Extraordinary

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 3 Jan 2019

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I loved the language, the way the author offered advice in order to live a fully life and at the same time one that is extraordinary. A great read.
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Extraordinary is a compact book crafted to unlock a better path to living an extraordinary life. It will give you courage, inspiration and a fresh perspective to help you live beyond the circumstances.

I received my ARC from NetGalley and Broadstreet Publishing Group LLC in exchange for an honest review.
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This book was enlightening, as it explains how people are typically worried about where they are going in life while forgetting what they want.  The author explained the importance of knowing what YOU want and how to get past barriers standing in the way, such as needing approval from others.
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Extremely informative and enlightening

•Identity
•Talent 
•Purpose
•Passion
•Compass
•Permission
•Vision 
•Authority
•Courage 
•Generosity

•To live an extraordinary life is to live outside the normal course of events. It’s about living beyond the circumstances . It’s an experience that transcends a trail or route. 

I mean WOW!! Ain't that the truth :)

•People spend so much time seeking answers and resources to help them figure out where they’re going but ignore the fact that they don’t know where they are.

Listen GO read this book NOW!!
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Extraordinary by Michael Dauphinee is a good read and gets a solid 4.5 🌟 stars from me.

The book started out well and was littered with the personal stories of the author and his life. Dauphinee managed to convey his points without being patronizing or coming from a place of priveledge. 

The book wasn't full of fluff and didn't drag. I especially enjoyed the part on generosity.

I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley.
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"To live an extraordinary life is to live outside the normal course of events."
Michael Dauphinee provides guidelines for navigating an extraordinary life. This navigation process includes the following four points;
Where are we? (Identity)
Where are we going? (Permission)
How do we get there? (Courage)
How do we keep from getting lost? (Generosity)
The author begins by defining the terms and then explains how these concepts can be applied to your life. He shares experiences from his own life and also provides case studies from some of his client's experiences.

My Thoughts 
WOW! I can't remember the last time I used the highlight feature on my Kindle e-reader as frequently as I did while reading this book. The pages became a colorful rainbow of quotations, definitions and strategies that I want to go back and review. It is difficult to digest this information in just one reading. I plan to go back and reread each chapter and think about how I can apply the strategies and techniques to my life.

Mr. Dauphinee dedicates a portion of each chapter to defining the terms. This is an informative and enlightening addition that adds great value. I have read many self-help books and very few take time to define the terms before they give instructions for applying the concepts and strategies.

"The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right name."
The author is a Clifton Strengthsfinder coach but he has not made this this book into an advertisement for this service. He does encourage readers to take a strengths assessment (Clifton Strengths, MyersBriggs, DISC, Enneagram, etc.) to realize your talents and stop discarding your most valuable parts. 

"Every day we make choices that will choose for us later."
When I read this quotation, I reflected on many of the decisions I had made in the past. The choices that are made today will mold our futures for years to come. Decisions move us toward or away from our identity. The author believes we tend to disconnect the choices of today from the impact of tomorrow. We live like slaves to the immediate. 

Mr. Dauphinee expresses his personality with both humor and poignant stories. He is a Christian and enthusiastically shares his faith in Jesus Christ. However, I would not call this a "religious" book. 

Excellent. Impactful. Motivating. Memorable. This book is all of this and more. Highly Recommended!
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