Review Title: An ‘A’ for Attitude (review of The ‘A’ Factor by David Welday)
Reviewer: Janice S. Garey
***** 5 Stars
This book has potential to transform lives for the better. As each reader finds parts of the book applicable to themselves and they work to make improvements, the results will radiate out into the world touching numerous lives in positive ways. The book influences as both a primer and an enhancer depending on where a person is on their personal path of gaining wisdom through life experiences. The book will help the young to learn the easier way, through the life experience of others who learned through their own trials and errors. Older readers will find ways to tweak their approach and handling of certain aspects of life.
The author, David Welday, brings in his own personal stories and stories from other people in an engaging and vulnerable manner in an effort to make the reader feel right at home and desiring to not fall into those pits and quicksands on the path of life. David shares as if to say, “I have been exactly where you are headed, and you do not want to go there.” He is matter of fact and down to earth, never preachy with his readers. He shows how to move forward in life using a good attitude to provide momentum. The price of the book is small considering you will receive valuable insights from a mentor.
Organized into 52 readings, the book can easily fit into the lifestyle of busy people. Of course some will choose to go much more quickly through the book. I read at a fast pace to write a review, but want to go back and work on areas in which I can improve my life. The weekly readings include a section of story and related information followed by a call to action section with activities to generate transformation if the reader does the practical work assignments. For those persons already aware of a particular weak spot in their life, jumping ahead and addressing that first is certainly appropriate. The book can be used any time for self improvement but some may want to start it in January as a realistic approach to New Year’s resolutions. With that in mind it would make a good gift during the month of December.
I received a free e-copy of this book for review purposes. I am under no obligation to give a positive review. The book engages, motivates, and has the potential to change not only individuals but communities, workplaces, family units, and perhaps even the culture of a nation that seeks to find better and more productive ways to live with respect and care for all. This is a book the world needs now when many feel worn down and lost in the midst and fallout of the pandemic.