Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Don't Think Of A Blue Ball - Review

Don't Think of a Blue Ball is as light or as deep as you want it to be, depending on how Plugged In you are while reading it. It aims to give you all you need to truly live the life you want and be joyful as you pursue your dreams and desires. Plug In and do the effective, tried-and-tested, exercises derived from Malti Bhojwani's extensive study and hours of coaching her clients. This book includes scientific explanations where needed, wisdom from timeless philosophers and authors, teachings from the scriptures together with the author's own personal poignant experiences to beautifully illustrate how you too can live a life you desire instead of one of default. For the first time, an easy to read book that entwines humor, simple analogies and a firm voice in twelve chapters to show you how to make lasting changes in all areas of your life by making empowering decisions that will instantly help you experience joyous living. You will not only learn how to take action towards your desired life by following steps like in many other self-help books, but also how to change the way you talk to yourself, enabling you to feel, walk and dream in a state that will magnetise everything you desire even while you sleep. Don't Think of o Blue Ball will help you become aware of who you are being twenty-four hours a day and how to create a successful life by being a manifesting body that radiates joy and gratitude.

As a life Coach she aims to serve, not to fix or to help. Malti Bhojwani is the founder of Multi Coaching International, a professional certified life Coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF), NIP practitioner (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and an author. She coaches using her empathetic enquiry that leads her clients to personal empowerment, fulfilled goals and consistent success. Being a life-long learner, she is also mastering Ontological Coaching with Newfield Network to hone her skills, as she still considers herself only a 'white-belter' in the field of personal transformation. Born in Singapore in May 1971, she lived in Jakarta for many years, though she spent most of her adult life in Sydney, Australia where her grown-up daughter Drishti lives. Her first published work, Thankfulness Appreciation Gratitude My Journal has gone into several reprints.

Life is a lesson that we all go through, and yet there are numerous occasions when we fail to understand the intricacies associated with it. We fail, and we get depressed. We blame poor fate and get absorbed in all the negativity that the dark energy has to offer. Some become too burdened with this weight that they forget the true essence of living.

Malti Bhojwani’s Don’t Think Of A Blue Ball addresses these very same issues. It is a self-help guide that flows lucidly with wise anecdotes and interesting snippets of stories based on real life events. The author describes several experiences of her own lives and explains how she dealt with those situations. The book traverses the journey of the author as she rises through her hardship to finally become a Life Coach and an inspirational writer.

It is this journey that makes the book special. The chapters are real, and you can relate to them. There will be times when you would sit up and exclaim, “Hey! This is written for me.” The author does a good job with collating bits and pieces of her life’s experiences and weaving them in words. She narrates the various phases of her life and the struggle accompanied with them, which in turn provides us the motivation to work harder towards eliminating our obstacles and setting our sights determinedly on our goals.

Malti Bhojwani illustrates the power of manifestations, and how positive thinking can take us to our target. We often ponder on ‘if onlys’, ‘should haves’ and ‘could haves’, thus bounding our thoughts to the unwanted events of the past. As a result, we fail to identify the brightness of the present, and fear to embrace the future. This book seeks to empower the minds of the readers, providing them with the confidence to look and plan ahead.

The twelve chapters in the book are neatly etched, each dealing with various topics that rule our emotions and lives. For example, the author talks about plugging into a higher source and energy to better realize the purpose and meaning of life. Often we get distracted by events that are not to our liking. The book plots the points that would help us in going back to the right track.

What I really liked were the practical exercises that the author has highlighted. There are several ‘do-it-yourself' activities which can be followed by the readers. As a result, the readers can connect better with the words in the book. The author doesn't elaborate the concepts in a preachy manner. Rather, she justifies the points in a scientific way, thus stressing upon the saying that we can live our life the way we want to.

The language used is easy which tends to light reading. However, at some places, there are repetitions that slows down the pace of the book. Perhaps, it would have been a more compelling read had these been avoided. But then again, several points mentioned in this book were inter-related, and thus repetitive mentions at some places were inevitable.

All in all, this book serves as a good self-help guide. It helps you to understand your life better, and motivates you to achieve your dreams. 

Title: Don't Think Of A Blue Ball
Author: Malti Bhojwani
Publisher: Om Books International
Publication Year: 2012
Binding: Paperback
Genre: Self Help, Personal Growth
No. Of Pages: 240
My Rating: 3/5

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  1. Dear Amrit,

    Thank you - I love your review - and I truly appreciate you taking the time to read it so thoroughly and comment so honestly.

    In gratitude,