Turn Right has the rare quality of feeling like a conversation with a wise friend. A lot of self-improvement books I have read feel like a lecture. This is more of a coffee shop chat. Instead of just laying out a bunch of rules and facts, Inez uses personal anecdotes and examples to get her point across. I really connected with the “Tools for the Warrior” section dealing with how to face and overcome deep hidden fears. If I had read this chapter a decade ago I probably could have saved myself years of walking the wrong path out of fear of change.
Required reading for anyone in their 20’s looking for clarity and motivation surrounding the life choices you are constantly making. Even if you are not in your 20’s but are just planning your next move, Turn Right will put you in the right state of mind to make a decision that leads down a health, happy path.
In framing a purposeful career, Inez writes that your “Destination can be formed by one single dot, while Purpose fills the whole line of your process.” If purpose fills the line, then “Turn Right” not only provides structure to the line of your process but also guides you in exploring your fulfilling purpose. Part storytelling, part facilitation, and part workbook, “Turn Right” weaves Inez’s personal narratives and lessons into a written journey that invites you to make it your own. I found the warmth and sincerity of her anecdotes giving life to the practical exercises to which you find yourself committing over the course of “Turn Right”, making the experience much more than reading a book. For those in their 20s and 30s, looking to differentiate jobs from careers and asking “What now?” and “What’s next?”, I would recommend sitting down with “Turn Right” and filling the lines it provides with your own, developing Purpose.
Well-written book by a young writer that offers some fresh insights into how to go about discovering your career. The basic idea is that your career should revolve around finding your purpose and following it. No, this is not the same as a passion, and the author even advises to avoid blindly following your passion, which I think is great advice more young people need to hear.
Perhaps as a bonus, there are also tons of exercises and worksheets in this book. I’m an avid reader and I don’t think any of the books I’ve read in the past few years have included so many.
For young people looking to discover a meaningful career, this book will help you find it.
“…it really says the thing that we’re afraid to say before, to our parents, society and ourselves.”
I simply can’t put this book down when I started reading it. I’m reading the “Talent” chapter now and it really says the thing that we’re afraid to say before, to our parents, society and ourselves. It discovers that all of us have inborn gifts and we should not hesitate to unleash it. While starting my first ever journaling journey with this book, needless to say, this is a really strong and important book to read.
This thought-provoking book will lead you to become the writer of your own story, to step into a journey to self-discovery. In my opinion, young adults will greatly benefit from reading this book. Well written, and joyful to read.
“Turn Right has a great voice and something important to say”
I love the way Turn Right talk about Purpose – with a capital P! Your writing really hums when you speak about the things you care about. Turn Right has a great voice and something important to say.
Honestly I like reading many self-help book, both to learn and as an additional reference in doing what I do (which is also in the same field). But this one is special. Reading Turn Right literally made me keep turning the book right, to the next page that is…
It’s a great book for you who’s looking for guidance in leading your life to a better direction – the right direction – filled with lots of insights and practical tools and facilitation questions that would guide your reflection and hence, decision making process.
For you who’s also working in this field, Turn Right is a great reference to enrich the way we do our work and thus become more effective in helping others.
Worth every dime of my investment!
“It pushes you to have that self-talk with yourself that you may not necessarily have in other inspirational books you read. And that is gold.”
What makes this book unique:
1. The bunch of questions Inez is trying to bombard you with (in a very positive sense.) Along with many blank spaces you can use to take your pen/pencil and write your thoughts directly on the book. The book pushes you to have that self-talk with yourself that you may not necessarily have in other inspirational books you read. And that is gold.
2. Inez’s life story is not like many others. She embodies what it truly means to live a purposeful career. Imagine at her age, she has managed to work voluntarily (for full time!) in issues she is passionate about; she has spoken for thousands on young people in many different countries, founded a facilitating program about purposeful life and look at her now she just wrote a book. She leads us by example through her stories, not just talking.
3. Lastly, the book is very practical. The call to action is not to blindly follow your passion and quit your job, but to take measurable small steps, one at a time, through slowly increasing pace. Typical advises you won’t find often in this self-help industry.