Writers Inspiring Change feature book review: This is your SHIFTING season
Simple steps for self-transformation
This is your SHIFTING season: It's time to CHANGE course en route to your DESTINATION! by Michael L. Williams Jr., presents the reader with some insights into self-development. Thematically, the book focuses on recognizing the need for change in one's life and then taking the positive steps to do so. The author cleverly uses the analogy of learning to drive a stick-shift car, in portraying the various stages a person might go through in shifting their life to a better, higher state. There are some pearls of wisdom in this short treatise, such as: "…one of the main reasons that individuals are not willing to release the emergency brake on their purpose is because of fear; fear of what if it doesn't work, fear of what will they say about this, fear of what if I run out of money, fear…" While the book is generally directed at any reader, it does carry a definite thread of religiosity in it, but if one interprets the author's reference to faith and the necessity of having faith in life, as not only faith in some God, but in fact, faith in oneself, then the overall perspective of this book is helpful in providing a positive outlook on life. As a note, this author is a rags-to-riches success story himself; having spent some 22 years of his life in and out of jails and rehab centers since his teenage years, addicted to drugs, homeless and such, and now an advocate of self-transformation, showing others that they too can rise up and grasp onto a higher purpose in life, no matter how far down they have fallen. His background adds vitality and creditability to his words.
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About Michael L. Williams Jr.
Michael Mickey Williams Jr. is one of the most sought-after preachers when it comes to recovering from drug abuse and a criminal lifestyle. On the mission to change the lives of struggling ones, Michael himself has been through the struggle of recovering from substance addiction. His exceptional speeches and inspirational journey from an addict to preacher helps millions of individuals to bring extraordinary changes in their lifestyle.
Michael’s preaching and words of wisdom empower people to take the tough, yet rewarding route to recovery. As many describe, his style of preaching touches the hearts and souls accrediting his personal experience and convincing skills.
As a father of seven and granddad of four, Michael’s speeches and manuscripts are making a difference in the lives of struggling individuals. Verbalized with passion and inked with compassion, Michael is a real powerhouse of inspiration and motivation for those looking for a way out from drug addiction and/or a criminal lifestyle.