Unlimited: How to Build an Exceptional Life

Jillian Michaels. Crown Archetype, $26 (272p) ISBN 978-0-307-58830-2
From tough-love fitness guru and life coach Michaels (Winning by Losing) comes a new book about more than just losing weight. Viewers of NBC's The Biggest Loser know that Michaels likes to help people recognize the issues that are keeping from reaching their goals, and she brings the same approach to the page, managing to make clear, urgent demands of readers in her non-abrasive, approachable way. The immensely likable Michaels brings a distinctive edge to both the tone and content; she radiates success and is fulfilled by doing what she loves. From the first page, readers will feel her enthusiasm; a winning mix of humor, contestant case studies, personal experience, and motivation (she demands that readers wake up; "Screw surviving," she says, "It's time to THRIVE") never feels platitudinous. From an early focus on self-esteem and managing deep-seated hurt and fears, all reminiscent of The Secret, to clear, step-by-step strategies for organizing goals, Michaels organizes her book around a dynamic three-step process (imagine; believe; achieve) rooted in positive thinking, martial arts philosophies (such as managing fear), faith (thought not necessarily in God), and action. Lots of action. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 05/02/2011
Release date: 04/01/2011
Genre: Nonfiction
Compact Disc - 978-0-307-71222-6
Open Ebook - 168 pages - 978-0-307-58832-6
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Paperback - 272 pages - 978-0-307-58831-9
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