I'm Not Okay With Gray

How To Create An Extraordinary Life After 50

Non-Fiction - Motivational
186 Pages
Reviewed on 06/19/2022
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Reviewed by Maria Victoria Beltran for Readers' Favorite

I’m Not Okay With Gray: How To Create An Extraordinary Life After 50 by Coach Michael Taylor is specially written for older readers but this self-help book can certainly be useful to people of all ages. Each chapter starts with insightful quotes that effectively set the tone of the subject matter. Exhorting his readers to get off the so-called rollercoaster ride and reject mid-life crisis, Coach Taylor urges readers to also embrace who they are and accept spirituality. The book also discusses embracing health and fitness, financial abundance, joy, passion and purpose, diversity, technology, and being in service. The process could be painful for some but only then can healing takes place, and true happiness is attained.

Coach Michael Taylor’s I’m Not Okay With Gray: How To Create An Extraordinary Life After 50 is a gem of a book, a treasure trove for those who want to thrive and live a happy life at any age past 50. A motivational speaker and entrepreneur, Coach Taylor speaks from experience and is a self-proclaimed optimist, perfect ingredients for an informative and enjoyable read. With quotes from influential personalities from different fields, this is a well-researched motivational book based on theology, science, and spirituality. Coach Taylor’s literary style is charming and appealing which makes for an extremely engaging read as he helps his readers tread the path to genuine happiness. What makes this book doubly unique is that it is written from the heart, not from a pulpit. I highly recommend this book.

Susan van der Walt

In I'm Not Okay With Gray: How To Create An Extraordinary Life After 50, Coach Michael Taylor addresses the concept of the mid-life crisis. It refers to the discontent people experience in their fifties, realizing that regardless of their accomplishments, they are not happy and satisfied with their current lives. With this book, Taylor aims to help you avoid the mid-life crisis by embracing who you are, your spirituality, and your connections. He shows the importance of health and fitness and how to reach financial abundance. The author encourages you to embrace your joy, passion, and purpose to build your dream life. He also introduces the intriguing concept of human technology and shows the importance of embracing technology and how accepting diversity will improve your life.

Life doesn't always turn out the way we expect, and we often face this reality in our fifties, but Coach Michael Taylor inspires us with practical steps to improve the essential areas of our lives. Modern Western society often regards the elderly as less valuable, but Taylor shows this to be false. With each new stage of life, we have more to offer - more love, skills, and a greater capacity to serve - but it all depends on your mindset and attitude. Reading I'm Not Okay With Gray gave me hope that by changing my mindset, I can empower myself in essential areas of life, and my fifties can become the best time of my life. Although not written from a specific religious perspective, people with different religious views will find the information helpful to apply in their lives.

Pikasho Deka

Sometimes, people tend to lose a sense of purpose and start feeling inadequate about their place in this world after they reach a certain age. I'm Not Okay With Gray: How To Create An Extraordinary Life After 50 by Coach Michael Taylor tackles these very issues and offers readers valuable insight on how to create an extraordinary life after 50. This book will challenge you to embrace a new attitude about aging. Getting older doesn't necessarily mean a decline in your physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Instead, it can be a process of becoming the best version of yourself when you can be free, joyful, and filled with passion and purpose. Using personal anecdotes and years of experience as a career life coach, Taylor urges readers to embrace financial abundance, diversity, technology, and spirituality, which doesn't necessarily mean being religious.

An illuminating read from start to finish, I'm Not Okay With Gray is a must-read for anyone going through midlife. Coach Michael Taylor provides useful and easily applicable tools for readers to incorporate into their day-to-day lives and discover a new version of themselves in the process. The book primarily offers a fresh perspective and outlook on life after you enter midlife. Each chapter delves into the various aspects of contemporary life that can bring meaning and purpose to someone searching for it. Taylor insists that it is of utmost importance to have a positive outlook and work toward improving society and the world as a whole. This is a motivational book that I highly recommend.