Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review & Giveaway - Mystic Cool

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Book Review & Giveaway - Mystic Cool

About the Book

Stress Elimination Expert Don Goewey is the author of the new book, Mystic Cool, already topping the charts.  Goewey (Say Go EEE) believes, "Rewiring your brain can have you experience less stress and generate creative brilliance."  

Don Goewey has worked for more than three decades helping people reach their potential, including war refugees, prisoners, patients with life-threatening illness, business leaders, and others in high-stress occupations.  His new book, Mystic Cool, provides a proven approach to transcending stress and unlocking creative potential.  To learn more, visit his Web site:  
Goewey is featured in this month's Outside Magazine, where a journalist was commissioned to undergo six coaching sessions with him and report on the results. "Three weeks into my effort," the journalist reports in the article, "I'd become … much better at maintaining a calm, pragmatic mind-set.  In my new calmer state, I'm much more productive."  The journalist describes how, in particular, Goewey's "clear button" technique gave her a stress off switch.

"The chief factor blocking the brain's capacity to generate brilliance is stress.  A dynamically peaceful attitude lights up neural networks that generate a fearless intelligence, making us immune to stress.  The result is the joy of creative action in which we not only excel, but excel in ways that make work and life intrinsically rewarding.  Who wouldn't want a brain like that?  It's achievable and in a relatively short period of time," Goewey says.

Mystic Cool combines the latest research in neuroscience and psychology with practical spiritual insights.  The book represents more than just "stress reduction."  It is a stress solution that unlocks the brain power needed to excel in ways that make work rewarding and family life fulfilling.

About the Author
Don Joseph Goewey has worked in some of the most stressful places on Earth - from cancer wards to refugee camps to corporate offices – helping people transcend stress and fear to reach a higher potential. He co-founded a human performance firm, ProAttitude, to end stress in the workplace. His new book, Mystic Cool defines a proven approach (featured in Outside Magazine January 2010) that literally rewires the brain to extinguish stress reactions and light up higher brain networks to sustain peak performance and greater well-being. 
Don Joseph Goewey's career in human potential spans more than three decades and includes collaborations with Carl Rogers, PhD, the founder of humanistic psychology, and Gerald Jampolsky, MD, founder of attitudinal healing. Goewey served as an executive at Stanford University Medical School and was executive director of the International Center for Attitudinal Healing, recognized worldwide for its approach to human crisis. His interest in the ability of the brain to overcome stress was sparked two decades ago when he experienced a series of personal crises. He lost his job, was diagnosed with a brain tumor and saw his marriage fall apart, all within 10 days. Then he experienced a defining moment that left him free from stress and the damage it was doing in his life. Over the years, Goewey has worked with war refugees, prisoners, patients with life-threatening illness, business leaders and others in high-stress occupations. In 2006, he co-founded ProAttitude, a human performance firm dedicated to ending stress in the workplace. His new book, Mystic Cool, combines the latest research in neuroscience and psychology with practical spiritual insights on how to reduce stress and unlock creative potential.

My Take On The Book
I am always looking for books that will encourage the teams that I work with to achieve more and this book does just that. The book allows people to face change within their life and push for the highest performance possible. This book does more than just help someone survive challenges, but instead it helps them learn, grow and blossom into the amazing people that they can become.

The book is easy to understand and offers the reader a treasure trove of tips, resources and techniques that will help you sift through the day-to-day minutia and focus on what is really important within your life.

The book is not going to change you overnight, but if you work at it and do the exercises that the author presents opens your eyes to what your life can be if you just focus and work hard. In trying the exercises myself, they do work, but as I mentioned they take time and practice. I know that I have a ways to go but I know that the book does provide me with the resources that will allow me to be successful in the end.

If this books sounds like one that you would like to add to your own collection, you can find it over at Amazon!

How would you like to win a copy of this book? I will be giving away 1 copy to a lucky reader! All you need to do is let me know why you would have an interest in this book to be considered. The contest will run for one week and will end on March 3, 2010.

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    traveler said...

    I am an e-mail subscriber. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

    traveler said...

    AN impressive and useful book which would be helpful for everyone. Thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

    Renee said...

    email subscriber

    Renee said...

    I'm interested in self-change--this book sounds useful.

    LeeAnn P. said...

    I follow you on twitter

    LeeAnn P. said...

    I'd really love to win this book to help me learn new ways to deal with all the stress from moving across the country from my family, 9 months of unemployment, new job, buying a house with everything that could go wrong going wrong, and my kids starting school this year. Oh and then there was the medical stuff (probably due to all the stress)Well you get the idea....I'd like this book, lol!

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    email subscriber

    Anonymous said...

    This a book I would be interested in regards to my family situation right now!

    rubynreba said...

    I follow on google

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    I subscribe by email

    rubynreba said...

    I'd like this book because of the way you described it - it allows people to face changes in their life and push forthe highest performance possible.

    LeeAnn P. said...

    tweeted again

    Dad of Divas said...

    The winner of this giveaway was rose48, Congratulations! Please send me your contact info in the next 48 hours to claim your prize.

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