Unstuck At Last

Using Your Strengths to Get What You Want

Non-Fiction - Self Help
132 Pages
Reviewed on 08/01/2015
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Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite

Life does not come without challenges and perhaps one of the biggest challenges you will come across in pursuit of your dreams and aspirations is the feeling of your life being stagnant; like you are being held in place with no idea how to move forward. If you often feel like this then you are stuck! The question is how do you get unstuck? In her book Unstuck At Last: Using Your Strengths To Get What You Want, Sarah K. Robinson shares practical tools to help her readers achieve well balanced success through identifying and nurturing their strengths and passions

Unstuck At Last: Using Your Strengths To Get What You Want draws from the author immense knowledge on the subject and uses examples from her real life journey, thereby making the book practical, realistic and easy to relate to. The advice in the book is relevant to the current times and the countless challenges that we all face in our day-to-day lives as we struggle to find direction. Unstuck At Last is an insightful self-help book with a fresh look at how to achieve our set life goals by discovering the bottlenecks blocking our path to all round success, and how to successfully manoeuvre them through discovering and nurturing our strengths. Each chapter gives more insight into the subject with engaging exercises to help you fully comprehend what has so far been covered. Unstuck At Last: Using Your Strengths To Get What You Want by Sarah K. Robinson is an ideal read for anyone struggling to defeat the forces holding them back from achieving all round fulfilment in both their personal and professional lives.

Jack Magnus

Unstuck At Last: Using Your Strengths to Get What You Want is a non-fiction self-help book written by Sarah K. Robinson. The author had counseled employers and their employees on how to maximize their performance and satisfaction with their jobs and their lives for over twenty years, but she was all too aware that she herself was stuck in a routine and situation that gave her little job or personal satisfaction. Her decision in 2013 to become one of the first Gallup Certified Strengths Coaches provided her with the tools and impetus to make the changes necessary for her to feel unstuck and motivated. The author recommends that readers take the Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment to become more fully aware of their particular strengths prior to beginning their own work at becoming unstuck, but she also provides additional assessment tools on her website as well as exercises designed to assist each reader in beginning their own journey of self-discovery and transformation.

Sarah K. Robinson’s non-fiction self-help book, Unstuck At Last: Using Your Strengths to Get What You Want, is a well-written and thought-provoking guide for anyone who’s been wondering if that’s all there is. Her personal anecdotes and stories about her own journey transform this work from feeling like yet another self-help book into an interpersonal experience that’s more akin to working with a personal coaching guide. While I did not take the recommended Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment before reading this book, I felt that the exercises at the end of each chapter and the discussions of strengths, values, feelings about change and challenges were quite illuminating and helpful. Robinson gives the reader a lot to think about and the tools necessary to jump-start getting unstuck. Unstuck At Last: Using Your Strengths to Get What You Want is recommended reading.

Mamta Madhavan

Unstuck At Last: Using Your Strengths to Get What You Want by Sarah K. Robinson is an insightful book for all those readers looking for liberation from inertia and feeling stuck. The book motivates readers to go through the journey of their lives with a greater understanding and fulfillment, and without getting stuck. By creating this personalized map, the author helps readers get stronger day by day and work toward achieving their personal dreams. The practical steps shared by the author are very helpful in understanding one's assets and strong points, and learning the fundamentals of organizational behavior.

The book resonates well with readers. The words give real meaning to readers once they understand what their strengths are. I found the book really useful to help one find their strengths and enhance their quality of life and living. The exercises at the end of each chapter will definitely help readers tap into their uniqueness and make better choices in their lives. The writing style is simple and easy to comprehend, and reading this helps in developing self-awareness, identifying one's strong points, and progressing towards one's goals.

The author shares her personal stories and her anecdotes are indeed very interesting. It's an easy read and will definitely help readers to break free from what is holding one back from progressing in life. The author's conversational tone helps readers connect well with the book.