The title of this book, Find Your Strongest Life, immediately jumped out and grabbed me – as a stay-at-home/work-at-home mom to two kiddos – I definitely want to live my strongest life possible…and while some days I feel it to the core of my being, other days just feel like “feed the baby, change the baby, rock the baby” repeat ad infinitum. While a quick read on so many levels – Buckingham is constantly asking questions – questions that have helped me question many things about myself and my life and have helped me begin to look at my strengths and my weaknesses and how to capitalize on the strengths while moving away from the weaknesses. He points out multiple myths women believe and helps us push on through to true, authentic living. I love knowing that I don’t have to achieve perfect balance in my life, but rather should seek imbalance…with the weight of my life going towards my strengths. That is achievable.
In the middle of the book he has you stop and take the Strong Life Test – definitely a powerful tool. He then goes on to break down all the results and helps you interpret what the test has revealed. Perhaps one of my favorite parts of this book is his constant storytelling – throughout the book, you follow Anna (who is living a strong life) and Charlie (who isn’t). Each story, each example, help drive home his message and make it easier and easier to apply personally.
I have thoroughly enjoyed Find Your Strongest Life and know that my work with it is not yet done – I plan to continue to dwell on the material in this book for some time, so I truly can find and live my strongest life possible.
I received this book as part of Thomas Nelson’s Book Review Blogger program – however the opinion is 100% my own.