Magic Blue Rocks

The Secret to Doing Anything

Non-Fiction - Inspirational
146 Pages
Reviewed on 04/13/2021
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Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite

In Magic Blue Rocks by April Shprintz, when April was 6 years old, a comment from a child in school would dramatically change her life. April never knew she was poor until that moment but, from then on, she became determined to find success and fulfill her dreams of becoming a TV news anchor, no matter what obstacles stood in her way. Born into poverty and raised by her unpredictable and volatile mother in a small town in Tennessee, April realized quickly that if she wanted to change her situation, it was going to be her actions alone that made it possible. Follow April's journey of setbacks and triumphs from her first business venture selling 'Magic Blue Rocks' at school, a career in the military, and how she finally achieved her dream. Discover the key to her success and the mindset she possessed that set her apart from those who never achieve their goals. April will admit, she is no different from anyone else but what she did have was a combination of self-belief, confidence in her ability, and unwavering certainty that her destiny was in her hands and not the circumstances she was born into. April will teach you the simple techniques to acquire the same belief in yourself, how to face obstacles with courage, and become astute to every opportunity that comes your way. Learn how to control the crippling doubt and fear that is holding you back from your goals and realize that no matter how big the goal, it is possible.

I found April's stories absolutely fascinating. I was amazed at the level of maturity she had at the age of 6 years old to understand the concept of positive belief in herself. Her determination to overcome every obstacle was admirable. The conversation she had with her mother regarding money after her first business venture, I feel, was a turning point in April's life. I thought April also knew the difference between constructive criticism and advice and crushing defeatism from others. The way she could diversify when one door was closed was impressive and it really made a difference to the outcome of her situation. April had many pivotal people throughout her life including the incredible Sue Harper who was a true beacon of light for April, and also Merri Mai who offered a solution when all seemed lost. April's guidance for success throughout this book are actions that anyone can implement. They are achievable and simple but really powerful and they can be used in any area of your life, not just in your career. I loved her advice on positive thinking to manifest a goal, this is such an important aspect of the book and is going to help so many readers in their life journey. This line from the book highlighted this point extremely well, 'Believing things will work out and having faith that they are happening for you and not to you will make those opportunities so much easier to see.' Magic Blue Rocks by April Shprintz is an absolutely compelling read.

Daniel D Staats

April Shprintz has an amazing story to share concerning her life and her secrets to success. She shares her story in the book Magic Blue Rocks: The Secret to Doing Anything. Growing up poor in Tennessee, April faced what most would consider insurmountable odds. Poverty could not stop April from achieving her goals. She was determined to succeed. When a young child, she produced a brilliant marketing plan to solve her family’s poverty. She developed “Magic Blue Rocks” to sell to her fellow classmates. She tells the story masterfully. Selling the rocks was the first step in developing her budding skills for building business. By the time she was thirteen, she was a top seller for Avon in her region.

Each chapter contains an intriguing story drawn from April Shprintz’s life. While she shares her life in Magic Blue Rocks, she tells the stories in such a way that the reader is drawn in. When you start reading a story, you want to finish it before you put the book down. The reader will find it hard to put this book down. At the end of the chapters, April shares advice that she learned from each experience. Her advice is a way to communicate principles for success. Her desire is to help others learn that they can achieve their dreams if they put in the work and use the skills she teaches. She wants to help others succeed so she invests in the lives of those who come to her for help. Thank you, April, for supplying all your readers with “magic blue rocks.”

Carolina Restrepo

Magic Blue Rocks: The Secret to Doing Anything provides the reader with insight on how to be successful and just how easy and good it is to believe in yourself. April Shprintz tells her incredible life story and just how much her confidence in herself and her unwillingness to take no for an answer helped turn her life around and strive for great things, even though the people that surrounded her told her she wouldn’t make it. She tells of her experiences followed by her advice on the topic and how it can help you, the reader, to strive and become a better professional and person. Reading this book is giving yourself and the people around you a huge self-esteem boost and the support you need to make your life better and get what you want.

Wow, just wow. I ate this book up in a couple of hours; I couldn’t stop for one second. I feel as if I have learned more than what I have learned in my 24 years of life. I can honestly say I LOVE this book, April’s life story, and tenacity so much. Thank you so much for creating this amazing retelling of your life which is not only filled with advice but with teachings about different subjects of life. I believe I have learned valuable lessons about who people are and what is worthwhile. I also learned a thing or two about parenting. I enjoyed reading Magic Blue Rocks and I don’t think I will be able to forget this book for a long time.