How to be Selfish (And other uncomfortable advice)

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How to be Selfish
(And other uncomfortable advice)

Does selfishness have negative associations for you? Does it conjure up an image of someone mean, like a fairytale ogre perhaps?

I’m here to tell you that there is another way to be selfish. Selfishness is about helping yourself, yes. It’s about satisfying the deep desires within you that cause so much heartache. More

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About Olga Levancuka

Well-known for coaching successful entrepreneurs, well-known faces and key political figures, Olga (SkinnyRichCoach) herself is eagerly followed in the media.

Wanting to share her knowledge with a wider audience, Olga put pen to paper and produced several books, including 'How to Be Selfish' and 'Increase your Confidence'. Her latest book 'The Ill Society" is taking the literary world by storm, confronting uncomfortable realities and refusing to wave the white flag to the cycle of disharmony affecting one and all.

Through these books, her guidance is available to many who seek extra strength, confidence, direction or support during challenging times. As well as her collection of successful self-help books under her belt, Olga has also contributed to several major publications such as The Sunday Times Style Magazine, Grazia, Cosmopolitan USA just to name a few.


Review by: Laurie Love on Sep. 2, 2013 :
If I learned nothing else this summer, I learned that I could stand to be a lot less selfless. I find that I am one of those people with the opinion that it is just SO much easier to do something myself than to ask someone else to do it for me, listen to their grousing and/or attitude that I am expecting THEM to do something for ME (heaven forbid right?), nag them several times when said task still has not been completed, and inevitably having to do it myself anyhow. Yes, I know, just tattoo "Doormat" on my forehead, right?

A lot of people have negative associations with selfishness. Selfishness can be a good thing, in moderation. How often are you asked to drive the car pool for your son or daughter's soccer team? What percentage of those requests do you find yourself accepting even though you may have had visions of a nice soak in the tub or unwinding with your current favorite book while someone else was responsible for getting your child home from practice?

When I was given the opportunity to review this book, I jumped at the chance, hoping that it would insert some sanity into my life. I guess that I was expecting some words of wisdom and guidance as to how to say no when something is asked of me that I would really rather not do and/or stick to my guns once I have attempted to delegate chores to someone else in my household.

Unfortunately, this is not the advice that I found in this book. This book can help you find the strength to overcome that deep rooted aversion to being selfish. It will point out some helpful positive affirmations that you have the right to some ME time, or whatever it is in YOUR life that you need to be more selfish about.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
Review by: Beth's Book Reviews on Aug. 26, 2013 :
Surprisingly a large number of people, particularly women, will find the need for the advice contained in this book. Women, in particular, are especially susceptible to the idea that they need to put themselves last in their own lives. If you feel like that this book will help you break through those beliefs and create new, healthy beliefs that will support you.

The author's honest attitude towards everything from religion to body image is quite refreshing. She has been through it all and lived to tell the tale and is happy to share with the reader what she has learned in her journey in an intelligent manner.

The book is extremely well written and has a nice tone to it that makes you feel like you are listening to a friend which makes the book quite enjoyable.

If you are looking for a book that will "tell it to you like it is", this is it. You won't be disappointed.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)
Review by: valerie porter on Aug. 17, 2013 :
Easy to read - felt like a friend was talking to me, giving me a "pep talk". Lots of good advice! Some sort of shocking ideas and opinions are presented, but the author says that's ok - the main thing is to feel something - to learn to have opinions and reactions that are our own. Motivational and informative - glad to have read it.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)

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