Saturday, August 15, 2009

EXCUSE ME, COLLEGE IS NOW: How To Be A Success In School and Life
by Doreen Banaszak and Sebastian Oddo

If you're entering college for the first time, this is the book for you. Think about it: You're being thrown into a whole new world with a whole new set of expectations and responsibilities. You are not being asked to make decisions and do things you have never had to do before. You are suddenly anonymous and have to learn how to navigate your way around a world that barely resembles the safe, comfortable environment you left behind. You must also develop a new support system, because the one you have depended on for so long is not there!

Even though as you look back, these years will be some of the best of your life, right now you face a pretty daunting task. You may be looking for some direction. The authors took the work of author Lynn Grabhorn in her book Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting, which is about the Law of Attraction, and applied it to the college experience.

One of the bottom line messages of this book is that you have the ability to create the life you want based on the choices you make. After you have studied and prepared for an upcoming exam, see yourself doing well on that exam instead of worrying. Taking action is an important theme of the book as well as well focusing on what you want and not wasting your time focusing on what you don't want.

Powerful and geared especially for the young adult who is on their own for the first time, I think this book would be valuable for any college student. What do you think?

To hear my interview with co-author Sebastian Oddo on my internet radio show INSIDE THE WRITER’S CAFÉ on, click on the link.

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