18 Steps to Own Your Life

Simple Powers for a Healthier, Happier You

Non-Fiction - Self Help
128 Pages
Reviewed on 03/07/2018
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Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite

Keith McArthur's 18 Steps to Own Your Life by is the ultimate guidebook to improve every aspect of your mind, body, and soul. You will not find a better handbook to achieve a self-authentic life. You will be taken through each area of your life and shown simply and effectively how to make small changes to achieve huge results. Using some personal revelations, the author will show you the actions to take to get anything you want. How to interact and connect with people. How to get a good night's sleep and improve your diet. How to condition your mind to end bad habits and begin new fulfilling ones. How to identify unhealthy people who are damaging your self worth and remove them from your life.

Keith McArthur's 18 Steps to Own Your Life is one of the finest books in this genre I have ever read. From the first chapter, I knew this was going to be a new outlook on the self-help genre. You are told from the outset what you will learn from this guide and it didn’t disappoint me. You are encouraged to take the first of a ‘million tiny steps’ and with easy to follow bullet points, that make sense. This is the only guide you will need, not just to improve relationships and self-esteem but much much more. How can you connect with any person and build rapport? How do you change your limiting beliefs and destructive rituals? If you buy just one self-improvement guide this year then this is the one you should get. A fantastic insight into the mind, and you will be blown away by what you learn about yourself.

Jack Magnus

Keith McArthur’s outlook on life changed dramatically as a result of his near brush with death. In 2016, he was diagnosed with kidney failure and told that he urgently needed a kidney transplant. Both of his sisters submitted to testing to see if they could be donors, and Stephanie was considered a good match. After that life-saving operation, McArthur became interested in self-improvement books and resources. And while he found a lot of fool’s gold pretending to be treasure, he also discovered what he describes as “science-based hacks” that can enhance nearly every aspect of your life. Even better, the 18 steps he shares can help you “own” your life and take charge of it. His book is divided into four parts: preparing your mindset for your best life; learning to use the tools to get there; adapting to a community mindset; and harnessing productivity. He also includes a link to his website which offers an audio version of his book, worksheets to use in conjunction with assignments given in the text and a list of recommended readings.

Keith McArthur’s nonfiction self-help book, 18 Steps to Own Your Life: Simple Powers for a Healthier, Happier You, is a well-written and inspiring book that shares the author’s personal motivational journey as well as his own take on making your life your own masterwork. McArthur’s story is both sobering and uplifting, and one can’t help but wonder what it must feel like to be on the receiving end of a grim health prognosis. His book is more than an inspired memoir, however; his attitude about self-help and self-care is refreshingly original, and his message comes across loud and clear. While most of us have, at some point in our lives, read a self-help book or made lofty New Year’s resolutions, McArthur’s book may very well be the catalyst that actually gets readers to act on the simple, yet life-changing, changes he suggests. As I read this book, I considered the glass of water that sat on my desk all day, the ice cubes melting away as the water stayed there untouched. Today’s glass of water won’t share the same fate. Simple and life-changing ideas -- and well worth the time spent exploring this provocative and honest book. Keith McArthur’s 18 Steps to Own Your Life: Simple Powers for a Healthier, Happier You is most highly recommended.

Marie-Hélène Fasquel

Keith McArthur's 18 Steps to Own Your Life: Simple Powers for a Healthier, Happier You is a non-fiction self-help manual which I literally devoured. It is composed of a lively text and amazing and inspiring quotes by renowned authors and researchers. What is more, Keith also shares extremely moving personal experiences, some of which forced him to make radical changes in his life and truly own it. All readers of 18 Steps to Own Your Life are also offered additional material on the writer’s blog, My Instruction Manual, which is made up of different parts: what Keith is thankful for (gratefulness), more steps and so much more.

To top it all, 18 Steps to Own Your Life: Simple Powers for a Healthier, Happier You by Keith McArthur shares an extremely powerful message which helps you achieve a better, healthier and fuller life through 18 steps (and more steps are on his blog if you feel the need to go further). If you follow these steps, which all make sense and which we sometimes have heard of already (for some at least), you are bound to feel much better. I have started taking some into account and they have already changed my life in some ways and this is something I am truly grateful for. Change is never easy, but it is often exciting and always essential. This book is also effective because of the way it is constructed: advice, examples, experience, quotations, true-life stories, easy to follow and doable steps, one tiny step at a time. All this helps us explore and understand what we need to change in order to be happier and, above all, healthier. Thank you to the author for this amazing book!

Mamta Madhavan

Keith McArthur's 18 Steps to Own Your Life: Simple Powers for a Healthier, Happier You is an excellent tool for readers who are struggling to be healthy and happy, have better relationships, and achieve their biggest goals and wildest dreams. The author offers tips and techniques on how to take control of life and these 18 steps will help everyone become a better person. The book has four sections. The first section outlines the cornerstones required to build a solid foundation; the second section outlines the key building blocks for health and happiness; section three focuses on relationships with other people; and the final section is about getting the stuff done. So let us get our lives back on track with this guide book by taking the first step.

Everyone wants to lead a good life and be happy and healthy. The book highlights the importance of making choices and choosing change so that readers are on the right track when it comes to being happier, healthier, and more organized as they decide to change their lives. The exercises, the author’s personal experiences, worksheets, and suggestions are easy to incorporate into daily life and will also help readers to take a look at themselves and see where they need to make the necessary changes for a better life. The author’s personal story is uplifting and will motivate readers to think positive. It is a good book for all those readers who are on the lookout for change but do not know how to go about it. This book shows them what to prioritize and how to make a plan to get their lives back to a healthy and happier mode.

Alyssa Elmore

Do you feel like your life is out of control? Are you constantly playing "catch up" at home and work? Keith McArthur's 18 Steps To Own Your Life (Simple Powers For A Healthier, Happier You) is an outstandingly simple guide to changing your life for the better. Combining a unique set of tools, this book's instructions divide the easily manageable program into eighteen very efficient methods for taking control of your life and living your best. Beginning with defining what you want in life, to creating habits that stick, to taking complete control of your situation, this book will immediately have you seeing your life from a more positive and empowering perspective. Follow the easy blueprint and enjoy the extra material added to his online manual and watch your life transform. Are you ready to own your life?

Keith McArthur's 18 Steps To Own Your Life (Simple Powers For A Healthier, Happier You) is a must-read for those that struggle to stay connected and in the moment. I loved the author's "wake-up" story and admired his courage to find a way to change his destiny. The book's message is inspiring; empowering the reader to choose to improve their life. Unlike many self-help books out there, I found this content fresh and entertaining. There aren't any lectures or orations, just simple activities that encourage you to take control of your life. The book breaks down essential actions and invites the reader to create slow, but drastic changes quickly. I appreciated that the author uses well-known methods as a foundation for his system, but builds on them, enhancing them, and creating a complete blueprint for a healthy future.