Today I’d like to share my book review of Becoming Flawesome by Estonian author Kristina Mänd-Lakhiani. I was delighted to be invited to join the blog tour to help promote this non fiction book, which is launched today.
Where Are We Touring To?
Becoming Flawesome is a non fiction book that takes the reader on a journey of self awareness and personal development. The author shares plenty of inspiring and thought provoking quotes from around the world.
Book Cover Notes
Overcome perfectionism and self-doubt by unapologetically embracing your fully awesome self—flaws and all.
Being described as “10 years worth of therapy in one book,” Becoming Flawesome by Kristina Mänd-Lakhiani is a celebration of our whole selves, warts and all, and the glory that is to be found in living in our truth. In the book, Kristina shares her own journey from being on top of a personal growth empire like Mindvalley to stepping aside, conscious uncoupling from her husband, and walking her path towards being more honest with herself.
Becoming Flawesome is about:
- Finding your way back to yourself
- Understanding who you really are
- Accepting your flaws, dents and scratches
- being unapologetically you, most flawesomely
The key to living an imperfectly authentic life.
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I’m an over thinker, and I know I can be hard on myself at times for doing/not doing something especially in social situations. So when I was invited to read and share a book review of Becoming Flawesome I was intrigued. Could this book teach me how to embrace my flaws and ignore my pessimistic brain? I couldn’t wait to dive in and find out more.
Becoming Flawesome is divided into 8 sections with titles such as The Path Back To You, Find Your Own Truth, The Art of Imperfection and Living Flawesomely. There are several chapters within each section, each one ending with reflection points and actions. I enjoyed the action tasks which ranged from writing lists, overnight reflection and journal writing. This will benefit readers who enjoy interactive learning and taking time to digest the main points before moving onto the next chapter.
The chapter entitled ‘Calling Out The Critic’ resonated with me in which the author writes:
‘The judgement I’m passing on myself is based on what a hypothetical stranger might think about me.’
‘The only person whose rejection you have to fear is your own. As long as you can accept yourself, the world has no choice but to accept you as well. And if it doesn’t, you won’t give a damn anyway.’
The author’s writing style is easy to read and relatable. Kristina shares many open and honest experiences from her own life and encourages the reader to dig deep and be honest with themselves too. She guides you on a journey of reflection and helps you identify you own imperfections that may be holding you back.
Other learning points I took away from this book:
Most of us struggle with imposter syndrome at some point in our lives. The author made some very valuable points including:
- comparison with other ladies is a slippery slope. No matter how much you do, how high you climb, or what you accomplish, there is always someone who has done more, climbed more and has more impressive achievements.
- What people value is the real me, with my flaws and insecurities, with my relatability and vulnerability. What makes me valuable is my unique mix of experiences, expertise, failings and mistakes.
An interesting and helpful self reflection tool. Learn to embrace your ‘Flawesome’ self.
Where To Buy
Further book info
- Publication date: 10 July 2023
- Publisher: Hay House
- Page count: 292
About The Author
Kristina Mand-Lakhiani is an international speaker, entrepreneur, artist, philanthropist, and mother of 2 kids. She started her career in a government office in her native Estonia. The author is also co-founder of Mindvalley, a global school that delivers transformational education for all ages.
Kristina believes life is too important to be taken seriously and makes sure to bring fun into every one of her roles: as a teacher, mother, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and world traveller. She helps her students to virtually hack happiness by taking them through her unique framework – “Hacking happiness” – a unique framework of balancing your life, taking in every moment, and paying close attention to the small daily choices.
Kristina talks about personal transformation, authenticity, understanding and accepting oneself, and a path to happiness. This is her first book.
Where To Find The Author
My thanks to the Kristina Mand-Lakhiani and Hay House Publishing for inviting me to join the book review blog tour and for my copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my book review of Becoming Flawesome. You can find more of my non fiction book reviews here.