Your Best Life

Tactics, Tools and Insights to Create a Life of Fulfillment, Joy and Abundance

Non-Fiction - Self Help
400 Pages
Reviewed on 03/15/2023
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Reviewed by Joe Wisinski for Readers' Favorite

Your Best Life: Tactics, Tools and Insights to Create a Life of Fulfillment, Joy and Abundance by Mike X is a different kind of self-help book. Chapter titles include You Are the Master of Your Mind, Ten Magic Words to Heal Any Relationship, How to Make Every Day a Great Day, and 27 more. The author goes for what he describes as “breadth instead of depth.” That means that he doesn’t delve too deeply into any one idea but writes about many different concepts. The book is written in a light, breezy style and contains much white space. It also addresses readers directly, using the words “you” or “your” more than 2,500 times. The author has worked in many different fields during his life, including as a TV director, a marketing consultant, a research scientist, and more. This variety of careers gives him good insight into the human condition. However, readers need to be aware that there is considerable profanity in the book.

Everyone needs to read this book. Your Best Life is full of superb advice. Its information is powerful and has the potential to change lives. Some of the recommendations are clichés, but that’s fine. There’s a reason that certain advice gets repeated so often - it works. The author, who goes by the pen name Mike X, asks a lot of wise questions, encouraging readers to look at their own lives and attitudes. For example, after giving his definition of success he asks readers what their definition is. Unlike some self-help books, which can be difficult to slog through, this book is fun to read. That’s because of a combination of its excellent suggestions, the writing style, and the numerous photos, drawings, and other graphics. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone.

Vincent Dublado

Your Best Life: Tactics, Tools, and Insights to Create a Life of Fulfillment, Joy, and Abundance by Mike X is a self-help guide in the tradition of Awaken the Giant Within. Its sole objective is to enable you to make every aspect of your life truly extraordinary. The only basic requirement you need to start the journey is to approach this book with an open mind and an open heart. In case you are asking what makes this book different when it comes to the subject of personal development, it takes a different route and breaks away from many of the conventions that typify the subject. It doesn’t build itself on a single core message but rather covers a wider spectrum to deliver the strongest impact across all areas as our walks of life vary greatly.

One thing I liked about this book is its openness and that you can choose to read chapters in any order. This is convenient as readers can immediately pick up the necessary tool for the challenges that they face. Most of the chapters are easy to read and can be selected according to your available time. Each chapter encourages you to reflect and to make an honest self-assessment that leads to the acknowledgment of the areas requiring improvement. Mike X takes you to the very heart of your being to unearth your hidden capabilities, as well as discover what hinders your growth. It delivers plenty of life-altering possibilities that require your commitment - a factor that will determine your success. Your Best Life is a must-have book. It opens the way to innovative strategies that will lead you to a more productive life.

Marie-Hélène Fasquel

Your Best Life: Tactics, Tools, and Insights to Create a Life of Fulfillment, Joy, and Abundance by Mike X is about self-help and it immediately caught my eye. We are all aware that we need to improve, evolve, and take care of others, but the person we often forget is ourselves, the most important one of all. This guide is a gift from the author, who draws on his various life experiences to share with us 30 essential topics, each with its own chapter, detailing the all-important areas we must focus on if we want to lead an extraordinary life. The understanding I gained from this amazing read is that you should live your life while being true to yourself and your goals in an empathetic, kind, and resolute way.

Your Best Life by Mike X is a wonderful guide that allowed me to reflect on my life’s journey. It is quite different from the usual self-help guides, as the author uses informal language, and writes as he speaks, which is awesome as you can imagine him speaking to you and sharing his wisdom and advice directly with you. Dealing with one concise topic at a time made this a refreshing read and allowed for reflection, as Mike urges us to do. I loved the book but my favorite chapters are The meaning of life, The secret to powerful communication, and How to make every day a great day. The first chapter was heart-wrenching if you focus on the pictures, but when you read the topic, you understand that some terrible experiences make you a more humane, understanding, and wise person. Thank you for Your Best Life, which I will treasure and come back to regularly.

K.C. Finn

Your Best Life: Tactics, Tools and Insights to Create a Life of Fulfillment, Joy and Abundance is a work of non-fiction in the self-improvement and advice subgenres. It is suitable for the general adult reading audience and was penned by Mike X. As the title suggests, this is a work that is intended to kickstart a fantastic new direction in the reader’s life and is intended for those who need a change of perspective. From different viewpoints rooted in psychology, neuroscience, and tried and tested philosophies that have stood the test of time, this interesting and visually engaging book offers plenty of actionable strategies to make small changes that will have a big impact in the long run.

Mike X has crafted a truly innovative self-help book that redefines the genre by thinking outside the box in its highly creative and interactive approach. In terms of layout and organization, the book offers a fresh point of view with storytelling features like dialogue and stream-of-consciousness writing, together with enigmatic and memorable illustrations that help drive the key points home. In this way, the author relates to his audience in a down-to-earth manner, building up to techniques such as ‘hacking into’ our brains to unlock more power through our daily habits and routines. Your Best Life offers so much wisdom from so many different angles, all delivered in an easy-to-access plan that you can make the most of from the very first chapter. A recommend read indeed.

Grace Ruhara

Your Best Life by Mike X is recommended for readers seeking to re-evaluate their lives based on the life experiences of others. Its main goal is to give you tips, strategies, and tools to help you live a happier, more fulfilling life full of wisdom and joy. Some topics discussed include: how to define success; stop making excuses; the secret to good communication; how to have hard conversations; the meaning of life; and the science of motivation. Within these insightful topics, I loved the law of attraction the most. Mike X discusses this topic by narrating Jim Carrey's story. Jim, whilst driving his car one day, stopped, got out, stared at the city, and pictured himself as a movie star. At the time, he earned a living through stand-up comedy and could barely pay rent for his apartment. He pulls out a blank check, writes it to himself for ten million dollars, signs it, and dates it five years in the future. Five years later, he is paid ten million dollars for his role in Dumb and Dumber.

I loved Mike X’s intertextual mode of delivery in Your Best Life. He introduces his topics with brief stories or relevant questions. These narratives not only attracted my attention but also highlighted the subsequent subject matter. Mike also includes pictures to complement his narration and enhance readers’ ability to assimilate the scenarios presented. As someone struggling with procrastination, I am glad I could learn how to overcome it, be motivated to achieve my goals, and be disciplined to do what is expected of me. Some practical ways discussed involve counting 1-2-3-4-5 for the light procrastinator. For those heavy procrastinators, tips like pumping up your dopamine by jump-starting your body are helpful because the longer you sit down, the more your dopamine drops. I recommend this book to readers who suffer from procrastination, those who often give excuses if they do not complete tasks, and those who have difficulty with robust conversations.