Friday, July 7, 2017

Book Review - The Perfect You, A Blueprint for Identity


There are a lot of personality tests out there designed to label you and put you in a particular box. But Dr. Caroline Leaf says there’s much more to you than a personality profile can capture. In fact, you cannot be categorized!

In this fascinating book, she takes readers through seven steps to rediscover and unlock their unique "you quotient"—the brilliantly original way each person thinks, feels, relates, and makes choices—freeing them from comparison, envy, and jealousy, which destroy brain tissue. Readers learn to be aware of what’s going on in their own minds and bodies, to lean in to their own experience rather than trying to forcefully change it, and to redefine what success means to them. Released from the suffocating box of expectations, they’ll embrace their true identity and develop a clear sense of divine purpose in their lives.

Knowing and understanding our identity empowers our choices. Unlocking one’s you quotient is not optional—it is essential.


Dr. Caroline Leaf is the author of Switch On Your Brain and Think and Eat Yourself Smart, amongst many other books and journal articles. Since 1981, she has researched the science of thought as it relates to thinking, learning, renewing the mind, gifting, and potential. Dr. Leaf is an international and national conference speaker on topics relating to optimal brain performance such as stress, toxic thoughts, male/female brain differences, thinking and learning, controlling our thought lives, wisdom, and how to identify and use one's natural gifts. She is frequently interviewed on TV stations around the globe, has published many books and scientific journal articles, and has her own TV show, The Dr. Leaf Show. Leaf and her husband, Mac, live with their four children in California.


This book helps us to discover who we are in God. Dr. Leaf refers to this as The Perfect You. Throughout the book she encourages us to be ourselves - who God intended us to be. Unless we live our life in the Perfect You state, we truly are not going to be content, in peace or even be healthy.

It took me quite a while to read this book because I found myself wanting to really understand and apply what she was sharing. My whole book is full of pink highlighter and stars because there is so much amazing information in this book. Dr. Leaf shares complex information but in a way that was very understandable for me. It's just a lot to take in all at once.

One of the things that I found so useful in this book was the UQ Profile (Unique Qualitative Assessment Tool) that Dr. Leaf developed. It is a series of questions that helped me to identify what my Perfect You is - how God made me, actually - and then she gives the instructions on how to apply this to your life. It's a fantastic eye-opening experience and it helped me to understand and truly accept who I am.

The greatest thing about this book is it's not a "how to" book that treats everyone the same with a set formula. This book is all about finding your unique blueprint just for you and being happy with who God made you. I have read Dr. Leaf's other books and the greatest thing I have loved in learning from her is how our mind can change our brain. This book expands on this and I have a great sense of self.

I highly recommend this book! It really is a life changing book and will give you the path to being the Perfect You!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by the publisher and author

Blessings - Julie

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