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Book Review: The Magic of Momentum


This book is powerful. It made me stop and evaluate how I work and if my direction on the path that I am on is sabotaging me or positioning me for success as I strive to achieve my goals.

Some sections of the book read a little like a textbook and I had to reread those parts. There are quite a few sports and engineering examples which may not be for everyone. But having said that as someone who only took part in sports at school as it was compulsory, I loved the sports analogies, where weaker teams used the power of momentum to win in ways that, although 100% legal, somehow felt a little like cheating. They were brilliant and made me laugh at the sheer cheekiness of them, especially the tug of war and running dive in examples.

As a writer myself, I related to the example how our perceptions of being in a rut can keep us from taking action in areas that can get us out of the rut (or as writers call it, writer’s block) and I made some important decisions after reading that section.

I would highly recommend this book to people who are serious about the study of human success and how it can help you make successful breakthroughs. There are books that are easier to read, but the impact of this one is well worth the effort.

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

This is what the publisher says about this book:

In late 2012, after a bizarre experiment to aim for one push-up actually worked and produced a 30-minute workout, author Stephen Guise started doing at least one push-up every day. It completely transformed his life, and the changes lasted. Stephen’s exercise habit is stronger than ever ten years later.

The magic of momentum is in its power to propel us to places we couldn’t or wouldn’t go otherwise, and then to compound in that same direction. Most goals die when people run out of motivation and willpower. When motivation returns, new goals are born, and the cycle continues. Momentum is special because it doesn’t depend on our thoughts or feelings to work.

What You’ll Learn:
Why momentum is the most powerful force that affects your behavior at all times.
Why momentum only exists across two time frames, and not in the time frame most people think it does.
Why momentum works differently in our lives than in other areas such as sports (hint: it’s the brain).
How to instantly defeat the psychology of being in a rut.
How to reverse negative momentum.
How to create and sustain positive momentum.

There are dozens of practical applications inside to show you how to generate life-changing momentum on demand. Read The Magic of Momentum as your first step forward into a better life.

Kim Vermaak is an entrepreneur, published author, marketer and coach based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Kim helps self-published authors to move from being hobbyists to full-time businesses.

She served a term of office as the Vice Chair of the Johannesburg Business Women’s Association and is a former winner of the Regional Start of Business of the Year. Kim is also a former Cosmopolitan Mover of the Months and a recipient of the Women of Wonder “I Conquer Awards.”

After working in branding for almost all of her adult life and helping hundreds of brand managers and event coordinators build customer relationships, she craved creative something that would create a legacy for her family. When South Africa had its first series of power cuts, Kim used the power of stories to create stories for her frightened daughter. This was the start of her storytelling skill set, but she only wrote and published her first stories when a friend introduced her to the world of self publishing.

Kim is the publisher of a medieval fantasy range of books and an author of self-help publishing books.

Kim offers some free training for authors on her YouTube Channel.


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