, Nanji uses her personal experiences to share keen insights about seemingly impossible challenges. As your partner in your efforts to overcome barriers, Nanji will help you turn setbacks into opportunities and push through any possible challenge. Touching upon both personal and professional scenarios, this book will help you navigate life’s most perplexing obstacles and develop resiliency and courage in the process.
The Resilience Reflex is relatable and engaging, and you may feel as though it’s speaking directly to you. Reading this book will inspire you to find solutions to your most pressing personal and professional challenges.
I have previously read a book by the same author and I enjoyed reading it. She puts things into real life terms and while they may be focused on a specific topic (weight loss was the first one), her tips are things that fit into all areas of your life. It’s making lifestyle changes, not life topic changes.
There were several times that I thought the author was writing about me in the book. Her life story and mine were so similar which I feel is one of the reasons I enjoyed reading this book so much. I could relate.
While reading, my eyes were definitely open to my own bad habits, but the book gave me suggestions on how to change that. In fact, I am going to be putting up a sign by my work desk in an attempt to say no more, more often. To take more time for me and my family. To not overwhelm myself so that I make myself feel stressed.
After reading two different books by Zaheen, I don’t feel like I read a “self help” book. She shares such personal stories and experiences that it feels as though you were talking to a friend (or reliving your own memories as I felt in some of her experiences in this book.)
She doesn’t make this a “do xyz” to be successful at “xyz”. It is a journey. It is a change. It is something she has already done herself and proven to be right.
Even if you don’t like “self help” books; I believe you will enjoy Zaheen’s books.
About the Author
People who don’t know Zaheen’s background sometimes assume that achieving success was easy for her. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Her first challenge began around age 5, when an incident left her with a speech impediment-stuttering. As she got accustomed to the people around her in Kenya and they got accustomed to her speech, another change occurred at the age of 15 – her parents sent her to Canada to create better educational opportunities, but this move made her speech even worse; she lost confidence in herself and found comfort in food. Even after going through speech therapy in her twenties, Zaheen wasn’t cured, but this was the stepping stone to finding her VOICE.
As Zaheen completed her education in Nutrition & Food Science and Environmental Health, she became determined to understand the source of her speech impediment because it had such an impact on things she wanted to do but felt she couldn’t. Using her strategies to embrace fear rather than run from it, she slowly started her transformation.
While balancing her family, Zaheen has created a successful health and wellness business and simultaneously acquired 3 rental properties within a span of less than 36 months. Not only an entrepreneur, Zaheen is also the author of an award-winning book on behavior weight loss which won a bronze at the Global E-book Awards and was featured in the top 10 in Women Business Owners Today E-zine . Her system of transformation and excellence is grounded in building your resilience muscle which is the daily practice of the three R’s – Release, Reprogram and Resolve. She offers an array of time-tested techniques and powerful principles to propel her clients toward their definitions of success