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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Think, Learn, Succeed
    October 10, 2018
    AmyL
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I found Think, Learn, Succeed fascinating. The science was presented in ways I understood. And I could see how the tools Dr. Leaf presents in the book can be effective when used over time. Dr. Leaf presents the idea that we can choose a mindset that extends our abilities, and because we have chosen to move beyond the normal limits we place on ourselves, our lives actually become more fulfilled.

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher. This review is my own, honest opinion.
  2. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Think Learn Succeed
    September 4, 2018
    DeJama
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    As a psychology major I've spent a lot of time learning about the brain and how the mind works. Dr. Leaf has given me an even better view of the workings of the mind and how one's mindset has a lot to do with your level of success. What I loved most was the chapter on the gift profile. It really confirmed some things I've already known. This book is a great read for those wanting to understand how their mindset can help them succeed at life.

    I received a copy of this book from Baker Books in exchange for my honest review.
  3. Indian Trail, NC
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Think Learn Succeed
    August 26, 2018
    Michael
    Indian Trail, NC
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    "Think, Learn, Succeed" is a good read and challenge to think thoughts that can change your performance and how you view yourself. Around 250 pages, the book first addresses the many mindsets that we can have and further develop (thinker, forgiveness, happiness, time, support, healthy, and others) and how each mindset can benefit our thinking, brain, and body.

    Next, the title goes into different kinds of gift profiles and help you better understand how you function and relate to others. The last two sections are more technical and describe learning, science of memory, and other areas. The book is a helpful read and can be very beneficial in helping you function more capably. The publisher is a Christian publisher and believers will find this title to help them understand how complex they are as God's creation and how we can better serve Him and others.

    Will read this title again in the future. I was given a review copy by Baker Books in exchange for a fair review.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Very Interesting!
    August 20, 2018
    Amanda
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Think Learn Succeed : Understanding and Using Your Mind to Thrive at School, the Workplace, and in Life by Dr. Caroline Leaf was a very interesting and timely read for me. I am starting work on my graduate degree next week and thought that this book provided a lot of information and tips that will be helpful for me to implement in my studies.

    The first section of the book contains the mindset guide which is broken up into 16 easy to use and understand sections. My favorite part about these sections is the list of questions that is provided to better make use of the information.

    The second part of the book contains a quiz so that we can better understand the way in which we think. This part also has helpful ideas on how to increase different areas of the brain. For example, if you would like to increase your musical thinking then you could play classical music in the background. Most of these tips seem to be simple things that will be easy to implement.

    The third part of the book discusses the learning process and the different ways in which we take in information. This section also includes tips on how to best apply the information so that we can use our brains to the best of their ability.

    The final section gets deeper into the scientific side of thinking. A bit of this area of the book felt a little overwhelming but it was still interesting information to know.

    I look forward to trying out some of the tips in this book and seeing if I can alter my mindset to be more efficient. I really enjoyed this book and recommend to anyone that would like to work towards reaching their full potential.

    I received a copy of this book from Baker Books in exchange for my honest review.
  5. Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Much scientific information on the mind and her theory
    August 15, 2018
    bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 3
    Leaf offers scientific information on the mind, learning and memory. Much is from her own research but she includes insights from the work of others as well. The quality of her information is evidenced by the number of footnotes and suggested reading list, about forty percent of the ARC I read.

    Leaf also provides tools to help readers develop successful thinking habits. She writes about the power of mindsets, the unique way each of us thinks, and her Switch Your Brain 5-Step Learning Process.

    I liked her exploration of mindsets, the way we see life. She certainly encourages useful mindsets, such as one seeing life as full of possibilities. I liked her comments as to how relying on the internet is changing our thought processes. I was surprised to find that spending more time on social media and other screen activities correlates to lower levels of happiness and higher levels of depression. (Loc 427/5555)

    Leaf also helps readers determine what she describes as their own unique, or customized, mode of thinking. This is a complex section and I felt confused by it most of the time. Leaf mentions a theorized arrangement of seven modules across the brain. "It is theorized," she writes, "that our customized way of thinking is shaped by the way these seven modules of thinking interact." (Loc 1459/5555) Questions help readers determine how information theoretically goes through these seven areas, producing theoretical insight into how thoughts are uniquely incorporated into the mind. It seems this is still theorized and I am not sure of the benefit of it, although Leaf does claim she has helped others with this theory.

    It takes time to incorporate all the information in this book. It takes time for thoughts to become part of of the unconscious mind. (Loc 3255/555) Leaf mentions 21 day practice routines that need to be repeated three times for a total of 63 days. I did not come across any suggested practice routines. The Appendixes were not included in the ARC I read so I have no idea if they were included in them or how such routines might work. Leaf includes Activation Tips at the end of each chapter. "Choose to develop a mindset that..." (Loc 953/555) "Train yourself to..." (Loc 962/5555) Great suggestions but lacking in practical strategies to accomplish them.

    I think there might be a caveat to this whole book. Leaf writes, "It is important to note that despite centuries of research, encoding in the brain has remained quite mysterious." (Loc 3031/5555) Perhaps we should look at Dr. Leaf's work as one theory still needing independent study.

    I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
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