Windsor writes with welcome verve, his prose continually backing up his arguments in favor of standing out. “Rage at the cage,” he writes, of the individual prisons in which our true selves may languish, “And annoy the hell out of your prison guards.” The advice is warm and frank, as Windsor acknowledges the hard work of leaving one’s comfort zone and tasks readers with taking an unflinching look at themselves, their choices, and the “untruths” that we may tell ourselves to justify not making changes, like “Just keeping your head down will get you noticed.” With persuasive power Windsor anticipates and addresses excuses that readers might muster.
Much of the book covers the traits of the “uncommodified.” They’re unconditionally accountable, never making excuses, and adept at telling the truth gently and with empathy—a quality most readers will recognize is much too rare. They’re undeniably present, don’t waste people’s time, give of themselves, and have worked to learn how to paint a persuasive picture with words. Above all, through fresh tools (like the three Rs, “Reality, Responsibility, and Response”) and probing questions, Windsor convincingly champions standing out from the crowd in a positive way.
Takeaway: Unorthodox but inspiring guide to standing out rather than being a “commodity.”
Comparable Titles: Dorie Clark’s Stand Out, Meredith Whipple Callahan’s Indispiensibe.
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Marketing copy: A
Buy and read Uncommodified by Tim Windsor. Have a friend who is a breath of fresh air to you? Irreverent, salty, witty, outrageous, vulnerable, wise and refreshingly direct? If you do, you will love this book. If you don't - you need to get out more - but if you can't - invite this book in as a new friend. But be aware, this friend/book is a goad - not a salve, smelling salts - not perfume, the eagle who kicks you out of your cozy nest - not the mother hen who nestles you under her wings. I got mine Friday night (at Tim's amazing book launch) and finished it Sunday evening. As I turned the last page, I was already starting to miss its presence. Good news for me - all my dogeared pages, highlights and notes will remind me of my friend for weeks to come ... Brady Wilson (Thought Leader, Author, & Co-Founder of Juice Inc.)
A well-written, thought-provoking book that will take you on a ride like none other and inspire you to become the unique person you once were—a must-read for all who want to develop business and personal growth and stand out amongst their peers.
In a world full of apples, be a mango ... the UNCOMMODiFiED Podcast is in print. The message is powerful, and the book speaks to me. I've spent too many years trying to fit in and not being authentic to myself. I was too worried about what people thought or could think. I've realized what people think of me is not as important as what I think of me. I am direct and blunt. You don't need to like me, and I'm ok with that. You know the rules. I highly recommend picking up 2 copies of the book. One for you and one for someone that you think that will thrive when they become UNCOMMODIFIED.
Only a couple of Chapters in, but LOVING it!! If you want to read a book that will challenge you… this is it. Buckle up and get ready to ask yourself some tough questions.
A really great read! The author does an amazing job laying out their concepts and uses well-thought-out examples to convey meaning. I enjoyed the use of personal examples to drive home intention.
Launch day sales of Tim Windsor's book UNCOMMODiFiED were 211% higher than projected. Visit his website and get your copy today. Available in Hardcover, Paperback, and as an eBook.
Tm Windsor, UNCOMMODiFiED book will release globally on October 13, 2023