Helping You Shift Your Thoughts and Actions to a place of Positivity, Transformation, and Continuous Growth

Non-Fiction - Self Help
157 Pages
Reviewed on 03/02/2019
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Author Biography

Currently I am a graduate student within the counseling program at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. With three plus years of experience working within the mental health industry, each day I display my passion for helping others. When I am not working with the youth within the city of Milwaukee, I aim to make the world a better place, by inspiring people to evolve and continuously progress. I find joy in creating motivating and inspiring content for my brand Inlightenment, which can be found on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Reviewed by Gisela Dixon for Readers' Favorite

Inlightenment: Helping You Shift Your Thoughts and Actions to a Place of Positivity, Transformation, and Continuous Growth by Marshall Cannon is a non-fiction motivational and self-help book on improving and bettering our quality of life with a different mindset. This book is written in a style of short proverbs and sayings, and a brief explanations on each of them. Thus, each chapter heading is a short proverb or motivational message and the chapters elaborate on the topics in a few pages. Marshall incorporates a lot of personal anecdotes and his own life experiences in drawing out the meanings of each of these messages and how they can be applied in life. The latter part of the book also contains a New Beginning Assessment Guide that provides guidance on how to track progress on a quarterly and regular basis and tips and techniques.

I enjoyed reading Inlightenment and found it to be quite sincere and genuine in its attempt to help people develop a better and more positive mindset. The concept is that when you change the internal, then the external automatically takes care of itself, and hence the focus on the self and one’s own mind. In that sense, the book touches on some spiritual themes, but it is mainly a book for anyone to read and get inspired by and just make a shift in their mindset and perspective. Marshall writes in an authentic voice and provides plenty of real life examples which I liked. This is a great read for anyone.