Find Your YOU


Non-Fiction - Self Help
219 Pages
Reviewed on 03/17/2021
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Author Biography

A lifelong educator and author Tony Ashcraft was born in Dearborn, MI. When Tony was twenty-eight, he moved to Charleston, SC, for warmer weather and to gain new experiences in his life. After being primarily a high school teacher for over 10 years, he decided to dabble in the corporate world by joining the financial services industry. After realizing the industry was not for him, he began his journey that led to his ultimate transformation. He devoted the next five years of his life to discovering who he is. He studied the works of past and present New Age thinkers that led to his inward journey. He has found greater peace through his teachings on making the world a better place.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Asher Syed for Readers' Favorite

Find Your YOU by Tony Ashcraft is a non-fiction self-help guide for those who feel like they're little more than a hamster in a wheel as they continue to chase, achieve, and enjoy virtually nothing. Ashcraft shifts focus from the parameters of a simple, single call to action and instead provides the framework for success from the bottom up and working from the inside out. Over the course of fifteen distinct and interconnecting chapters, Ashcraft addresses the psychology behind a mindset of what we should be doing and why it keeps us from what we want to do, the cyclical nature of positive and negative energy, and how external situations, jobs, people, environment, and other forces impact our own—all recurring themes throughout. The book doubles down with a hard look in the mirror to understand ego and imagination, the power of love and forgiveness, and the enhanced quality of life that can only come from within ourselves.

The first thing that intrigued me about Find Your YOU was how I immediately connected with Tony Ashcraft with a summary of disappointment despite, by all appearances, being the guy that others thought was going in the right direction. As I continued to read I was also struck by Ashcraft's comfortable narrative. I've read more than my fair share of books where an author talks about being ourselves only to then try to formulate our rehabilitation into their own idea of what that should be. Ironic? I thought so too. I loved that the book is written like a friend having a good chat, and Ashcraft's honesty about his shortcomings on his own journey was refreshing in the sense that what is encouraged comes from the experience of another who has been there. There's a part where he describes a partnership he'd invested in to purchase a vacation let and, in hindsight, the lesson learned in taking on such a project with others. My father-in-law had a similar situation but, unlike Ashcraft, had trouble seeing where egos were in play and ended up in a years-long legal battle. Walking away takes a spine of steel and the self-confidence to acknowledge your worth, your time, and a value that cannot be measured against the size of an escrow check. Ashcraft has this in abundance and is ready to share. I strongly recommend this book.

Lesley Jones

We are all born with a natural instinct of imagination, creativity, and optimism but as we grow, our sense of self and who we are is gradually diminished by societal, parental, and media expectations of who we should be. Negative comments begin to filter into our subconscious and, over time, program us into conformity and limiting beliefs. If you feel exhausted and despondent about your future, Find Your YOU by Tony Ashcraft will help you re-discover YOU and your true purpose. Discover your authentic self and begin to make choices that work for and not against you. Learn how to recognize important signs as they appear to you and how you can take action that will propel you towards a life that is filled with happiness and fulfillment. It is time to unleash the power you have always held and become the best possible version of yourself.

Find Your YOU by Tony Ashcraft is one of the most powerful books I have read on the human mind and how it shapes your identity. The sections on the ego and the subconscious were explained in layman's terms and I found it incredibly fascinating how it shapes your thoughts and behaviors, mostly in negative terms. There are so many golden nuggets of information that can literally transform how you view yourself and the world around you. The section on Collective Consciousness and how our minds are programmed to think and behave in order to conform to others' expectations were incredibly insightful. I found it quite liberating to learn how to stop seeking validation from negative people and the power of gratitude and forgiveness. The seven principles to reprogramme your subconscious mind are simple and actionable. The guide is also filled with exercises that are positively transformational. My favorite section was the chapters on the Law of Attraction and how to decipher the signs from the Universe. Also, the explanation for raising your vibration was incredibly helpful.

I loved the author's personal stories and the powerful use of analogies throughout. My best was to imagine yourself as a human pinball machine when faced with negativity. I found the section on dealing with life's obstacles and the questions you can ask yourself to help you get back on track simply fantastic. The book is also filled with incredible quotes from some of the greatest thinkers in history. I loved this quote by Wayne Dyer: “You don’t attract what you want. You attract what you are.” This book is superb and one that I cannot recommend highly enough.

Mamta Madhavan

Find Your You by Tony Ashcraft is a handy manual that will help readers find their authentic self and true purpose. The author makes the book an actionable and unique experience for every reader which will give them the power to live the best life. The book works on certain concepts that have benefitted the author -- Positive, Compassionate, Passionate, and Courageous -- which will help readers find their You. Many a time readers find themselves stuck in a belief system that holds them back from infinite possibilities, keeping them stuck in something that may not be of any use to them. The techniques and strategies in this book will make readers think outside the box and, as Robert Frost put it, to 'take the road less traveled'. The book outlines the comprehensive approach where the author's experiences and concepts that helped in his transformation will help readers apply these in their daily lives, helping them transform their inner self, making them become who they are.

Find Your You is thought-provoking and the insights shared by Tony Ashcraft will motivate readers to look within themselves. It will help them unravel the layers within so that they can create a life of abundance, pure joy, and happiness because of having the right mindset. The book is a good tool to invite abundance into one's life by creating the right mindset. The topic has been handled extensively and in a simple manner, making it easy for readers to comprehend and unlock the doors to an entirely new world which they did not think existed. The tips and tools are helpful to all types of readers to understand themselves and make the necessary changes so that their lives are filled with abundance.