Reviewed by Tammy Ruggles for Readers' Favorite
Whenever You're Ready: How to Compose the Life of Your Dreams, by Jeeyoon Kim, is an exhilarating self-help guide that shows you step-by-step how to make your dreams a reality. Kim combines her experience as a professional concert pianist with knowledge, wit, and practical advice to bring you a wonderfully creative and personal motivational plan for your life's dream. Since she is a success, she passes her processes on to readers who may be floundering, or don't know how to launch their dreams. She uses examples from her own life. One interesting note among many is that she crafts the content of the book the way she would arrange one of her concerts. She is focused on teaching us how to energize creativity and develop good working habits, dedication, practice, and more. If one wants to learn from someone with expertise, look no further. I like her attention to preparation, as being ready psychologically, physically, and emotionally is a key component to success. I also like the practical lessons and advice she gives, which engages readers in a personal, individualized way.
Take all of the book together, and you have a wonderful instruction manual on how to approach any endeavor, no matter how large or small--from learning a new skill such as learning to play guitar, to launching a support group, or changing careers. One of her most important lessons is that realizing a dream rarely happens without a lot of work--talent isn't enough. She is frank when it comes to this, and it can't be stressed often enough. Other concepts she focuses on include learning to be efficient, finding balance, rejecting negativity, overcoming doubt, remembering to have fun, and so much more. With lyricism, encouragement, and conviction, Kim delivers an outstanding performance as a writer with expert advice that readers can use now and for the rest of their lives. Whenever You're Ready: How to Compose the Life of Your Dreams, by Jeeyoon Kim, is the kind of advice you need to hear if you are willing to do whatever it takes to make your dream come true.