Just Like That!: How to Get Anything You Want
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (10/11)
There are so many self help books out on the market, many of which reiterate the same information. While some of us may need to read the same stuff over and over again, I have to admit that it is incredibly refreshing to get my hands on a book that I truly feel might be the only self help book that anyone could ever possibly need. As you might guess, I am referring to “Just Like That!: How to Get Anything You Want!
I found “Just Like That!” to be intelligently written in a way that is easy to understand. At the beginning of the book, the author helps you to discover who you really are and then discusses the importance of loving yourself. Next she breaks the book down into six sections. Each section is organized into chapters that cover specific topics. At the end of each chapter are a summary of the main points and exercises to help guide you through the area being discussed.
“Just Like That!” is written in an empowering and motivating way. Instead of feeling tired after reading some incredibly thought-provoking material, I felt inspired to get started with working towards making my life even more extraordinary. One of the areas where I found the most inspiration was with how the author handled potentially negative subjects about certain behaviors, such as people who feel a need to surround themselves with an excessive amount of materialistic items. Instead of teaching about this with a negative voice, the author writes in a manner that is informative, yet non-judgmental to help explain why people, including ourselves might engage in this behavior. “Just Like That!” covers so many topics that it would be too numerous to mention all of my “Ah ha” moments. But I can say that there were many that helped me to better understand my behaviors and thought patterns, and those of others. In looking at how and why other people might act like they do, it helped me to feel more compassion towards them. I also learned a lot about not getting sucked in to other people’s issues or letting them control me with their negativity or letting myself get sucked into helping them when it might not be in my best interest or theirs. The main points and exercises at the end of the chapter provide perfect tools for journaling these lessons. I highly recommend “Just Like That!” for both individuals and self-help groups.