Serendipity brought me to Brendon Burchard. I was in the middle of reading The Motivation Manifesto when a friend recommended The Charge, his more recent book. I take these coincidences seriously, so I will definitely be reading more. I have also subscribed to his podcast, The Charged Life, which I love.
This is more than a typical self-help book. It operates on the level of a timeless philosophical treatise. I recommend reading it with a highlighter pen and a stack of sticky notes to mark highly significant passages, because you will find them. For those who like to read inspirational material every morning, this book would be a terrific candidate.
The heart of the book is the declaration of personal power. It is divided into nine declarations:
We shall meet life with presence and power.
We shall reclaim our agenda.
We shall defeat our demons.
We shall advance with abandon.
We shall practice joy and gratitude.
We shall not break integrity.
We shall amplify love.
We shall inspire greatness.
We shall slow time.
Each declaration has its own chapter, explaining Burchard’s premise. Any one of the sections could easily be turned into its own full length book. The motivation manifesto is a distillation of concepts from many philosophical and spiritual traditions. As such, it is a great launching point for a deeper exploration of these themes.
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I've been working with chronic disorganization, squalor, and hoarding for over 20 years. I'm also a marathon runner who was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and thyroid disease 17 years ago.