Look, I am the happy blend of worrywart 1000 and Procrastinator, Terminator’s less efficient, but same “I’ll be back” attitude”, twin. Which means I consistently worry about the future, but have little fire to actually do something about it. I guess, endless rings of disappointing outcomes have lulled my inner worker bee into not wanting more. We rather wait and worry and chew nails till we see what happens. But Nimee Dhuloo’s empathy and incredible insight changed that. This book had me kicking myself for all the right reasons.
Whilst being a reader, I have never really been drawn to the “Self-Mastery” section of the bookstore as numerous therapy sessions have taught me that they themselves don’t really have things together. It’s a shame that some will dismiss this book due to the stigma attached to this genre, when in reality it’s a powerful book wrapped in the intriguing and meaningful, yet surprising and entrenching story of Diana, a clever and well-seasoned business strategist, who through a gut-wrenching, but exciting twist comes to that ultimate question about purpose.
Words like “inspirational” have become so overdone and cheesy, but I just have to admit—Nimee Dhuloo is an inspiration and she has cleverly captured her boundless knowledge of business, leadership and how to harness your potential in a self-application format, complete with reflections and a guiding journal to lead the way. I had the privilege of attending some of her online workshops and she is one of the warmest, kindest, funniest, and most insightful people. And yes, I know we present what we want the world to see, but with her, it’s genuine. She really cares about people and wanting to help them have better lives and opportunities.
It’s safe to say that – Living on Purpose – has managed to surpass my highest expectations AND be nothing at all like I expected. It is nothing like an “A-typical self-help book”. I don’t think there’s anyone who wouldn’t truly benefit from reading this book, even if it’s just to appreciate yourself a little bit more.