Without question life can be difficult and challenging. But what if all the challenges in your life were really just stepping stones to living the life of your dreams? Join Coach Michael Taylor as he shares how he was able to overcome being a high school dropout, a divorce, depression, bankruptcy and foreclosure and is now living his dream as an entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker and radio & TV show host. In this book you will learn that adversity really is your greatest ally and when you learn to accept this fact you can create the life you were born to live.
Adversity Is Your Greatest Ally: How to Use Life’s Challenges as Stepping Stones to Live the Life of Your Dreams offers a blueprint to harnessing the power of adversity to create a life of true joy. Combining practical tips and exercises with inspirational stories, Adversity is Your Greatest Ally empowers you to unlock the positive power within yourself.
Review Rating: 5 stars!
It is common knowledge that the antidote can be found in the wound itself, but allowing that knowledge to penetrate the human heart and influence our attitude towards setbacks and adversity is the greatest challenge. Adversity Is Your Greatest Ally by Michael Wayne Taylor is a pearl for readers seeking words that are uplifting and encouraging. The author’s voice comes across as compassionate as he shares his triumphs over the devastating blows life has dealt him. Drawing insight from his personal experiences, he immediately connects with readers as a man who has had his own share of troubles and who learned not just to stand up after every fall but to pick up something from the ground where he’d fallen.
Michael Wayne Taylor’s language is very accessible. He uses day-to-day examples that readers will easily identify with, but even more interesting are the insights and powerful words he shares with readers, ushering them onto the path towards self-discovery, self-acceptance, and self-awareness. In a brilliant style, the author articulates on themes that are intimate to the human soul, such as the power of purpose, inner freedom, the necessity to accept discomfort as an essential element in the growth process. Anyone who reads Adversity Is Your Greatest Ally will feel empowered to answer their calling with courage, creativity, and generosity. In the heart of this book is the beautiful message that we are greater than our past, greater than our feelings and suggested thoughts, greater than our fears. In a sense, Michael Wayne Taylor uncovers the secret that we can triumph over any form of setback or adversity. This is a book I will recommend to anyone who wants to take themselves seriously.
Review Rating: 5 stars!
In Adversity Is Your Greatest Ally, author Michael Wayne Taylor thanks several people he believes were instrumental in his path to success. One was a motivational speaker, others were writers, and some shaped his spiritual beliefs. Michael Wayne Taylor has overcome a multitude of adversities in his own life, and now he’s ready to help others. Adversity is “a state or instance of serious or continued difficulty or misfortune.” Taylor is an inspirational coach who believes you can have the life that you imagine and you can climb over mountains that might get in the way. He believes if you combine commitment, patience, perseverance, and persistence with his guidance, you will have everything you need to live the life of your dreams. In his book, Taylor shares his 5 Keys to Turn Adversities into Allies, such as taking 100% responsibility for your life. He supplies the names of several people who overcame an adversity and became either a very rich person or a famous inventor.
The key to achieving happiness, author Michael Wayne Taylor explains, is not found in audio programs, seminars with motivational speakers, or self-help books. He goes on to explain what he believes is the key to your happiness. Taylor even makes comparisons to Star Wars when Luke Skywalker enters the cave and cuts off the head of Darth Vader with his Light Saber. Commit to making peace with your past and you’re on your way. Do you believe the real source of happiness is within you? If you don’t, look inside yourself; how will you find it? Taylor describes how The Hero’s Journey isn’t just a theory; it’s a step-by-step process of discovery. Taylor has walked the talk. He describes how he recovered from several adversities and lays out 10 tips for you to deal with your breakdown or adversity.
Review Rating: 5 stars!
Adversity Is Your Greatest Ally: How To Use Life Challenges As Stepping Stones To Live The Life Of Your Dreams by Michael Wayne Taylor may seem like just another self-help book, but I would like you to give it a chance. In this book, you will learn how your problems and obstacles can actually be your allies and help you to change your life into something better.
Adversity Is Your Greatest Ally by Michael Wayne Taylor is one of the most genuine and useful self-help books I have read in a while. You immediately notice that this author does not only repeat what has been written before (if he does so, he attributes the right people), you just know from the way he writes that he has indeed been through a lot himself, and has found the way out of the darkness. To me, a book like this is more helpful than the book of someone who only tells me about "Client A" who had that problem, and "Client B" who had another problem. So many self-help books are full of stories about anonymous people - this one is not. It is personal, helpful, insightful, honest, and, above all, it does make you feel like you can make a change, no matter where you are in your life.
I enjoyed the way the book was written and how the chapters were structured. If you feel stuck or sad, and need something to get started on your way to a much better life, then this is a book I would recommend. Or if you have already read quite a few books about self-help, then this one can be a wonderful reminder to get you back on the right path.