I’ll just come out and say it. By the title of this book, you can guess its genre. So, when I first got a copy, I was prepared to receive some form of self-help tutorial, inspiration, and small doses of motivation. When I sat in my reading chair, I expected, like many other books of its genre, to be walked through the life of the writer and how readers can learn a thing or two to apply in theirs. SURPRISE! This wasn’t the case.
It was inspirational, no doubt, had its fair share of motivation, and it certainly is a self-help book. But it’s not the story of the writer, it’s the story of many others, people and organizations, you have read of and many you may feel a certain connection to. And that was, for me, one of this book’s many strong points – its relatability. There were many examples, some even from religious books like the Bible; these examples made understanding the points a lot better.
Another part of ‘Take Over Your World‘ that stands out for me is its organization and the topics covered. It has six (6) main chapters discussing topics such as avoiding being limited by your location and offering progressive steps to take, managing your focus and what you give your attention, learning not to be intimidated by others and their success. Its chapters cover a broad spectrum of the pertinent question, discovering yourself, causing readers to ask questions such as Who am I? Why am I here? and Where am I going?
The foreword of Take Over Your World reads:
In this book, Dr. Uche meticulously revealed why we should take over our world, what it means to discover your purpose, and how to fulfill it.
True to these words, Uchenna Egbuchulam in writing this book was indeed meticulous. So meticulous that as I read, I could not help but wonder if the author was an educationist as he wrote like one with plenty of experience in teaching and knowing what people want to be shown and how they want to be shown.
This is a great read; however, some of the chapters felt lengthy, and I thought they could have done better if they were shorter.
Would I read this book again? I know without a doubt that I would be referring to it, maybe not as a whole but for certain chapters, as the need arise.
Should you read this book? Yes, you should. You’d be glad you did. And what’s great about this is you can choose to read it at a stretch in one weekend and soak all its useful information or consume it as tidbits over a longer period of time. Whichever form you choose, you won’t miss out on useful bits, and you’ll certainly, like I would, come back to read it over and over again for its relevant guide to helping you take over your world.