Book Review: Oprah Winfrey, What I Know For Sure

Book Review: Oprah Winfrey, What I Know For Sure
October 27, 2017 Caroline Allen
In Book Club, WELLBEING

As well as reading physical books, I like to listen to as many audiobooks as possible. When I’m on the move a lot, I’m not always in the mood to listen to music, so audiobooks work perfectly. This week I’ve been listening to Oprah Winfrey’s What I Know For Sure. It’s an incredible and inspiring read.

Where should I read it?

This is a definite on-the-commute book. You’ll feel so inspired by the time you get to work that you’ll want to conquer the world. It’s not all about her work life, though. In fact, it’s mostly about her core belief system and how, with that, she manages her life.

The book is a collection of thoughts, on a whole range of subjects, and are all of the things Oprah Winfrey believes she ‘knows for sure’. Things like listening to inner doubt and surrounding yourself with positive people. These might seem like pretty standard pieces of advice in today’s wellness-aware world, but she has an innate way of digging a little deeper into each point.

This week I was really struggling to balance a few different projects. I got in the car and started listening and she talked about the importance of following passion over money. Little gems like this can sometimes give you the mental clarity you need to move forward in the right way.

Book Review: Oprah Winfrey, What I Know For Sure

Is it for me?

Of course, I know Oprah Winfrey. But, being from the UK I’ve never seen her show. I wanted to read it because I’d heard good things. You don’t have to be a fan of Oprah to understand and appreciate this book. Some pieces of advice she mentioned will stick with me for a long time. In fact, I’ll go back to re-listen at some point. I might even buy a physical copy.

Like many books I recommend on here, it’s one you can go back to when you’re looking for support in a certain area of your life. Her book covers joy, resilience, connection, gratitude, possibility, awe, clarity, and power. So, if you ever feel something’s missing in one of those key areas of life, pick it up and take a read.

Book Review: Oprah Winfrey, What I Know For Sure

What will I get out of it?

Of all the books I’ve read/listened to recently, I think I got the most out of this book. Some of the little quotes have really stuck with me. It talks a lot about putting others before yourself – which I do way, way too much, and about how important it is to have time for you. I preach this so much on my blog and so it’s always nice to hear that this advice is coming from a veteran in the world of jam-packed schedules!

Recommendations

As ever, please send over your book recommendations. I will try to put a new post up once per week, so I’ll need plenty to keep me going!

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