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Follow the three-step Anger Mastery Process to:
• Take control of your life and stop being a victim.
• Reclaim your energy and use it to create the life you deserve.
• Protect yourself from the pain of loss by becoming truly Safe.
• Stop wasting your time on distractions and focus on what really matters to you.
• Become completely happy.
Posted July 27, 2012
Everybody deals with anger in their own way - some try to take it out on inanimate objects, others hold it in until it explodes, and then there are the people who simply simmer in a boiling pot of anger year-round. These methods may work for some individuals, but in most cases anger is just beneath the surface, ready to erupt at the slightest provocation; I speak from experience. I approached Kevin B. Burk's Anger Mastery hoping for answers to my top three questions about anger: Why am I angry?, Why do I take my anger out on others?, and How can I tame/stop my anger?. My goal was to at least find some suitable methods to control my inner dragon, (attitudes, actions, and language), in order to change my overall mood; and I definitely found some worthwhile tips. However, parts of the book did not appeal to me, particularly the repetitive nature of the text and the sporadic comma/punctuation usage. Yes, misspellings and grammatical errors make me very angry, but the use of an editor would make me very, very happy. I also did not enjoy the first couple of chapters which included rants on the Rich, the Central Bank of the Federal Reserve and the Government. I may not like everything that these groups/organizations do, but that does not mean that everything they do is underhanded or unnecessary. On the other hand, I did like the set-up of Burk's self-help guide, the size wasn't overwhelming (120 pages), the diagrams were quite interesting, and the Phases (1-3) were doable for most individuals - not easy, but as the author infers, nothing remunerative ever is. The section on the F-word was one of my favorites, as was the chapter on victim consciousness - I appreciated the level of humor and the down-to-earth, (get your butt moving), tone. It is clear that the author knows what he is talking about, but I felt that the chapters could have held more actual anger-beating techniques than they did. I am surprised by Burk's background, but some of his experience as a astrological counselor really played into his Anger Mastery Phases. Overall, this book has some great tips on mastering anger and is recommended for adults seeking help with anger issues, or those who are curious about taming them.
Rating: Bounty's Out (3/5)
*** I received this book from the author (Pump Up Your Book) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
Posted July 15, 2012
This book is funny… very funny, but it’s also serious when it needs to be. I was a little leery when I saw all the Zodiac books since I’m SO not into that, but this book is written in layman’s terms with lots of commons sense, enough humor to keep you reading, really good points, and specific, hands-on, right now tasks to work through.
This is not a quick fix, or read the book and absorb what you need by osmosis. You have to put in the work. So far, I like what I’ve done… Okay I don’t really like the exercise, but let’s face it… I should have been doing this all along.
I give this book 4 out of 5 clouds and strongly recommend reading it.
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