Self Improvement, Empowerment, Inspirational
- To wake up to what is possible without losing sight of the simple and practical things that already exist
- To let your heart and mind brew powerful ideas, and your spirit float to the top like foam
- To live your best life and thrive
- Most important, to never give up Grab a cup of joe, put your feet up, allow the steam to rise, and let your heart's desire surface
Ah, can you taste the magic as you bring the authentic best you to the world?
This new book takes us through nine steps to help us become our best self. The nine points have names such as, “Create Your Own Best Blend” and “Percolate Peace”. One of my favorite chapters is entitled, “What Would Betty White Do?”. Just like the author I too love Betty White and enjoyed that the author asked herself this question and found that the answer was laugh and not take life so seriously.
This book is filled with questions to ask ourselves in order to become our best self and in addition there are coffee breaks at the end of each section to help us integrate the ideas into our lives. Through the metaphor of a cup of coffee we are shown ways to create our best self and find peace. I also enjoyed the parte entitled, “Percolate Peace” to help us find inner peace.
This book will inspire you, make you laugh, and most important show you how to let your light shine through. I would recommend this book if you want an inspiring way to be the best you that you can be.
I acknowledge that I received this book free of charge from Hay House in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino has crafted a very creative and inspiring book. She explores the corollary of self-improvement strategies through the fresh analogy of coffee:
Allow for change to brew
Choose a bolder brew
Create your own best blend
Grow from bean to brew
Chillax and have an iced coffee
Buy the next round
The author is the creator of The Best Ever You Network online community and radio show. She has used her experiences of "thrive and survive" to inspire and empower others.
"Percolate" is the author's metaphor for "how you can move forward with growing awareness, live in the present moment, and experience greater joy and peace." She encourages readers to "never give up on living your best life every day."
This book presents helpful, inspirational, supportive guidance in a brand-new way. New seekers will gain from this material; seasoned journey-makers will be tickled at the fresh approach. The author's voice is engaging, her style is welcoming, and her humor is infectious.
"Smiles are infectious; frowns are, too. Which infection do you want?" --Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino
I was not paid to endorse this book, whether monetarily or with coffee. Hay House gifted me the book in exchange for my honest opinion of it. Love of coffee not required for love of this book.
Percolate is the first book by author, Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino. She is the founder of her own business, The Best Ever You Network and the host of The Best Ever You Show.
Percolate is a book that offers a Nine Point Plan of self improvement. Each of the nine chapters headings of the book are entitled Percolate Points. Coffee and the love of it is the vehicle that this author employs to capture your attention and illustrate a step by step plan to make changes in your life for the better.
“Every day you wake up with the opportunity to think, behave, and relate differently; and that moment of choice is what Percolate is all about,” is a quote from Elizabeth that sets the tone of her book.
Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino shares three words that she lives by: motivation, consistency and discipline. These three words, really, are the building blocks, the ingredients necessary with any self-improvement program. Motivation is the reason or reasons that propel you towards making a change. Consistency is what you strive for in your efforts at making forward progress. Discipline is the stick to it no matter what final element.
The author sets forth what she call Percolate Principles. There are thirty five of them. Those that resonated for me were:
Be authentic (remaining true to heart, to what your purpose really is)
Be inspired (what or whom do you admire and desire to emulate?)
Be resilient (how tough are you in the face of setbacks?)
Be yourself (follow your own character script rather than that of someone else)
Take away quotes that I loved from this author:
“Everyone has challenging health problems, or other issues, but your potential has no limits.”
In terms of listening, “are you still enough to hear yourself and others?”
“You have an expiration date, and despite your wanting to claim control over life circumstances, you’re not entitled to know when your expiration date will be.”
Percolate is a down to earth, well crafted book that is both humorous and informative. The author shares many of her most inspiring lessons along with a few of her most comical and embarrassing ones. I loved her statements about the importance of Contributing amazingness to the world, and , learning to like your own blend.
Percolate is a book, in part, about making the transition from ego-based decisions centered from the mind into making decisions and exercising thoughtfulness from the heart towards yourself as well as others. “Think with your heart and uncover your authentic, best self,” is how this author put it.
I enjoyed Percolate along with my favorite cup of java!
June 2nd 2014
FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for this review. The opinions expressed in this review are unbiased and reflect my honest judgment of the product.