Friday, August 9, 2019

Review: Secrets To Being Amazing by Denise Wijayaratne

Genre: Self-Help


“Do you know someone who is so effortlessly cool, calm and collected that nothing ever ruffles their feathers? Do you find yourself wondering how they do it, so comfortable being themselves without a care in the world? Do you wish you could have even half of the confidence they have in order to erase self-doubt and stop worrying about what other people are thinking about you?

This book spills the secrets of highly confident people, not just of their natural responses and reactions to everyday situations, but also their unique thought process that sets them apart from the rest of society. It shows common behaviours that aren’t beneficial to self and the importance of self-love in building successful relationships. Amazingness Keys in each chapter will help you develop higher levels of self-confidence and ultimately revolutionize your relationships with self, family, friends, romantic partners and professional colleagues.”


“Denise Wijayaratne has a deep passion for classical music which led to her learning the piano from the age of 5 and becoming a classical pianist. She has, because of her interest in personal growth and emotional intelligence, spent many years researching and observing different aspects of human behaviour and how that impacts relationships. Born and raised in a Southeast Asian culture, she has also lived in Western countries for 10 years, and has learned to take the best of both worlds and apply it to life. Other activities she loves include baking, traveling and trying new experiences.”


Self-help books are an interesting breed. Sometimes they’re written by people with specific training and expertise that, at least in theory, would imply that their suggestions have some scientific basis. Publishers tend to pick up self-help books from those kinds of authors whereas self-published self-help books are often written by people with no apparent expertise. That doesn’t mean they don’t have value though. When I read these kind of books I do so through the filter of what I’ve experienced and observed, asking myself “does this make sense?” When I’ve taken the suggested approach or the exact opposite, how has it worked out? We’re all different and what makes sense or works for some, may not for others. A good self-help book will get you thinking about how you can possibly improve in whatever area it is aimed at (in the case of this book, building self-confidence).

As I was reading this, I found myself agreeing at times. Other times I questioned the suggestion, but then realized as it got explained more thoroughly or a prior idea was referenced again in a subsequent section in a way that helped me understand the point a bit better, I found it made more sense than I’d first thought. The key is it got me thinking, questioning how I sometimes approach things, and that is how we improve. Your mileage may vary, but even deciding you disagree with an idea, coming to the conclusion that it wouldn’t work for you, is a positive. If you’re interested in how to increase your self-confidence, this book may well be what you need. At a minimum, it should get you thinking.

Buy now from:            Amazon US        Amazon UK

Format/Typo Issues:

No significant issues.

Rating: **** Four Stars

Reviewed by: BigAl

Approximate word count: 10-15,000 words

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