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Not a Life Coach: Push Your Boundaries. Unlock Your Potential. Redefine Your Life. Paperback – 2 December 2020
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- Publisher : HarperCollins GB (2 December 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 000840481X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0008404819
- Dimensions : 15.3 x 2.3 x 23.4 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
‘Meet the man changing the way you think about fitness. One of the most sought-after personal trainers in the world (who has) knocked current fitness It boy @JoeWicks for six and stolen the coveted crown of the fitness world’ Sunday Times Style
‘Not a Diet Book mercilessly takes down every fad diet, workout and health drink you have been sold and instead explains [James’] mission to make understanding weight-loss as two words – calorie deficit.’ The Sun
‘Personal trainer James Smith’s new book, Not a Diet Book, offers frank advice on getting in shape and busts some major diet myths.’ Grazia
‘James’ book is the tough love version of life coaching. He tells you straight, refers to his own experiences in life and makes you laugh along the way.’ Metro
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Makes you think about what’s important in life and why you’re doing what you’re doing.
Can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t benefit from reading/listening to this book.
Top reviews from other countries
But this is a stretch out his 'lane' with an odd tone running throughout, stolen lines and ideas from a collection of books and a general 'don't worry' message.
It was just a bit basic without any real substance or ideas.
I've read quite a few psychology/mind books so of course in comparison this is poor HOWEVER I could see a part of the population who this type of talk would be 'game changing' for them.
But for me it was a repetition of old news and I couldn't wait to finish it to start a new book.
Should have done Not A Diet Book 2.0
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 November 2020
I followed James on social media, and he is entertaining (in a watching your drunk mate way) and encouraging in a 'positive vibes' kinda way, but I thought the book would have a little more substance than just his usual 'don't worry, be happy' advice. But sadly, that's pretty much it.
He says on his SM over and over again, that this book will "change your life" but all it changed for me was I was down 11 quid in my joint account.
Literally, there was nothing in it that hadn't already been said before. To reiterate other people's reviews; he's basically just taken various different 'advice' from other authors, mashed them up a bit and tried to make them his own. There's a word for that, and it begins with the letter P #awkward.
There's nothing original in this book, nothing he hasn't already said on his IG account.
It's such a shame, as I was really looking forward to reading it and hoping it would give me a bit more direction in life. But alas, it failed in a big, big way.
I think James has got a little bit too big for his boots with this one, as by saying he's not a life coach, it's basically insinuating that he seems to think he is. He should stick to fitness, and maybe lose the arrogance and realise the majority of his followers probably aren't in a position to just jump on a plane and leave everything behind.
I've stopped following him, because I'm now bored of watching a man behave like a child whilst slating the fitness industry, diet industry... basically anything that doesn't involve him.
He's done very well for himself, there's no denying that and he clearly knows his stuff when it comes to fitness, but that doesn't mean everybody else is wrong.
Learn to be humble, stop being so patronising, and lose the ego... because it appears to be out of control.
If anyone still wants to buy this book after reading these dire reviews, then hit me up as I have a pristine copy that will otherwise be in the firepit this weekend!