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I am whelmed (and that is a good thing)

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-11-22

Having heard some pushback against Deepak from the yogic community, with some practitioners considering him a sellout and a 'false prophet', I nonetheless put aside my trepidation and ventured into this audio book.

I have been whelmed. Not underwhelmed, not overwhelmed, whelmed. Deepak brings a refreshingly modern and applicable take to the basic tenets of Buddhism and conscious spirituality. The deeper contemplative meanings and allegories to a lot of the practices are most definitely lost in simplicity, and I can see how this may rub a fervent spiritualist the wrong way. This can seem underwhelming.
However, I can deeply appreciate said simplicity in its efficacy at putting the philosophy to practice. Theological theorists have spent millennia over millennia of our species's existence fighting figurative battles and passing down their conquests as word of law, confusing the average person with twists and turns of phrase so inconceivably complex and illogical that the message is lost in the noise. These are his most fervent critics, yet they often criticize the existence of the universe itself. This can seem overwhelming.

Deepak simply returns to the message. The basic tenets of doing good to feel good. To give, and you shall receive. Pay it forward and forward shall be the direction of your life. This, this is whelming. And that is a good thing.

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A passionate marriage

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-11-12

A highly recommended read whether you are looking to start a business, are an active entrepeneur, or even if you simply want a money-maker's perspective on goal setting and managing your finances intelligently.

Written in a delightful tongue-in-cheek manner, the book is rife with success stories and actionable examples. Unlike many of the motivational books, however, you are not expected to just light a fire under your ass through these tidbits alone, otherwise interspersed between dry number crunching and boring conflation about the importance of he who wrote, the mighty CEO. Instead, a humble tone and a self-deprecating yet simultaneously uplifting spirit creates an upward vortex of energy and can-do attitude.

I have read all the classics, and some of the obscures. Few have managed to keep me as interested in the economics aspect within the passionate marriage of a man and his business in entrepreneurship . Well done, well done.