Title: The One Minute Coach: Change Your Life One Minute at a Time
Author: Masha Malka
Publisher: Inborn Genius
The curse of thinking in “victim” mode can be removed with the author’s advice to forgive yourself for human errors (goodbye to a lingering, crippling sense of shame) so that your energies can be used productively.
With The One Minute Coach: Change Your Life One Minute at a Time, readers learn the value of focusing on desired outcomes instead of worrying about unforeseen disasters; of enjoying each moment instead of racing with worrisome thoughts to the next distraction on a to-do list. In short,The One Minute Coach helps you to decide that “my life can be better than it is now” and shows you how to make that so.
In 134 pages, readers can realize how to be “catalysts” for change instead of forcing change upon themselves or other people – catalysts provoke change without harming themselves.
This paperback demonstrates how the author galvanized herself, a former immigrant from the USSR, into a dynamic woman who resides where she wishes, earns an income she desires and is satisfied with her choices. Masha Malka uses her life lessons to teach her readers how to make every minute of their personal thought processes work for them.
Stimulating quotes from famous historical figures (e.g., Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, Abraham Maslow, Abraham Lincoln, and Marianne Williamson) and “action steps” accompany the book’s short chapters (designed to take a minute or so to read). They teach the imperative of identifying your individual sense of purpose and guide you into self-fulfillment. The prose is memorable, focused and smart. Masha Malka repeatedly reminds her readers to identify their fears, to figure out how to overcome them, and the value of letting them go. The payoff of the process: clearheaded thinking that can propel anyone to greater successes.
Had Masha Malka consulted the late Rav Noach Weinberg, she might have included his advice to “Wake up each day and ask yourself ‘What am I living for? How am I going to get there?’ Be persistent. Don’t give up if you don’t see changes immediately.”
Action step #2 on page 17 is not for the spiritually or psychologically impaired. If the world only revolved around the “you” whom Masha Malka addresses, then the need for spiritual and psychological guides, let alone law enforcement, would not exist. There’s more to life than selfishness. It’s an enduring fault of the world that the urgency to convince the masses of self-worth is met with overreaching psycho-salve.
This delightful book is otherwise filled with good advice, including a recommended reading list, time-honored volumes of helpful ideas. The One Minute Coach: Change Your Life One Minute at a Time makes a good starting point for anyone frustrated or mystified by the self-help and life coaching movements, even by life itself. Learn more about the author at www.mashamalka.com.