Tuesday, June 27

Insight: A Book Review

Insight by Dr. Tasha Eurich

I was a bit surprised by how much I liked this book! It's not a subject that I typically read, but was very intrigued by the subject matter and at how popular the author is. The book cover says that her TED talk has been viewed over a million times on YouTube.

Like I mentioned above, this isn't the type of book I typically reach for. I've veered away from self-help or self-care books because a person can only read so much in this subject before they are completely overwhelmed with all the things they need to be doing in different areas of their life. However, I grabbed this book because the cover drew me in instantaneously, and then the book tagline kept my attention - "Why we're not as self-aware as we think, and how seeing ourselves clearly helps us succeed at work and in life."

In this book, Dr. Eurich talks about how research shows that self-awareness - both knowing who I am as a person and how others see me - is the foundation for high performance, smart choices and lasting relationships. Out of her years and study as an organizational psychologist, the author talks about how self-awareness is a develop-able skill and provides knowledge and tips for the different types of self-awareness in people, how to tackle roadblocks to self-awareness, how to gain true insight into how you think, your skills, your mannerisms, etc. It's not all science-y though! There are stories interspersed into the chapters to help keep the readers attention.

Disclaimer: This book was provided to me free of charge by Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. All the opinions expressed are completely my own. Also, affiliate links used. This means that if you purchase a book via the Amazon links, I'll receive a small percentage. Thank you for supporting my blog!

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