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Harness the Power of the Invincible Mind : Spatial Strategy to Success and Happiness


Not for me 😔

A polytheistic look at life: Buddhism, Christianity, personal thought processes converge. The text meant to enlighten is convoluted at best.

Some books are harder to review than others. My delinquency in providing this review tells of my internal struggle of how best to approach it.

I wanted to like this book. I was able to hold a hard copy in my hands. The front cover intriguing; however, this book ended up being nothing new under the sun. There were no big revelations. Practical at times, yes; profound, no.

Despite the author claiming on page 179 that "the invincible mind is not arrogant. The invincible mind is not 'self-centered' or 'egoistic'", I found the author's writing style to implicate him in being the very thing he claims not to be. Everything about this book, to me, is awash in arrogance.

Although featured stories shared to drive points home include inspirational figures both past and present, much of the inspiration is lost because of the way in which they are shared. Often the stories featured are "Chicken Soup for the Soul" short but contain little to no emotional panaché. The stories here are steeped in facts but lack the pull needed to draw reader's in.

Much of this author's writing is how my mind worked when I was in high school and would ponder things deeply from every angle. This did not represent freedom to me but became a tether in and of itself holding me back. The repetative nature of such thought patterns often leads to going in circles rather than overcoming and reaching conclusions that bring about optimum results.

This writing to me is one of two things: 1. Either a whole lot of nothing; or, 2. Deeper thinking than one read through could possibly uncover, there's much I've missed, and therefore I've not given this book its proper due.

If you are looking for true wisdom that leads to freedom I would suggest the Book of Proverbs as found in the Bible. For those who are secular, (seekers of wisdom outside of monotheastic, religious schools of thought), I would suggest "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran.

For those that choose to read this offering by Alex Neumann, MSc. you'll need time. Time to set aside that's unobstructed by distraction and interruptions. Time to decide if there's more than meets the eye or if it is far more surface level than the author intended. For me, the depth the author believes he's revealing isn't depth at all but simply a mirage of intellect that has already been shared within varying degrees of similar thought presented by others before.

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About the author

Alex Neumann is an author, engineer, corporate mentor, and investor. He is a member of The Independent Book Publishers Association. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. Also, he holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science. view profile

Published on September 25, 2020

Published by Pearson Press

50000 words

Worked with a Reedsy professional 🏆

Genre: Self-Help & Self-Improvement

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