Reviewed by Poppy Johnson
Lifetime of Achievement is a small book by many standards but it packs a punch as it includes a ton of information on how to rearrange your life and form your lifetime goals. The author gives information on how readers can make changes in order to create balance and to live the life they have always desired. The advice includes seven steps to this process, which are: clarifying goals, developing a plan of action, getting up and acting on the goals the reader has set right now, facing fears, getting your head straight, adjusting your attitude and developing staying power and perseverance to stay in the game.
These goals are available for anyone to use, and can apply to any life stage. The book offers photos, lists of ideas, and fill in the blank exercises for readers to begin their journey to greatness. Most of the advice is standard fare, but I did especially like the section on facing fears. This section will be good for anyone who has recently faced a job loss and is forced to find a job in a different industry or profession to survive (quite literally) in this economy.
There is a fun technique that includes imagining a road to success and then developing a plan by looking at it backwards. By looking to milestones and benchmarks and knowing what will come next, it is possible to meet the challenges head on and surpass the expectations for winning in life. This approach allows a person to pay attention to the details and it will put that person in a better situation to take advantage of opportunities as they will be (you guessed it) anticipated and expected and therefore manageable.
I’d recommend this book for anyone ready to start over and lead a more productive life right now. I would not recommend the book for anyone who reads books like this on a regular basis as some of the advice is just common sense and surely has been addressed through other venues.
After a decade of working in several NYC law departments and teaching, Poppy decided she enjoyed writing full-time. She currently works as a freelance writing consultant, and lives with her husband and sons on the East Coast.
Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Jordan Maylea Ramirez. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.