In this fascinating book, she takes readers through seven steps to rediscover and unlock their unique design--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.
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About the Author
Dr. Caroline Leaf is the author of Switch On Your Brain, Think and Eat Yourself Smart, and The Perfect You, amongst many other books and journal articles. Since 1981, she has researched the science of thought and the mind-brain connection as it relates to thinking, learning, renewing the mind, gifting, and potential. Dr. Leaf practiced clinically for 25 years and is an international and national conference speaker on topics relating to optimal brain performance such as learning, mindful thinking, stress, toxic thoughts, male/female brain differences, mindful eating and much more. 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 Dallas and Los Angeles.
Table of Contents
Foreword Dr. Robert P. Turner 13
1 The Big Picture 23
2 The Perfect You: Thinking, Feeling, Choosing 40
3 Discovering the Potential of Our Blueprint for Identity 47
4 The Philosophy of the Perfect You 67
5 The Science of the Perfect You 78
6 Profiling the Perfect You: The Unique Qualitative (UQ) Assessment Tool 109
7 The Perfect You Checklist 235
8 The Discomfort Zones 241
9 The Perfect You Chart 262
10 Perfect You Metacognitive Module Exercises 267
Afterword Dr. Avery M. Jackson 284
Afterword Dr. Peter Amua-Quarshie 286
Recommended Reading 297
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Dr. Caroline Leaf does an outstanding work in helping everyone see that they can live their, Perfect You. When explaining this very profound concept both scientifically and spiritually, Dr. Leaf points us to a whole new dimension of abundant living. Mindful awareness of what goes on in our minds is quite an effective way to handle toxic stress. This is just one of the treasures that you will receive as you read this phenomenal book. When you encounter the Unique Qualitative (UQ) profile, it will truly revolutionize your thinking to the point of living and enjoying your life tremendously. QEW
“The Perfect You” is a must read for anyone who is looking to become the best versions of themselves. In her book, Dr. Leaf shows how our unique neural networks create our unique identities. She explains the cognitive functions in a comprehensive manner—you don’t need to be a neuroscientist or have studied the brain to understand her teachings. A great portion of this book is dedicated to questioning who you are as an individual. Her thought-provoking questions lead to insights of why we do certain things and how we can become more aware of whether or not they are hurting or helping us. In the last portion of her book, she gives exercises that help you develop into your “perfect you” by growing different areas of yourself. This book is a must read for everyone. It will help you find and develop your God-given talents and show you how to use your “blueprint for identity” to your fullest potential.
Dr. Caroline Leaf uses the concept of "the Perfect You" to provide new context and understanding of the relationship between the psyche, brain and actions while, once again, relating it to scripture and truths. She clearly depicts the value of renewing the mind as stated in Bible scripture and reminds readers how neuroscience proves that our minds are amendable to change. This writing takes the concepts of mindfulness and healthy thoughts to new levels, in hopes of restoring each of us to our original design. It is truly a book of empowerment, to encourage each of us to be unique; exactly who we were created to be since our beginning.
I am SO glad to be working my way through this amazing book! Dr. Leaf has such a perfect blend of science and scripture - she is able to marry the two in ways that I have only intuited all these years. I love that she is so passionate about giving us good instructions to use in order to change our own minds and become the best version of our selves that each of us can be - The Perfect YOU!!! From page 72: "As image-bearers of God, with a responsibility to steward creation, we are so much more than the firing of our neurons." Two words of caution to anyone considering this book: 1. You must be willing to put the time and energy into the program. There is a lot of opportunity to really dig down, think deeply and consider what thoughts and patterns have brought you to where you are. 2. There are some heavy science sections that may feel difficult to follow - just keep going! It is all worth it!! Overall, I am thrilled to have found Dr. Leaf and to have the opportunity to do this hard work!!
Dr. Caroline Leaf has done it again!! Another book that takes the deep and intricate puzzle of our minds, wills and emotions, and bring out the beauty of THE PERFECT YOU!! I just love how she makes it easy to understand how much God loves us, and how He has wired us for love and wants each of us to shine in our own unique ways! She so amazingly brings in the Scriptures to support what science is just now beginning to understand. It all begins in our minds, and not our brains. Dr. Leaf clearly shows the reader how they truly become what they think. A must read for anyone who want to truly live in freedom to be the special and one-of-a-kind individual the Creator made them to be.
The PERFECT YOU I is another fanatic book by Dr Leaf helping you find who you are! and why you do what you do and to change things with the help of God by doing the UNIQUE QUALITATIVE WITH THE FOLLOW UPUQ ASSESSSMENT T TOOL YOU WILL BE A BETTER YOU
Have you wondered how your body, soul (mind), and spirit work together? Would you like to change something in your life? What do you do when start to feel uncomfortable about something? Would you like to live a more spirit led life? All of these things are included in: The Perfect You. Dr. Leaf masterfully explains how your spirit and mind (soul) influence your body. The book includes the Unigue Qualitative Assessment Tool, which takes a considerable amount of time to complete. The time you take is well worth it. “You embody a blueprint that cannot be categorized: you have an infinite, irreducible truth-value.” This book will help you rediscover your importance and specific value to the Plan of God.
This is a very eye opening book to read. Dr Leaf teaches how we were created in the perfect image of God but we through choices and reactions we have moved away from our Perfect You. She also teaches us how to change the way we think so we can return to our Perfect you
"Switch on Your Brain" steps you though how to detox your thinking but I could only go so far until I found out the unique way in which I think. "The Perfect You" steps you through how to do exactly that. It revealed to me areas that I thought were weaknesses, because of circumstances around me, were actually strengths in how I process information. This has allowed me to think more about what I am thinking about and start to recognize when I am thinking correctly (Perfectly You) or incorrectly (discomfort zone). Thank you Dr. Leaf
Dr.Leaf’s inspiring new book “The Perfect You” will help you discover who you are. Dr. Leaf explains the truth about who God created us to be. She uses the word of God to back up her book. The book includes an assessment tool that will help you to become the unique individual God designed you to be. Also included in this book is a 63 day activity that will help you let go of any toxic thoughts you have. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone. Congratulations on your new book Dr. Leaf.
I loved “The Perfect You” by Dr. Caroline Leaf! It is a fascinating book about discovering the Perfect You that God designed us to be and focusing on Him which will enable us to love, reach beyond ourselves, and grow into the fullest expression of His design and plan. Dr. Leaf emphasizes that whatever moves into our conscious awareness is what we spend the most time thinking about. I was amazed at all the affects our toxic thinking can cause to our mental and physical bodies! It is a scientific fact that our mind controls our brain, our brain does not control our mind. Our brains respond to what we do, so we can change our brain, through changing our thoughts, words, and actions. “The Perfect You” is rich with Dr. Leaf’s expertise of the brain and how our thinking affects our daily lives. She thoroughly explains how the brain functions, the philosophy, and science behind the “Perfect You” and how the “Perfect You” blueprint for identity came to be. It is based on God being our focus, and living out the purpose He uniquely designed for each one of us to reflect His glory. In Dr. Caroline Leaf’s words, “The Perfect You is how you uniquely and specifically feel, and how you uniquely and specifically choose. Our thinking is designed to reflect his image since we have the mind of Christ.” When asked why people should know their Perfect You, her reply is, “knowing your Perfect You will unlock you and set you free to be you, a particular reflection of the Creator, which fulfills your sense of purpose, increasing your intelligence and your joy in the process.” I will admit this is a bit of a heavy read, but so worth it! Dr. Leaf mentions that this is a serious book, and it is serious business requiring serious consideration. As I read “The Perfect You” it all made so much sense! I believe that God designed each one of us to be unique and to collectively live out His purpose in this broken world and to live out the fruits of His spirit. It is a book you want to take the time to read to digest all the valuable information and powerful truths within it and then begin doing the work to bring about the freedom of change, to be more Christ-like. Dr. Leaf has included her UQ Profile (Unique Qualitative Assessment Tool). It is a series of questions that you answer and then summarize to discover your own “Perfect You” blueprint identity, the one God destined for us to live out. Dr. Leaf includes fascinating charts, checklists, exercises, and diagrams all geared to successfully live out our “Perfect You”. She gives the tools and information needed to discover and understand our blueprint and then how to apply it and change our lives. One of the exercises in the book is to become mindfully aware of our thinking, feeling, choosing, words, behaviors, and habits. “The Perfect You” really woke me up to how I have been living my life. It also answered many questions I have asked myself about my life experiences. I want to live out the life the Lord predestined for me. I want to be the best version of myself, which is how the Lord designed me to be. I know these changes will take time, but I am already starting this journey of living in my Perfect You. Thank you, Dr. Leaf, for writing this amazing book, rich with powerful truths, scripture, research, and scientific facts, merging science with faith.