Best Version Ever

Discover the MAGIC of Becoming Extraordinary

Non-Fiction - Motivational
168 Pages
Reviewed on 02/25/2023
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Reviewed by Doreen Chombu for Readers' Favorite

Josh Painter lived life according to what society expected of him. He never took risks and defaulted to the norm. But he realized he could do better. Best Version Ever is the author's transformation guide dubbed M.A.G.I.C. (Mindset, Aim, Gameplan, Immersion, and Consistency). The first step to attaining your goals is to make changes, and this begins with your thoughts and how you process situations. The next is to visualize what you want and create a road map toward reaching your goals. When you have a plan, you need to learn from others who have walked a similar path and find the most effective way to execute it. You must put measures in place to keep yourself on this road to success and celebrate your milestones. Make successful habits a part of your life and you will transform into the best version of yourself.

Josh Painter is an incredible writer who uses a creative and unusual technique to explain his guide to success and greatness. Best Version Ever is not only about achieving success and reaching your goals, but it is also about becoming who you are meant to be. Society tends to dictate much of our lives and decisions, but the author encourages us to step out of the box and become extraordinary. He uses practical life examples and experiences to give the reader a personal feel of what they can introduce into their daily routine. Reading this book has redefined how I view the world and visualize my future. The author gives an in-depth visualization, meditation, and affirmation exercise that is bound to provide you with measurable results. The author utilizes tables and graphs to present the information and give the reader a visual understanding. The book is well-written and arranged, and it follows a consistent format. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to see a positive change in their lives and those who need the correct direction toward their dreams.

Pikasho Deka

Sometimes, people fall into the trap of getting stuck in the eight-hour jobs they hate, looking for things they don't need as they try to live up to the expectations of others, relegating their dreams to the backseat. Tired of his life as a corrections officer, Josh Painter leaves his job to build a highly successful real estate company. By choosing to do what his heart wants he becomes the best version of himself. In Best Version Ever, we are introduced to the methods and tools he used on his road to success and leading a fulfilling life. Through the M.A.G.I.C. formula, Painter offers us the opportunity to learn how to create long and short-term goals, promote learning and take action through commitment, continuous learning, mentorship, and much more.

Best Version Ever is the perfect book for anyone looking to fulfill their inherent potential by following their dreams and living life on their terms. Josh Painter reveals the secrets of his success with the application of the M.A.G.I.C. formula, which includes focusing on the key areas of Mindset, Aim, Gameplan, Immersion, and Consistency. He explores and explains each aspect of his ideas in great detail, showing us how to apply those principles in everyday life. The writing is crisp and clear, with a structurally sound and meticulously organized narrative. Nothing discussed within the pages is as complex as rocket science, and that is precisely the true beauty of Painter's ideas; everyone can follow and grasp the fundamentals of the concepts. A highly relevant motivational book for today's times.

Susan van der Walt

Josh Painter's first job is as a corrections officer. He lives according to what others expect of him, moving between positions and never really experiencing fulfillment. It is only in his thirties that he starts working to become the best version of himself. He builds a successful real estate company, creates a charity organization, and continues to live this best version of himself by helping others reach their goals. In Best Version Ever, he also shares his MAGIC formula with you, which he applied to achieve his goals. The formula consists of Mindset, Aim, Gameplan, Immersion, and Consistency, and the last section Becoming where he explains how becoming the best version of yourself is an ongoing process that requires you to keep growing continuously.

Many people live life according to others' expectations without ever considering how they could live a life where they are true to themselves. In Best Version Ever, Josh Painter shares how something as simple as practicing gratitude helps us focus on the positive, drawing our attention to our resources and opportunities and creating feelings of connectedness and happiness. If you bear in mind the odds that you even exist is 1 in 400 trillion, you should live a meaningful life and make every moment count. Painter stresses the importance of self-awareness, persistent inquiry, meditation, visualization, and taking calculated risks with action steps to help you apply these principles. Using the MAGIC formula to become your best version ever means you can also give back and help others. My biggest takeaway is that whether you succeed is determined by what you believe is possible.

Joe Wisinski

Best Version Ever: Discover the MAGIC of Becoming Extraordinary by Josh Painter asks you to imagine what your life could be if nothing held you back. Painter uses what he calls the M.A.G.I.C. formula: Mindset, Aim, Gameplan, Immersion, and Consistency. He writes about the issues that have to be addressed if you are going to become everything you can be. Topics include changing negative thinking into positive thinking, developing realistic goals, ensuring that behavior becomes a habit so the new actions will last, and more. Painter intends it to go beyond short-term changes and help you develop behavior that will last throughout your life. As a successful businessman, he writes about many of the principles that he learned and ends with an extensive bibliography.

I enjoyed reading and learning from Best Version Ever. One of the best parts was learning about Josh Painter’s success as a businessman because he makes it clear that he believes if he can do it, so can you. The use of the M.A.G.I.C. formula provides an easy-to-remember and easy-to-follow road map and Painter wisely employs many writing techniques to help make his points easy to understand and remember, such as the liberal use of bullet points and the frequent use of take-action paragraphs where you can apply what you have learned. As a successful businessman, it’s easy to see that his ideas are realistic and workable and can be applied to your life. I recommend it to anyone wanting a positive, easy-to-read, and inspiring self-help guide.