REVIEW: “Find yourself. How to go beyond stereotypes and find your way, “Bob Deutsch




Live colorful life to the best of their potential and embodying its true essence. Who does not want that? The author of this book says that he knows how to do it. At least he has a hypothesis on this subject. Bob Deutsch believes that you can find your way through the opening five internal resources. On them about the book as a whole will be discussed further. To feel on top of the world, not necessarily to conquer it, you just find a way to afford.

Bob Deutsch
Anthropologist, he defended his thesis in the field of cognitive neuroscience. Company founder Brain Sells. Many years studying human behavior. His clients include American Express, Apple, Johnson & Johnson, and many others.

The book was written in collaboration with Lou Aronica.

Deutsch’s idea that changes in life begin with changes within himself. For the latter, there are five resources, five bars being.

What separates the child from the adult? In my opinion, the most obvious difference – curiosity.

Adults – when it incurious.
Processed ore.
It’s not me stupid, young, proud,
It’s you
Does not give himself the trouble. Polozkova Faith, “Instead subtotal”

Many people think if they know enough. They are comfortable with the mental baggage that they have accumulated in their 30, 40, 50 … years. So most people almost do not show curiosity.

But the curious get more out of life. For them, every day – it’s a myriad of possibilities. According to Bob Deutsch, based on curiosity – love to learn. It’s not about education, and the desire to learn more, to learn new things. Curious people always ask yourself, “What next?” – And thereby expand the boundaries of the way.

Find yourself. How to go beyond stereotypes and find your way

“To be inquisitive – then tickle the mind and develop through contact with new, something to be open – to give an unexpected opportunity to influence the course of your life.”

This is the second resource to help find himself. Openness means that you are not seeking to know the result at the beginning, you are ready to be surprised and take turns of fate. “If you allow yourself to be open to different results and different steps along the way to them, expanding horizons.” Openness allows you to create things that you would never have created a blinkered consciousness.

Sensitivity – the feeling experience their own experience.

The author calls a sense of the third resource, leading to a true “self” and colorful life. Hearing and seeing people often deaf and blind to themselves. For example, the nervous, the person begins to speak too quickly. But instead to understand what feelings catalyze this behavior, he’s just trying to overcome this “deficiency”.

Actively use sensitivity – so inevitably feel more unpleasant. But without that, alas, you can not find yourself.

Life – a controversial thing. Sometimes what we think, we do not want is exactly what we need most. Helen Brown

The fourth resource – it is an opportunity to look at the world differently. “If you’re used to seeing something on the one hand, to look at it from the opposite point of view is to add to your approach nuance and depth.” This will help you to go beyond the usual and ingenuity. According to Deutsch, the paradox – it’s not a problem to be solved. This is an opportunity to become real!

Book Bob Deutsch

The previous four resources are the fifth and main. Deutsch calls it samoistoriey.

Samoistoriya – the only thing that is necessary for a life of self-motivation and improvement, and to be happy. It is more important than money, backgrounds and abilities.

The author especially emphasizes that samoistoriya ≠ biography. This is what drives the your own “I”. Entirely – beauty and flaws, bright and dark sides. That is why samoistoriya person is not always attractive. But if you realize what its essence, you can manage it, finding a productive use of shortcomings.

These resources are implemented in five of five processes. To find himself and to live a bright life, you need to:

constantly go home (curiosity);
master his narrative (openness);
stop and focus (sensitivity);
improvise (paradoxically);
breathe life (samoistoriya).

How to transform the internal resources in these processes, in the second part of the book Bob Deutsch.
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Deep kind that besets. If you wanted to describe the book Bob Deutsch’s three words, I would have chosen these.

Deep, because raises complex, sometimes philosophical themes. Who I am? What is my place in this world? Whether I live? What is my mission? These issues permeate the entire work. Self-knowledge – a complicated process, but thanks to this book becomes a step closer to understanding its essence.

The author manages to write about the most complex simple. Perhaps this is the merit of the selected format. The book consists of dozens of stories of real people. Bob Deutsch many years studying the behavior of famous and not so famous people, it is no wonder that he has accumulated a lot of examples. He gently weaves them into a story. With this scientific maxims come alive and become human. And it is impossible not to notice the warmth and respect with which the author tells the stories of these people. This makes the book really good.

Stirs in her motivation. After reading certainly want to understand your narrative, I want to work on yourself, do samoistoriyu …

Bob Deutsch’s book “Find yourself”
The only thing a little tired – the abundance of foreign names (although one of the heroes of the book – Boris Yeltsin), a large number of references to Western culture. But in the end, is not a reason to train your curiosity? 😉


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