Fulfilled: A Personal Revolution in Seven Steps by Deirdre Bounds

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Fulfilled: A Personal Revolution in Seven Steps by Deirdre Bounds

Category: Lifestyle
Rating: 4/5
Reviewer: Sue Magee
Reviewed by Sue Magee
Summary: AA's twelve steps condensed to seven - it's easy reading, hard work and rewarding.
Buy? Yes Borrow? Yes
Pages: 240 Date: June 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall Life
ISBN: 978-0273725527

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Dierdre Bounds' life was at rock bottom when she was introduced to the Twelve Step Plan used by Alcoholics Anonymous and within a matter of years she had built an internet business into an award-winning organisation and sold it to a FTSE 100 company. She's adapted the twelve steps to produce her personal revolution in seven steps.

Her down-to-earth style and honesty shine through and she'll help you to understand what is really holding your life back, leaving you free to move forward. By taking an inventory you'll unearth hidden fears and guilt and be able to let them – and the people who caused them - go. You'll be able to free yourself from your past and work out who you really are. You'll learn how to make difficult relationships work. If this sounds too good to be true then you'd better also realise that a lot of this is going to be hard, painful work. You are going to have to confront your past – warts and all and even when you feel that you were the wronged you are going to have to understand what part you played in bringing the problem into being. This is not easy or comfortable.

Most of the steps are very clear and well explained although I will confess that I struggled with the concept of allowing a power greater than myself to take responsibility for me. I suspect that the concept is not difficult for anyone with a religious belief but if you are atheist or agnostic then it is more problematic.

Each of the steps is illustrated with case histories – occasionally Deirdre's own story is used and these are inspirational. There are two approaches to the book: you can read and take from it what you will (and there is little of it which is NOT thought-provoking, particularly for someone who is a bit of a control freak) or you can work at the steps in the way which she suggests. Deirdre's story and the case histories might just sway your decision.

I'd like to thank the publishers for sending a copy to The Bookbag.

If this book appeals then we think that you might also enjoy Glow: How You Can Radiate Energy, Innovation and Success by Lynda Gratton

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