[Following is a volunteer review of "From Drift to SHIFT" by Jody B. Miller.] 3 out of 4 stars
“From Drift to Shift” by Career and Life Coach Jody B. Miller is a self-help book based on a carefully chosen collection of inspiring true stories. “What are you willing to do for happiness?”, “Is happiness the same path for everyone?” were the main questions that bothered me throughout the book. Each story is special, genuine and enhanced with real facts, reports, photographs, academic resources, studies and relevant examples, also positive consultation. The flow of the writing is comprehensive with meaningful words. The narration is basically based on testimonials synchronized with quotes, statistics and scientific researches. It guides the reader to focus on optimistic signs in life, reconsider fate, karma, inner voice, destiny or intuition and embrace the possibility to go beyond and potentially to service of the greater good. Pervasive emotion is the main characteristic of the book and justified empathy captivates the reader. Amusing examples of famous people accompany the storytelling and new described paths lead to your possible, future self. Clarity, understanding and authentic self are targets to explore and obtain within the book. The reader gradually witnesses the transition from a miserable to a meaningful life and aligns with the perspective of the author. An analytical thinker would possibly regard this argument as weak and vicariously biased with information in favor of supporting the general idea of the book as sad storie
s with inevitable ending thrive around us and great things are not accomplished by anyone. Shifts are strongly bounded with our nature, either we accept it or rebelliously ignore. Nevertheless, a mother with a suffering child would love to read this book while she desperately anticipates at the hospital. She needs faith and strength, specifically, she hopes that miracles occur and shifts change life to the better. Statistics and logic are insignificant when a child suffers. “Good (physical and mental) health is the foundation for happiness in life” as Arthur Schopenhauer mentions. In real life, successful heroes trust their instincts more than logic. Genuine positivity abstracted from true stories and confessions like these hulk above the barriers that negative thoughts produce. Parallels like “David vs. Goliath” (Page 112) nurture the balance of inequalities. These specific stories fight against tolerance of unexceptional due to maintain a safe, daily life and accomplish action and inner, careful consideration. Even if one tortured soul while experiencing “the juxtaposition of feeling like an outcast in his own skin” (page 98) is saved, it has fulfilled its purpose. This book will be cherished by those who love true stories and need a pattern of success to coincide to achieve life-changing decisions. It is ideal for those that seek an inspiration of proved methods, suggested by real survivors and covet a challenge to reconsider their decisions and position in life. And if not, shifts always “makes or break us” (page 19) in evolving pieces, however. Dive into the challenge that life itself offers and explore the chances with gratitude to beingness. I will rate it 3 out of 4 stars. I am confident that this book will thrill its target audience. My best wishes to the author.
Written by Jenny Gkotsi