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My Rating: 9.5/10
Getting To Know You is the first E-Book from LSW London. It is written by founder and Cognitive Hypnotherapist Lili Sinclair-Williams and takes you on a journey of self-discovery as you get to know yourself better and explore who the true authentic you really is.
Lili Sinclair-Williams says “I want you, the reader, to learn that change doesn’t need to be daunting. With the right guidance it is possible to break the process down into manageable chunks. By truly discovering who we are and what we value we can discover what changes are needed to be the happiest versions of ourselves”.
This book really delves into what it means to be a truly authentic you, it looks at how and why we should get to know ourselves better and what the benefits are. Getting to Know You will help you to dig a little deeper, and enjoy a journey of self discovery
What you can expect
Right from the very start you can expect to feel connected to this book; Lili jumps straight in and shares a very honest and personal account of how the book came about and her background that brought her to wanting to help others. This book is all about looking inside to discover your true authentic self through reflection, gratitude and journal techniques. You can expect to look right back at your childhood experiences and understand how these help to shape who we are today, and what we can then do with that to move forwards with our life.
These categories are full of exercises, journaling guides and techniques all designed to assist you in your own journey of self-discovery.
You can’t just kick back and relax
If you think this is a book where you can grab a cuppa, sit with your feet up and have a good read while you relax then you’re sadly mistaken, and to be honest, this is where I think a lot of Personal Development books go wrong: They are full of great information and advice, but that’s where it ends. People then expect their life to change having simply read the book. This is where this one is different: Yes you can absolutely grab a cuppa and put your feet up whilst reading it, but you also need to be prepared to do some activities. It is designed to be an interactive book, and the point of this is to start to initiate change and to actually make a difference to your life. You also won’t just be ‘putting this book back on the shelf’ so to speak once you’ve read it, the daily log and journaling prompts are designed to be utilised again and again so this will really be impacting your life on a daily basis.
Prepare to be uplifted
There are so many brilliant ways in which this books just grabs you and makes you feel like you can take on the world:
- I love the quotes popped in throughout, some of my favourites include:
“Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one of those three options, and you must choose now. Then accept the consequences.” Eckhart Tolle
“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” Jim Rohn
These really get you thinking don’t they! And I can’t help but feel think Lili chose some of the best and most influential people in Personal Development to share their wisdom.
- You also can’t help but feel as if she is totally with you on this journey. It is definitely an arms round, let’s go approach, and I love this. When we are feeling like we need to make a change, it definitely benefits us if we feel like we are not on our own.
- Expect some key phrases to really resonate and hit hard. Some of my favourites included:
“Ultimately, to be authentic is to have healthy non-defensive qualities and show psychological maturity”… Wow powerful or what!
“Children are creative, playful, resourceful. Children have wild imaginations. They can make new worlds with pillows and empty boxes. At what point did we lose that ability to make the most incredible fun out of nothing? Wouldn’t it be great if we could get back to that? Get back to living in the present, without needing to know what is coming next? Completely content sitting with ourselves and a crayon and paper, or an inanimate doll, knowing our likes and dislikes, not embarrassed or ashamed. Just being.” Now there is the ultimate goal right! I read through that and thought “YES… I want all of that!”
It’s an educational kind of journey
I absolutely love that there is so much learning in this book, not only for working through exploring your true self, but also for the future. Lili really takes your hand throughout this and guides you: The journaling section is just brilliant as it is structured enough to give you some direction but allows your own creativity to come in to play so you can journal in a way that works for you. It really is the best of both worlds.
Please Lili, can we have some more?
So there certainly is no denying that the content of this book is designed to really kick start your journey of self-discovery, and the activities in there can be used time and time again, whenever it feels relevant. The only thing I would say is that when I got to the end of the book I sort of felt “What now?”, it is definitely a book that leaves you wanting more. Perhaps this is because it is so engaging that you feel so excited to not only get started but to also make this a way of life and continue it for the foreseeable. But being somebody who likes structure and enjoys guidance I did question what my next steps are after I have been completing the activities for a while…. perhaps another book in the making Lili?
Overall, I would highly recommend picking up your copy of ‘Getting To Know You’, it’s so easily accessible in that you can download it to whatever device you would like to, the beauty of it being an E-Book is that you can have it at your fingertips immediately and it’s price of just £3.95 makes it a must in my eyes.
I hope you enjoyed the review, and if you have any questions or would like to leave your own personal review, please leave a comment below.