Book Review: "Unstoppable Women" by Cynthia Kersey
by Ruby Bayan - 05/02/05
The complete title of the book is "Unstoppable Women: Achieve Any Breakthrough Goal in 30 Days." I skimmed through the pages, hoping to cheat and cram the 30 days into maybe three or four, but when I realized that the book was actually a seminar, workbook, journal, and life-altering guide, I knew I had to take it a day at a time.
Author Cynthia Kersey starts selling her you-can-achieve-anything concept by asking the reader to permanently stop the cycle of giving up.
"Unstoppable Women is built on the proven fact that the more effective way to create lasting change is to do it one step at a time, letting that initial success lead to others. Even the busiest woman can find the time to take a single step, or achieve what I call an unstoppable moment. In doing so, you wonít feel overwhelmed by the process, and youíll be able to make the gradual change that will create lasting results."
Most important in achieving any goal is to zero in on what that goal is and to determine what actions need to be taken and how. Part 1 of the book lays it all down in four important steps in preparation for achieving the goal in just 30 days.
Part 2 is the actual 30-day challenge where Kersey opens each day with an affirmation followed by an inspirational success story of an "unstoppable woman" who, despite challenges, achieved her goal. Taking off from the story, Kersey then presents a "to do" section called "Unstoppable Action," where she motivates you to look at yourself, try new things, revisit good values, give, and forgive, among others. She caps each chapter with "Create Your Day Planner: Plan to be Unstoppable!" which takes you to your personal worksheet at the end of the book.
I can say Unstoppable Women is a good read because the collection of success stories is priceless. But Iíd also say itís a "mentor" in the kind of handholding it does. During the 30-day challenge, you feel like you have a personal life coach opening your eyes, waking up your spirit, and pumping your adrenalin to take you to that goal youíve set for yourself.
What's interesting is, after youíve achieved one goal with the help of Kerseyís book, you can start working on another goal and use the book again to apply the same techniques! In effect, I could say that Unstoppable Women is not a book Ė itís a tool. Iíd say go ahead, pick it up, and use it many times over.