Always change a losing game by David Posen

The book has a potential to help you shed the layers of deep-rooted, self-defeatist conditioning and uncover your true self

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Change made easy

Published by Orient Paperbacks
Pages: 265
Price: INR295
ISBN-13: 9788122205008

David Posen has mastered the art of helping people change into a better version of themselves. And he does so with the precision of an accomplished surgeon and the finesse of a talented artist. His brilliance as a counsellor shines forth in every chapter as he gently takes the reader onto a journey of positive transformation in all aspects of life.

Using real-life stories of ordinary people and everyday situations [including a few about his own transformations], Posen shows why change is “necessary, beneficial and easier than you think”. The book has a potential to help you shed the layers of deep-rooted, self-defeatist conditioning and uncover your true self.

As the title suggests, the author uses analogies from the field of sports throughout the book. And what’s more, he scores a goal—every time! I particularly liked his chapter on the various behavioural personalities: Type-As, workaholics, perfectionists, pleasers, caretakers and victims. Readers will be able to relate to at least a few traces from one or more behavioural personalities and thereby recognise patterns that have been keeping them from what they really want.

The book is divided into four parts: Introduction, Awareness, Choice and Permission and each section is designed to meet a single-point agenda: trigger a positive change in you—so that you give up noxious thoughts and behaviour, and start living a happier, healthier and more fulfilled life.

When I first picked up this book, I was unsure about its value—after all, there are many books on personal transformation, though most are superficial. A few pages into it and I figured that this is not a run-of-the-mill self-help fare—it is powerful enough to activate dormant forces in the reader. As I was nearing the end, I realised that the one big reason I really enjoyed this book is that the core theme of the book complements the ideology on which Complete Wellbeing is based. The book touches upon the need to change [and the way to do it] in all our varied dimensions. The book’s title runner says it all: “Winning strategies for work, home and your health.”

I have read hundreds of books, many of them in the self-empowerment category. And I can tell you that, if not already declared, this book is on its way to becoming a classic in its genre.

Manoj Khatri
Manoj Khatri has spent the last two decades learning, teaching and writing about wellbeing and mindful living. He has contributed over 1500 articles for several newspapers and magazines including The Times of India, The Economic Times, The Statesman, Mid-Day, Bombay Times, Femina, and more. He is a counseling therapist and the author of What a thought!, a critically acclaimed best-selling book on self-transformation. An award-winning editor, Manoj runs Complete Wellbeing and believes that "peace begins with me".


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