I was provided a copy of this book by the author in exchange for a 100% honest review.
Author bio: Gary Szenderski is an author, speaker, teacher and branding specialist, internationally acclaimed as an expert on the subject. He specializes in helping people and organizations to navigate change, and frequently speaks and writes on the topic of emerging brands, personal branding and companies in transition. Gary is an award-winning writer, author of the Book of Szen and Szen Zone, often quoted marketing expert, and recipient of the Distinguished Instructor Award from the University of California in Irvine where he teaches branding. He resides in Southern California.
What it’s all about
Szen Zone: Reaching a State of Positive Change, by Gary Szenderski, is a compilation of heartwarming and inspirational short stories that celebrate the power in each of us to create positive change in our lives.
The general overarching theme of the book is change and all of the aspects of it – creating, surviving, and managing change with the goal to recognize the power we have to create positive change in our lives and be what we want to be.
Topics covered include productivity, letting go of the past, embracing the potential of the future, and learning to take chances.
If you are a fan of short inspirational stories like those in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, then this is a book you would certainly enjoy. Wherever you may find yourself in life, you will discover an insight or example in this book to help you change course and take charge of your life.
Whereas ZEN is of the moment and what is, SZEN celebrates what could be.
This book really did remind me of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. It was full of inspirational life lessons told in the form of super relatable short stories. These stories encourage us to change and they can really help you realize how changing yourself for the better can open the doors of huge personal growth. It was just full of inspiration.
Needless to say, I enjoyed this book a lot. Even though it was a light read and could have easily been read quickly, it took me longer to read it (which was still only about 2 weeks!) than books usually take me. This is because I read it in bite-size pieces because some of the stories really made me pause and think. It made me reevaluate my own goals and look for ways I could change.
It’s also the kind of book that I’ll probably end up reading more than once. I actually put little Post-It Notes on some of my favorite stories, and on some of the pages that I’d like to return to later to look at again.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who’s looking to change, discover themselves, or anyone just looking for inspiration or motivation! You’ll enjoy it, I promise. 🙂
And you’re in luck! The author is giving away a copy of the Amazon Kindle eBook to one lucky reader. You can enter below! Just be sure to follow the rules!
I’ll be contacting the winner via email on October 27th!