Category Archives: mStar Book Reviews

Do you love books? I think everyone should. Why? I’m glad you asked, it’s simple: the wisdom of the ages is contained in books. mStar Book reviews give you the information to help you to decide what to read next. :-)

Book Review of The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
The Habit Loop

The basis for this book is a breakdown on how habits work. Duhigg breaks the habit into three steps 1) The Cue (what triggers the habit) 2) The Routine (the behavior or thought pattern of the habit) 3) The Reward (The payoff for the habit) you can read more about The Habit Loop in my article. He uses this model to show how changing our habits can change our life.

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The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin is about how we respond to expectations that others place on us (External) and the expectations we place on ourselves (internal). Never have I had a book peg me so well, it has helped me understand my personality better and more importantly make productive changes. Hopefully you can get as much out of it as I have! I highly recommend that everyone read this book and I will include links to the book on Chapters and iTunes as well as a link to a quiz to find out in which of the four tendencies you fall into. It is important to note that this personality framework is only about one thing, how you respond to expectations, how exactly these tendencies will express themselves in your life is dependent on your personality as a whole, if you are honest though, you will find yourself in one of these Tendencies.

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