Choosing Greatness

An Evidence-Based Approach to Achieving Exceptional Outcomes

Non-Fiction - Business/Finance
256 Pages
Reviewed on 05/02/2023
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Reviewed by Joe Wisinski for Readers' Favorite

Christina Curtis wrote Choosing Greatness for those wanting to accomplish more in their lives and careers. Curtis says everyone wants their life to become successful and happy, although those goals are difficult for many to reach. Also, many people repeatedly make the same mistakes, continue the same practices they’ve always done, and get the same outcomes. Curtis has worked for many years in the field of business psychology. For this book, she talked to many highly successful people, including Richard Branson, the CEO of the Virgin Group, and Jonathan Johnson, the CEO of Her goal is to show her readers how to accomplish everything they can. It is not just for those in leadership positions but for anyone who wants to get the most out of their time and talents.

Choosing Greatness is a remarkable book. Christina Curtis wisely interviews those who have achieved outstanding success, gathering their insights and ideas to pass along to her audience. This makes it doubly valuable because we get insight into the minds of highly successful individuals and become inspired by their life stories. In addition, I found the material at the end of each chapter helpful, including key takeaways, exploratory questions where we are asked to examine our own lives, and a list of tasks to accomplish based on the chapter's material. I’ve read many books that attempt to help audiences achieve their dreams and be all they can be, and this is one of the best. I highly recommend it to anyone, no matter their present level of success, their abilities, or their goals. You will learn enormously from it to reach, if not surpass, your goals.

Philip Van Heusen

After emphasizing the importance of choice, Christina Curtis digs into methods for developing greatness in Choosing Greatness: An Evidence-Based Approach to Achieving Exceptional Outcomes. Success is all about growth. When you focus on development, you are consistently a winner. Through interviews with some of today’s great entrepreneurs, Curtis shares their stories and how to apply their lifestyles to our growth. Because unproductive habits can prevent change, we need to pause and think about setting goals that lead to where we want to go. Christina's tips will motivate you to set and achieve your goals. An essential part of this guide is that at the end of each chapter, there are sections with Key Takeaways, Exploratory Questions, and Tasks. From her bio, Christina is in the top two percent of business coaches by being an accredited Master Coach.

If you desire greatness, you will enjoy Choosing Greatness. Christina Curtis shares wisdom from her years as a consultant and her interviews with some of today’s most significant leaders. Christina is an executive coach who has helped world-class entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 executives. These entrepreneurs include leaders such as Kim Rivera, Teena Piccione, Daniel Nestor, Jonathan Johnson, Richard Branson, and others. You won’t find any better teachers than these men and women. Christina also shares psychological wisdom, including mindset, changing, and making it last. Choosing Greatness will give you the tools to become great. Then, apply hard work to focus on the skills you have learned to make them work for you. I highly recommend reading this excellent guide.

Pikasho Deka

Are you satisfied with what you've accomplished so far in your life? Do you think you have maximized your talents and realized your fullest potential? Christina Curtis has spent over two decades as an executive coach, helping people reach stratospheric levels of professional success. Through her book Choosing Greatness, Curtis seeks to reach out to those who feel they have much more to give and help them find that sweet spot where every action and decision becomes autopilot on the path to success. It contains the latest in psychology and neuroscience and valuable insights Curtis has gleaned from conversations with extraordinary modern achievers. As a result, you will learn to craft goals passionately and precisely, rewire your defense mechanisms, avoid adverse reactions to positive outcomes, navigate a rapidly changing world, and more.

Using personal anecdotes and perspectives of some of the most impactful CEOs, business executives, and leaders of the modern era, Christina Curtis has crafted the perfect guidebook for those who want to chase their dreams and achieve the extraordinary. Choosing Greatness is a motivational handbook that offers the tools, practices, and strategies you can employ in your day-to-day life to derive the maximum possible productivity out of yourself and others and find joy and fulfillment in your life. Curtis urges us to avoid the temptation of mediocrity and choose progress over perfection. At the end of each chapter, there are key takeaways, explanatory questions, and tasks to ensure we grasp the topics discussed within the relative chapter. All in all, the perfect inspirational guidebook for anyone looking for success.

Courtnee Turner Hoyle

In Choosing Greatness by Christina Curtis, after an intense personal story that altered her thinking, Curtis leads her readers through common talking points each professional may address to perform better. The material covers an array of topics, like goal setting, time and energy management, and positive error framing. The author includes stories from highly successful people and points to make the reader think about current and past situations, tasks to help with future actions, and visual guides for clarification and reflection.

Christina Curtis opens with a powerful personal experience that will draw readers into her story as she illustrates reaction and response. The author has written a well-organized book and compiled a list of key points. Curtis does a phenomenal job of relating to readers! Reminding readers that they have the power to choose their future, Curtis outlines the importance of growth. She encourages readers to develop good habits and follow through with projects that offer the largest return for their time and energy. The author includes successful stories involving clients and provides scientific facts and helpful advice from leaders in their fields. Curtis has explored the minds of leading professionals and includes their sage advice in the text. Readers can feel confident in following the advice shared, as the author has been an executive coach for over two decades. Choosing Greatness is a good selection for business leaders who wish to resharpen their skills and anyone who seeks a stronger professional focus.

Helen Huini

Most of the things that happen to us are the result of our choices. The degree to which we believe in our goals and the decisions we make to achieve them will always determine the extent to which we succeed. Choosing Greatness: An Evidence-Based Approach to Achieving Exceptional Outcomes by Christina Curtis is organized into four parts and twelve chapters that guide the reader to be successful in life. The author emphasizes the importance of setting goals, especially since this triggers a sense of purpose in the brain. She also discusses the importance of positive thoughts aligned with our vision and provides strategies to cope with self-doubt.

Choosing Greatness by Christina Curtis is the product of extensive research based on lived experiences and interviews with successful individuals across the world. Christina also alluded to her observations, which led her to specific perceptions and responses. She validated her arguments by including various links and other sources of reference, which readers can access to obtain more information. This book is not written in a conventional format, as the author uses various font types and writing styles to illustrate her opinions. Simplifying her ideas into bullet lists enabled me to link initial impressions with subsequent topics. The author included exercises that readers can complete, encouraging active participation and enhancing the implementation of her recommendations.