Strive to Thrive: a book review

I recently finished reading Dave Arnold’s book, “It’s Possible: Learning How to Thrive (not just survive) in Life,” which I really enjoyed.

Possible Book Cover

One of the reasons it was a good read is that Dave has had a life we have all had – a busy grind.  He challenges that perspective by breaking down three types of people categories that seem to fit everyone.  While doing this he quickly hits the strength and weakness of each type of person with precision and honesty.

The second thing that makes Dave’s book a helpful one is that it asks you to recognize “deterrents” and to be a person of action.  These embody an attitude that flows throughout the book – you really do not have to simply survive life!  That specific message is an encouraging one.

A third element that I enjoyed was the actual content.  Dave presents several ideas that confirmed my previously held beliefs, while also including others that challenged me as a person in a positive way.  One illustration: an idea that centered on the courage muscle of your heart growing and a second idea on running an effective race.

Finally, the last element of help was Dave’s willingness to pull other bloggers and commenters into his book seamlessly.  This example added to his book because he demonstrates in writing exactly the fact that you need others.  Pulling a book together is not a solo job regardless of your size (small, medium, or large).

I believe that this quick read has the ability to help you take the first steps toward thriving in life.  If you’re interested in the book, Dave Arnold has some great bonus material if you take the plunge and buy it this week.  Check it out – “It’s Possible: Learning How to Thrive (not just survive) in Life”

What is the first step you need to take to thrive?  What was the best step that helped you thrive?


Full disclosure:  I received a copy of Dave’s book, but was not required to write a positive review.

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4 responses to “Strive to Thrive: a book review”

  1. Dave Arnold says :

    Thanks David for this excellent book review. I appreciate you taking the time to review it and share my message. God bless.

    • sparkvoice says :

      It’s good to get to share something that can help others. The idea of throwing off everything to run your race is definitely a takeaway I enjoyed.

  2. Dan Black says :

    Great book review, I also read and really enjoyed Dave’s book!

    • sparkvoice says :

      Dan thanks for your kind words about the review and for being a part of what Dave is doing this week for his launch!

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