Twelve and a half weeks ago I was asked to review a personal development course on rediscovering human values. I embraced the course myself and I'm so glad I did, I enjoyed every moment and I feel I have learnt so much.
Each week the book gave me a clue to solve, the answer gave me a website with lots of resources which explored a human value and then led me into a discovery of what that value meant to me and how I could explore it further.
Some of the values I found easy, they are things that I always embrace and I know that's the way I am. Other values were much harder for me to explore and I found out things about myself that I never knew before. The hard weeks made me face up to a lot, but they are also the weeks that I gained the most.
I watched videos, played games, spent time thinking about things, talked to people, shared things, meditated and discovered how to be more mindful. It has certainly been a journey. One I didn't want to end if I'm honest.
When I reached the final half week I found myself hoping that I would find the clue really difficult as I knew that once I found the answer, and the website, it would be the beginning of the end. Of course I know that things like this never really end because when you learn so much about yourself you take it with you forever.
For twelve and a half weeks I have been completed events, or tasks, that have been set for me. Some I've not been able to complete precisely because of my disabilities, but I've always found a way of doing them. Some of them I had to postpone until a later date, some I've not completed yet but I know I will, I actually have them planned for later dates. The events have been fun and enlightening and I've felt at ease doing them, even the more challenging ones.
It's hard to describe something when you don't want to give too much away. I guess book reviews are like that, you want to tell everyone all the little details that you feel excited about, but if you do, you spoil it for them. There always has to be an element of surprise. With this book I hope everyone will be as pleasantly surprised as I was.
Things I think I can tell you without giving too much away are..
This is more than just a book, it's your book.
This is a journey and you are welcome to share your journey with others on the Facebook page.
You can take it at your own pace. It is meant to be done over twelve and a half weeks but I'm sure it wouldn't really matter if you took longer.
You don't have to do everything you are told to do, but you do need to do as much as you can to get the most benefit, and it is designed to benefit you.
If you would like to know more about the book then please take a look at my original review.
You can also get a taste of what it's like on the website The Activation Game.
The book can be purchased from the website or from Amazon.
If you do take it up be sure to let me know, I'd love to know how you get on and I'll always be on hand if anyone needs any help on the Facebook Page.
I have one more copy of The Activation Game to give away, please visit my Facebook Page to find out how you can win it. Competition closes on August 30th and one person will be chosen at random from my Facebook page. Winner will be announced on my Facebook page and here after the competition has ended. I am willing to post the book worldwide.