Brick - by - Brick

Reshape Your Thinking

Non-Fiction - Self Help
72 Pages
Reviewed on 04/17/2021
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Author Biography

As a Husband and Father of 4, I desire to bring a unique style to writing, speaking, and coaching to teach young adult males how to equip themselves with the right tools to help them achieve and sustain effective leadership inside of the community, home, and professional lives they desire to have!
As a child, I strived to be one step ahead of my peers in my mannerisms and dreams for my future life. I desired to be a servant leader everyone would look at who demonstrated the ability to make the right decisions, making others' lives around me better.
By the age of 11, I had to become that leader in his single-parent household, which began to prepare me for life as an adult. With no strong male presence in my life, it didn't prepare me for life with my own family. I didn't know how to be a true man of the house, and Brick-by-Brick was simply an idea stuck inside misdirection and misplaced identity.
I have spent the past 14 years learning how to become the leader I desire to be, but never witnessed and learning how to continue being a better Father than the one I never had. Brick-by-Brick has come to life, as I share how each of us can create a solid foundation in our lives regardless of the experiences we have encountered or the environments surrounding us. Reshaping our minds, putting away the shovels, and not being defined by the world's definition of male leadership.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jon Michael Miller for Readers' Favorite

Brick - by - Brick: Reshape Your Thinking by Shawn Singleton II is a self-help program designed to help those who feel they’re in a rut dig themselves out. He has devised a step-by-step methodology that is sequential and easy to understand. He includes handy worksheets to help us get started. He uses the analogy of building a house and of our having used various “shovels” (mistaken methods) to dig ourselves into an unsatisfactory situation. Mr. Singleton’s first and enduring message is that there is hope, but it will take time. In the Brick-by-Brick program, patience is a virtue. He uses the story of a husband who found himself in a mess domestically and financially because of his singular focus on earning money for his family. Singleton says that the husband has used numerous “shovels” to dig the hole and will need a systematic program of bricklaying to climb out and head in a new, more fulfilling direction.

In Brick - by - Brick, Shawn Singleton II presents his system with compassionate encouragement every step of the way. First, we must stop digging our present hole, then “spot check” all the “rooms” of our life, review the nature of our friends and family, take actions to change, examine our own character, find compatible counseling, master our finances, get into physical shape, and find faith in Christ. Author Singleton shows us how to defeat the triad of “doubt, fear, and trust.” Besides using the film “Facing the Giants,” he provides quotes from Inky Johnson, Les Brown, Romans 12:2, and Paul Coelho. “Stop, Heal, and Build,” is Mr. Singleton’s credo. If you feel you have lost your way in life, I think you can regain your bearings by following the lessons in Brick - by - Brick: Reshape Your Thinking by Shawn Singleton II.